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About ritala

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  • Birthday 09/29/1985

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    I'm a very outgoing and generous person. I'm so ready for a new start at life so I hope this surgery goes well and I become skinny :)
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    Playing w/ my beautiful daughter and shopping( i will be doing that more as i loose weight)
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Hi my name is Rita. My whole life I have struggled with my weight. As a child I was made fun of for my weight by the other children and did not have a lot of friends. By the time i was about 18 i saw some Christmas photos and decided I was too overweight. At this point I was about 205 lbs. So i went on a no carb diet, drank a lot of water, ate salads for lunch and did crunches and push ups every nite before bed. By June I was down to 150 lbs and felling wonderful. I kept the weight off until 2006, so that's 2 years! Then i became pregnant and thougtht I could eat everything I wanted and loose it all after the baby was born. Well when I delivered my beautiful daughter in Sept. 2006 I weighed 242 lbs. Then I lost the baby weight to bring me to 222 lbs. and nothing has worked to get off the weight. I have even managed to gain weight so finally in December 2008 I decided to see Dr. Washington about surgery. I at first wanted a gastric bypass but then I saw the risks so I have decided to go with a Lap- Band.

Age: 37
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 280 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 280 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost:
BMI: 49.6
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/2009
Surgery Date: 08/18/2009
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
ritala's Bariatric Surgeon
Coastal Metabolic And Bariatric Surgery
2376 Cypress Circle
Suite 103
Conway, South Carolina 29526

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