Hello, three years ago i had the R-N-Y done, i was 285 lbs, and now i am 110 lbs. for the first year i ate no carbs, i still continue to watch very carefully what i eat, i can only eat 3 ounces till this day. gastric bypass surgery is not for everyone, but if you do decide to make that decision, i suggest that you do some research about gastric bypass surgery, the different surgeries that are out there like the lap band, but also it is very important to make sure that you pick a doctor that you feel comfortable with and has no marks against his license do a complete back ground check on the doctor, you have that right. i did. gastric bypass surgery is not a quick fix, you have to work at losing weight, and getting to your goal weight and continue to work at it for the rest of your life by maintaining your weight. this is not an easy way out, and trust me people are going to say you are taking the easy way out. but they are wrong. you will lose friends, and you will make new friends, this surgery could destroy your marriage or your relationship with a boyfriend. just make sure you are doing this for you and no one else. if you are thinking about this surgery and you want to talk to someone who has already gone through this you can PM me. (by the way, i didn't lose my husband of 17 years, he has been my greatest supporter.