Hello everyone my name is Deborah, I am from Beaumont, TX. I am married to a wonderful husband of 18 years and we have two great children Breanna she is 14 and Kaz he is 16, well great maybe a little strong we are going through the teenage years so we have our days but honestly I have been blessed with two pretty good kids. I have been on the battle of weight loss ever since I graduated from high school. I was very athletic and the summer after graduation I gained 30 pounds and that is all she wrote 2 kids that was another 40 pounds an a pound here a pound there. I tried everything and never could control the weight. I am hoping that the Lap-Band is the answer. I have just started my journey 10/24/2007.