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About happymammaof2

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  • Birthday 02/26/1968

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    I'm a married mamma of 2, 4 birds, 3 cats, and a hamster. I weigh 350, have Crohns/Colitis and started the Lap Banding process a month ago
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    Family, reading, jewelry-making, crafting, being outside
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    Stay-at-home Mamma
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Hi!! I am here because I am in the process of getting banded. At 41, I weigh 350 pounds and HATE IT! I have Crohns Disease, which gained me 120 pounds, thanks to 2 and a half years of high doses of prednisone, but I have always weighed in between 200-250 pounds since I was 23. I have done just about every diet out there with little to no success. Whatever success I did have, was short lived. I gave up for a long while because honestly, when you get so big, you tend to just not care anymore. I became aware of how 'big' I was when the doctors office could no longer weigh me. Talk about a shock! That was my wake-up call.While my gastro is aware of the problems that Crohns patients may encounter with having the banding done, we all agree that my weight is more of a threat to my life than the complications of the band. I used to ride bikes, hike, walk, play kickball with my kids and I am longing to do so again. I am hoping that not only will this change my life but I am also hoping that my changes will leak over to the rest of my family. My 6 year old son is 83 pounds, and together he and I are trying to change what we do with ourselves! He and I do some Richard Simmons DVD's, marching and dancing... and of course watching our calories. He is learning as quickly as I am, and I am hoping that he too, will benefit from all of this. I am positive in mind and believe that positive thinking is going to follow me through this process!!

Age: 54
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 350 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 350 lbs
Goal Weight: 200 lbs
Weight Lost:
BMI: 62
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a

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