Julie’s Story

Weight Lost: 71 lbs.

julie lap-band weight-loss oklahomaWow!!!! If a picture is worth a thousand words than what else is there to say?

I was so tired of the yoyo diets. I was always the heavy kid and adult. Food was the way my Mother,
Grandma and Aunts way of saying ‘I love you’ so at a very young age I learned that I food was they answer to happiness. But, look where it got me. I have been on every diet you can think of from diet pills, water pills, Weight Watchers and of course last but not least the wonderful Nutisystem. Everything worked at first but after a month or so I would gradually go back to eating what I wanted to but always in the back of my mind I was still on a diet. I was so tired of living on a diet that I got fed up with it and started looking on line for something that I thought could work for me.

That’s what changed my life. I found Dr. Atkins and went to a seminar and took my husband and decided lap band was for me. I scheduled a consult and met with Dr. Atkins and he changed my life. I could of never done this without him and his wonderful staff. They are my rock. Is it the easy way out? No it’s not but for me it was the only way out of the up and down I was in. I went from a size 18-20 to a 6. Yes I said 6. I wasn’t a size 6 when I was in grade school. People tell me now ‘Look how skinny you are’ and I blush and say ‘Thank You’. No one has ever called my skinny. What a great feeling it is and the great thing is I can always be a size 6 for the rest of my life thanks to the decision I made that one night in Tulsa to have surgery.

On Oct. 3, 2011 had my first visit with Dr. Atkins and since I was self paid I had my surgery on Oct. 13, 2011. My last visit was Oct. 3, 2012 and I had reached my goal. I lost 71 lbs. What a wonderful day that was!