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About zburdeshaw

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I have been overweight my entire life and I have always seemed to ignore it. I have tried diets numerous times throughout my life and it would always have the same results, lose 60 pounds but gain 80 back. I can lose weight no problem, It's just impossible for me to keep it off for more than 6 months. I went to a doctor visit for a sore throat and the scale said 470 pounds. I though i was gonna pass out. I weighed almost 500 pounds. I was mortified, ashamed, embarrassed I decided to make a change.
On June, 4 2012 i started my weight loss journey. I decided to have the lapband. I had always seen peoples success stories and though "man that'd be great" but i never believed that i could do that. Well almost 1 full year later i am down to 290 pounds. Ive lost 180 pounds so far and i'm still going strong. I've never felt this good about myself. Losing weight with the lapband is very possibe, but not easy. i've never worked myself this hard but the results are worth it. The lap band controls how much you eat. you control the what you eat. The lap band has changed my life for the better and i cant believe how far ive come.

Height: 6 feet 1 inches
Starting Weight: 470 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 290 lbs
Goal Weight: 240 lbs
Weight Lost: 180 lbs
BMI: 38.3
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/04/2012
Surgery Date: 01/22/2013
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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