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About JennyG1971

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 04/08/1971

About Me

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    I am 38 years old, I've been overweight all of my life. I have a wonderful, supportive husband and three children. 2 boys and 1 girl. I am blessed and things are only going to get better with 2010!!! YAY!
  • Interests
    reading, singing, FaceBook, Wii games
  • Occupation
    Stay at home wife & MOM
  • City
    Wake Forest
  • State
    North Carolina
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My name is Jennifer, but my friends call me Jenn.I have always been the LIFE of the party, the one who anyone could talk to.... the one who can hang with anyone, doing anything! That is until about 3 years ago. I think that's when my body decided to say, HELLO???? DYING HERE!

I have always been overweight. When I was younger, I always heard, "You'd be so beautiful, if you'd just lose the weight".... well, I couldn't understand why I couldn't be beautiful and HAVE the weight. I said it was all their screwed up perspective. And I went on...In the last 3 years, I have put on about 50 pounds and I didn't really notice. How sad is that???? I hear skinny people talking about they've gained a couple of pounds the suddenly their clothes don't fit and I'm thinking... HA HA HA, I've gained 30 lbs and I haven't budged a size. LOLThis past year, I went to work with one of my friends. It was great. We were going out to eat for long lunches and just making 'work' seem so easy. We both gained 25 lbs. It pushed me over the 300 lb. mark. It made her go up to about 150. She went up 4 clothes sizes. I went up one. So, I've been trying to get LapBand done for about 20 months now. I've had difficulty with my insurance, communication-wise.  It seems that there are 2 programs that have to be gone through in order to get insurance approval... and neither of them know ANYTHING about the other... But finally, with persistence and aggravation on MY part and my doctor's office FILLING OUT TONS of paperwork, and faxing and re-faxing and talking and blah blah blah. I have a SURGERY DATE!!!! I am so excited and ready to start this new journey in my life.I want LapBand to be a tool that I can use, so that I am not starving when I eat smaller portions... so I can go to the gym... so I can climb the stairs without hurting... so my knees won't BEG me to stop moving, and so my ankles won't crack and pop ALL the time.My goal is to get FIT and HEALTHY. Not to fit into a bikini. Not to walk the runway in the latest fashions. I want to be able to ride a rollercoaster with my children. I want to be able to play paintball with my oldest son. I want to fit into a seat on an airplane so that I can go somewhere fabulous with my family. I want to walk and not huff and puff. Most of all, I want to prove that I can do this.So, LapBand... here I come!!!

Age: 52
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 317 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 310 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 7 lbs
BMI: 56.7
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 07/08/2009
Surgery Date: 12/31/2009
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
JennyG1971's Bariatric Surgeon
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615

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