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No matter where you are on your weight-loss journey, it's always good to know you're not alone. Here you'll find inspirational, true examples of individuals who have decided to take control of their lives through bariatric surgery. Click the photos below to read about each person's transformation.

I've lost around 100 pounds... that has been over three years... and one revision... After about two years my band moved, more than likely from the weight loss around the stomach itself... It's been year since the revision.

I've used the tool... I exercise at least 4 days a week... I have an hour at lunch and I take the time to walk... I have some great walking partners. I'm very proud to say that some weeks, we do a couple 5Ks during our lunch...

I watch my portions, stick with one cup meals..... I had to take 40 years of BAD eating habits and re-learn what I was doing.

I use to be on two blood pressure pills... now, none... I needed to make this change for myself and for my daughter.

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