Hi fellow bariatric patients. We are the BariGirls, Kiley and Linda, a mother/daughter duo who have had surgical weight loss over 10 and 5 years ago. We are here to guide and help you mold yourself into a bariatric powerhouse. Why does this website exists and why do we care about you? Because we know how it feels to be where you are currently and where you want to be which is a successful, healthy, weight loss patient. We know that when you lose weight you feel confident inside which empowers you on the outside and shines through on others.
We offer guidance, support, motivation, classes and most importantly – and step-by-step encouragement. We’ve been where you are so let us help you because we adore you. Welcome to your bari new beginning.
Please always consult with your physician before changing your health routine.
Surgery Type: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Date: 8/3/2009
Surgery Weight: 320 Pounds
Current Weight: 150 Pounds
I can’t believe I was 320 pounds!
My knees and back were killing me beyond belief. I knew I was overweight. I knew what I needed to do and I did those things with not a lot of success, for example, Weight Watchers and Slim 4 life, but with my lack of commitment and discipline, I was not successful. I realized that at this rate at 22 years old, I will die in my 30s if I did not change. My mom has Type 1 diabetes and high blood pressure along with a family history of stroke and heart attacks. Life seemed very tough and that reality hurt and I had to take control. So I started to research weight loss surgery and all its pros and cons. It was very scary to see and hear the horrible stories of “this happened to me” but not all recoveries are the same and I plan to NEVER return to the old overweight me. I will set an example by helping others with guidance and support with bariatric surgery.
Having weight loss surgery has been one of the best decisions I have made. Being a type 1 diabetic with high blood pressure, this surgery has helped me decrease my insulin intake as well as decrease my blood pressure medication. Thanks to my daughter (aka “Top Bari”). Kiley has been my support and rock from the beginning. She has helped me to stay focused when I wanted to quit and walked with me when I wasn’t strong. I advised that she needs to share her drive to help others achieve this wonderful thing, give her knowledge and support with others who want to live a healthier life.