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I have had weight issues of some sort my entire life. When I was young, I was diagnosed as borderline bulemic. I had a nervous stomach and had a hard time keeping anything down. Thought this was normal until I hit the 3rd grade and my life changed dramaticly. I changed schools, my mom got remarried, we moved...life happened. I started gaining weight rapidly and that is when my battle with gaining began. When I turned 15, I admitted myself into an eating disorder clinic. I weighed in at 222. I was the youngest patient and ED patients went through the program with A/D patients. I was young, scared and somewhat sheltered and until this point had no idea what the world was really like. I was successful in the program until I went away to college and the freshman 15 turned into the freshman 50. After graduating college, I moved back home and got married. My ex-husband had WLS 6 weeks after we got married. I can honestly say that because of him, I know what NOT to do. He changed his addictions as some often do. He was not emotionally ready for such a life change. My weight continued to increase. My responsibilities increased. I continued to put myself last and did not concentrate on my weight or my health. We had tried to have children but were not successful. I was diagnosed with PCOS. Long story short, 5 and half years later, we divorced. I was turning 30 and no where where I thought I would be at 30. I weighted in at 292.5. I decided at that moment I had to get a grip and fast. I started the WLS process, was approved and had gastric bypass on 11/06/07. I am down 70 pounds and feel great. This has been the extra push, that tool that I needed to sucessfully loose weight.