FLORIDAYS

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About FLORIDAYS

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    I love my band!
  • Birthday 02/08/1960

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • City
    Tampa Bay
  • State
    FL
  • Zip Code
    33563
The honest truth is I was just flat tired of being fat. I had lost and gained the same hundred lbs for 25 years and I was at the end of the line and was desperate to get the weight off for good. I turned to the band because I needed a permanant solution and not just a bandaid.

I researched my options and found the band to be the best method for me....I never thought I couldn't do it. I knew I would be successful... I had to be. At 377 lbs my life depended on it although I had no health problems so to speak. But I knew if I didn't do something soon... My life would either be miserable or end...and I didn't like those choices.

So I threw myself into my band and we became one. It was the most important thing in my life. Thankfully my husband knew I needed to do this for me and was patient for the most part but it had its trying moments....

I had 217 lbs to lose to get to my goal and 227 to get to my doctors goal. He said it would take 2 1/2 to 3 years. I didn't think I could stay motivated that long so I was super strict with myself and It took 2.

Today I am a new person on the outside and finally feel like the inside matches the outside.... I am happy to share my journey with anyone who asks....it's my way of passing forward all that I have gained in the last two years...and it's not the weight. ;)

Age: 57
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Starting Weight: 377 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 150 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 227 lbs
BMI: 22.1
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 10/01/2010
Surgery Date: 12/09/2010
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: Denied after Appeal
FLORIDAYS's Bariatric Surgeon
Tampa, Florida 33609