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About HeatherMarie

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  • Birthday 01/26/1977

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<p><span style="font-family: comic sans ms, cursive">I have been overweight since age 5.&nbsp; My Kindegarten picture is red braids and big freckled cheeks.&nbsp; Cute then but not soo much now.&nbsp; Tried diets, pills and loving myself the way I was.&nbsp; I have two very energetic kids (5 &amp; 4 years old) and never have enough oomph to keep up with them.&nbsp; I also know how cruel kids can be and I don't want my children to be teased for having the &quot;fat mom&quot; or learn my habits and be the overweight kid.&nbsp; Pictures taken at the company Christmas party 2010 put me into go mode.&nbsp; Ugh!&nbsp; I had already been working with my primary dr to try to lose weight with the help of phentramine which worked at first but then I gained it all back plus 15 lbs after stopping the pills.&nbsp; This helped move the insurance process along otherwise I would have had to do 6 months supervised diet.&nbsp; I am not very patient so I think my &quot;persistence&quot; helped to push appts along.&nbsp; I was banded March 8, 2011 (Fat Tuesday - ironically) and have been trying my best.&nbsp; I seem to have hit a very long plateau and need to remember why I got this band in the first place.&nbsp; Love for my children should overshadow my love for chocolate!</span></p>

Age: 47
Height: 5 feet 1 inches
Starting Weight: 247 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 146 lbs
Goal Weight: 145 lbs
Weight Lost: 101 lbs
BMI: 27.6
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 11/30/2010
Surgery Date: 03/08/2011
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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