Rochelle describes how gastric bypass surgery transformed her life.
I always loved to shop. So now I find myself going into like stores that I had never been in, that I was able to purchase like express or any, you know, regular-sized clothing and I go, there’s been times when I went into like a Victoria’s Secret dressing room. I am like, “Wow, I never thought I would be in here.” You know, so it’s just a new experience, but only people who have been in my chair, like me, could talk about that.
But it’s just, now I am just finding that there’s just more clothes to get. So shopping has always been a problem. I have added boot camp to my life, a fitness boot camp, and I have really got more in tune to my body now and knowing how your body is connected together, your different organs, your cells, and me not following through with my instructions of the post-op surgery, with the vitamins and things like that, and paying attention to the food that I am eating and not going towards foods that are not good for the body–period.
And learning how to incorporate healthier choices. So if you eat carbs, you don’t eat carbs every meal. You know, you learn how to space them out. So I have learned how to really pay attention to just everything that you consume in life.
And going through boot camp really gave me more energy, and I am finding myself now incorporating other physical activity into my life. Not just strictly having a routine, but salsa dancing, you know, just doing something that is physical and really pretty much burning some fat, but still you are still enjoying it.
And making sure that it’s a part of your life, and a lot of people will make an excuse about “Oh, I can’t do it. I don’t have time.” You really can make time, but people have gotten on a routine and don’t know how to come out of it. So that’s where I have learned how to make this 104 pounds–looking at it as just a change in life and not letting that as a past issue and now moving on to the future and gaining more experience.
With men? I don’t really have a problem with men. I would say that the men have increased about approaching and looking, which I already knew when I was overweight I knew that me being overweight was the reason for them not to look. So, you know, I didn’t really worry about that because for some reason internally, I knew I wasn’t meant to be big.
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Condition: Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: Dramatic Weight Loss, Gastric Bypass Surgery
Health Care Provider: Tri-City Regional Medical Center, Tri-City Hospital, Tri-City Medical Center,The Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at Tri-City Regional Medical Center
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Expert: Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, Mathias A. L. Fobi, M.D., Dr. Fobi, Doctor Fobi, Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Fobi