Jason Hunning had struggled with his weight since his pre-teen years. He was great at losing weight -- once he even lost 100 pounds -- but like most people, was not great at keeping it off.
By the time he was an adult, Hunning had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and was borderline diabetic. He weighed 360 pounds. "I had given up trying to lose the weight," he said. "It just wasn’t working for me.”
Hunning began considering weight loss surgery. Since he had friends, family members, and coworkers who had had the procedure, he knew it could be successful. He also knew it was not a quick fix. “I was concerned because it was a big life decision, but it was an easy decision at the same time,” he said. “I wanted to get healthy.”