After years of yo-yo dieting, gaining back even more weight every time I quit, I gave up. At 304 lbs, I thought I was out of weight loss options. From my nursing experience, I knew the risks associated with gastric bypass, and wasn’t willing to take them. Then I learned about the LAP-BAND® System weight loss surgery and I knew right away it was the best choice for me. Since my surgery in 2003, I’ve gone from a size 30 dress down to a size 14.* I feel so great about my decision, my positive lifestyle changes, and even better about my results. Best of all, I look like a new woman and I’m in control of my life!