Hi, am a 45 year old mother of three grown daughters. All my life, I have lived for them. Well I finally decided to do something for myself and it was to get healthy and thinner. I began 2012 at 367 pounds and I decided it was time to get rid of the weight and get healthy. On March 23, 2012 I had bariatric surgery. I was tired of yo yo dieting. I wanted something that was going to be a permanent tool to help me acheive my weightloss goals. It has been the best experience of my life. Surgery is not the answer for everyone, but for me it has been a success. To date, I have lost 59 pounds. I am back eating normal foods, this time at a regular portion and eating healthy foods rather than junk. I have realized that my entire life could have been different if I had just taken time to read labels and make changes 25 years ago. However, I have now made the changes necessary to get healthy and thinner.