"At 412 pounds I was told by my doctor that if I did not lose the weight, I would die."
Stories for Weight-Loss Surgery
"I now have energy to play with my kids after working a 12 hour day."
"Since my surgery I have successfully maintained a 160 pound weight loss and am living an active and fulfilling lifestyle."
Today, 65 percent of adult Americans are overweight according to the National Institutes of Health.
For his wedding in August 2007, Darin Holt wore a size 50 pants and a 4X shirt. Though he weighed more than 400 pounds, the 40-year-old Costa Mesa resident seemed strong and healthy.