Finish faster than last time : Deborah 3 years After Gastric Sleeve


Imagine a life without stress… it’s not an easy task. It has long been known that stress is a part of life, but some of us can feel stress more than others. Let’s be honest, today’s world is not the most peaceful period in the history of mankind. We are in a pandemic that has been with us for many months, a presidential election that will be over soon, fires, hurricanes and other disturbing news from all around the world. On top of all that we deal with our own issues which each of us have and can be stressful.

All of these factors can very easily increase our stress levels. How do we stop and reduce tension? Albert Einstein supposedly said “life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” So maybe the solution is even easier than you think…

Positive focus on your health in can act as a stress reliever. For some weight loss surgery is a fantastic option but even that may only take you so far. Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries. Additionally, exercise has a positive effect on reducing the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

One of our patients Deborah truly takes to heart these famous words of Einstein. She not only improved the quality of her health but most of all she made her life better and continues to strive for more. In her words “I want to make the rest of my life the best of my life” So let’s hear more from Deborah.

“One of my new favorite activities is kayaking. It’s a great total upper body workout and you get to enjoy nature”. Change it up between cardio, like walking and jogging, and other days work with weights and strength training. A little time at the gym can give a good endorphin boost. Weights will help tone you and also help increase bone strength. “Take pictures of yourself so that later you can see the progress. You get so used to seeing yourself in the mirror that sometimes you don’t see how you have really changed. But most importantly, love yourself every step of this journey we call life. My goal is to make the rest of my life the best of my life.”

As you can see, focusing on your own health has the power to improve your life without adding even more stress. You can do this too ! As you can see the choice can be truly great, but it’s up to you to decide. If you like to swim, go to the swimming pool. You enjoy the dancing ? Turn on the music and start your party 😊 Trust me there are so many options. Even just walking every day will make you feel better. Or maybe you will be like Deborah and find a few physical activities that give you great pleasure. We hope that you start a healthful activity today so that your goal will be one day closer than yesterday.

Andrew 2 Years After Gastric Sleeve


“I truly am finally living life the way it was supposed to lived.”-Andrew

What a beautiful thought. After seeing Andrew’s progress 2 years after having weight loss surgery we feel even more confident about being the CEO’s of our own lives. Looking at just his before and after pictures we really can’t argue with the human potential for change! He looks stunning, posing proudly with inner strength and confidence in the eyes. Andrew knew exactly what he want and he got it. Here is the rest of his letter:

“I am doing amazingly well. Holding steady at 189 lbs. I have gone from a waist size of 54/56 in pants to a 34 and a 6 XL to a medium-large in shirts. Started at 375 in August 2018. Overall loss 186lbs, about 1/2 of my prior weight. I couldn’t have done it without y’all!”

Results are only achieved if somebody really wishes to cooperate and puts in the work. It is thanks to the courage and determination of Andrew that we can share another BeLiteWeight success story.

Bravo! Remember that each of you can also take such strong control of your life! If you want to change and you are reading this right now, then you are closer than you think 😉 Give us a call today 800-215-6497

Keith & Camilla 2 Years Wight Loss Success


Keith & Camilla had their metabolic mini gastric bypass surgeries 2 years ago on the same date. Diabetes is now in remission and they are doing great… Pictures speak a thousand words.

For more information on Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

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Waiting For This Day: Michael 13 Months After Gastric Sleeve


Our team at BeLiteWeight is always excited and proud to hear from our wonderful patients that have found the success they are looking for. We just received an update from Michael to share that is really impressive! In just 13 months he lost roughly two hundred pounds and is now off all his medications! Here is his update in his own words:

“Finally hit Onederland! This quarantine was rough, but still managed to lose 13 lbs in the last 10 weeks. Now if I could be brave enough to go get a pedicure for these darn feet!
Highest Weight:399 (was probably over 400 at one point)
Current Weight: 199
Total loss: 200
Best part: off all medications and I feel great!

