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About Domika03

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    Bariatric Master
  • Birthday 06/18/1965

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    Cooking (go figure) and going to the mountains
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    Strategic Sourcing Manager
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    North Denver
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  1. 5/31/19

    Oh, the journey I've traveled.

    My weight gain started after a very depressing first marriage & continued on through single parenthood.  By the time I met my current husband (of almost 20 yrs now), I guess I was comfortable with myself & my terrible eating habits. I'm not sure I can pinpoint the moment I decided to have the gastric sleeve, but like many, I got to the point where I was so damn depressed that I didn't even want to go out. I didn't want to be seen or noticed. I was incredibly embarrassed with myself. 

    Fast forward, I had my surgery around 2014.  Became a weight loss facilitator hosting support meetings for newbies & post surgery. Started a demanding job that took me away from continuing the meetings only to wind up getting laid off 1 1/2 yrs later. Found a temp job but was very unhappy with the commute so I left. 

    Here's where you need to pay attention. I wound up unemployed for almost 7 months.  I became quite depressed and, guess what gained 25 pounds back. UGH, how could this happen, right?  Fortunately, once I was employed & allowed myself to become accountable to myself again, I started Weight Watchers.  Yea, you would think I knew what I had to do to lose the weight again but I needed the support & something I could 'share' with others.  

    Here I am, 4 months later & I lost the weight.  Pheww... I'm 5'2 and my average weight is around 142 pounds.  I may start those support meetings up again in the North Denver area. MIght be a great resource for many as it was when I first did it :)

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