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LadyDiva618

LAP-BAND Patients
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About LadyDiva618

  • Rank
    Aspiring Evangelist
  • Birthday 07/28/1983

About Me

  • Biography
    Fun loving
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Watching Sports, reading, cooking, and being social.
  • Occupation
    Day Care Provider and Human Resources Specialist
  • City
    Belleville
  • State
    IL
  • Zip Code
    62221
[font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif][size=3][b]The Beginning[/b][/size][/font]
[font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif][size=3]Growing up I use to tell everyone I was born fat so I am going to die fat! My story starts on July 28[sup]th[/sup] 1983 my wonderful mother gave birth to a beautiful 10 pound baby girl…. Me! My parents told me I was the biggest baby in the hospital and I was proud of that. Who ever thought that this was the beginning of my obesity life. I am not going to sit here and writing about how I was teased when I was growing up and how I eat everything is sight because I will be lying to you guys and I am many things but I lair I am not. I was never tease about my weight growing up.[/size][/font]

[font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif][size=3]So what cause me to become plus size diva? One word boredom. I was never athletic in school but I was involved in a lot of different activities like girls scouts, drama clubs and etc. Majority of the time all I did was eating junk food and when I was at home I was eating junk food either because I was bored. Fast forward to my high school life preferably my Senior year. Me and my best friend (Note: Just in case you are wondering we are still best friends!) were going to join the Air Force together but I had to lose 40 pounds in order to join. Guess what? I did as a matter of fact and I lost about 60 pounds. Impressive Right? Too bad I inherited my dad’s feet and could not join because I have no arch in my feet. True Story! I was devastated but life goes on and so did my weight.[/size][/font]

[b][font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif][size=3]Life in my 20’s the yo-yo dieting years![/size][/font][/b]
[font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif][size=3]Who wants to play I’ve been on that diet game? Since I couldn’t join the armed forces I decided to work for the government and started going to college. I always struggle with my weight and I spent most of my twenties trying out different diets. I gain back 50 pounds that I lost before with a new set of boobs. No I didn’t get a boob job I think 20% of my weight gain went to my boobs. For the longest time I have maintained my weight from 225 to 235. Then all of a sudden I was either losing a friend and a relative every year. I took my frustrations out by eating food. I am an emotional eater and I can admit that. My last diet that I was on was Weight Watchers I actually did pretty well on it until I hit a plateau then I never got back on track. I learned how to accept weighing at 250 or 255 and maintaining that. Until August of last year… For the past 4 years I’ve been maintaining my weight 250 to 255 but this time around my Wii fit (my scale) Said 267! I swear I thought my Wii fit was lying. Until I weighted myself on several scales at work and I found out the harsh reality.[/size][/font]

[b][font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif][size=3]Why I chose to have the lap band….. A Quarter life mid crisis![/size][/font][/b]
[font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif][size=3]After many bottles of beer and soul searching, I told myself “I gave obesity my 20’s I refuse to give obesity my 30’s!” I decided to start working on a better me. I watch a Weight Management seminar online to get a better understanding on my surgical weight lost options. I immediately knew if I was going to pick a WLS it was going to be the Lap band. Why, because I didn’t want my stomach to be cut in half, my inside to be rerouted and etc. Sorry but that does not sound healthy to me. I didn’t wake up and said I was going to get the lap band this was a 7 month process. I wanted to try to lose weight on my own first but at the same time I went to a local support group to help me with my final decision. I am glad I went to a local support group because some of the YouTube videos I found scared the crap out of me. October I made my decision to get the lap band. On February 9[sup]th[/sup] I got my approval letter from my insurance company and 2 months later (April 9[sup]th[/sup]) I got my surgery date May 1[sup]st[/sup] 2013! I am looking for to my healthier lifestyle and a new me! My goal is to be 20 pounds lighter on my 30[sup]th[/sup] birthday! Wish me luck![/size][/font]

Age: 36
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 267 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 255 lbs
Current Weight: 211 lbs
Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Weight Lost: 56 lbs
BMI: 35.1
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/09/2013
Surgery Date: 05/01/2013
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
LadyDiva618's Bariatric Surgeon
Missouri Bariatric Services
1000 W. Nifong
Bldg 2 Ste 220
Columbia, Missouri 65203
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