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Rachael

LAP-BAND Patients
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About Rachael

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    Junior Guru
  • Birthday 01/14/1978

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
I first started thinking about weight lost surgery after my aunt died from obesity related illnesses. A good friend had lap banding done and was very successful with weight loss. I have two young children and want to be there for them. I also am depressed about my weight and embarassed by it. Have tried numerous other methods of weight lost. I am excited about going through the journey. I meet with my surgeon in October and will be 3 months along in the process. Need lots of prayers and support.
I posted this a year ago. I have been banded for almost 7 months (since 3/18/2011) and couldn't be happier. I have lost 53 pounds since I posted this last year. My clothing size is now 14-16pants and L/M shirt. I have so much more energy and am not hungry all the time. I do go through periods that I eat poorly and do not exercise but these last only for a short time. I am no longer embarrassed to have my picture taken and feel "normal" when I am in a group of other moms. I have about 42lbs to lose to reach my goal weight but if I do not lose another ounce it has been worth it. I feel great!!

Age: 42
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 240 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 187 lbs
Goal Weight: 145 lbs
Weight Lost: 53 lbs
BMI: 32.1
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/01/2010
Surgery Date: 03/18/2011
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Rachael's Bariatric Surgeon
3380 BOULEVARD OF THE ALLIES #390
PITTSBURGH, PA 15213
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