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With July 10th Marking the Two Year Anniversary of Her Sleeve Gastrectomy with Dr. Michael Feiz, Working Mom Jessenia Reyes Says That Life Is Better than Ever

July 20, 2015 0 Comments

Jessenia and her daughter Lyla.

A few years ago, Jessenia Reyes had serious and legitimate concerns about whether it would be a good idea for her to have a child. Intensely active with lifting weights and other exercise during her college days, a post-collegiate reduction in physical activity had devastating results. “I’m 5” 1” and I was weighing about 220 pounds. I had all kinds of problems, including some concerns with my heart and I was even having trouble sleeping. The thought of gaining maybe 40 pounds when it was all over, and probably getting diabetes while I was pregnant, was just plain scary.” Determined to both have the baby and to be as healthy as possible, she decided she had to lose at least 40 pounds before becoming pregnant. She turned to well-known Southern California area bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. for a sleeve gastrectomy on July 10th, 2013. Two years later, 91 pounds lighter, and still in her twenties, she is a busy marketing manager for a number of car washes and is raising her 6-month old daughter, Lyla, while actively planning for child number two.

“I love Dr. Feiz,” declares Ms. Reyes, and she credits the success of her procedure for a life she describes as extremely happy, healthy, and busy. Currently down to a just-about ideal 129, Ms. Reyes says that a typical day starts at about 4:30 a.m. She leaves Lyla at her Santa Maria, California home with her husband, who is stationed at nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base, so that she can take some time for an intense work out. She returns to get her spouse off to work and Lyla off to day care, so she can engage in her busy job handling the marketing and management of a number of Santa Barbara County-area car washes. She admits that, if she still dealing with her severe obesity, a great deal of this would simply not be possible.

“I’m like super healthy. I have the kind of energy that seemed a million miles away back when I was obese. I don’t even get headaches these days. If I was trying to do this back when I was over 200 pounds, I would be tired, depressed and sad all the time,” said Ms. Reyes. Her current good health also follows an enviably healthy pregnancy. As she noted on an earlier testimonial video for Dr. Feiz, six months into her pregnancy with Lyla, she had only gained back a healthy ten pounds of the weight she lost following her procedure and was feeling remarkably well. Now, of course, Ms. Reyes and her husband are ready to do it all again.

For further information on how weight loss procedures can help men and women face a variety of health matters, members of the public are invited to call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (800) 868-5946 or visit them online at Free informational seminars are offered on a regular basis.

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