Lindsay’s Weight Loss Story
My weight problems came after high school. I wasn’t as active and I started using food to soothe my pain. I was having a lot of personal issues and I would use food as comfort. That got me in trouble.
In 2010 I decided to have the Lapband done. I lost 50lbs in the first year and pretty much went back to bad habits after and then I started having problems getting sick with the band. Finally in November of 2013 Dr Abkin (who is amazing) was able to remove it. I thought about what to do afterwords and I realized I needed something permanent, something I couldn’t manipulate.
So I chose to have Gastric Bypass Surgery. It is the best decision I have ever made. I have much more confidence now, I am the happiest I have ever been. I recently started going to the YMCA and for the first time in my life I could run 2 miles without taking a break. What an amazing feeling!
I had Gastric Bypass on 2/24/2014 and I weighed in @ 254lbs. I currently weigh 172lbs. I have not been in the 100’s for about 15 years now. It is the best feeling in the world! I couldn’t have done any of this without Dr.Abkin and Carmen. They are an amazing staff and the support they give is amazing!