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Lori's Story The weight loss procedure provided me a tool and with the combination of eating right and exercise and the lifestyle changes I have been extremely successful. I have only one regret — I should have done it sooner.

Lori
I had the gastric sleeve procedure and I came to this decision because I was in pretty poor health and overweight. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, my BMI was 46.5, I had bursitis problems in my hip and major feet problems and I was diabetic. Before my surgery I weighed in at 243 lbs. My life before the surgery was not the quality of life anyone should have to endure. I was unmotivated; I didn't have very much energy, I had a hard time walking and climbing up and down stairs, I lived with pain daily.

Yes, I would lose some weight but once I got off the plan the weight came back plus a few extra pounds. I needed help and I needed it now. This is when I started doing research on weight loss procedures online. My husband and I attended several orientations from several doctors and got information on all three weight loss procedures.

I had the sleeve procedure and it was the best decision I could have made. It has completely changed my life because with the weight loss I regained my health and I got my life back. I really didn't know just how much my daily life was affected by me being overweight until after my surgery.

I am now two years out from surgery, I have lost 94 pounds and 72 inches off my body (6 feet!) I have more energy and motivation then I ever could have expected. My quality of life has excelled beyond my expectations. I can now do everything with my family. I made the commitment to a lifestyle change for the rest of my life. No more fad diets, no more unsuccessful results.

The weight loss procedure provided me a tool and with the combination of eating right and exercise and the lifestyle changes I have been extremely successful. I have only one regret — I should have done it sooner.