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Being overweight doesn’t make you healthy. But on the other hand, neither does being too skinny. Sometimes you need some help finding the right balance medical report of Mark charter joins us now with Mara Mark. Well, Elena best friend listens when you’re feeling down a best friend makes the good times even better, but it’s not every day. Best friends go through bariatric surgery together tonight. I’ve got a somewhat unusual story for us. I’m going to introduce you to two best friends who decided to take a leap of faith and make the journey through weight loss surgery together. Scales don’t lie and neither does a true friendship. So seven months ago when Lisa Hammond and Diane Pearson decided it was time to get serious about weight loss. It’s just one flight of steps. I’d be so out of breath that I couldn’t even talk. By the time I got up there, dynamic duo decided to get bariatric surgery done together.
We ate together. I mean, that was something we, that we did a lot as we went out to eat and we could just, we would eat lots and drink lots. I would eat when I was bored. I would eat when I was stressed, I would eat when I was sad, I would eat when I was happy. I would eat. When I was celebrating the two finally decided it was time. There was plenty of pre-procedure work they needed to go through. This is an operation to help you get healthy being thin. Doesn’t always mean that you’re healthy. Being healthy means eating a well balanced diet exercising and making good lifestyle choices. So how does the surgery actually work? Well, surgeons say they remove a big portion of the stomach and they actually resize it to shrink the organ down. So instead of the stomach being a big pouch that holds all the food.
Now we’re shrinking it down into a small tube. So by removing that part of the stomach, we’re affecting the amount that it can hold. So you get full quicker. So that’s one sensation that you feel. And that’s exactly. What’s happened to Lisa. We go from eating a plate, an appetizer, a huge plate of food, drinking several drinks with it too. I mean, we can eat a couple of food at the most in a city, right? You cannot look at this as just being a operation. You’re done. You never have to worry about it again, this is going to be a lifelong challenge that you have to deal with continually and the challenges, right? Especially you felt like you were full just from a drink of water. So it it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever heard. So how are the two dealing with the challenge? Seven months out? I feel much better. I feel healthier. I’m more active. I’m just happy to be where I’m at right now. And when I look back, I don’t like what I saw. So sometimes when it’s time for the body to go through something as life changing as weight loss surgery, it’s just a little easier to make weight with a buddy by your side. Now, once again, a sleeve gastrectomy procedure is nothing to take lightly. It’s certainly not a quick fix for being overweight. And once you get it, it is not reversible. Alrighty.
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