Jennifer: LAP-BAND Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Results Jennifer

Surgery date: March 13, 2009
Before Surgery: 249lbs BMI – 43
Current Weight: 174lbs  BMI – 30
Total Weight Lost: 75lbs

Since high school, my weight has been like a yo-yo. Eventually, I stopped losing weight altogether and just kept getting bigger and bigger. Before I came to Dr. Bagnato, I was taking medication for high blood pressure and depression and had just been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and having high cholesterol. I was also told that I was morbidly obese. That word, “morbidly,” was a wake-up call for me.

Before the surgery, I always knew what I was supposed to eat and how much I was supposed to exercise, but I couldn’t stick with any of the plans I made. After the surgery I wasn’t thinking about food all of the time and I wasn’t hungry, so I was able to make better food decisions. I no longer need to take any medication. I also started an exercise routine and I’m still enjoying it.  Friends and family noticed immediately that my whole outlook had improved and I was laughing and smiling more. I felt hopeful, energized, and ready for change.

I use to be horrified by what I saw in the mirrors, but now I actually stop to check out how my body has changed and I like what I see. The surgery isn’t magic it is a tool to combine with some hard work and sacrifices to get where I want to be. Now I’m ready for anything!

*Surgical weight loss results vary between individuals depending on initial weight, existing medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to Dr. Bagnato about the results you can expect.


5 Responses to “Jennifer: LAP-BAND Surgery”
  • Wendy says:

    You look great. I have just found out that my insurance has approved my surgery and now just needing to schedule. I have to admit I am nervous and excited at the same time.
    It does help to see post such as yours. Thanks.


  • Erika says:

    Jennifer, you look amazing..
    Keep up the good work. Let me know what gym you joined and how that’s going. I’d really love to join a gym. I’ve lost the weight and now need a gym for maintenance.

  • terri says:

    Wow…what a difference!!! Congratulations on your weight loss.

  • Wanda D says:

    My journey has just begun. I had surgery last Thursday. I am recovering very well and quickly. Your story has inspired me. It makes me believe that I can really change my life now. I have high hopes. Thank you for sharing.

  • Pam N says:

    You look great!! My husband & I had got our band on Feb. 9, 2009. It is the best thing that we have ever done for outselves. I’m off blood pressure & cholestrol meds & he is gradually dropping his insulin intake, blood pressure & cholesterol meds also. We have a lot more energy & still love to go out to eat, most of the time we share a plate & have some left over.
    And as for you Wanda D, congratulations on your surgery and keep your spirits high & don’t get discouraged. The weight will come off & you will feel great when you start cleaning out your closets and get to go shopping for all those new clothes.

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