Shelby had her Gastric Bypass surgery a little over 2 years ago instead of having spinal surgery. She has kept in touch regarding her progress and has done excellent with her weight loss, stating, she is “no longer in pain and living life once again”. Read her 2 year update below and check out her awesome transformation.


“Hi JoAnne, I’m doing great! Lost 147 pounds and was a little too thin (was going through a lot of stressful situations w/family and work) and once I got all of that situated, I gained 10 back but am still very healthy and where I think I should be.

Maintaining great now. AND … due to better life choices, eating much more fruit, veggies and lean meats, my husband has also lost 65 lbs.!

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I’m so grateful for my second chance at life!

I needed this surgery, in hopes it would alleviate my back pain..and it worked!!! My only other option was spinal surgery (injury from a head on car accident).

I’m so glad I didn’t need spinal surgery. I could hardly walk or move before. I wasn’t living.

I love that I look better but most importantly I’m pain free. Now I’m running, playing sports, traveling and LIVING LIFE ONCE AGAIN. Thank you all!”

We are so thrilled with your success Shelby, and grateful you did not have to have spinal surgery. You look amazing and the fact that you’re living life once again, is a testament to your hard work and dedication to your own health and well-being. Congrats to you (and your hubby too) and thank you for sharing!

***If you or someone you know are interested in having affordable weight loss surgery, please visit or call us directly at (800) 215-6497 and we’ll be happy to give you more information.