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Archive for May 2018

Meagan Wright

Meagan, manager of Jack’s BBQ, passed away suddenly last week. We grew up in the same part of Indiana. Her memorial service is next week – details here.

The world is a worse place without her.

Written by Ry Jones

16 May 2018 at 7:00

Posted in Life

Half the person I was before

Previously, I wrote about my experience post-BPD/DS weight loss surgery at two months post op. At one year post op, my surgeon advised me to stop trying to lose weight. At one year, two months, I’ve stopped at ~180 pounds. My post-surgery low was ~175 – literally half the person I was before.


March 2005:


September 2017:


April 2018:


I’ve discovered thin people speak in code – genuine smiles when you walk into places, for instance.

The dramatic change is why officers thought my passport was fake. I’m 2″ taller because I’m not being pulled over by my fat.

If you want to talk about weight loss surgery, get in touch.

Written by Ry Jones

4 May 2018 at 6:00

Posted in Life