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About JoJo1

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    Bariatric Master
  • Birthday 05/14/1951

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    I was banded 09/19/09 after spending most of the last 40 years in the obese category. I am looking forward to buying clothes in normal stores and not in catalogs. I am a hair dresser and I live in a small town in the central Idaho mountains.
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    I like to walk outside, and I like to read and I like to fiddle around with computers.
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    Hair stylist
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I spent my whole life either fat or I thought I was fat.  During the years I was not fat I was still miserable because I thought I was fat.  I was actually built bigger than my Mother who was 5'2" and 98lbs her whole life.  I developed a "fat" mind set at an early age.  I did eventually become fat after many many years of dieting.  I did lose weight from time to time, but always gained it back and then more.  I now believe that dieting made me fat.  I spent the last 20 years of my life over 200 lbs, and one of my daughters, decided to get lap band surgery.  She lost 90 lbs and I just suddenly decided I did not want to spend the rest of my life fat.  I was banded 09/19/09.  I am now three weeks post op.  I have lost 13 lbs and have not had any problems with the diet.  I am a type 1 diabetic so I have followed a low carb diet for the last 10 years.  I can say that it is absolutely healthy to do it, and it has made me able for the first time in my life to control my blood sugar.  I found ways in the liquid stage to stay low carb.  I am eating food now, and I eat almost all protien with a little green vegetable.  Never any sugar, never any fruit, never any bread, potatoes, or pasta, never any starchy vegetables.  It keeps my blood sugar on track and I am healthy after 10 years so I expect to be healthy for the rest of my life. I also plan to do it much thinner than I am now.  Yea for lap band!!!

Age: 71
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 220 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 173 lbs
Goal Weight:
Weight Lost: 47 lbs
BMI: 27.9
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 09/20/2009
Surgery Date: 09/20/2009
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a

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