Hello everyone! My name is Charli but some people call me dJ. I am 40+ years old and I am a 'yo-yo' weight loss person. The more I have struggled with my weight the more I have gained back. I have tried almost everything. I am in the lower BMI bracket but my health has started to suffer and I have several co-morbidities so I knew I needed to find a permanent tool to help me regain my health. My sister talked me into going to an information meeting about surgical weight loss procedures and it gained momentum from there. I work in healthcare and have met many successful gastric bypass surgery participants. So here I am following my 'big' (for now-) sister. My family is extremely supportive in helping me regain my health. Some of my friends are being supportive and others are not, but it's my choice and my body. I am tired of worrying about what else will go wrong with my health as I get older and am also tired of not being able to do all the outdoor activities I love - like K-9 search & rescue, hiking, swimming, etc. I am looking forward to the new me!