"I've always had a very active social life. My weight never really got in the way of that. It did keep me from feeling like I had a "normal" social life, though. I didn't date like my friends did. Guys didn't ask me out.
I'd go out with friends but I always felt self-conscious -- like people were staring at me. Since losing 85 pounds (and counting) with the Lap Band, I finally feel normal. I even love shopping and going to the pool. It's very exciting for me."
If I can do it, so can you!