I began my journey in 2011- weighing in at 285 (my highest recorded weight), I knew that I needed help. I had tried every diet under the sun, but nothing would ever work long term. My heart longed to start a family with my husband, but I knew that starting a family at my weight was extremely dangerous. I had researched the lap band and found it to be the safest option in regards to bariatric surgery. The journey has not always been easy. [Read more]
Hello! My name is Deborah Coker. I began my journey on February 9, 2009 weighing in at 349 pounds.
As you can tell by the look on my face I was not happy. I knew I had to have the Lap-band to save my life! I received my lap-band on February 26th (now my 2nd birthday) and my life was changed for the better. I have discovered that there will be ups and downs on this journey but that’s ok. Life happens. [Read more]
Choosing the Lap band was not a difficult decision to make when you have been struggling with weight your entire life. My highest weight was 409 pounds!! Over the years I have lost weight with Weight Watchers but slowly regained. I felt frustrated and disappointed. Talking with friends that have previously had the lap band […]
Wow…What a Journey! When I first started I was 308 lbs. One year later I had gotten down to 245lbs. Having the Lap band surgery was the best decision I’ve made in a long time. Sometimes it gets kind of hard learning to do things that Dr. Bagnato and stuff teach you. It is WORTH […]