I assume my story is like many of those out there. I am a 42 year old mother of 6 and grandmother to 1. I have been playing the weight loss game my entire life. As a child I was either chubby or skinny, and that has continued into adulthood. After my last short lived weight loss of 29 lbs. I quickly gained it all back again and then some. I decided that I want to enjoy the rest of my life and hopefully have more control over my weight. I have been on almost every diet and pill imaginable. My BMI is 35.6 which to some may not seem high, but my back and feet are constantly killing me and if I continue to not do anything I will end up seriously overweight. I am going to Mexico to have my procedure and hope to have an uneventful experience.