My story is like so many of yours. I was a chubby child. I started out chubby as a toddler and was considered to be chubby until I lost some weight in high school. College added weight. I lost it. Marriage added weight. I lost it. Having a child added weight. I lost it again. Then a familiy member became terminally ill and I went on to further my education and I added weight yet again. Now, I am at my all time heaviest and am having to deal with the consequences of being morbidly obese. After four serious weight loss attempts, I know that I can lose the weight, but can not maintain the weight without a tool. I believe that the Lap Band is the tool for me. Being able to adjust the tool to fit my needs is going to be an assett to my weight maintenance program.