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About Leese_A_New_Life

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Let's see where to begin....I have always been slightly overweight around 20-30 lbs or so, (for my height) from high school on.  I played varsity sports all 4 years and even college softball, I was a true athlete!  Then a bad relationship created bad eating habits and behaviors.  I've yo-yo dieted on and off for the last 12 years.  Weight watchers, juice cleanses, exercise, no carbs/high protein, beach body diet, whole 30 diet etc., even gluten and dairy free.  My weight was climbing and it became overwhelming to even think about how I would tackle this.  I gave my full effort 4 years ago and cut out all starch foods,  learned to cook healthy, and started running.  I was down 50 lbs and felt great, although still 90 lbs to go. Wouldn't ya know I broke my ankle and had to have 3 surgeries to fix everything.  So yes, you guessed it, over the course of 3 years recovering not being able to exercise my weight crept up and regained 50+.  So I'm back to where I started.  I was contemplating WLS for the last couple of years, ever since my doctors recommended it after I was diagnosed with Pseudo Tumor Cerebri.  I kept thinking I'm an athlete with an Exercise Science degree, I would be a failure if "I took the easy way out", "what would people think of my decision" etc.  I believe everyone has their AH-HA moment...mine was attending a METS game with friends.  I never felt so uncomfortable, embarrassed to not fit in what felt like a child's seat,  and out of breath from walking.  It clicked, my decision was made and I started researching WLS options, surgeons, and insurance coverage.  I realized this is not the easy way out, but a tool I need to assist in my weight loss journey!  So this is my Pre-Op weight loss story.  My new lease on life begins on 11/17 (pending approval).

Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 291 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 288 lbs
Current Weight: 275 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 16 lbs
BMI: 50
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 11/17/2017
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a
Leese_A_New_Life's Bariatric Surgeon
Center For Advanced Weight Loss
1738 Route 31 North
Clinton, New Jersey 07043

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