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About morelgirl

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    Bariatric Guru
  • Birthday 04/22/1975

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    A mushroom on the way to miniaturizing.
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I think I was 9 when I was put on my first diet. I started out as a normal kid, but began to gain weight when I started school. It set off a life-long struggle. I don't remember any time after the age of 9 when I was not on a diet or obsessing about my weight. I lost and gained, lost and gained more, lost and gained even more. When I was 36, I hit my highest ever weight of 228 lbs and knew that since dieting had never worked for me, if was time to try something new.

I chose a band. I couldn't justify permanently altering a healthy digestive tract, and I didn't want any parts of my organs amputated, so the bad emerged as the clear choice for me over the alternative bariatric surgical procedures. I was banded in February 2012 and have been losing slowly, but surely since then. Yay, me.

Age: 48
Height: 5 feet 1 inches
Starting Weight: 228 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 202 lbs
Goal Weight: 132 lbs
Weight Lost: 26 lbs
BMI: 38.2
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/13/2012
Surgery Date: 02/01/2012
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
morelgirl's Bariatric Surgeon
Surgical Specialists
505 NE 87th Ave
Suite 301
Vancouver, Oregon 97210

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