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About rlmeeks

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  • Birthday 04/30/1983

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My entire life I've been a chubby kid but after having two of the sweetest little boys in the world I find that I am just constantly yo-yoing up and down on the scale. I keep getting down to 203, stall and then give up and gain 5 more pounds than I started out. I have asthma and Sleep apnea and figured maybe I'd qualify so in April took a leap and met with the surgeon three days before my 29th Birthday. My starting high weight was 245 lbs.

I have read almost constantly about people's experiences and success and tribulations. I'm 5'4" tall and weigh 220.6 pounds as of this morning and wear a 1X top and 18-20 pants. I'm hoping this tool will be enough to get me to my goal of 130...I think I was a size 6 then and that was like my freshman year of high school.

I plan on doing weigh ins and taking measurements on Thursdays. I want to take measurements because even if the scale doesn't move or perhaps it goes up I want to see that there really is something changing. I've made a spreadsheet and mounted it to my full length mirror as I can't get dressed in the morning without seeing it. After a year I hope to be able to publish the entire thing. I'll take pictures every 4th week.

Milestones I look forward to:
199 (Goal Met 11/12/12)
Shopping in a non-plus Department (Goal Met June 2013)
Having someone (anyone) notice I've lost weight (Friend Sandy noticed 11/10/12)
Losing my Double Chin (8/15/13)
Getting a Picture done with the family and not hiding behind my kids (7/10/13)
175 (Goal Met October 2013)

I wish everyone good luck!

Age: 35
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 245 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 173 lbs
Goal Weight: 145 lbs
Weight Lost: 72 lbs
BMI: 29.7
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/27/2012
Surgery Date: 06/21/2012
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
rlmeeks's Bariatric Surgeon
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607