One of our most inspirational patients sent us this heart warming email that the team at BeLiteWeight is honored to share with you! Below are pictures of her throughout her journey. You are amazing Karina!!
My heart is full of gratitude as I sit down to write this email . Next week will mark 3 years since I’ve had surgery with Dr.Rodriguez. What a roller coaster this ride has been. From learning to portion control, learning new habits, learning to love the gym , it has honestly been learning how to live again. >>>> We all these changes came self love I never knew I had . Confidence to follow my dreams and the well power to keep going. I have been able to maintain an average of 105lbs lost and have gained about 15 safely . I have had a breast reduction with a lift and I am currently recovering from a tummy Tuck with lipo of the back and flanks. I feel great . Life is great. The work is never done that’s for sure . We will forever gain and loose and fluctuate. What’s important is the healthy habits I have been able to maintain and the structure I have set for myself . I will once again tell you I’ll never forget that lunch time phone call outside my local Starbucks where you told me your story and within a month I had my surgery booked . I was ready .
Doesn’t she look incredible? Karina, you are such an inspiration to people who want to make a major change in their life!
For more information on Gastric Sleeve and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!
Obesity is a leading health concern. Many people who are considered to be morbidly obese are choosing weight loss surgery to help them take control of their weight and to begin the long process of restoring their health.
There are several types of gastric weight loss surgery a person can choose from. Depending on your level of obesity, other health conditions and time frame for their predicted weight loss, your physician can suggest specific types of surgery that will accommodate your needs.
A few of the surgeries offered by BeLiteWeight include:
Lap Band Surgery
Mini Gastric Bypass
Duodenal Switch Procedure
Gastric Vertical Plication
Metabolic Surgery for Diabetes
Revision Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgery offers patients an efficient way to lose a large portion of their weight in a safe and effective manner. It works especially well if you start to lose weight quickly due to a health issue.
Individuals who have lost weight using these various types of surgery have continued to make improvements in their lifestyle. Having surgery gives you an edge by helping you see results in a relatively short amount of time. As the results become more apparent, it is easier to remain motivated and on track. This also will help foster the desire to continue to make positive lifestyle changes.
Kristy has always been an avid horse rider. She shared the difference in her life, just three months after having Gastric Sleeve Surgery, with Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal and Dr. Elmo Aramburo.
"I was 230 pounds and before my surgery it was hard for me to pull myself up onto my horse. I always looked for a pickup to help me up into the saddle. I never wanted to get off my horse unless I as done riding for the day."
Kristy had her surgery the middle of December, 2012. She wrote to us and sent her "after" photo just a few weeks ago.
"This picture was taken on February 19th. I was at 180 pounds then. Now this morning (March 5th) I was at 172 pounds.
I'm now 12 pounds away from my goal weight!!! I am able to now get right onto my horse with NO problem at all!!! I'm so happy I did this surgery… Thank you BeLiteWeight!!! My life has forever changed!!"
A side by side photo comparison of Kristy before and after weight loss surgery. Doesn't she look great? We wanted to share Kristy's triumph because it is a wonderful reminder that having successful weight loss surgery isn't about the numbers on a scale or a BMI chart somewhere. For most patients it's about regaining the simple pleasures in their life and health that mean the most to them. Congratulations Kristy! Thank you for sharing with us!