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About MandiMand

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  • Birthday 08/23/1974

About Me

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    I was banded in December 2011.
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    Watching baseball; reading, riding my bike, listening to music, spending time with family & friends
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I have been overweight almost my entire life. Or at least, I always felt that way. I was tall for my age at 11 (5'6), and weighed 110 pounds. But because most girls in that age group are small and scrawny, I was constantly teased and ridiculed. And not just by my classmates; my parents put me on a diet and my mom accused me of looking pregnant (my weight tends to settle around my middle, sadly). As my family moved quite often, I ate more and more ue to boredom, and grew more and more depressed when back-to-school shopping came around, because of the comments from my mom about how I wasn't fitting into the clothes she had picked out for me. It was very depressing, and I didn't have anyone to turn to. My teenage years weren't any better, and I just felt like such a failure.

In my early 20's, I lost forty five pounds and felt more in control. I started working out and eating slightly better. I gained some of it back when I began dating my ex-boyfriend, because he and I loved to eat. We broke up and I dropped the weight again. I felt like it would always be this easy. Now 11 years later, I realize I've packed on those pounds again, and then some. t's not so easy to lose weight anymore, and I know have to contend with Type II diabetes and high cholesterol. I have a small son, and I feel constantly guilty about my shortcomings, in that I am usually out of breath and feeling exhausted when I should be out there running around and enjoying life. I did a lot of research, and finally decided that I could no longer do it through diet and exercise alone, I needed an additional boost to get me back on track. And why not use this tool wisely?

So here I am :-)

Age: 47
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 218 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 203 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 15 lbs
BMI: 32.8
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/15/2011
Surgery Date: 12/30/2011
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
MandiMand's Bariatric Surgeon
537 Stanton Christiana #102
Newark, DE 19713

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