The Roca Labs Procedure Changed my Life!
I am posting again my latest blog about my weight loss progress with the Roca Labs gastric bypass. I believe there were a few issues with my blog because it did not post my last entry.
I love food and I love eating. But, I don’t love dieting. I did not used to be a healthy eater, and the pounds started packing as early as my 20´s. When I was younger, I’d managed to maintain my weight of 130 pounds by being active. I belonged to the dance team and played volleyball, so it wasn’t difficult for me to motivate myself to exercise. After college, I started my accounting job, and with that came long hours, pizza lunches, and plenty of happy hours. I continued to exercise almost every day, but it wasn’t enough—and my weight climbed to 225 pounds, which was too much for my 5-foot-7-inch frame.
Roca Labs Procedure Cost and Current Weight
The cost for my roca labs procedure was $480 (with my health insurance discount). I can not say that this procedure was a miracle, but it was much easier and cheaper than the gastric bypass surgery, which can cost thousands of dollars. I did not lose all the desired weight as fast as my mother-in-law did, but I also did not put the weight back after over a year and I am still maintaining my weight. I have lost with roca labs 90 pounds in a little over a year and I couldn’t be happier.
INITIAL WEIGHT IN SEPTEMBER 2011: 225 Pounds
NOVEMBER 2011: 190 Pounds
JANUARY 2012: 175 Pounds
MAY 2012: 135 Pounds
JUNE 2012: 140 Pounds
SEPTEMER 2012: 145 Pounds
DECEMBER 2012: 135 Pounds
What is Roca Labs?
I’ve been asked countless times what exactly is the Roca Labs Gastric Bypass. So, before I have to describe the procedure again I took the liberty of taking this diagram from their website. You can go and visit on their website and learn more here on this page: What is Roca Labs? They do a much better job on that page in describing the Roca Labs Procedure than I can in many blog comments and posts!
Avoid Gastric Bypass Surgery Complications
I started the Roca Labs Procedure a little over a year ago when my weight was 225 pounds. I was so desperate to lose the extra weight that I even considered the gastric bypass surgery. For you guys that have been following my posts, I mentioned how much my mother-in-law suffered after having the gastric bypass surgery.
My husband’s mom was really overweight, she couldn’t walk more than a few steps without feeling tired, let alone practice any type of exercise to lose weight. We did not know at the time anything about the non-surgical gastric bypass alternative, so she went under the knife and after a very complicated surgery, she lost 120 pounds. The cost of the gastric bypass procedure was around $8,000 her mind did not change with her body and now she is sick for the rest of her life.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Nightmare
Below you can read the letter that my mother-in-law sent to the Roca Labs company last summer.
” I wish that in 2002 this would have been an option..I had gastric bypass around September 2002. It worked, Ii lost 100+ pounds in 6 months went from 285 to a 165. I followed the diet and worked out daily, but after a year things started to go south for me…scar tissue started building up all over in side of me…I have had 4 surgeries since to remove scar tissue and have had to have some of my bowel removed too 2 years ago…now for the past 2 years it is back and i am in pain constantly..the surgeons now refuse to open me up and remove any more..they say it is too high risk to keep opening me up every year…I have been on lots of meds and sooo much pain meds that in July my liver started shutting down due to pain meds…they say there in nothing more to do but keep me as comfortable as they can…I am scared to death…just saying I wish this was available then because I wouldn’t be doing what i am now…glad to see that others will lose the weight they need or want and not hurt them later….”
It sounds pretty strong, doesn’t it? Well, that is how my mother-in-law is living today.
My Picks from the 80,000+ Roca Labs Reviews on Youtube
Even though I lost the window of opportunity before I started on my Roca Labs Procedure to record a “before” video to go with the “after” video and without that I don’t feel up to record myself on the camera. But I HAVE to share a few great testimonials I found while surfing on youtube last Sunday.
Starting with her, she got to balance her blood sugar level along while shedding the extra pounds. A side-effect you can surely love!!
A nursing mother safely lost 2 pants sizes in 5 weeks! It’s amazing to look at her progress very well documented in her vblogs.
And here’s Mrs. Mc Neal, and why she can’t stay off the scale!