I am Karen, 30 year old married mother of 3! Ray is my loving husband .... my children are Austyn, Raymond III & Chloe. I have been overweight since I was in 3rd grade. I have decided on WLS this past year '2008'. It was the biggest decision I ever had to make, this will change not only my life, but my family's life as well. What made me go this path? ... I had that moment, the moment of "OMG, is that ME in that picture?!?!", it all becomes reality when you actually see some type of footage of yourself. I am so ready for a diet change, I NEED this tool to help me. I am so sick of the yo-yo dieting, I lose weight and then it comes back PLUS 10 lbs! I am so excited to go through this new journey in my life ... I am also so scared of the changes I am about to face. But, I can do this ... for me and my family!