Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Success Story: Larry Kidd
The most touching thing after losing my weight was when my wife put her arms all the way around me and just held on. That was the first time she had been able to do that since we had been married.
— Larry Kidd: Gastric Bypass Surgery, February 2005
"The most I ever weighed was 375 pounds," says Larry Kidd. "I had lost weight and regained it several times. Many times, I ate when I wasn’t even hungry."
Before his gastric bypass surgery in 2005, Larry’s weight was down to about 334 pounds. Since 2006, he’s maintained his weight in the 180-185 pound range.
"My clothing size has gone from size 54 overalls to size 32 pants. My shirt size has gone from 3X to size medium. I stay active by working at my farm everyday. I walk, play with the goats, and do chores.
"When people ask me how I have kept the weight off,” Larry explains, “I tell them I am eating the proper foods in the proper amounts. I put my food in the center of my plate and nothing can touch the edges. I eat a variety of foods, three to four meals per day. I can eat anything I want as long as I eat small servings. I eat protein with every meal and I don’t eat any sugar or drink anything sweet."
Several motivations led to Larry’s decision to have the weight-loss surgery.
"The moment that hurt me the most was when my then 5-year-old daughter said she wanted to sit in my lap, but said, 'Daddy, you don’t have a lap.' Another time, I went to have my motorcycle worked on and asked what I could do to make it faster. The owner told me to lose 100 pounds. It worked! I now have three motorcycles I enjoy riding.
"But the most touching thing after losing my weight was when my wife put her arms all the way around me and just held on. That was the first time she had been able to do that since we had been married.
"I highly recommend the Scott & White bariatric program to others. I think the support before, during and after surgery had a great deal to do with my success today."