I am a married 31 year old from the DC/MD/VA area. I have been overweight all of my life (I think it started in the womb). My family has a history of obesity. My mother was my size in High school. She got very sick and lost it and kept off most of the weight. All of my life all I heard was "you are to pretty to be big". I love life and all that is has to offer. The reason I am doing this surgery is because the Dr. said that it would be hard for my husband and I to have children. So that was a no brainer. Also, we found out that my husband needs kidney. They can not take a kidney from me at my weight so that was another reason for me to have this. I am a singer when hired and love to laugh!