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[font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif][size=4]Hi I am a 43 year old mother of 3 teenagers. I have a set a twin boys and a daughter. I spent most of my life the average "thin" girl. I weighed 145 lbs untill I was 32 even after having all three of my children. Something changed when I turned 32, I just gave into fighting the battle of worrying about my weight all the time and I just wanted to be comforted, and I stopped saying no to food and started being less active and kaboom. I have spent the last 10 years fat. Its hard to believe that I have gotten this way. I was always the thin one. Always had no problem turning heads, always in a size 4, 6, 8 or 10. Never above. I look in the mirror today and I am astonished to see this large face woman staring back at me. Its like I[/size][/font] am in a bad dream. I made a decision after trying everything else to give myself the gift of being free from this 100 pound unwanted layer of self loathing, I have many feelings right now as I enter the door to this process, I feel like a failure for not being able to conquer this on my own w/o surgery, I am scared of breaking up with my most dysfuntional relationship with food. And I am scared of getting a blood clot from surgery and dying LOL. ( not really it has crossed my mind as I have heard this sometimes happens )
Now these are my reasons for going thru with this, I want my life back, my body actually, I know it wont make me 32 again, But want to feel the lightness of moving again in a body that makes me proud to leave the house. I want to set a good example for my daughter, and I want her to be proud that I am her mom. I want to be able to look the people in the eyes that I have known for years and say hi, instead of pretending not too see them in the grocery store, And finally I want to take a family portrait before my kids graduate. Its the most important goal I have. Its my motivation.

Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 265 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 178 lbs
Goal Weight: 145 lbs
Weight Lost: 87 lbs
BMI: 27.1
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/10/2013
Surgery Date: 02/27/2013
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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