Gastric Bypass: Angela*

angela success

Total Weight Loss: 91 lbs.

Angela’s “AFTER” photo was taken only 9 months after surgery.

Surgery Date: 11/16/2010 Total Weight Loss: 91 lbs

Health Improvements: Sleep Apnea

My success to this point has come from understanding that this is a lifelong process and that the surgery was not the end all be all… I still have to work at eating healthy and making better choices. The surgery was the tool I needed to get started on my weight loss journey. I know I’m not done yet..but I’m taking one day at a time… and I will get there. It’s up to me, and only me.. What has been the biggest change in my life since surgery? I wear short dresses now. I never did that before. I always wore long dresses so no one would see my legs. A time when someone did not recognize me after surgery? I went to work one day and ran into an old coworker that I had not seen in several years. She was having lunch with a mutual friend that I had seen after my surgery so she recognized me. When I approached the both of them and said hello, the woman I had not seen for years introduced herself. I said, “Ellen, I know who you are, do you not remember me… its Angela. She said, “OMG, I didn’t even recognize you Angela – you look like a different person.”