Fast forward 11 years. I am 1 week post op from RNY revision from a 2008 Lap Band. I had my band for 10 1/2 years and had great success losing over 110 lbs. I thought I had this healthy living down pat but I was wrong, so wrong! I lost all my weight in the first 3 years after banding and I became someone who loved trying new things and being active. I was the person I always felt I should be and so I honestly believed the happiness I felt with myself would keep me on a healthy path for the rest of my life. I was able to maintain my weight for almost another 5 years before I began letting that old negative person I thought I had long left behind creep back into my conscience. It started with dropping out of college just before graduating and allowing my anxiety to grab ahold of my life. I began to break myself down by telling myself I was a failure and that I must truly be defective. What could be so wrong with me that I could have so many personal failures in my life. This allowed me to start eating stuff I new I shouldn't but what the heck, my body likes where it's at, it's not gonna allow me to gain weight. Well it did, and learning a couple of years later that my husband of 20 plus years had been having a long term affair with a woman at work, just broke me. I made it through but found myself still feeling crappy about myself and 70 lbs heavier. My health had taken a huge hit along with my confidence. I couldn't believe I had let happen exactly what I told myself I would never let happen again. Well, I decided to have my band taken out in January for reflux reasons and just had gastric bypass a week ago. Here I go again, I hope wiser and stronger than before. I choose to be positive about the future but also more cautious with my mental health as well as my food choices. Here's to second chances!!!