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SandyM last won the day on June 8 2014

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About SandyM

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  • Birthday 03/07/1959

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I can't say I've been overweight my whole life, but the weight has crept up gradually to where I don't remember when I wasn't overweight. Every time I reached a new record high, I'd tell myself to diet and I would, losing all of the weight only to gain it back. Eventually, I quit trying because I felt I'd never be able to keep it off. I couldn't tie my shoes without getting out of breath. I hated pictures and wouldn't even look at my shadow or reflection going into stores. I didn't have or want a full length mirror. I have a motorcycle and noticed people looking at me with smirks on their faces when they would see me getting on or off my bike. I got to where I wouldn't ride and that's a shames as I love it as much or more than anything I can think of.

I had my surgery in May and its the best thing I've done for myself. So far, I've lost 55 lbs and I feel normal again. The weather is bad out and I can't ride, but I certainly will as soon as it warms a little. I go to the gym 3 to 5 days a week, drink plenty of water and watch everything I eat. I'm not in the green zone, or at least I don't think I am, but its manageable. I have realized what my weaknesses are and try to not let them creep up on me. This is truly my best decision and I have no regrets.

Another victory is that my husband has been beside me and supportive this whole time. He has lost 32 lbs which is pretty much what he needed to lose to be healthy. So my WLS has benefited us both in many ways. We are both very thrilled with our new lives.

Age: 64
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 224 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 142 lbs
Goal Weight: 145 lbs
Weight Lost: 82 lbs
BMI: 26
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 10/30/2012
Surgery Date: 05/10/2013
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
SandyM's Bariatric Surgeon
Texarkana, Texas 75503

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