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I'm a classic yo-yo dieter. I've been up and down the scales since I was 14 years old; starting at size 5 and slowly increasing to a 32 over the years. I am a professional dieter and know all about losing weight; it's KEEPING IT OFF that I can't seem to master! After five years of research and prayer, I made the decision to have Vertical Sleeve surgery.

My surgery date was April 9, 2009 and as of August 6, 2011, I have lost 190 pounds! I'm happy to say I'm still ...
I'm a classic yo-yo dieter. I've been up and down the scales since I was 14 years old; starting at size 5 and slowly increasing to a 32 over the years. I am a professional dieter and know all about losing weight; it's KEEPING IT OFF that I can't seem to master! After five years of research and prayer, I made the decision to have Vertical Sleeve surgery.

My surgery date was April 9, 2009 and as of August 6, 2011, I have lost 190 pounds! I'm happy to say I'm still maintaining...that's a first for me!

My health was deteriorating so I was in pretty bad shape by the time I had surgery. I'm thrilled to report I am out of the wheelchair, off all medication, riding horses and bicycles and having a great life, in general. WLS is a radical step, not to be taken lightly, but sometimes radical measures are required. I do not regret the decision!
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Member Since: 12/5/2006

My Goals:
Permanent weight loss.

My Program:
1400 healthy calories a day
60 grams protein daily
20 grams fiber daily

Personal Information:
I live in Central Texas
married 33 years
62 years old
retired
3 children
6 granddaughters


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I love the Lord, My God

DH and I love to RV

Member of National United Methodist Campers

Tow a 36' Fifth Wheel

Miss my little Rat Terrier, Trinket

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QUEENDIVA50
4/5/2014 10:29:14 AM

Hey Linda,

I'm really glad you enjoyed last weekend. I did too!!! It's so much better to have a personality to go with the writings!!!

Take care,
Cassie



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QUEENDIVA50
1/6/2014 10:31:28 AM

Hey Linda,

I'm glad to see you are still part of our group. It's been a long hrad year for me, but 2014 should be much better!!!!

I hope all is well with you and your family. I hope you have a blessed, prosperous and safe new year!!!!

Much Love,

Cassie



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DOLPHINLADY05
11/11/2013 5:40:42 PM

Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for adding me as a friend. I've added you as well and I look forward to getting to know you. What a motivating and inspirational story you have and I loooooove your pictures. Hope your having a maaaaaarvy Monday!!

Hugs,
Lori

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KFANNING
9/11/2013 12:11:10 PM

You are an inspiration and I applaud the courage and dedication it took for you to go through this process. and the dedication to keep it off. Thank you for the welcome to Sleevers.



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NICOLEGARZA930
7/1/2013 11:33:48 AM

Hey Linda, I am Nicole, Pattie's Friend at work. Thank you so much for sharing your story. You are a TRUE inspiration. I cannot wait to read your story and learn about road to happiness. I am truly interested in following your path with the sleeve surgery. I would like to get with you and see what all I can learn from you. Blessed, Nicole



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