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Eric's Weight-loss Journey - Part Seven

| Date Posted: 11/3/2016

Meet Eric Baker, 50-year-old Seven Lakes resident. Listen as Eric talks about his past struggles with weight, failed diets and why he opted to have weight-loss surgery here at the FirstHealth Bariatric Center

Join us as we follow Eric on his personal journey - the good, the bad, the ugly and the VERY exciting. 

See Part One of Eric's Story here. 

See Part Two of Eric's Story here.

See Part Three of Eric's Story here.

See Part Four of Eric's Story here.

See Part Five of Eric's Story here.

See Part Six of Eric's Story here.


End of October

Current weight = 189 lbs. 

71 lbs. lost!


It has been almost 11 months since I had surgery and I am still losing weight, not as mush as the first six to eight months after surgery but I am still encouraged that I can still lose weight. I think my body is getting close to settling my new weight, and now I will be responsible for maintaining my weight. I still get that full feeling and I have to make smart food choices.  I can also tell when I am not active (gym, work-out, walking, etc.).  I try to do “some” physical activity every day of the week.  After a year out life is pretty normal except I still eat small meals throughout the day.  I am scheduled to have a sleep study at the beginning of 2017 to see if I still need to use a CPAP machine.  Sleeping throughout the night without a mask would be an added bonus to having surgery and going through this journey. 

The past year has been a great year and I am certainly able to enjoy life without carrying around an extra 70 lbs.  I am looking forward to staying as active as possible in the coming months especially with the arrival of cooler weather.

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