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About saffron280

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  • Birthday 04/25/1966

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    I am married, with three children, and one grandchild. I am anxiously waiting for my surgery date. I can't wait to start on the journey to physically have the health and mobility I have always wanted.
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    I love to read, knit, crochet, and bike ride.
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    Licensed Cosmetologist
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I am 49, married with three children, and one grandson. I recently went to work as a cosmetologist, 30 years out of beauty school. I had to find the courage within myself to study up, retest to obtain my current license, and make a total career change. I have spent the last year working n changing my life to make it the way that I want it. The final step in that transformation is to change my weight. I have been over weight since adolescence. Twenty years ago I explored bariatric surgery, but due to the severe restrictions, and the complications I did not follow through. I am now ready for the lifestyle changes, and am anxiously waiting for my surgery date, which I am hoping will be in February.
I have been on a low carb, low fat, high protein diet that my dietician has put me on in preparation for my surgery. I have not had too much trouble with the diet in and of itself, my issue has been portion control and earning to eat smaller and more frequent meals.  I know that documenting and logging my food intake daily is a very powerful tool to help me stay on track, but I have to admit I hate taking the time to log every day, and it is not always possible to log as I am eating, as I may only have a few minutes between clients to eat.

Age: 54
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 249 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 233 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 16 lbs
BMI: 42.6
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 07/16/2015
Surgery Date: 01/12/2016
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
saffron280's Bariatric Surgeon
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546