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I started this journey three months ago, and am very close to having the gastric sleeve surgery.  This has actually been a lifetime journey, I was always the largest person in my group of friends.  Before my child was born I was extremely active playing team sports at least 3 nights a week.  I was overweight but could hold my own in a competitive sport.  As my job duties increased I ended up having to retire and spent most my time traveling.  On my good weeks or months I didn't have to ask for an extension on a plane, but as time went along it became a necessity.  Aprox 13 years ago I caught a virus and it attacked my heart, 10 years ago I was dx with cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure and Afib.  So I was put on disability immediately and put on even more weight.  5 years ago I had a life change and lost and kept off 40 pounds and have fought tooth and nail to be well enough for this type life change and surgery.   I am very excited and looking forward to continuing this new chance at a new life.
I found this forum by looking for encouraging stories to help stay on track, I know it's not going to be easy but nothing worth anything is.   

Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 253 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 230 lbs
Current Weight: 176 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 77 lbs
BMI: 29.3
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/01/2015
Surgery Date: 12/21/2015
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
GibbsGirl's Bariatric Surgeon
Timonium, Maryland