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I guess you all have heard by now the childhood overweight blues. Well mine has a twist. I was always "bigboned" in elementary school, but it wasn't until I developed asthma and was hospitalized that I started to become overweight. I was put on steroids for my lungs and had to take them daily for years. This started at age 11. I remember to date that my sixth grade graduation dress was a size 24. How do a child wear a size 24? Well I slimmed a little in junior high to a 18 and gained that plus some back by high school. I have been in the 24's, 26's in clothes since then. The most successful diet I have been on would have to be Herbalife where you count your calories and drink shakes. Since adulthood my lowest weight has been 295 and my highest is now at 357. For some reason I am not ashamed to say that on here. I am 5'9 1/2". Usually when I tell people how much I weigh they are stunned, because of my height I don't look it. THANK GOODNESS. But I do feel it in my feet. The reason I am choosing weight loss surgery is because I know I don't have enough willpower to do it on my own. I need help. I will definitely work hard at changing old habbits and keep pictures of my goal body around me. I saw this model a long time ago that wore a size 20 and had a six pack of ab muscle I couldn't believe it and I am definitely after that as a goal. I don't plan to get onto the scale except doctors visits so I can really see progress. As a matter of fact the doc told me that a patient of his that just got the band three months ago has lost 60lbs without one fill yet. I definitely hope I could be like that. I have never really had a boyfriend just real good male friends and I want to know what that is like. I am getting old now and don't want to be alone forever. I want to have children someday that is another reason why I am losing weight now so that way I wont add extra weight onto my already too big figure.