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About 1happyloser2b

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  • Birthday 08/22/1965

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Hello, I am a single,divorced mother of 2 young boys ages 14 and 12. I am 47 years old and have struggled with weight the last 8 years! Lot's of personal issues and yes turning 40 did it! My friends used to tell me about turning forty how EVERYTHING changes! MY METABOLISM really changed. I am hoping to have the VSG procedure done here in St. Louis MO. I am at the beginning stages of everything. I told my mother about my plans and she was not supportive telling me about everything from food to excercise. I have lost weight in the past but I end up regaining it back and more. I am tired of doing it, so if I can get a TOOL to help remind me not to eat too much then I am willing to try it. I vasilate between "is this the chicken way out?" and "you should be ashamed to go thru surgery when all you have to do is......!" I am glad to be a part of a group with so much helpful,real information from A to Z. Did some of you feel embarassed about telling people ie family,friends,co-workers? I would love to help anyone out there, but I feel right now I need support from people who have "been there done that!" I look forward to my journey and relationship with all of you that I talk with and grow with! This is sooo much better than the You Tube sites, more personal! Thanks again in advance for you help and support as I keep you posted on my journey to a better me!!!

Age: 54
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 293 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 293 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost:
BMI: 48.8
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/14/2013
Surgery Date: 04/18/2013
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval