UW Health Bariatric Surgery Patient Testimonial – David

UW Health Bariatric Surgery Patient Testimonial – David


>>When you had your surgery and
how much weight you’ve lost since.>>Well, I had my surgery
about two years ago, today. And I’ve lost about 180 pounds. It’s really important to stay active. I got a Fitbit. I keep track of my steps. Most of my activity is working
and doing hobbies and stuff. And usually, try to get 15,000
steps a day or more. I can honestly say that I don’t work out. I just stay active doing work,
my job and hobbies, and stuff. My wife and I do flea markets and
auctions and they’re very active hobbies. And yesterday, I had 23,000,
24,000 steps in one day. Some people don’t get that in a week. You have little slips and you just kind of
catch yourself and get back on track again. When we were doing our classes, I remember. If I remember correctly, the doctor
said if you can do 90% of the time and follow the program 90% of the
time, you’re going to do great. And, and I try to follow that, you know. Nobody’s perfect. You’re going to have some
bad days and some good days. And if you have a bad day, tomorrow
is a new day with a fresh start. I was probably, you know, 150 pounds,
at least 150 pounds overweight and I wish I would have done this
you know, maybe 15 years ago. Someone, if they’re 50 to 100
pounds overweight, you know, don’t wait ’till you’re 200 pounds overweight. It can be tough. It was challenging. And it gets easier. I have a spring in my step now when I’m walking. Before, I would kind of drag my
feet and I’m light on my feet. Walk faster. Not tired. Not having to take naps during the day. Having a lot more energy.

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