I'm sure my story is the same as many others. I have been a chub for as long as I can remember. I was teased when I was a child for being fat. When I was a teenager I slimmed down some but was still bigger than most of the kids my age. I got married when I was 18 (I'm still married to my hubby 30 yrs later) and had 3 children. Yep, you guessed it got fat! That is when most of the dieting started. I would lose and gain lose and gain until I got where I am today. Preparing for WLS. I know that this will be a good thing for me. I'm ready to get started to a heathy me. It will be so nice to be able to do the things I used to be able to do without pain and being short winded and sweating at the drop of a hat! I'm very excited.