Reached my goal weight and beyond! in Tell Your Weight Loss Surgery Story Posted February 6, 2017 I am 5 lbs blow my intended goal weight when I bought and paid for the surgery myself. Went to Wal Mart and bought myself a pair of Wrangler cargo pants in waist size 36 inches, which I haven't worn since high school, about 47 year ago). The surgery was about 3 years ago and I plateaued for about 1-1/2 years, but be patient and let this new discipline guide you through and you will be amazed where it will lead you!!!!