I think that life is hard enough with the added pressure of being seriously overweight. Two years and 115 lbs ago*, I’d reached my breaking point. My goal was to achieve a healthier lifestyle and gain long term control of my weight. Since I work in the medical field, I was very thorough in researching my options. The LAP-BAND® System was an easy choice for me, because it was a non-invasive, low risk weight loss procedure with minimal recovery time. My surgery was on a Friday – I went home the next day and was back to work Monday morning! I’ve maintained my goal weight for over two years and my life has changed in so many positive ways. Thanks to the support of the LAP-BAND®, I can keep up with my children and I no longer have to worry about my weight. I feel more energetic, younger and much happier. I exercise, go boating, skiing, snorkeling, and do many things I could never have dreamt of doing before I had the LAP-BAND®. And, I can even wear a bikini!