I am 31 years old married with 2 beautiful children. Although, I haven't "battled" with being overweight all my life. I guess I probably was compared to the doctor's chart. I used to just think I was FINE. LOL! But as a kid, I always had bigger breasts than the other girls. I was really embarrassed by that. After I had my kids, I think I added about 30-40 lbs to my frame. I am clinically obese. I think the term is now morbidly obese. ME? Morbidly obese? I was floored. My dr asked if I'd ever considered having gastric bypass. I told her NO! I love to eat I couldn't imagine doing that. But I think of my family, my sleep apnea(which has the potential to be fatal) and just my overall health. I have been considering the lap band procedure. I've recently learned that my husband's insurance does not cover ANY bariatric surgery! So, I have to wait until my company has benefit elections again and choose Cigna. I've found that they will pay for surgery with me paying 5%. WOOHOO! I am a bit aprehensive, but that's why I joined this website. I wanted to learn everything I could about the surgery.