My Path to Bariatric Surgery, Annotated For Your Enjoyment! Plus, New Pictures!

It’s been five months since I had gastric sleeve surgery, and things have gone far better than I could have imagined.

No complications.

A pain-free and rapid recovery.

Amazing results.

In five months, I’m down 105 pounds. Here are the pictures, including a side-by-side, before-and-after comparison, to date.

For those of you playing along at home, here are the numbers:

  • Age: 51
  • Height: 5′ 10″
  • Starting weight: 337
  • Current weight: 232
  • Goal weight: 195

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Here’s a pictorial representation of the data, annotated for your enjoyment.

Weight Loss, annotated

An annotated, five-year timeline of the path to bariatric surgery.

I’ve got another 35-40 pounds I’m going to lose, but the pace is slowing, and that cliff at the end of this timeline is beginning to flatten out a bit.

If you’ve been on a similar path, though, and you’re thinking about bariatric surgery, I can tell you this: I’m damn glad I went through with it. Best thing I ever did.

Bear in mind, though: your mileage may vary.

Also, FWIW, I’m doing some writing for now, which is a great site and wealth of information about virtually every aspect of bariatric surgery. If you’ve got questions, you’ll probably find the answer there. Check it out.

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