It is incredibly inspiring to hear from someone who has changed their life for the better in such a profoundly significant way. BeLiteWeight is so happy for you Michael!

For more information on Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

If you have any updates of your weight loss achievements that you would like shared please send them to jamie@beliteweight.com.

Finally Living Again: Heidi 6 Month Post Sleeve



One decision can change your whole life. Once again, BeLiteWeight is very happy to hear another beautiful story from one of our newer patients Heidi. It makes us especially proud to see her with such a big bright smile & writing such kind words in her recent letter. She gave us permission to share it!

Heidi:

At my heaviest I was 225 pounds at only 5’2. I was so physically tired carrying around the weight. I have an office job and kids that were older so my lifestyle really supported my obesity. I could get away with sitting most of the day at work and then when I got home I could do the same. Each day I would sit more and more because it was so exhausting to me to do anything else. So I just stopped trying.

One day when I was bringing groceries into the house I really lost my breath. I had to take a break between each trip back to the car. It was that day in 2018 that I decided I HAD to do something. I had been on every program you can think of before that, but I went right back online to sign up for a paid program. Once there I decided to look into weight loss surgery. I wanted something that would work this time! Then I saw how much it cost! No way I thought. It wouldn’t be an option for me and my insurance didn’t cover it. So, I google weight loss surgery without insurance and magically Beliteweight came up in that search! Being able to talk to real people and use a company that is based in the US sealed the deal for me. I had my surgery on December 7, 2018. I was still 225 pounds on surgery day.


I am now one year and 2 months post op. I hit my goal weight of 125 one year post op. I am now currently at 118. I am healthy and active! I just returned from a trip to Cabo where I was able to wear a regular bathing suit. You know what I mean, one that I didn’t have to be completely covered. I had spent many years avoiding trips and being around the water. I had to wear bathing suits that covered my entire stomach and shorts or a skirt kind of bottom to hide the thighs. I felt like to go to the beach or the pool I was still fully dressed. During my trip I never once felt like people were staring at me. I spent most of the days by the pool or at the beach… in my bikini!!! It felt amazing.

I have so many non scale victories I could continue typing for the next month. Everything I do is physically easy to me now. It doesn’t even cross my mind anymore. I think about something I want to do and I just do it. No regrets after at all. This has changed my life. It was the best decision I have ever made for myself. I am finally living again.

The support that you get from the people at BeLite is amazing. They have continued to stay in touch. The trip to Mexico for my surgery was amazing. The hospital there was better and cleaner than any I’ve ever been to here in the states. The surgeons are very attentive and really spend the time with you that is needed. I met my surgeon the moment I walked into the center. I had absolutely no issue communicating with any of the staff there. I literally speak zero amount of Spanish. They took great care of me before and after my surgery.

If you’re ready to start living again… this is the way to go!!! I’m so excited about my life I’m living right now and look forward to the life I get to live in the future.

Thank you for being such a great role model for others who are struggling to reach their target weight. In such a short time

For more information on Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

If you have any updates of your weight loss achievements that you would like shared please send them to jamie@beliteweight.com.

Tracey 2.5 Years Later: 34W to a Size 4


Tracey T Weight Loss Surgery Before and After

It is truly special for the team at BeLiteWeight to hear from a patient that has found the long term success that they were hoping to achieve. 2 and a half years ago Tracy embarked on her journey with the Gastric Sleeve and chose our surgical team in Juarez Mexico led by Dr. Rodriguez and his excellent group of surgeons. She looks like a whole new person and we could not be more proud to share her letter!

Good afternoon!-
I wanted to share my update with everyone.  On the day of my surgery i weighed in at 430 pounds.  Two and a half years after Dr. Jose Rodriguez Villareal did his magic i now weigh 115 pounds.  I’ve dropped from a 34W to a size 4. People who haven’t seen me in years are amazed.  I’m really amazed that I don’t have more loose skin than i do.  (I recommend to anyone who has had this surgery to drink plenty of water whole you’re losing weight to help with the skin elasticity. ).  Thank you so much to BeLiteWeight and Dr. Jose Rodriguez Villareal for saving my life!!

