“I’ve totally changed my lifestyle.”
I lost 108. I went from a size 24 to a borderline 6 so that’s exciting. We like to joke I’m the new Suzie. I was a size 24 and now I’m a fourth of the size I was and it’s just amazing how much more you can do in your life without all that baggage on you. Food was a reward. Food was something I looked forward to, just desserts and I was a sugaroholic. Now I don’t do anything with sugar. Now food is fuel. I’ll walk by them and I’ll be like, “Hi.” Oh, my gosh, I didn’t know that was you. Wow. Wow. I always, you know, they want to hear my story and I tell them it’s not just the surgery. I work out constantly, I have a great trainer, totally changed my lifestyle.
Suzanne’s Bariatrics Surgery Story
This year I got to order real swimsuits in normal sizes so I cannot wait for bikini season to get here. We’re going to Florida next month and I can’t wait. Before I would hide and not want anybody to see me but I’ve worked out constantly and I’m ready to show off my bikini body. The husband’s amazed. I think the only drawback is he’s like, “Stop shopping. Stop shopping.” But how can I stop shopping? I went down, I have to have a whole new wardrobe. And my feet shrunk, which is really crazy. I didn’t even think you could do that but yes, I have to buy all new shoes, which is a lot of shoes.
I think the support here I got was amazing. All the support groups, the hospital stay, the followup, the nutritionist, it’s all 1 complete, inclusive package. If you’re not in the right stage in your life and the mental capacity to handle it, then you shouldn’t do it but when you are ready, absolutely recommend it.
Patient Suzanne went from a size 24 to a size 6 with weight loss surgery and lifestyle changes. She and her husband like to joke that she is the new Suzy.
MyNewSelf Surgical Weight Loss Center in St. Louis, Missouri offers surgical weight loss procedures such as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, and combination procedures like the roux-en-y gastric bypass.
This testimonial reflects results achieved by this patient. As each case must be independently evaluated and managed, actual weight loss will vary.