My story is no different from any other person's story on this web site. Many thanks to all of my friends who are supporting me through this web site. Most weekends I spend quite a few hours scanning different profiles to learn and read about the good, bad and the ugly! lol I know that people come in all shapes and sizes and I respect that 100% . Each person must decide for themeselves what will work and what does not. I thought orginally that I would never have the surgery myself. However, I changed my mind and I am ready to embrace a healthier lifestyle. It will take discpline to make the correct choices. I have struggled with my weight mostly in my adult life. I was a premie baby...so when I was younger I was smaller. I am learning all I can about what is the right decision for me. Today is 7-12-07- I am just starting this Weight loss journey. I went an informational group meeting today and I am considering RNY -gastric surgery. My mother had an gastric bypass called MGB "Mini-gastric bypass". She has done very well and has lost 150 lbs!! - 4 year post-op. (6-5-03) We will see how long this beginning paperwork process is and if my insurance will pay for it. That is a key factor!!Thanks for all the support! Thanks for reading.