My story starts when I was 10. I remember not being able to wear the same clothes my friends were wearing. By age 12, I was wearing junior size clothes and seeing a nutritionist. I have battled weight (and lost) since then....I have tried everything...I have taken every weight loss drug ever made, I have been to weight loss clinics, I even tried hypnosis in 2007. All of which either didn't work, or worked for a little while and I gained it back, plus some. I am 24 years old and I am married to the most wonderful man in the world. My decision for VSG is for me...not anyone else, and I think that is the most important part of this process..doing it for myself. I love my life, my family, and my friends but I don't love me when I look in the mirror (although I am happy with who I am). My surgery date is January 23 and I am so excited but so extremely nervous!