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About Packerfan61964

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  • Birthday 06/19/1964

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My Story- Part I
I wasn't always fat!!  I was in shape and took care of myself in my 20s. Then I got married,no time for sports or working out and over 5-10 yrs I became chunky and pudgey....not too bad.  Then here comes 2011 and the wheels began to fall off my body and I began falling apart.  2 heart attacks, a double bypass, broke the same foot 3 times in a year, kidney failure.  My brother died in 2012 and that sunk me down into a deep depression.  My weight ballooned up to 360 pounds. YIKES!!!!   Im 6' tall.  Every day when I wake up, I wonder which body part will hurt first and the worst....feet, knees, hips or back.   I've tried every diet in the book, so I decided that drastic times call for drastic measures......that's when I decided it was time to have weight loss surgery.  I read up and did alot of research on them all and chose to have the sleeve done. My surgery is set for October 30th.  I start my pre-op diet this  Thursday (oct 16).  I'm running through all the emotions....happy, excited, nervous, scared, apprehensive, you name it and I am experiencing it.  
17 days til I fly out......I AM SO READY TO BEGIN THE JOURNEY
                     PART II
Here we are 6 months later and I am down 100 pounds.  I've been stalled for quite some time now.  Getting alittle down and depressed about it.  I know that I dont go to the gym enough but its just so hard to get motivated.  I had so many years of bad habits.  I had hoped to be alot closer to my goal weight by June, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen.  First things first.....I gotta finish school first.  If the weight comes off more slowly, then so be it.  to be continued again at a later date.    LOL

Age: 59
Height: 6 feet
Starting Weight: 360 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 360 lbs
Current Weight: 243 lbs
Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Weight Lost: 117 lbs
BMI: 33
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 10/29/2014
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
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