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About monicaleon18

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  • Birthday 06/01/1974

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Sept 15, 2010
After many years of suffering with overweight, I finally made the decision to do something about it. So after about 2 months of seminars, doctor visits, testing and praying that my insurance would pay for the surgery I received the life changing news that I was approved. Today I am on my 2nd day of my pre-op diet and am scheduled for surgery on Sept 20th. I can not wait for what the future holds for me. It won't be easy, but then again being obese and always depressed it's either. Now I have hope and I haven't felt that way in years.
Nov 2, 2011
Wow over a year later... I'm down 81 pounds and loving it! The journey has not been easy... I guess I already knew that going into this but SOO worth it. There has been a ton of fustrations especially on weeks of gains or no lose but you just keep doing what you are supposed to do and it will move along. I am 27 pounds away from my goal and hope to soon be in my size 8 (currently a 12). I plan on going skydiving once I reach my goal. So remember to take it day by day, make smart food choices and exercise... you can do this Moni!!!

Age: 49
Height: 5 feet 1 inches
Starting Weight: 268 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 187 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 81 lbs
BMI: 35.3
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/02/2010
Surgery Date: 09/20/2010
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
monicaleon18's Bariatric Surgeon
BayChoice Bariatric Center
11914 Astoria Blvd. Ste.125
Houston, Texas 77089

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