I am 33 years old and I have reached the heaviest weight I have ever been (298). My story like alot of others is that I was always the fat kid growing up even though as I was always active in sports. I would always watch what I was eating when friends would chow down and any and everything and stay skinny. Looking back at pictures I only wish I could be the size 14 I was in highschool. But back then a 14 was large compared to my friends who wore size 5-6's. After Highschool with each year I just kept getting bigger, most of the time without even realizing it. It was as though I woke up and said whoa! Where did these 10 lbs come from. I have recently married the love of my life, who doesn't care how much weight I have. I have been on yo-yo diets for most of my life. With the help of dangerous diet pills and dangerous diets I was able to lose 60lbs at once but quickly gained it all back once I was off the pills. I choose the lap band after a doctor said that I was too obese to have children. My goal is to lose the weight that I have always had, become healthy, and be able to extend my family.