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About dpeeler28

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  • Birthday 07/28/1983

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    supervisor at direct care facility for the mentally hadicapped
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[*][font=comic sans ms,cursive][size=3]Oh where to start...you know them photos of the mean little fat girl, holding an ice cream cone and sticking out her tongue...well that was me growing up lol. i have always been over weight and hid behind whatever antics i could to protect myself from any and all comments people made about me being an overweight child. As i went into my teen years, my weight kept me from truly enjoying myself. i thought people were always looking at my arms or my double chin, or were talking about me as i would walk by...needless to say i never wear shorts or tank tops to this day because i am extremely insecure! physically, weight has taken it's toll on me too. i have high blood pressure, my gallbladder has been removed, i have had two back surgeries and i have plantar fascitis....i'm falling apart! i married at 19 and went on to have three children(and then divorced). [/size][size=3]with each kid, i got a litle bigger and lot more depressed. my children are now 7, 6, and 3. i have a guy that loves me for how big my heart is and accepts all of the emotional baggage that comes along with my obesity. But i want more for my kids and him. i want to be able to enjoy life WITH them and not just sit on the side lines! i feel like i have missed half of my life because of weight, but i will be damned if i let it hold me back any longer!! I want to be happy and i want to be a good example for my daughter. i want her to accept herself no matter what, but also know that if she is unhappy, that she should take the bull by the horns and get out of life what she deserves!![/size] [/font][font=comic sans ms,cursive][size=3]I finally hit my rock bottom last August and went and seen my physician. we did a high protein diet for 3 months and i successfuly lost 20 pounds. she then referred me for the WLS. the last year has had it's ups and downs, and i have become more aware of why and when i eat what i do. emotion plays a big role in my eating habits, and i need a little help to retrain my brain after 28 years of mindless eating habits. i know this is going to be super hard for me since food is literally my best friend, but i have a great support system and i need to do this for my family, not just myself! hopefully all goes well!![/size][/font]

Age: 40
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 257 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 168 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 89 lbs
BMI: 29.8
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/15/2011
Surgery Date: 07/23/2012
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a
dpeeler28's Bariatric Surgeon
Anderson, South Carolina 29621

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