I used to weigh 390lbs at the start of 2015. I decided to have Bariatric Surgery specifically the Sleeve to help me lose weight because I’ve been fighting an excruciating battle with Chronic Pain Syndrome since I was 20yrs I old. I was diagnosed with Slinal Stenosis when I was 12yrs old and by the time I was 20 they told me 5 Herniated Discs & a Degenerative Spine diseases as well as several other Spine related problems which together caused an extremely rare Pain Level that roughyly on 75M people go through. That’s less than 1% of the world’s Population. Anyway in 2015 I had weight loss surgery and after 4 months I lost 100lbs. I went from 390-225 in 2yrs. Then i slowly gained some weight back until I fluctuated between 235-244lbs. In the past year I really struggled with my diet. I basically ate whatever I wanted then I tried some diets but nothing worked. Last month I got up to 260Lbs and that terrified me because I refuse to be that obese person again. So I Just started seeing a Nutritionist & she put together a plan for me. I was already eating enough protein but way too much carbs & Sugar. In November I quit sweets except for holidays and lost some only to gain it back. Now I’m eating 1,750 Calories a day. Today I weighed in at 242.6lbs which is awesome! The plan from my nutritionist is working. Now if only I could find the motivation to begin working out again. I did 3-4x a week for a year but I haven’t been in nearly 11 months. The problem with my diet and with eating Heathy in general is that it can be VERY Expensive which is ridiculous. It shouldn’t cost so much to eat healthy. My Protein Bars & Shakes cost way too much. I just started eating One’s Protein Bars & I love them. But they cost $25 for a box of 12 Bars on Amazon. & I eat 1-2 per day so that’s about 3 boxes a month. My diet may be expensive but I’m seeing results which is Amazing. My Goal is to get down to at least 225-230lbs at keep it off for life. In the last 6yrs I’ve Quit several addictions including Cigarettes(13yrs 2-3pks per day) Caffeine, & Sweets. I’ve also been Sober for 9yrs. So my strength & willpower are insanely high. I will always keep fighting to live a healthy life.