Sandy's Story It has been almost five months since my surgery and I'm not really trying to lose weight. It just happens.

Sandy and Bob are a couple who went through weight loss surgery together to help get their lives back. Here is part of their story that they have shared with their Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Peterson.

It has been almost five months since my surgery and I'm not really trying to lose weight. It just happens. My main problem has been portioning. I am learning and, like my husband, I have every intention of maintaining once I get the rest of my weight off. At my heaviest I was 213. Nope, not at all proud of that. I am down to 160 now and have about 30 more pounds to go, or to grow about a foot taller.

Guess I know which one it will be. Well, I'm used to being 5'3" anyway. If I had gotten into an exercise routine I might already be at my goal, but there is always hope. Also, as the weight has come off, my energy level has gone up tremendously. I can tie my shoes AND breathe at the same time. I walk faster and more energetically. My ego isn't hurting either. I have cleaned out my closet a couple of times and love shopping now. I was in 2X sized clothes, and at this point, it's a 16, and I'm not done yet!

My story isn't finished, but I'm off to a fantastic start. I will get there and I will win because having the surgery really is life changing. I want this bad and with my health getting nothing but better, how could I not be successful. I know I have a built in advantage with Bob. Having a live in 'coach' isn't always fun, but it definitely has advantages!