Hey Ya'll!  My name is Amanda, and I am 28 years old.  My husband and I just moved to Tampa, FL and since we are making changes, I've decided it is time for me to make big changes for myself that I have been wanting to do for a very long time.   I can't believe that I have turned into this.   I remember, as a child, all of the pageants that my mom would put me in.  Never did I imagine that I would be close to 400 lbs.  Its so depressing to know how much of my life I feel that I have thrown away due to this weight problem.  

My husband and I got married September 2009, and I swore that I would not be that "fat" bride.  So much for that...   Our wedding was a happy one, and we got married on a sailboat in the Charleston harbor in South Carolina.  Eventhough I was happy how it all went, I still wish I had been able to wear a real wedding dress.  I dont feel as if I got the entire "Bridal Experience". 

I am wanting to do the LAP BAND.  I recently went to a seminar here on the different surgeries, and I feel that this one is the best one for me.  My ultimate goal with the surgery is to just be healthy.  I don't want to have to struggle to go up the stairs or walk long distances.  I want to be happy and healthy.  I also want to start a family, and I know that there is no way that is going to happen at this weight.

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Tampa, FL
Surgery Date
Oct 20, 2009
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