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About kathousefl

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I have been a silent and non-registered reader on this site for a while, so I decided to officially register today. I am almost at my one-year anniversary for my surgery, and I have to say that one year ago, I never thought I would be this close to my goal weight.

I knew I needed to lose weight before my diabetes escalated and my arthritis made it impossible to walk. My mother passed away a month before she turned 44. She was obese and diabetic. Although I did make it past that age, I was concerned about the toll the extra weight and diabetes had on my heart. I knew I was making poor eating choices, and I was always tired.

I had a consultation with my primary care physician in March 2013, and then started the process of pre-surgery paper work and appointments. I also started thinking more about what I ate as I attended some of the mandatory seminars I needed to take before surgery.

I made some serious life-changing decisions including rethinking my whole way of eating and my attitude about food. I didn't expect to get thin per say. I just wanted to be healthy and be able to move better.

Now, having lost 130 pounds, I not only feel healthier, but I am healthier. I have tried to follow my surgeon's eating instructions to a T, and I recently have begun exercising, which I probably should have started a while ago.

Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Weight Lost: 160 lbs
BMI: 23.9
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 06/21/2013
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a
kathousefl's Bariatric Surgeon
Bariatric Care Center
1615 Pasadena Avenue South
Suite 460
St. Petersburg, Florida 33707