So life has been going great! I am down 84 pounds! July 3 is my one-year mark, so I am going for another 20 pounds by then to hit my 100-pound mark! Energy has been through the roof! I am back to running routinely and have added weight lifting back to my regimen. I am working in the ICU, so the exercise is a great stress relief. Before the surgery, I had been paying for a gym membership and not going because I had so much negative self-talk about myself. I was defeating myself before I had even begun!
Having lost over 193 pounds, she can’t go back and change her past, but she can focus on her future.
Living life and loving it!
Looking forward to tomorrow.
Heila has regained her health, is off all of her medications, and is once again excited about life and all her tomorrows.
Sandra Facey, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
Lisa Olinger, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
Veva Moore, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
I am totally blown away as to how different I look and feel. I have a new lease on life and am taking every advantage of it. I am back to riding horses again, as well as enjoying both my family and work family. My energy has gone through the roof, and at 60 years old, I feel like 30. So watch out Veva is back!!! Thank you to all the Staff at Bailey Bariatrics; you guys are the best. Everyone has been so supportive.
Sam Cowles, Bailey Bariatric Patient
This was the best decision I have made in my life. It has changed my life in many ways. I have lost a total of 206lbs since starting my journey! I have lost 20 inches in my waist. I went from a size 54 pants to size 32 and 5XL shirts to L & XL shirts. The staff at Bailey Medical Center was great! Thanks to Dr. Varnell, Dr. Kirk and all who were involved in my journey! My advice to anyone who has questions about doing this program: it has changed my life and saved my life!
Anyone who has gone through the program at the Center for Bariatrics at Bailey Medical Center will tell you surgery is not “the easy way out.” Weight loss surgery does not change the way decisions are made. Post-op, you will still need to think about what you eat. In fact, in the first weeks and months, you’ll think about what and when you eat more than probably any other time in your life. However, to be successful after surgery you need to change the way you think about food to effectively change the way you make decisions about food. Psychologist Dr. Jenny Wood, Ph.
Our patients are accomplishing big goals and for many of them that means putting feet to the pavement and signing up for running events. We are proud to offer several events including the St. Patrick’s Day Run, Warrior Dash, Race for the Cure and Route 66 Marathon in 2014. Marathon? Yes, that’s right. Our first marathon relay team participated in the 2013 Route 66 Marathon and showed us that anything is possible.
The annual Bailey Bariatrics Graduation was held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Bailey Medical Center. Graduation is an opportunity for post-op patients to return, share their stories and connect with one another and the Bailey Bariatrics team. It was a great event, as always! Thank you to everyone who attended and worked to make this such a special day for so many!