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beautifuldiva

LAP-BAND Patients
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About beautifuldiva

  • Rank
    Guru in Training
  • Birthday 01/28/1993

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    swimming and shopping...
  • Occupation
    nursing assistant
  • City
    atlanta
  • State
    georgia
[size=5][font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][color=#FF0066]My journey:[/color][/font][/size]


[size=4][font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][color=#000000]I've been overweight since I was a child but as I grew into a teenager the weight distributed well [thighs, breasts, butt] so I never really saw myself as fat. I easily maintained 170-180 pds with very little effort and was comfortable with that being my weight because I carried it well. I was diagnosed with depression when I was 14 and used food as my way to block out the constant pain and sadness I felt. I slowly started to pack on the pounds. I began seeing stretch marks where there were none before, my pants no longer fit and my stomach no longer flat. Like many of us I made the arguement in my head that it was okay to continue eating because I was already fat and a few pounds weren't going to be a big deal. Over the course of four years those few pounds became almost 100 putting me at my highest weight of 273 pounds. I couldn't stand to look at myself, I felt disgusted and ugly. [/color][/font][/size]

Age: 29
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 260 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 245 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 15 lbs
BMI: 42
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/04/2012
Surgery Date: 05/17/2012
Hospital Stay: 6 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
beautifuldiva's Bariatric Surgeon
Minnesota 55455

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