OK. So my story is probably quite similar to everyone else on here. I have been overweight the majority of my adult life. I can lose weight but never seem to successfully keep it off. I am ready for a new beginning and want to finally shed and keep this weight off of me. I want to get rid of the potential health issues that I WILL face oneday if I don't loose this weight. My mother was morbidly obese and died at age 54 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. I saw her struggle from weight issues all of her life and I want to be healthy and happy. I am the mother of two kids. My daughter is 17 and my son is 13. I want, as we all do, to be around for them.