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About davidpelletier

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  • Birthday 01/09/1979

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[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]My name is David Pelletier and I live out in a lovely section of New Jersey. I'm married to an awesome woman, who is very supportive of my choice to get the band. I have one little boy (Drew - 2.5 years old) and a pair of little boys on the way (Noah and Mason due in the October/November time frame).[/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]I've been overweight/obese most of my life. Was a skinny child growing up and put on weight in high school. I maintained my larger size throughout college and despite numerous attempts to remove weight, I never lost more then twenty pounds....and never for long either.[/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]I hovered around the 300 mark for a good ten years or so, and the real eye-opener for me was on a trip to Florida with my fiance (now wife) when I had a difficult time getting into a ride at an amusement park.[/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Around the time when we got pregnant with the first child, I started considering lap band as a tool and a crutch that I'd need to get things under control. I had some really bad eating habits and an even worse relationship with food in general. I started considering it and even went for my first visit. Then, I changed jobs and insurance and it mostly fell off the radar for a while. It was still in the back of my brain, but I just never did anything.[/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]I told my wife in 2012 that I thought I should start it up again since the job I moved to had it as a covered item on insurance and I had to do something to change the relationship with food that we had. I figured, it wasn't going to be just me that benefited from this, as it would change the normal focus of food that was such a common theme in my immediate and extended family. We talked it through and decided to wait, for money reasons, until we got pregnant again.[/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Fast forward to early 2013 and we found out we were pregnant with not one, but two little monsters. I found a doctor and began the path to getting a band. After a slight insurance situation (and I'm sure I'm not alone here) I finally got my band on the 6th of August. [/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Thanks for taking the time to read my little story and I look forward to updating with some great results in the near future![/font][/color]

[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~David.[/font][/color]

Age: 44
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Starting Weight: 295 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 225 lbs
Goal Weight: 190 lbs
Weight Lost: 70 lbs
BMI: 32.3
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 03/23/2013
Surgery Date: 08/06/2013
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
davidpelletier's Bariatric Surgeon
Clara Maass Center For Advanced Bariatric Surgery
1 Clara Maass Dr
Belleville, NJ 7028

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