What an impressive job you have done Tracy!! With all of the hard work and progress you have made there is no limit to what is coming next!

For more information on Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

If you have any updates of your weight loss achievements that you would like shared please send them to jamie@beliteweight.com.

Fellow Of The American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S)


We are thrilled to announce that all four of our Juarez surgical team members are now Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal became a Fellow back in 2016 and just recently, Dr. Elmo Aramburo, Dr. Rafael Vizcarra and Dr. Daniel Urbina have received their credentials as well.  This is a huge accomplishment and great honor for them, and we are so proud to work with such a distinguished group of surgeons.

Dr. Jose Rodriguez Villarreal, F.A.C.S
Dr. Elmo Aramburo, F.A.C.S
Dr. Daniel Urbina, F.A.C.S
Dr. Rafael Vizcarra, F.A.C.S

The letters F.A.C.S. (Fellow of the American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon’s name are an indication to the patient that the surgeon has passed a thorough evaluation of both professional competence and ethical fitness. Fellows are board-certified surgeons or, in unusual circumstances, have met other standards comparable to board certification. A Fellow has committed herself (himself) unequivocally to place the welfare of her (his) patients above any other consideration; to avoid division of fees with other physicians; to make her (his) fees commensurate with the services she (he) renders; and to refrain from performing unjustified operations.

https://www.facs.org/education/patient-education/patient-resources/qualifications

The link above describes what it is to be a Fellow. (F.A.C.S.) and the section to read is #2.

Dr. Elmo Aramburo, Dr. Daniel Urbina, Dr. Rafael Vizcarra
Fellow Of The American College Of Surgeons Ceremony October 2019

It’s important to distinguish the difference between an “Associate” and a “Fellow”. Some surgeons pay a fee to become an “Associate” member, however, you cannot buy a Fellowship, it must be earned. The College admits to its Fellowship only those surgeons whose professional activity is devoted to surgical practice and who agree without compromise to practice by its professional and ethical standards.

The F.A.C.S. credential exists to foster the professional growth and development of surgeons, to promote high standards and best practices in surgical care, and to establish and maintain the patients’ confidence in the ability and integrity of their surgeon.

You can check ANY surgeons F.A.C.S standing here (be sure to choose the country of the surgeon on the left side before searching):  CLICK HERE


Citrus Oil Olives


Merry Christmas from everyone at BeLiteWeight! If you are procrastinating for holiday snack ideas and need something to throw together quickly with items you probably already have.. we are here to help! Just throw together as many of these ingredients as you can:

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

1 Cup of Green Olives and 1 Cup of Kalamata Olives

1/4 Cup Orange Juice

2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice

3 Tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar

2 Tablespoons of Lemon and/or Orange Peels

2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin

1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

Guide:

The longer they marinate the better they will be, but they will be tasty in as little as 20 minutes and can last in the refrigerator for upwards of a year!

For more information on Gastric Sleeve and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Recipe Adapted from: KETO Recipes – Pilcookbooks.com

Couldn’t Be Happier: Michael’s Sleeve


BeLiteWeight would like to share an update from one of our patients that had the Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Rodriguez early this past year. He is showing incredible progress shown by the reduction in his blood pressure medication. Way to go Michael!

I am down almost 80lbs, I’m running, BP is down (not as far as I’d like but down) and I’m off 2 BP pills. Couldn’t be happier at this point.

For more information on Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Health & Confidence Back: Michelaine’s Mini Bypass


BeLiteWeight recently heard from a very special patient of ours Michelaine who recently found success with the Mini Bypass. 10 months after the surgery most symptoms of her diabetes are gone and she is wearing outfits she wouldn’t have dreamed of. In her recent two letters she details her experience with the medical care with BeLiteWeight in Mexico and has photos of the stages of her journey. It is quite impressive!

