first let me say that bariatric surgery was the single best decision I ever made for myself. I had surgery in January 2013. Within six months I went from 275 pounds to 154 pounds. Since then I have gained 26 pounds and I am now at 180. This is a very good weight for me. Since I had surgery, I have not been hungry, not even once. I count it as a blessing. However, I became overweight in the first place because I ate when I wasn't hungry, so surgery is not a magic fix. The issues I had with self-control were the real problem. So yes I am not hungry, but I am still the same person that wants to eat for nothing but mental gratification. Bariatric surgery is not a magic fix for that, it is simply a tool to make it easier.