I lost almost 270 pounds – At her heaviest in 2011, Shannon Britton weighed 486 pounds. This photo was taken 10 days before her gastric bypass surgery on November 23.
I lost almost 270 pounds – One year after her surgery, Britton was down to 300 pounds.
I lost almost 270 pounds – Britton weighed around 235 pounds in December 2013. "What matters is how you feel, how you look and how happy you are," she says.
I lost almost 270 pounds – "There's so much they didn't prepare me for," the 29-year-old resource manager in Tampa, Florida, says of losing so much weight.
I lost almost 270 pounds – These days, Britton weighs around 220 pounds. "I know at my current weight I am still medically obese, but I have a clean bill of health," she says. "I am happier now than I have ever been."