5 years out and still going!

on 1/30/13 10:50 am - Riverside, CA
RNY on 01/30/08 with


5 years ago today, I was scared to death, but the thought of dying young and not seeing my daughter grow up was a lot scarier. I took a huge step and moved to save my own life by having a gastric bypass. I started at a cringeworthy 501 pounds. It's now 5 years and over 300 pounds lost, and even though I have had some complications along the way, I would do it all over again. I am NEVER going back to being the miserable person in this picture. It hasn't been all sunshine and roses, a smooth easy perfect journey. I am blessed to have people in my life that have been there for me every step of the way. I am going to learn from my before, and enjoy living my after.



Doris Cervenka
on 1/30/13 1:47 pm - Ganado, TX

Amazing Story.  You should feel proud.

on 1/30/13 2:00 pm - AK

Thank you so much for posting - I just got my surgery date and am excited nervous but was concerned because at 365 lbs, I'm much bigger than most of the other postings I have seen. It's so encouraging to see some positive long lasting results!

on 1/30/13 9:21 pm - Brookfield, IL
VSG on 04/16/12


You are right where I was when i began this journey 12 months ago. You can do this and you will be a great success. It has been 10 months and I am physically fit, strong and on the road to being at goal. 

The folks in this forum helped me immensely as i continue on that journey. You are in the right place.





on 1/30/13 9:16 pm - Brookfield, IL
VSG on 04/16/12

Wow Michelle,

You have had an amazing journey. I know nothing comes easy that is worth fighting for. This weight loss thing is definitely a battle and requires a fighting spirit, which you obviously have. 

You look amazing.






on 1/31/13 6:26 am - FL
VSG on 01/09/13

Congratulations on ur amazing journey. You have come so far and are such an inspiration to those of us who are just starting out. I know you'll continue to do great!

KittyKarin :-) Starting weight: 362 / Surgery weight: 353 / Current weight: 190 (03/27/2017)

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