At my heaviest, I was 281 lbs (according to my scale at home).  I was very unhealthy, and really didn’t care about how I looked and what I ate.

I had diabetes, and high blood pressure, and they weren’t getting any better.  It was the day when I started to lose my eyesite, that I started to consider having gastric bypass surgery, because I had tried for so many years to lose weight by myself, and nothing worked.

After researching centers around the area, I found Dr. Moazzez and his team at INOVA Bariatric Surgery (…and the rest is history!  I’m so thankful for having my gastric bypass in April 2008.  It’s been seven years since I had my procedure, and I’ve still been able to keep the weight off.  Now mind you, it’s a struggle (everyday) to do the right thing and exercise, and eat right, but it (can) be done.

Take hold of your life, and stop letting food rule you…YOU rule over food!


About Me
Alexandria, VA
Feb 26, 2008
Member Since

Before & After
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At my heaviest
Size 8

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Change in my surgery date.