lap-band procedure

"I shrunk back into my body. They couldn’t believe my parents would do that to me. They couldn’t believe I was that bad."
"I didn’t need food anymore. I had beaten it. I would kill every memory of my fat self."
I first learned about bariatric (weight loss) surgery when I was 19.
Dear Carnie: It's not surprising that you gained back most of the weight you lost after your first weight loss surgery -- so many people do.