Obalon Gastric Balloon Weight Loss Results – Lisa | DR. DAVID G. DAVTYAN
You know my whole life I struggled with weight, from the time I was a child on up to adulthood and after I had my second daughter, I was the heaviest I’ve ever been, and just not feeling, you know not feeling like I was the mom that I wanted to be. I couldn’t keep up with them, I just struggled doing everyday type things and so I knew that I needed some help, and I kind of had looked into some of the weight loss surgeries but it just scared me the idea of having surgery and you know having my two children and what if something happened and all of that, so the balloon seemed like a less invasive way to accomplish the same goal.
I was amazed at just how smooth the process, it was, you know the whole procedure each time took, you know just about 15 minutes, I could go in over a lunch break at work and you know swallow the balloon, have the procedure and feel fine the rest of the day. So, I really had no side effects or there wasn’t anything you know that I experienced in that way, and it was amazing just how quick and painless the procedure was.
Within six months, I learned so much about myself and about kind of you know best practices for this and how I was going to continue to maintain it afterward, because that was my initial, you know, a concern when I first learned about it was, well what happens when the balloons come out. You know I wanted to make sure that whatever I was doing was maintained and repeatable after the balloons and so that six-month period I learned a ton about nutrition, I learned a lot about fitness, and a lot about portion control and you know just macros and you know caloric intake and all of these things that you know are part of my life now and not having kind of having the balloons really helped me take it seriously I guess for those six months, because again I’ve done this throughout my life I’ve done diets and done fad things but I guess I never really took it seriously as much as I did when I had the balloons.
My favorite part has been the non-scale victories, I mean it’s been fun to watch the weight come off for sure, but you know the first time I was able to fly on a plane and not have to ask for the seat belt extender. I mean who would have thought you know that was such a powerful moment I remember sitting on the plane like tearing up thinking about it. I was about 270-272 was my heaviest, and today I’m 184, but I have like nine more pounds to lose so I can hit that hundred-pound mark, so I’m like I’m ready for that, I’m excited for that to happen.
I think my advice would just be just you know start, learn more, start something don’t wait for next Monday don’t wait for January first, do something now take the steps you know live every day, and every meal by meal every day by day take it small and just continue to repeat those behaviors and those actions.