I've been fat my entire life. I don't recall a moment where I was comfortable with my weight. I first noticed I was fat in elementary when my best friend called me a hippo and since then have been struggling with diets and exercise. I've done weight watchers, nutrisystem, adkins, and all sorts of other gimmicks. In Dec. 2008 my mom ot lap band and has lost 60 lbs since. I decided that though I am young this is my chance to change my life. To get the life I have back. So here I am I am on my 2nd day of my liquid diet and ready for surgery July 13th!