Like "I would counsel against doing the bariactric surgery. I didn't think that I could lose weight either, but once I got my eating plan figured out (low carb, High protein) I lost 50 lbs in about 7 months. I have had friends do the surgery and for a while they do wonderfully but now after about 5 or 6 years, the one friend is packing on the pounds again. The surgery alters your digestive tract, and there is just no way they can go back in and correct it. You can't unbreak an egg! "