I am presently 49 years old. I have Kaiser insurance and they require that you loose 10% of your weight before they would do the surgery. This is my second time around. The first time I could not loose the weight. I figured if I could loose the weight I would not need the surgery. As of February 2008 my doctore reinstated me back into the WLS program. My goal weight for the surgery is 320. While off the program I gained more weight. So now I have to loose the weight that I have gained plus get down to goal weight. They feel they would be rewarding bad behavior is they changed my goal to the new 10% weight. In all I have to loose 54 pounds before surgery. My goal is to loose the weight by whatever means neccessary. I have a gym membership and attend weightwatchers. We will see what happens. I am a father and a pastor. It is hard for me to do either because of my weight. I want to live to see my children succeed in life and do the work of the ministry.