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atgoalgal

LAP-BAND Patients
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About atgoalgal

  • Rank
    Bariatric Guru
  • Birthday 02/27/1961

About Me

  • Biography
    Finally I’ve won the battle with my weight. I am in great shape and great health because on August 16, 2006 I got a Lap-band. With the help and support of a great team, I learned how to use this amazing tool. I am maintaining between 140 and 1
  • Interests
    health, fitness, parenting, optimizing success with a band
  • City
    Boston, formerly LA and NY
I have battled obesity as long as I can remember. With the help of my lapband and a great surgical practice, I have been maintaining my goal weight since December of 2007.  My pre-op BMI was about 39, it is now 23. 

I vividly recall the pain and embarrassment of being weighed in my elementary school gym, praying that the school aide would not announce my weight for everyone to hear. I started dieting at the age of 10. My days were defined as good or bad by what I ate, what size I was wearing and how tight or loose m clothes felt, 

I have been on every diet you can think of; I took diet pills for years; I cannot remember a year when I didn’t gain or lose at least 40 or 50 pounds.My hunger never went away. I always gave in.

For me, dieting was like holding my breath, eventually I had to come up for air.The irony is that except for my battle with weight, I’ve been successful at everything I’ve ever attempted. I’m very fortunate. I have a great marriage, two wonderful children, and I’ve enjoyed a successful career as an executive and officer in Fortune 100 companies.

Finally I’ve won the battle with my weight. I am in great shape and great health and loving my life.  It has been quite a journey with lots of ups and downs and learnings along the way.  With the help and support of a great team, I've really learned how to use this tool.

My only regret is that I didn’t get this tool when I was a teen, but as my husband reminds me, it wasn’t available.


Age: 59
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 235 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 140 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 95 lbs
BMI: 23.3
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/01/2006
Surgery Date: 08/16/2006
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a
atgoalgal's Bariatric Surgeon
Coastal Sleep Disorder Center
421 E Bettaravia Rd
Santa Maria, California 96161
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