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About trina4ufl

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  • Birthday 03/22/1979

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    Single Professional Female
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Me in November 2008 at 330 pounds:  Okay, here's some background on me. I'm a 29 year old single female. I've been overweight since I was about 10. I've had success with diets off and on through high school and college, but would keep gaining after I lost. I get sidetracked by life and it takes a lot of attention for me to lose weight or even maintain it. I have to go to the gym, eat much less than I want, and pick healthy foods. Sounds doable right? Well, after going to my sister's wedding and seeing most of my relatives who have lost the battle of the bulge, I finally realized that the odds were not stacked in my favor. I consider myself successful--I graduated college and obtained my master's degree while working full time. I have a good career and good friends. However, I just can't seem to succeed at losing weight. It has now gotten to the point where it will negatively impact my health and has definitely hurt my otherwise healthy self-esteem. I'm not dating anyone because I look in the mirror and I can't imagine anyone wanting to be with me. I've dated in the past quite a bit and been fine, but I guess now it has really hit me how overweight I've become. I feel sluggish and my feet hurt and I'm tired all the time. I want to have energy and enjoy life. I want to get dressed up and go out and feel sexy! But most of all, I don't want to look back at my life and feel that I wasted my youth being held back by the 100 and more extra pounds I'm carrying around! So, This is it. I'm hoping it will be! I'm an optimist by nature, so I am hoping and thinking that this will work, not by itself, but though hard work as well. I think that is what makes the lap band appeal to me. It won't work unless I work as well. I don't think I'd appreciate it as much if I didn't have to work for it. So, here I go! I'm scared that I will fail. I'm scared that something will go wrong and I will die. I'm scared that I won't be able to eat and I'll be miserable. But I won't let my fear hold me back. Because, most of all, I"m scared that I will do nothing and doing something to me is always better than doing nothing about a problem. I want to be that success story. I want to inspire others like many have inspired me. Let the journey begin...December 1st here I come!See my blog for the details, but I had my surgery on Dec. 1st 1008.  I'm now at 232, have a serious boyfriend, and go to the gym for weight training and cardio 4x per week.  I am wearing a size 18 clothes and keep losing consistently...It's hard work but so worth it!  I couldn't have done it without the band.  I do know that now. 

Age: 44
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Starting Weight: 330 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 200 lbs
Goal Weight: 175 lbs
Weight Lost: 130 lbs
BMI: 28.7
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 11/12/2008
Surgery Date: 12/02/2008
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
trina4ufl's Bariatric Surgeon
Gainesville, Florida 32605

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