Hey,I am Lori! I am 27 yrs old and I have 3 children and a husband. I never been a skinny minnie but I averaged at about 170lbs. I did lose weight when I was 17 and gotten down to 123. I was so happy about that, then I gotten into a commited relationship and gained the weight back. I then had my first child and I met the numbers 210. that was so horrible for me,then after the other 2 kids came I gained lots more and with being depressed,. I am seeing the surgeon today,and I been through all the requirements. So,today I get a date to have gastirc bypass. I am so nervous about that,I have 3 kids that depend on me and yes I am doing the whole wls thing for them and myself but I am also very scared that I won't make it and they will not have a mother:( I have been reading so many stories on here and some are encourging but lots are terrifiying me. well,wish me luck!