This year I turn 25 and I am happier then ever. I decided January 2008 to take charge of my life and I've been working on it ever since. On July 24th 2008 I had gastric bypass surgery to help me control my weight and I have lost a total of 160lbs! My Mom, Dad and Aunt also had the surgery, all within 6 weeks and we've been a great support to each other. I am now working on a cook book that I am looking to publish to help others achieve there weight loss goals and to help out with bariatric weight loss! Wish me luck!