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About dianemar

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  • Birthday 11/29/1954

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    I was never worried about weight growing up, then I hit 37 had my 4th child and quit smoking, then all hell broke loose. Add to that menepause, and it was a recipe for disaster.
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    reading, kids and grandkids, and church
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    storeroom attendant world kitchen(corelle ware)
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I found Bariatric Pal when I returned to work 6 weeks after surgery and was craving some companionship and sanity living this new lifestyle.  I am 61,grew up thin and never thought about dieting.  With four children I was busy enough to bounce back from childbirth.  My last child was when I was 37 and I quit smoking after I had him and all my bad habits came to roost.  I thought eating whole wheat foods was healthy and never limited myself or understood my own particular body's needs.  We have a long history of diabetes in my family, though I had never had it except in one of my pregnancies.  so I suffered being over weight and eventually morbidly obese till this last winter when a bronchial issue forced me to realize this condition could cost me my life.  I always felt surgery was the easy way out, but was unable to really come to grips with making significant progress.  I was at 333 in February of 2016, as part of the program I saw a nutritionist, psychologist, and a battery of Dr's.   The nutritionist got through to me about being insulin resistant, and my body did not handle sugars or carbs well, I cut carbs in june and lost 24 lbs  in two months and by surgery date, was down to 294. After a few bumps in the road after surgery , I am now down to 249. My surgery was aug 17th, 2016 and I am moving  so much better and have such a more positive outlook.  I think I lose slower, due to my age, but am very optimistic that within a year I will be a very new person!!

Age: 65
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 333 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 294 lbs
Current Weight: 238 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 95 lbs
BMI: 36
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/31/2016
Surgery Date: 08/17/2016
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval