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About DebWS

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  • Birthday 11/09/1951

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    I am a communications and public relations professional. I am also a professional caterer.
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    Singing, acting, needlepoint, gardening
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    The Delicious Dish - a catering company: http://deliciousdish101.wordpress.com
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I have struggled with weight all my life...from the time I was 4, my mother fed me cheese, mayonnaise and lettuce sandwiches as a 'bed time snack' and later criticized me relentlessly for not being thin enough.  I have tried Weight Watchers several times (with some success, although fleeting), Diet Center, and various other programs.  I have felt like I am fighting a losing battle, and needed to get some control of my weight into my life.  Over the last several years my right knee has also become quite arthritic and will at some point need replacement.  I view having this procedure not only as a way to address my weight but also my join health. 
Post-surgery nearly one year, I have not lost all the weight I wanted, but it is an evolving process.  I am happier, I am healthier, I look better, feel better.  I have not regretted one minute of my decision, ever.

Age: 71
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 239 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 206 lbs
Goal Weight: 170 lbs
Weight Lost: 33 lbs
BMI: 35.4
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 07/16/2009
Surgery Date: 11/03/2010
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
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