Realize Lap Band patient “Trudy” is excited about her success with her recent weight loss surgery and she has created a video testimonial for the Realize system, which you can watch on YouTube.
The advice that Trudy would give to anyone considering weight loss is to really look at what their situation is individually.
“Don’t be afraid to ask for medical intervention”, Trudy says. “That was my big thing. I kept thinking that if I put this weight on by myself I can get it off by myself. But I couldn’t. I was kind of ashamed to admit that I could not lose the weight myself. So recognizing that obesity is a disease was really just the turning point and the catalyst that I needed. I realized the band was the help I needed.
“I think that if I did not have the Realize Success Program to track my progress that I would not be as honest about my food choices and what I am doing. I tend to cheat a little bit if I did not have that little tool that helps me to capture exactly what I am doing and what my progress is. When you see yourself not making progress and it is there in black and white before you, you tend to know that you need to rethink what you are doing. That causes you to make changes.”
“I had been successful at one time and lost sixty two pounds thirteen years ago. I have rejoined a countless number of times but just have not been successful at it. When I had the Realize Lap Band surgery done, it was just amazing. It was totally amazing that this was really happening; it was really working this time. Now my life has totally changed. I can go back to being active and doing the things that I enjoyed doing.”
Like many patients, Trudy turned to the Realize Lap Band surgery as a method of serious weight loss due to her level of obesity. It is always wise to recommend that anyone who is concerned about their weight and the condition of their health as a result to consult their doctor. This is the person that can advise you of the status of your health and recommend if this type of surgery is right for you.