Meet Our Speakers: Colleen M. Cook
Hope & Help for the Pain of Regain
Join 17 year WLS veteran Colleen M. Cook for both a shot in the arm and a kick in the seat as she shares lessons from long-term losers and imparts insight, inspiration, and hope for WLS patients struggling with extended plateaus or weight regain. Her thoughts, stories, and personal experiences will inspire and motivate you to reach and maintain your optimum weight loss.
Also, don't miss her Keynote on Friday: Nothing Succeeds Like Success
We hope to see you in Atlanta, GA October 5th and 6th! Click here to book your ticket today!
Fast Facts About Colleen
-Colleen is the author of The Success Habits of Weight Loss Surgery Patients.
- She is the president or Bariatric Support Centers International, a company that specializes in providing education and support services for weight loss surgery patients and the professionals who serve them.
- Colleen currently serves on the National Advisory board for the Walk From Obesity.
-Known as Ms. Enthusiasm, Colleen helps men and women from all walks of life recognize their extraordinary potential and then inspires then to aspire.
My husband and I both had Gastric bypass and have had issues keeping motivated. I've lost 160+ and he las lost about 180ish I think. We haven't done horrible, but we definitely could do better : ) He and I have recently created a Charleston, SC support group for bariatric patients that need support and motivation. If you are interested in joining us feel free to message me your email address and I can send you the link to the group....
you can go directly to the group and request to be added (It's a closed group).. Here is the link
Hope to see some of you there to share stories, tips, and motivate each other!! : )
On a daily basis we get calls from members in desperate need of surgeons that will accept Medicaid and or Medicare for Bariatric surgery. It breaks our hearts when we have to say "we don't know of any surgeons in your state we can refer you to".
Can you please help us? If you know of any surgeons in your state that accepts Medicaid and or Medicare, will you list their:
If they accept Medicare and or Medcaid
This list will remain here for our members to access and use.
Thank you so much!!!
Sure I dont know anyone sown there yet other then you :-) My husband is from South Carolina and we just bought a House In Jacobs Creek. :-)
They do take Tricare. I had to have bloodwork done, endoscopy, psy eval & sleep study. I started this journey in April and my insurance require a 6mth weight mangement program I am on my 3rd month have 3 more to go so my surgery will not be until Nov. I am requesting you as a friend maybe we could talk a little more. Congratulations on being approved!!!!!
I finally got my letter today that i am approved for Gastric bypass surgery :-)
The bad thing is since Tricare took so lomg we are moving next month from Fort Polk,LA to Fort jackson SC and i was wondering if there is a doctor you would recomend?
Thank you so much for your help :-)
I'm currently a stay-at-home, homeschooling mother to 3 elementary aged children. It is easy to get caught up in our own little world. I enjoy it but often find myself feeling as though something is lacking...outside friends! Once in a while I just desire to get out of the house, go shopping, have lunch, maybe even just chat on the phone with another adult a bit. Would love to be supportive to someone whom is getting ready to go through WLS but would also really like to find someone who has been there so that we can share tips, etc.
My heighest weight was a whopping 433lbs. I am happy to say that I am now weighing in at 250lbs and feeling great, for the most part. I still have another 50-70lbs to go. Total weight loss so far is 183lbs. With the assistance of my surgeon, I have created a whole new me! Now I'm ready to get out and live life.
By the way, I'm also in search of a work out, walking, exercise partner(s). I love, love, love to swim and participate in water aerobics. But I also enjoy biking, walking, and am open to any forms of exercise. If that isn't your cup of tea, then like I said, let's hang out and just be there to support each other.
P.S. I am happily committed in a relationship so I do not desire a "friendship" of that nature. :)
Feel free to email me at AngelaTerrell73@gmail.com
Thanks for reading! -Angie