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About Dadkins8

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    Guru in Training
  • Birthday 11/17/1965

About Me

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    Married with 4 children
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    Walking, Reading, and Talking on the Phone (LOL)
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I have not been a person to struggle with my weight for my entire life. I was thin in high school and college. However, after I had my first child. I was not able to get down under 200 lbs. Part of it was the stress of having a very sick baby who would sometimes wake up 8-12 times a nights. However, I stayed in the 210 lb range. 2 Years after that I had my second son. Again, I stayed in the low 200 lb range. However, 2 1/2 years later...surprise...surprise...I had twins. I still weighted about 210 shortly after they were born. Soon though eating in the middle of the night while feeding the babies, I started to put on weight. I also continued to work fulltime. In 2005, I lost my mom in July. A year and half later we lost grandma. A short ten weeks later, we lost my neice, our beautiful Alisha (we had just celebrated her 18th birthday the week before) in a tragic car accident. This stress was all too much to handle and I turned to food for comfort. The weight kept piling on. I accepted a job that required me to teach via the computer. That lack of activity did little to help with keeping weight off. I gained 40 pounds after starting this job. Finally, I got sick and tired of being sick and tired and knew that I had to do something. I was fortunate that my approval and Dr. appointments went smoothly as did the surgery. I was banded on July 28th. I am absolutely thrilled with everything so far.

Age: 58
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 313 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 278 lbs
Goal Weight: 165 lbs
Weight Lost: 35 lbs
BMI: 42.3
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 12/15/2009
Surgery Date: 07/29/2010
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a

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