In 2015 at 285 pounds, I was tired of being tired all the time and wanted to better my life for me and my families sake. The gastric sleeve has been a great success for me. As of July 2017, more than two years after surgery, I am a healthy 180 pounds. I work out five times a week and feel great. Since surgery, my wife Lindsay and I were blessed with our third child, Caroline, and are blessed to be enjoying our entire family. I can participate in so many more activities with my family that I was not able to participate in before surgery due to my weight. From a career perspective, I have gained more confidence in my abilities and have put myself out there more. In January 2016, I was grateful to be selected for a job promotion with the government. Throughout 2016 and 2017, I was selected to participate in various leadership programs that have helped me move towards my aspirations of being in leadership in the government. Surgery really did help me transform my life in such positive ways and I look forward to what the future brings!