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About losingtheselumps

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  • Birthday 07/29/1985

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In January 2015, I made the decision to have the Gastric Sleeve after being overweight for 14 or so years. I have tried many fad diets, medications, drinking shakes, low carb, low calorie, you name it. I have had some success, but always gain the weight back. I went to a consultation back in 2015, and after my first appointment, I backed out. I told myself I could lose the weight on my own. My anxiety convinced me not to do the surgery. In December of 2015, I spoke with one of my college professors who had the bypass, and she said "What are you waiting for?" I realized then, that throughout the entire year, not one thing had changed. I hadn't lost any weight. I hadn't changed any habits. I could finally admit to myself that I needed help.
          In January 2016, I found a doctor who had wonderful reviews and quite a bit of experience. It turns out he was my college professors surgeon as well! I had my first appointment on January 22nd, 2016. I just had my last "medically supervised" appointment on 5/5/2016, and am now waiting for approval. While I am disappointed that I backed out in 2015 because I could have been so much further along on my weight loss journey, I am glad as well. I think because I have had a year and a half to think about this decision, do tons of research, etc, I have a much better understanding of the sacrifices I will have to make, the changes in habit that will need to be made, etc. I am looking forward to these changes. I will update my journey as it continues.

Age: 34
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 290 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 276 lbs
Current Weight: 205 lbs
Goal Weight: 165 lbs
Weight Lost: 85 lbs
BMI: 33.1
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/21/2016
Surgery Date: 06/07/2016
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a
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New Dimensions San Angelo
3280 Sherwood Way
San Angelo, Texas 78229