Hello All best of luck to those who are going in for surgery the worst part will be the gas pain. It'd excruciating wish someone would have warned me so there you go.. my journey- started at 240lbs with a height of only 5'2 I'm down to 203 as of today. I'm almost at my 40 lb mark best decision I've made in my life besides my kids. Feel more energy feel alive something I hadnt felt in a while. Best eating advice I can give after surgery at about 1 month mark is to eat many times during the day stick to protein shake in the AM and eat rick protein foods water and healthy fats. Weight will keep coming off. Thanks to all for hearing me out and best of luck to all this in journey!!!!