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About huffakerj

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  • Birthday 01/26/1987

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[size=4][color=#ff00ff]Hi Y'all......

I am currently doing my 6 month supervised diet before I can be banded to get it covered by insurance. A little over view, I considered Lap Band many years ago and kept putting it off thinking I could lose the weight and do it myself only to become heavier. The Hubby and I decided to try and have a baby before getting the surgery after two years of trying and some fertility help we were still not pregnant and decided to just go ahead with the weight loss 6 month supervised diet. One month before my 6 month supervised diet was going to be completed and having done all my pre-surgery lab work and my psych evaluation, I found out I was pregnant! I was so bummed and upset. Now I was only going to get bigger.

Well I had my baby girl Dallas (9lbs 4oz / 22.5 inches) 8 weeks ago and couldn't be happier! I love her so much and she was worth the wait and starting over. I did develop gestational diabetes with my pregnancy which has gone away now. I only gained 12 lbs with my pregnancy which I lost 13 lbs by my 6 week postpartum visit.

So here I am and having to start my 6 month supervised diet again. Insurance states is has to be 6 consecutive months. [/color][/size]

[size=4][color=#4b0082]Finally it has been a long journey. I have been approved by insurance and have a surgery date for January 24th, 2013. Happy 26th Birthday to me![/color][/size]

[size=4][color=#00ff00]Better Late than never! I have been one busy gal and have had a heck of a time finding the time to sit down and write on here. I had my surgery on January 24th 2013 so just over 3 months and have lost a total of 20lbs. I am trying to learn my new stomach and what I can eat and cannot eat. I have had a few instances where things get backed up and do not go down very well but that is just part of the learning process![/color][/size]

Age: 32
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 277 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 259 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 18 lbs
BMI: 44.5
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date: 01/24/2013
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval