For me, weight loss surgery was all about getting healthy. I had been struggling with my weight for a number of years, but learning from my doctor that I had diabetes was a serious wake-up call. I didn’t want to spend my life on medication, and diet and exercise alone was not working. I had the gastric sleeve procedure in March and by August I had lost 45 pounds! With the help of the surgery and the support of the staff at New Jersey Bariatric Center, I’ve learned how to portion my food properly, follow a healthy regimen and stick to a food schedule. But what’s more incredible is that about a month after surgery, my diabetes was resolved. I didn’t need medication any more. I have more energy. My sleep has improved and so has my self-esteem and quality of life. I love being able to fit into clothes that I haven’t been able to wear for years. And I love shopping for new clothes again too! Thanks to my doctors and staff for helping be healthy again!