I started my weight loss journey about 9 months ago when I made the conscious decision to get healthy again. At my peak I weighed 278lbs. I had all of the indications to eventually be diabetic, develop heart disease, and a number of muscle and joint issues that go with obesity. This also had an effect on my mental health. Since my procedure on July 18th 2016 I have lost 65lbs and am still working at it. My goal weight is 200lbs. I work out an average of 3 times per week. I drive truck long haul so I joined a nationally recognized gym that has facilities in almost every town I go through. My doctor has taken me off of the cholesterol medication and my BP runs 118/80. My sleep apnea has all but gone away. I’m healthy once again and enjoying life.