It all began when the girls started treating me different in about 3rd grade and just went from there. By 26 I had eaten my way to 277 pounds. I had been on diets before and had been successful, but, always gained the weight back and then some. At 22, I had gotten down to almost 200 which was amazing, but then I gained 77 pounds. In December of 2008 I made the plunge and started the process for gastric bypass surgery. I was scared, very scared and honestly, at that point felt like a failure. I worked through alot of those issues and got to a point where I felt really confident about having the surgery. On June 9, 2009 I checked in, procedure done. I thought that was painful, but then I went home. I felt alone and secluded. So I decided today, to join.