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  • Birthday 09/30/1980

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Hi there. My name is Beverly and I am a married mother of four holding down a career, school and a food addiction. I decided a few years back after battling this addiction for atleast 20 of my 31 years, to have weight loss surgery. After struggling with a few insurances that had exclusions in their policies, I saved my own money and decided on the lap band with Dr. Ariel  Ortiz at the OCC in Tijuana this past August. I will admit that at first I was adamant about having the gastric bypass because I had and still to this day, this fear that I won't lose as much as I want with the band. With that being said, I am here to try and prove myself wrong. I have lost only ten pounds on this journey thus far with my first fill done this past weekend. I do realize that this is not a quick fix and the results are determined by ME and me only. I joined this forum for friendship, kind words, advice and all things that are positive. I would love to hear your story because I feel like we are all on this journey together.

Age: 43
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 243 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 235 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 8 lbs
BMI: 41.6
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 10/15/2011
Surgery Date: 08/11/2011
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a

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