The biggest change is being happy with where I am in my life. After years of yoyo dieting and weight loss programs that would always end up with me being heavier than I was before I started, I finally feel like I found a solution that gives me the ability to manage my weight. It is not a magic bullet; exercise and diet will always be part of the resolution, but I can now exercise, and more importantly, I want to exercise. Portion control and snacking are something to be aware of and managed, but the surgery has made it possible to focus on these areas and be successful. I can live life now without thinking about my size; I didn’t realize how many decisions on what I did and where I went were based on if I would fit in the seat.