I just found these posts on here. A lot of people talking about the weight gain after GB surgery. I have not experienced this. I started getting what was thought to be acid reflux and a milk allergy. The symptoms eventually turned to pain. Extreme pain. And I was rushed to the emergency room. My doctor referred me to a specialist. And scheduled my surgery. I was extremely overweight. I had no idea by how much at the time as I hated scales. I knew I was big but I would rather just not know. I was scared because my weight along with the surgery could have killed me. It was the first time I had to face my weight problem. I could no longer push it under the rug. I weighed 450 pounds at the time of my surgery in Feb 2007. I was scared when I heard it could make me gain weight. But my health and my life was more important. I was immobile for two weeks. I gained a little during those two weeks due to that fact alone. I have been doing just fine after the surgery and had no major issues to deal with from it. As of July 22nd, 2009 I now weigh 299 pounds. I did not have gastric bypass or lapband or any of that. I do not take diet supplements. I do not “kill” myself with diet and exercise. I just changed my eating habits at first, then eventually adding in some exercising. (mostly walking) I have not taken any of the fish oils or any stuff that is supposed to help you after GB surgery. Not that they don’t work, I just wouldn’t know because I have never had the need to try them. I stopped drinking soda. I drink lots of water. I eat low or no fat foods. I stay away from salty foods. I eat a lot of raw foods. No more white bread. Simple things I over looked for years. I have found that my GB surgery was the best thing that ever happened to me. It made me face my weight issues and it made me change my life for the better. I’m still not at “goal”, but I feel fantastic and I love myself everyday for what I have went through to get here.