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About FromPrisoner2Pioneer

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  • Birthday 01/01/1963

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<p>I&rsquo;d like to say I&rsquo;m a yo-yo dieter or a roller-coaster, but, for me, this has pretty much been a one-way trip!&nbsp; It was a long journey from 150 to 200 pounds, but 200 to 250 pounds was a quick ride and all uphill.&nbsp; Boom -- what happened?&nbsp; Suddenly I&rsquo;m on all this medication... I feel terrible... I&rsquo;d rather stick a pin in my eye than shop for clothes...<br />
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I&rsquo;m so embarrassed by my weight that my social life is non-existent. I dread informal gatherings, holiday family affairs, travel and anything that takes place outdoors.&nbsp; I&rsquo;ve become one of the great indoors-men of my generation; my exercise regimen consists of a morning jog from my bed to the bathroom.<br />
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I don&rsquo;t want anyone to look at me.&nbsp; I don&rsquo;t &quot;do&quot; Facebook; I don&rsquo;t even want to put my picture on my Lapbandtalk.com profile... it&rsquo;s like I live in a self-imposed witness protection program.&nbsp; I&rsquo;m the girl in the plastic bubble (albeit a very large 250# bubble).<br />
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I&rsquo;m not ready for Deepak Chopra (and he&rsquo;s not ready for me), but I liked this quote from someone else&rsquo;s profile:<br />
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<em><strong>&ldquo;Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask yourself if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; -Deepak Chopra</strong></em><br />
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I like that quote (that&rsquo;s why I stole it).&nbsp; I no longer wish to be a prisoner of my past.&nbsp; I&rsquo;d much prefer to be a pioneer of my future.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s why my UserID is &ldquo;FromPrisoner2Pioneer&rdquo;.&nbsp; &lt;-- Wish me luck!<br />
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I seem to be one of the senior members of this forum.&nbsp; As usual, I&rsquo;m a day late and a dollar short.&nbsp; But, now that I&rsquo;m here, I&rsquo;d love to hear from anyone willing to give me a shout-out.<br />
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/P2P, Updated 10.26.2011 (7 days before surgery)</p>

Age: 57
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 243 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 212 lbs
Goal Weight: 145 lbs
Weight Lost: 31 lbs
BMI: 36.4
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 10/05/2011
Surgery Date: 11/03/2011
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
FromPrisoner2Pioneer's Bariatric Surgeon
Nashville, Tennessee 37203