Carl recently posted an update on his social media profile and gave us permission to share it:
“A year ago, I saw my bariatric surgeon Ayotunde Adeyeri for the first of many appointments.
I think that day I didn’t stop for fast food on the way home.
Six months later, I had a gastric sleeve.
(Yes, no fast food that day either.)
Tonight, I’m going to pick up the dog I didn’t have, and maybe do a walk I couldn’t do, and sit down with legs that don’t ache.
I’m not a better person than I was a year ago.
I just wanted to do this for me, and I’ve had some great support the whole way for which I am eternally grateful.
By my scale, I’ve lost 159 pounds in the past year.
Six months after my weight loss surgery, I had lost 107 pounds.
I feel great and my health is better in the little meaningful ways, and life is (as it has always been) one endless series of blessings.
Thank you, for everything.”