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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 35years
65 years old
retired
3 children
6 granddaughters
1 great grandson


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I love the Lord, My God

DH and I love to RV

Member of National United Methodist Campers


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THEVOW2013
4/21/2015 2:23:00 PM

YOUR awesome ,
You have worked so hard , never give up on yourself!



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DIANEDOESSMILES
4/1/2015 8:37:17 AM

WOW!!! So glad I stopped by ur page!!! Remarkable indeed. I wish u the very best with staying steady. Ur pictures show the vast improvement. No doubt u still have to work at this. I'm so happy to see u with the grands.

Glad ur story is on the motivational page. I've so far have lost 84 lbs. My Dr when I asked her about doing the stomach surgery, bypass said "No Diane, I know you well. Ur a very stubborn woman. Once you make up your mind you WILL do this". It took me year's later, but her words still boost my moral. I've changed. Dr's but do plan on seeing her when I reach a goal where I wish to stop. Could be 40 lbs or even 65. The number doesn't mean a thing as long as I'm healthy.

Congrats!!!



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JOURNEYINGJEM1
3/4/2015 5:44:58 AM

You are a true inspiration, Glad i read your story you give me hope emoticon



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LASTGOAROUND
3/1/2015 8:17:09 PM

You look AWESOME! Unbelievable how much weight you've lost! Such an inspiration!



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ANNABELLISABEL
2/6/2015 4:07:28 PM

So happy your surgery went so well! :)



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