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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! Here it is 2015 and I'm happy to say I'm ...
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! Here it is 2015 and 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 36 years
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

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MAYBER
10/31/2015 10:00:21 PM

congrats on being a motivator and an inspiration an honor much deserved best wishes as you continue on the journey one day at a time
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WYTCHHAZYL
10/30/2015 2:03:08 AM

I am just beginning my WLS journey. Thanks for reinforcing that it can be a good thing and the weight can stay off even 5 years later.



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MARY_POPOVER
10/29/2015 9:35:28 PM

That's wonderful! Congratulations on a very dramatic success!



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LONBATT
10/29/2015 8:44:07 PM

emoticon on a job well done!



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NOLAHORSERIDER
10/29/2015 7:21:51 PM

You look fabulous. Congratulations on your successful journey! Keep up the great work. Loved your blog "My Journey". Thank you for sharing. I am always inspired and encouraged reading about the successes of our teammates!

Wishing you well!!!!

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Nola



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