WLS Journeys – Guest Monica Martin

Hurricane Katrina victim Monica Martin is not much of a victim after all, having reinvented herself as a successful plus-size model after weight loss surgery. Hear how Monica's extreme weight jeopardized her pregnancy, and how she overcame struggles and self-doubt to achieve true happiness.

WLS Journeys – Guest Shirley Mastenbrook

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Shirley Mastenbrook's husband stuck with her through thick and thin, but when her weight reached 264 pounds, she had finally had enough. Join host Yvonne McCarthy as she talks with Shirley about the lessons she has learned since having weight loss surgery, and how she manages life post-op, from hiding excess skin to maintaining the daily disciplines needed to stay at a healthy weight for life.

WLS Journeys – Guest Gina Robinson

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Gina Robinson thought she had finally gotten her health on track when she lost 150 pounds after weight loss surgery. But several years after her operation, she found that she had become complacent about her earlier success, and as a result regained 60 pounds. Join Gina as she shares her story with host Yvonne McCarthy in the latest episode of WLS Journeys, and find out how this hospice nurse gave herself a check-up from the neck up to regain control of her weight and her health.

WLS Journeys – Guest Ramon Lopez

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Previously featured on TLC's Big Medicine, Ramon Lopez weighed nearly 500 pounds prior to weight loss surgery. Although he lost more than 270 pounds little more than a year after his procedure, his struggle to find a sense of peace and happiness had just begun. In this episode of WLS Journeys, Ramon speaks candidly with host Yvonne McCarthy about his struggles with cross-addictions post-op, and his newfound sense of purpose in communicating a message of hope to others who suffer from obesity.

WLS Journeys – Guest Gaye Tindel

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Yvonne McCarthy, host of WLS Journeys, talks with guest Gaye Tindel about the remarkable improvements to her health that she experienced after undergoing weight loss surgery, despite having waited until her late 40s. Although she admits her life is far from perfect since undergoing a gastric bypass several years ago, Gaye shares her successes and the lessons she has learned about the true toll that obesity takes on our lives. Tune in to view this latest episode, and discover the impact that weight loss surgery can have on your physical and emotional health.

WLS Journeys – Guest Debra Flores

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In the first episode of the uplifting new series WLS Journeys, host Yvonne McCarthy talks with Debra Flores, a 10 year veteran of two weight loss surgeries. After her first weight loss surgery, a vertical gastric banding procedure, Debra suffered from severe dumping syndrome which led to malnutrition. After a rigorous search for a weight loss revision surgeon, Debra had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and achieved weight loss success. Through Debra’s inspirational story, she offers hope and words of encouragement to those in all stages of their weight loss journey.