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About twsport

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  • Birthday January 7

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    Have 5 children and I gained weight after each one. I finally had enough when I reached 278 lbs.
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    Photography, Teaching, Painting, Dancing.
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    Publicist and Professor
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I was always an athletic and active person up until I had my first child at 21 years of age. When I was pregnant I gained 50 lbs and never ever could loose it. Over the years, and after 4 pregnancies I found myself topping the scale at 278lbs. What a shocker to me when I saw a photo of myself at a Red Carpet event and realized that I looked like an umpa lump. Never in my life had I thought I would be that heavy. That was it for me. I started attending the MOVE program at the VA in Long Beach and the nutritionist informed me that I could qualify for WLS. So I started the process a year ago last month. I finally hit my 5% weight loss goal in March of this year and have rapidly moved forward to where I get to have my surgeon appt and get my date on June 7. I was told the surgery would be in June but I do not know the date yet. I am excited and nervous as I have been reading so much about all the success and the complications.

Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Starting Weight: 278 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 215 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 63 lbs
BMI: 31.7
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/07/2013
Surgery Date: 07/05/2013
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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