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So you want to know my story? Hmmm, let's see where it all began..... I've been pretty much overweight since about the 4th grade and from that point I slowly began to balloon upward. I remeber being a size 12 in the 6th grade (boy wouldn't I love that sz 12 now, lol), but I never let my weight stop me. I was into sports alot, even through high school. I was on the basketball team and even loved to play volley ball. I was always self confident throught out my teen years and never really had a problem with my weight. I remeber my senior year in high school I was the biggest one on the track team, weighing 240 lbs, but I had amazing endurance and could run with the best of them and was even in the marching band. After high school, once I started college, is when I started to see my weight as a problem. There wasn't any sports to keep my occupied and I began to really see how out of shape I was and how big I'd gotten, weighing 278 lbs by my senior year. Even at 278, I was still very socialable and like to go out and have fun. Well fast forward a couple years, I met my current BF of 8 years, have a kid and the rest is history. After becoming pregnant and having a child, I reached my highest of 335 lbs I no longer like to go places and avoid anywhere where there may be a lot of people, self esteem is zero!!! For the past three years I've been considering WLS but always changed my mind and never pursued it. Well September of 2011, I found OH and had a change of heart and began looking into the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass has always scared me, I guess the whole re-routing of the intestines just didn't sit well. This time my mind to have WLS was set, so I upgraded my insurance and put a little in FSA because this time, if I can control it, my jouney is going all the way!!!