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About goirish78

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    Guru in Training
  • Birthday 10/15/1978

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    Witty lady, sometimes teacher, full-time dreamer
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    Reading, movies, travel, knitting, quilting, cooking
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    Teacher of the Deaf
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My name's Tara, and I'm a lifer. My first diet apparently started when I was 6 months old (gained too much weight from breast milk) and there have been many, many since then. I've had limited success (<40 lbs) in losing on a couple of occasions, but by and large the scale has continued to go up, up, up. While I've never known life as anything but a fat person, I've never let my size get in my way and have always been active; I'm sure this has played a part in keeping me healthy (i.e. I'm just fat). However, in the last few years I've really started to feel my size in how tired I get when playing with my preschool students, and I don't want to be that person who is too tired to play with my own kids (if we are fortunate enough to have any). I don't believe that my life will magically and suddenly be perfect after surgery; this will be a long road, and even if I become a thinner me, I will still be me. I'm looking forward to getting to share in your stories and invite you to share in mine. Thanks! :)

Age: 45
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 379 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 370 lbs
Current Weight: 278 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 101 lbs
BMI: 42.3
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/27/2012
Surgery Date: 07/15/2013
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
goirish78's Bariatric Surgeon
537 Stanton-christiana Rd #102
Newark, DE 19713

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