The joy of eating as much food as I wanted as a child led to an addiction for eating food as an adult. My food addiction ballooned me up to 350-pounds. People who hadn't seen me for a while would exclaim, "What happened to you?!" After bariatric surgery I dropped to 180-pounds. And again, people who hadn't seen me for a while would exclaim, "What happened to you?!" I hid my addiction to food for many years.That addiction still lives inside me.This is what I do to keep my weight off after having bariatric surgery. Losing weight and keeping it off is still a real challenge for me. Bariatric surgery made it easy. The hard part was changing my habits. I discovered consistency is the key to my success. Overall, I've found it's the journey, not the finish, that's important. I know that my truth is not the only truth--I hope my book implores you to find your own.