Susan used to tell herself that she wasn't overweight, even though she struggled to perform daily tasks. She couldn't sleep on her stomach. Her back ached. She had trouble fitting behind the wheel of the car. She couldn't wear "cute" clothes, she recalls. But after bariatric surgery, Susan hasn't looked back—only forward, and as a thinner, happier, more confident version of herself (and one who can wear "cute" clothes again).