I finally decided to share my journey to weight loss. After being a tiny 112lbs after two children and still wearing bikinis somewhere after my third child and his medical challenges for 22 yrs now, I found myself not taking care of myself but still feeling like I was beautiful. Everyone told me how beautiful I was although I was steadily gaining weight. I went from 134lbs three years after my third child was born and feeling great because I had worked hard to get to that weight, fast forward 2018 to 209lbs. My heaviest weight documented, Type II diabetes, heart issues, knees and hips pain, couldn’t walk or climb stairs without being out of breath.


 During the same time as fighting for my son’s life I fought for my own through cancer multiple times and went through the hardest divorce of my life. I didn’t know who I was, I didn’t like myself and always had on a happy face and was there for everyone else. On day while sitting Indian style it was almost like I could feel my skin stretching. I know that sounds crazy but I know I could! When the scales showed 209 I was done! I wasn’t going to let myself become a person that couldn’t lift their legs, sit in a booth etc… I wanted to be able to kayack, white water raft and all the things I once enjoyed and most importantly be here for my children and the love of my life. I made the decision to seek help. This is when I came across Be-Lite. 


I was full of questions as I’m very OCD and obsessed with having to know… The Be-Lite staff was very patient with me. They explained all my options as well as the other thousand of questions.It took me about six months to make my decision to have the Metabolic Mini-bypass. Then came the task of convincing my boyfriend it was okay to go to Mexico and let them preform a surgical procedure on me. 


He did his own research, as he always does, tried to convince me I was beautiful and didn’t need surgery. Due to the way my body held weight I never really looked as heavy as I was. Once I told a few my weight they were shocked. Many of my friends that looked heavier actually weighed less than I. He finally agreed.


I will say that he and I were completely impressed with Dr Rod and staff as well as Hospital Angeles’ . We had a better experience in Mexico than we have at most American hospitals and not once did we have to ask for anything medical wise and wait on someone to assist us. I did throw a latex sensitivity while there which they were quickly on top of it even managing my pain without asking! 


Upon returning home I did have some unusual complications to which the Be-Lite staff and Dr Rod were right there for me. My stomach opening had cinched down to less than 5mm so I wasn’t able to swallow anything even water at times. I had three procedures to stretch the opening. Dr Rod kept in touch with me and even offered to bring me back to Mexico at their cost if needed. I couldn’t have asked for better care! He kept up with my records from the doctor here. My doctor here stated after the first procedure that everything that was done in Mexico looked fantastic! It was beautifully done. This was very comforting as once I started having the set back you can’t help but think did you do the right thing. 
I’m happy to say that 10 months out tomorrow, I’m down 80lbs and 4-6 pant sizes. My shoes are even either to big now or fitting better. My diabetes is almost none existence and I can walk circles around walk I could! My heart is great. And my doctor reports that my numbers are fabulous! I’m still about 10lbs from where I would love to be but and very happy with where I am. 


I can’t thank Dr Rod, Jamie and all the other staff with Be-Lite and Dr Rod’s team.


PS. Vulnerable Moment because I’ve never posted pics. Jamie and the team have often asked…. These opened not only my eyes but the eyes of my boyfriend when I started comparing before and after with him….
I hope my story helps someone whom may be undecided in their journey.


 — feeling wonderful.Michelaine


(Follow Up Letter)


my boo said I almost looked to good to go out in this outfit. 10 months ago I would not have even attempted shorts in fact I hadn’t felt comfortable in shorts in quiet some time much less this type.


Again, thank you so much for giving me my health and confidence back! 


Warm Regards,
Michelaine

BEFORE

AFTER

JOURNEY


Thank you so much for sharing Michelaine! We are sure others will find your story inspiring and helpful. Continue being awesome!

For more information on Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!