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About diochick

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    Guru in Training
  • Birthday 04/26/1985

About Me

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  • Interests
    reading, hiking, spending time with my husband and kids.
  • Occupation
    Fraud Analyst
  • City
    New Ringgold
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I'm currently 27 years old, I'm married (for 6 years) and we have 2 beautiful daughters. I live in a teeny tiny, very rural farming town in PA, about an hour north of Philadelphia. I originally grew up in western MA, then lived in central NJ for a few years as well. I've been obese my whole life. A big number that sticks out to me is 220. That's how much I weighed when I was just 12 years old. 220 lbs. It always sickened me, but it just seemed like no matter what I did weight just kept piling on top of what was already there. I suppose it doesn't help that my extended and immediate family (except just a lucky few) were all morbidly obese. These are the people I learned eating habits from. I've tried to be a healthy role model for my children, but having the sleeve will help ensure it that much more. I have a very sedentary job, I'm a fraud analyst for a large cell phone company. I review new accounts, and determine if there is a risk of identity theft. Essentially, I sit and stare at a computer screen for 10 hours/day. Because of this, I always tried to be as active as possible in my off time. I'm an outdoorsy kind of gal. I love hiking, camping, walking, bike riding, even just driving through the woods on a beautiful fall day! Indoors, I love to read, listen to music (VERY eclectic- yet extremely picky- taste), watching movies and tv, and spending time with my family. I'm an introvert, and I'm proud of it. The few people who know me well though, would tell you I have a heart of gold.

Age: 38
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 280 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 174 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 106 lbs
BMI: 28.1
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/30/2011
Surgery Date: 03/12/2012
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
diochick's Bariatric Surgeon
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104

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