Hello, I am Karen Gillman...

author of It’s Never Too Late’ which is my 10 year journey with weight loss surgery. In early 2000 my weight crept to an all-time high of over 300 pounds. My body type was medically classified as morbidly obese and I found myself going through the motions in a lifestyle I didn’t love, living in a body that was weighing me down mentally and physically. There were several indications that made me realize if I didn’t make some drastic changes, my future will never match that of what I had been dreaming of. In 2004 I had gastric band (Lap-Band®) surgery which ultimately helped me combat my obesity, shed and maintain a weight loss of 145 pounds and bring my BMI from a staggering 45.3 to a maintaining a normal weight BMI of 23. Enjoy my book, It’s Never Too Late as I share my before and after pictures, tips and tricks I learned along the way as well as personally developed. I share my top 10 products any weight loss surgery patient can’t live without, and my secret formula for steady long term weight loss. I’m in it for life, how about you? I’m in it for the long run. And I hope you are too!  God bless.

Sky's The Limit

  • 345 lbs down to 165lbs 
  • Lap-Band Surgery November 2004 
  • If I can do it, so can you!

Karen Gillman


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Lucky for us, Karen is very open about her life before and after surgery. Read More…


Love to See Your Smile

Be sure to post a picture of yourself with my book.  I love seeing your smiling faces!

Before, During & After

I always love getting emails with any progress pics.  Want to share your story?  Send it to me and I will share it on the blog!

Book Review

Well done Karen! You should be so proud of this book. You have always been and continue to be so inspirational! ~ Jennifer Young

I’m Social

It would tickle me pink to connect with you on social media. Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter are my channels. Links are above and below.


My video library is in progress. Check back from time to time for new clips.

Book Review

“Just finished It’s Never Too Late by Karen Gillman and loved it. This book offers concrete tips for people who have had lap band surgery and inspiration for the rest of us. I’m inspired!” ~ Angie Lusk

Book Review

If you, or someone you know, has undergone weight loss surgery or is contemplating it, I encourage you to purchase Karen’s book, It’s Never Too Late. I believe this book is a must-have book for anyone considering weight loss surgery. Her book will inspire you and provide valuable insights into her personal experience with life after weight loss surgery. ~ Shellie Bowdoin
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“You Can Do This! If I Can Do It, Anyone Can.”

~ Karen Gillman

Weight Lost

Sizes Dropped

Years Kept Off

Level of Happiness

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KAREN GILLMAN.COM DISCLAIMER:  All information provided (including verbal information, graphic, and images) is for informational purposes only. It is not to be constructed as medical care or medical advice and is not a replacement for medical care given by physicians or other qualified healthcare providers (s) when experiencing symptoms or health problems, or before starting any new treatment. I am a patient, not a physician, and speak only of my personal experiences and about the information that I have gathered over time.