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dancingqueene

Gastric Bypass Patients
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About dancingqueene

  • Rank
    Guru in Training
  • Birthday 07/19/1974

About Me

  • Biography
    Have achieved all goals in my life except my weight. I'm ready to take this on and reach my final goal!!
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Power walking, reading, hiking, being outdoors, music
  • Occupation
    Service Cord. for medically fragile children and state eucaiton transtiion specialist
  • City
    Binghamton
  • State
    NY
  • Zip Code
    13903

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My journey is just that....it's been brewing for 41 years. My mom has suffered an eating disorder since a young adult and to this day is so thin that often times people ask if she is ill. Food was like the anti-Christ growing up. She only bought food day to day for our meals, calories were counted, and constant exerise was expeted. As a very young girl I would walk miles a day w/ my mom, play hard core sports, and I was never thin enough (for her). I would be punished if I ate somethig off her eating plan, or didn't ask before having something at a freinds house, etc. My family tells me now had they known then what they know now it would have been a cps case to some degree. Words cannot even desribe what life was like- friends didn't want to come over b/c we weren't allowed to do things that weren't controlled by her- food, play, etc. My Italian grandparents (mom's parent's) lived next door and would over feed me until i was almost sick, bc they feared I wasn't fed enough. Yes, my mom would punish me and scream at then for doing so. So, early on I learned to starve & binge and how to hide food. I was able to maintain a healty athletic figure and as I look back now I truly had an amazing body. But as I got older and lived on my own my resentment came through and I binged/purged my way through life trying to maintain a normal weight. My body is now a mess and my metabolic system is screaming for help. I have been through so many program, nutritionsts, diets, trainers etc and I've had eough. I am now ready to take on this beast and go back to the real ME! I love the outdoors, hiking, snow shoeing, dancing, etc. The past 2 years I have stopped many things I love bc I'm embarassed of how I look. I hide from the camera and only take facial selfies- even there I can see how my face has changed so drastically in just 2 yeas.
I am praying that after my next 2 weigh-ins I will be approved, I am right on the borderline b/c I have no other health issues other than arthritis in my knees. I walk 1.5 hours a day, eat healthy, etc but now it's time to look and feel better, too!! I worry that if I don't get approved I will crash and burn!

Age: 45
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 235 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 225 lbs
Current Weight: 174 lbs
Goal Weight: 155 lbs
Weight Lost: 61 lbs
BMI: 29
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/25/2015
Surgery Date: 10/22/2015
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
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