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cheryl2586

LAP-BAND Patients
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cheryl2586 last won the day on March 2 2014

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About cheryl2586

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    Happiness lies within yourself
  • Birthday 01/19/1963

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    http://authorcheryl.hubpages.com/

About Me

  • Biography
    I am an author, have two degrees in business and work in healthcare
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    writing and cooking vegan meals
  • Occupation
    Medical Records Analyst/Author
  • City
    Jacksonville
  • State
    fl
When I tipped the scales at 287lbs I knew this was serious. I was almost 300lbs. Of course I tried every diet and never got past the second week. It took me a long time to have lapband surgery because my insurance would only approve the By-pass which I refused to have. On Dec 14, 2009 I had Lap-Band surgery. When I woke up I could not stop dry heaving and thought what the heck did I do to myself. This continued for three days post op. The first six months I lost 70lbs and then I decided to quit smoking. Well that was heck of a wrong idea. Over the next year I never lost a single pound and gained 25lbs back. It was so disheartening because I felt I worked so hard to get it off and I was no where near my goal. So I started eating protein like crazy. Left all the other stuff alone and some veggies. In 3 months I lost 45lbs. So now my total weight loss is 108lbs. Sometimes weight gets stuck for weeks, months and yes even a year but you can't give up ever. You have to know that we didn't get like that over night and even though we choose to have surgery, its not a quick fix. So here I am and here is where Im staying for life. Success at it's best.

Age: 56
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 287 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 166 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 121 lbs
BMI: 27.6
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 11/30/2009
Surgery Date: 12/14/2009
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
cheryl2586's Bariatric Surgeon
5800 Colonial Drive
Suite 108
Margate, Florida 33063
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