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I am 27 years old. I have been overweight since I became pregnant with my son in 1997. I was always skinny growing up, so I never thought I would become overweight. Well I gained 70 pounds during my pregnancy with him and it went from there. For some reason I believed if I ignored my weight problem so would everyone else and it would just "go away." Yeah, that didnt work! My lowest weight was 110lbs, my highest has been 210lbs. During my second pregnancy I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. That did it for me, I was tired of being overweight, and I was scared that if I didnt do something now I was going to die of a preventable illness. After two children and spending pretty much all of my adult life overweight, I am ready for a change. I have a good life now, I have a great husband who I am extremely proud of, 2 beautiful children, and a nice home. But there is always room for improvement and I have decided to improve me! In October of 2007 I made the first move and called my MD to make an appt to discuss gastric bypass. I was placed on a diet of 1500 calories a day and told to come back in a few months after losing 4 pounds at least. Determined as I was, I lost 10lbs, and went back six months later in April of 2008. I was approved for a gastric bypass refferal to a surgoen a week later. On May 1, 2008 I had my consultation with Dr. Coon in Riverside CA. I was told I was a perfect candidate and went on to do my lab work. On May 29, 2008, my insurance approved my surgery and I now have a surgery date of June 18,2008. The rest is to be continued!