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ShrinkingPeach last won the day on September 17 2015

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About ShrinkingPeach

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    Bariatric Hero
  • Birthday December 19

About Me

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    A southern woman with a sense of humor. Sarcasm is just one of the languages I speak, lol. I am 51 and love music and movies. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats. No kids.
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    Reading, movies, making jewelry
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    Licensed Optician
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I am 51 years old and have been overweight all my life.  After a few years of my PCP recommending I at least try a consult I finally asked for the referral.  I hadn't tried that many times in my life to lose weight but every time I did I stalled out and could never seem to get over the hump.  That always resulted in me getting discouraged and regaining what I had lost, sometimes plus some.
I went for my last pcp visit in December 2014 and weighed in at 331.  I went to my consult with Dr. William Johnson and weighed 322 on January 29, 2015.  I was at 303 when I received my approval from insurance friday April 24, 2015.  
I chose to do the Gastric Sleeve because I don't want a foreign body in me, nor do I want the absorptive issues affiliated with bypass.  My surgeon agreed that was the correct path for me.
My surgery was May 15th of 2015.  I was sleeved as an outpatient at Emory John's Creek Hospital.  The only thing I regret is not having done this sooner.
I found Bariatric Pal through a web search for support groups and look to find and share information, milestones with those who understand and share my experience.
I am someone who loves to laugh and find humor in almost anything. I have a lot of sedentary hobbies and am looking forward to getting on the move when I am better able.   I have a tremendously supportive husband who works out every day so I have a wonderful coach for the gym. 
I am not telling my family because I have not had the best relationship with them over my weight, so its none of their business.  Some of them have annoyed me e to lose weight and I just don't want to hear the questions constantly asking how much I have lost.  Fortunately for me they do not live close so they will see me when I am ready.
I am doing this for me because I want to be around for a very long time and spend it with my husband.  All my co-workers know and are very excited for me and are excitedly watching the changes as I lose.
If you have read all this then thank you for your time.  If you want to speak privately feel free to send me a message, I promise I won't bite.  I speak sarcasm fluently and love to meet new people and hear their stories.  I look forward to interacting with you all and offering what I can.  We can all do this together.

Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 351 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 299 lbs
Current Weight: 219 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 132 lbs
BMI: 36
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/29/2015
Surgery Date: 05/15/2015
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
ShrinkingPeach's Bariatric Surgeon
Atlanta Bariatrics / Johns Creek Surgery, PC
6920 McGinnis Ferry Rd
Suite 340
Atlanta, Georgia 30024

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