In May 2016, I decided to get the ReShape Procedure. Almost five months later, I can say it’s the best thing I have ever done for myself. For years, I was overweight, and mad at myself for letting my body and health deteriorate. I hated going shopping because I had to buy clothing in a size 14 and was getting close to a size 16. I looked horrible and felt even worse. I had pain in my knees, feet, and back, as I was carrying around almost an extra 50 pounds. I would try to eat healthy, but failed miserably. And I couldn’t exercise because of the pain I was experiencing due to my weight.
Then I saw an advertisement on social media for ReShape. I was intrigued because the procedure was non-surgical, meaning I wouldn’t have to get part of my stomach removed–something I was definitely not interested in. My husband and I attended a group session where they discussed the procedure in detail. At first, I was hesitant, but scheduled the procedure a week later. The first few days were rough, but the following week, I was exercising and I couldn’t eat as much as I did in the past, which was a huge positive for me! I saw the weight falling off and I was elated.
Now I walk two to three miles on my lunch break, eat healthy, and work out at the gym. I no longer have pain in my knees, feet or back. I wake up every morning and look forward to a new day, no longer depressed or hating myself for being so heavy. I am 63, and have never felt or looked better! I’ve lost 40 pounds, and still have about 10-13 pounds before I reach my goal, but I know I can do it. I have the willpower and confidence, thanks to ReShape. And I know what it takes to achieve my weight loss goals and, more importantly, how to maintain them.
If you’re looking to jump start your weight loss, ReShape can help! Get started with ReShape today!
HOUSTON SURGICAL SPECIALISTS, ROBERT G. MARVIN, MD
There are several reasons why adults gradually gain weight. For most, it’s because they become less active as they get older, while continuing to eat as much as they did in their 20s. This is exactly what happened to Dr. Robert Marvin’s patient, Lynda.
“I was always very active and taught aerobics when I was younger,” said Lynda. “For the past 10 years, I slacked off, gained weight, and started having problems with my knees — a direct result from my weight gain. I was no longer able to do all the activities I used to love. All because I was carrying around an extra 50 pounds.”
After learning about the ReShape® weight loss balloon, Lynda decided to make an appointment with Dr. Marvin to get more information. “Dr. Marvin was very encouraging and very truthful about the ReShape Procedure. While he explained that the dual gastric balloons would help curb my appetite, he stressed how much I needed to commit to exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but assured me he would be there to help me along the way.”
“Lynda made an educated adjustment in her diet, a re-commitment to consistent exercise, and with the help of the ReShape gastric balloon, was able to lose a significant amount of weight,” said Dr. Marvin. “She is now at a much healthier BMI and we expect her to maintain this healthier weight with the adjustments she has learned to make. The ReShape gastric balloon was just what Lynda needed to get control of her weight. We are seeing great success with many of our patients just like her who would have struggled with diet and exercise alone.”
To date, Lynda has lost 40 pounds and continues to lose weight even after the weight loss balloons were removed. “I now have the willpower and confidence to accomplish my weight loss goals. I walk two-to-three miles a day, take yoga, and wake up every morning looking forward to a new day!”
With the help of Dr. Marvin and the ReShape dual weight loss balloon and comprehensive coaching program, Lynda now knows what it takes to maintain her new lifestyle, and looks forward to losing even more weight.
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