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About makopp

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  • Birthday 12/18/1958

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    Married, mother of two children: 26yr old daughter 24 yr old son
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    Machine Embrodiery, Crafts and Camping
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    SAMS CLUB/ Door Greeter
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[font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif][size=3]I am 53 years old and I have struggled with my weight for all my life. I have large sized hips and I am fairly short. When I was younger I was at a normal weight of 160 -165 pounds and felt good about my appearance. After having two children, that are currently 25 yrs {girl} and 22 yrs {boy} I never quite reached my normal weight of 160 - 165 pounds again.[/size][/font]
[font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif][size=3]At my heaviest I weight 267.5 pounds 2011. I was determinded to take off the extra poundage due to health concerns of [color=#000000]Hypertension, [/color]Pre-Diabetes, [color=#000000]Plantar fasciitis, and lower Back Pain. I had made up my mind that I was going to take off this weight at what ever means possible. I have been researching the Lap Band procedure for close to three years and decided to have it done. I had lost 42 pounds in six months last year, when I allowed myself to believe that I could take off all the weight which I need byself. I have since then regained 20 pounds back and now weigh 244 pounds. [/color][/size][/font]
[font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif][size=3][color=#000000]I am growing very frustrated with my weight as I watch myself not only grow older but heavier. This is year, I plan to make a life-changing start! I plan to have the Lap Band procedure done this year in October 2012 to ring in the new year with a new mind set of healthy from now on. I plan to make my 54th year the beginning of a new healthy life :)[/color][/size][/font]

[font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif][size=3][color=#000000]I am having the LapBand surgery on Monday, June 25, 2012. :rolleyes:[/color][/size][/font]

Age: 62
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 267 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 228 lbs
Goal Weight: 145 lbs
Weight Lost: 39 lbs
BMI: 40.4
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/10/2012
Surgery Date: 06/25/2012
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a
makopp's Bariatric Surgeon
1001 N. Waldrop Drive, Suite 802
Arlington , Texas 76102