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About mykidsinspireme

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  • Birthday 08/11/1975

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    I am a mom of 4 who hopes to inspire and encourage others along the way...
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[size=4][font='comic sans ms', cursive]I know it is said not to have any regrets in life, but I must say I do have one. It is not having the WLS sooner. I have been overweight and on a diet since I was little. I can probably name a diet with every letter of the alphabet that I was on. I was and still am an emotional eater. I have come a long way since the surgery. Losing weight is not only physical, but mental, emotional, and spiritual to me. Before the surgery, I had severe sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and depression. Since the surgery, everything disappeared. March 22nd was the day that I will remember for the rest of my life. It is a new birthday for me. Right before I choose to have the surgery, I had fallen and tore my cartilage in my knee. I walked with a limp. I couldnt move for days because of the pain. Lifting 307 pounds on crutches was a wake up call. I knew then that my life had to change. I looked at my kids and said I wanted to be there for them. I wanted to be healthy! It was either knee surgery or WLS. I choose the WLS. My surgeon said that after I started losing weight there would be less pressure on my knee, and thank GOD it was. I am able to run,dance, and move without any pain! [/font][/size]
[font='comic sans ms', cursive] [/font][size=4][font='comic sans ms', cursive]For anyone considering this surgery, it changed my life completely! I am a work in progress and I will get through this one day at a time. And the journey begins....... :)[/font][/size]

Age: 48
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Starting Weight: 307 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 257 lbs
Goal Weight: 175 lbs
Weight Lost: 50 lbs
BMI: 37.9
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/15/2013
Surgery Date: 03/22/2013
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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