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About Keeper

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  • Birthday 08/15/1980

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I found this site while looking for online support groups for Lap-band patients.  My surgery is scheduled in ONE week and all of a sudden it is just happening so fast!  So I knew I wanted to get to know others who have been on this journey before me, and I definitely want to get to know those who are starting this journey right along with me.
I've been overweight for basically my whole life.  I am sure that I was an average toddler/young child, but I remember having poor self image as young as 4th grade.  I remember thinking one time that if "I could stay this weight until I graduated high school," I would be fine.  And I wasn't overweight until high school.  I am a triplet, identical to one sister and fraternal to the other.  Our fraternal sister was the "pretty one" - aka, thin.  So I turned myself into the "fun" one.
I went to culinary school, I bartended, I centered my life around food and fun in such a way that I could get away with bad habits and fit in.  I met my husband when I was 22 and we got married and had our first son when I was 23.  I have gained weight every year since.
I am desperate to claim the me that I know is inside.  I have tried so many things.  I even went to an eating disorder clinic to see if that was my problem, but it wasn't.  I am scared to death to do the band, but more scared not to.  Wish me luck!

Age: 43
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 283 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 282 lbs
Current Weight: 252 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 31 lbs
BMI: 40.7
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 11/17/2014
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Keeper's Bariatric Surgeon
415 Hwy. 377 South
Suite 102
Argyle, Texas 76226

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