After 40 years of being a slave to buying the largest clothes on the rack and hoping they wouldn't be too tight, starting a new diet every Monday, entering a room and quickly searching for a chair that I will fit in before someone else gets it, pretending to fasten my seatbelt on an airplane, and not riding the rides at the fair for fear of being told I am too big ... I am free!

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My name is Lora. I am a wife, a mom, and a nurse. On July 9, 2012 with the support of my family, friends, and the staff of the Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss I changed my life forever. My only regret is not doing it sooner.