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Hi there!

I'm about 4-6 weeks pre-op (date TBD pending 6/15 visit with surgeon) and would love to connect with a mentor.

A bit about me:

I'm 44 years old, divorced, do volunteer work, live north of Boston, weigh 292 (down from 303 before I started towards the 5% weight loss I need to achieve pre-surgery), and would ideally like to lose 130 pounds (goal weight: 160 lbs.)

I've had all my pre-op testing done, been medically cleared for surgery, and am just awaiting my appointment with the surgeon. :(

All that said -- my mind needs to catch up with my body! This is such a huge life transition and I don't want to do it completely on my own. The more help and guidance I can get the better. There's nothing like somebody who's "been there and done that" to understand.

Thanks for reading -- hope to hear from someone soon!

Laurie :thumbup:

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HI, wow you are almost there. I like in MA too - but I can't have my surgery until October. I just got approval from my PCP. Good luck!:(

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You can count on me to help you thru you journey! I have been very successful and love to help others! I have lost 92 lbs in 7 months. It is not easy, there are good days and there are a few not so good days but the one thing I say each and every day is I LOVE MY BAND! I am on here pretty much daily but you can always reach me at mrsbardo@gmail.com. You can ask me anything and please feel free to do so! I look forward to hearing from you!

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