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About Wesley'sgurl29

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 02/13/1962

About Me

  • Biography
    I am a mom of 4 I have 5 grandsons, I've been married to Wesley for 29 yrs.
  • Interests
    I enjoy reading, music, horses and spending time with my grandkids.
  • Occupation
    Nurse/Risk Manager/aADONS
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My weightloss journey begins at an early age with diet after diet, then giving up. I excepted the weight and started living the best that I could with the cards that I had been dealt. I successfully lost 100lbs around 16 years of age by starvation very unhealthy way to do it, but that is what I did only to gain it all back. I developed health related problems early such as Diabetes, Heart Disease etc. I suffered a heartattack at the age of 45yrs and knew that my weight was taking it's toll on me. I knew that if I didnt do something fast I wouldn't be around to enjoy my grandkids. I began to research my different options but I didn't have the courage to follow thru with surgery at that time. It wasn't untill I had a long talk with my Aunt who never had the courage herself to have the surgery told me, I didn't want to live my life like she was having to live. It mad me realize that she knew where I was headed and she loved me enough to tell me to do something before it was too late. I still waited around and didnt get serious untill she passed away suddenly of Heart Failure at age 64 yrs, that I decided to go thru with it. She passed away in June and by Nov of the same year I had Lapband surgery. I have gone from wearing size 24 to size 12-14. I have lost from 258lbs starting weight to 238 on day of surgery to 178.2 at this time. I am still on my way, but have come so far. I am no longer on an insulin pump to control my Diabetes, I no longer have Diabetes! I do not have to take Blood Pressure medication any longer. I have energy to do lots of things these days and I am enjoying my grandkids all six of them.   

Age: 58
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 258 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 152 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 106 lbs
BMI: 26.9
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 09/11/2008
Surgery Date: 11/05/2008
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Wesley'sgurl29's Bariatric Surgeon
5012 S. US HWY 75
DENISON, Texas 75020