The above photo was taken on February 1, 2011 right before I went in for Gastric Bypass surgery. That was 53 days ago...and I am feeling great! It was a long, hard road to get here. I took classes for several months and underwent numerous lab tests and procedures. For 3 weeks after surgery I was on a complete liquid diet and then for 3 weeks I was on pureed foods. NOW...I am on a "regular" modified diet including tons of protein and mostly bland foods. I am NOT hungry at all and my energy is slowly coming back.