I started gaining weight after 40 years old. Every year I would weigh a little more. I had tried everything, weight watchers, hypnosis, optifast. I could lose weight, but I couldn't keep it off. At 64 years old, I decided I couldn't keep doing this. I needed a tool that would help me lose weight and this time I would work hard to keep it off. I did lots of research before making the decision to have gastric bypass surgery.