Jump to content
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!


Gastric Sleeve Patients
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Healthy_life2 last won the day on November 30 2019

Healthy_life2 had the most liked content!

About Healthy_life2

  • Rank
    Support Group Leader

About Me

  • Gender
  • City
  • State

Recent Profile Visitors

18,192 profile views
Unfortunately, it took a major health scare to get my health and my life back by having bariatrics. I also lost my mother and father in law to cancer in the same year. It was a reality check that my weight was slowly killing me. All of us on this site, share the perspective of walking in the shoes of an obese person to healthy. It’s been a strange but valuable life experience. I’ve lost 121 pounds and maintaining five years out in the 130’s
I was sleeved in 2014 – I hit my weight loss goal in six months. No secret to bariatric weight loss. Follow your plan, Log your food, exercise and hydrate. Change/work on your behaviors and relationship with food. To anyone that thinks this is the easy way out or that your smaller stomach is the only reason you lose weight, you are seriously mistaken. This is work to lose and maintain a large amount of weight.
I was a true couch potato and never into sports. My goal was to do a 5K for cancer in memory of my Mother. I started by walking for a half hour (totally out of breath) I worked my fitness level up slowly.  I met that goal. I continued to do a 10K, half marathon and full marathon. I’m 50 years old, never in my life did I ever think this would be me.

Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 254 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 238 lbs
Current Weight: 139 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 115 lbs
BMI: 23
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 06/02/2014
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

PatchAid Vitamin Patches