Date Operation: January 2013
Weight Loss: 131 LBS
Category: Sleeve

Since I was about 11 years old, I have always been heavy.  I was a big guy in high school, and had some pretty significant self-esteem issues.  I would typically peak in weight over 300 pounds, then I would try some fad miracle diet, drop some weight, get active, then I would lose interest and gain the weight right back, usually more than I had lost.  This roller coaster has been going on for years.  At one point I tried a Slim Fast & Healthy Choice diet, dropped 75 pounds, even went skydiving.  Then, the weight would creep right back on.  A couple of years ago, I did a very risky starvation diet with HCG, dropped 90 pounds in 6 months, only to lose interest and gained 110 pounds back in less than 6 months.

Finally, I made the decision that this constant loss / gain was dangerous to my health, and I needed a more permanent solution.  I was driving one day and saw a billboard for My Bariatric Solutions and decided that it was time that I did something that would not only help me to lose the weight, but also keep it off.  I needed a lifestyle change, and after so many failed attempts, I knew I couldn’t do it on my own.  Originally planning for the LapBand, Dr. Obi explained the procedure and recommended for my history and eating habits that I go with the Gastric Sleeve.  As of the scale this morning, I’m down 131 pounds, and an maintaining a healthy BMI of 24.3 with a body fat of less than 20%!  Most importantly, I have changed my eating habits and when I get the urge to binge, my new stomach prevents it, therefore keeping me healthy!  I love the new me, and I have no regrets, except that I should have done it sooner!