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This is the story of me and how I was a fatty. I am currently 28 years old and have lost 36 lbs since my surgery almost 2 months ago (4/28/12). At my heaviest, I weighed 311 lbs...shameful...and now I am (for you non math types out there) 275 lbs. I have set a personal goal of reaching 135lbs as that is what the charts say a person of my height of 5'4 should weigh (yeah I know those charts don't convey true health or take into account muscle) but I would look damn sexy at 135.
So a little more background. I have been obese for several years now and though I tried the diets, tried the exercise, things just weren't working for me. I would lose weight, gain it back plus some ...typical yo-yo. I had considered WLS for years but was in no financial condition to pay for it and no insurance I had ever had, would. Then after a move and a job switch I got on my company's insurance and to my disbelief, they had a plan that actually covered it. I found a highly rated surgeon, did a nutrition and psych consult, sent off the paperwork to the insurance and was approved in about a week. They scheduled my surgery for about 3 weeks later and that was that. Never thought something like that would happen so quickly and easily. The first few days after was hell as the pain was pretty intense for me. I ended up having a few complications with my incision getting infected and taking a really long time to close and heal fully. Now I'm just trying to eat the good foods I need, exercise, and reach my lofty goal of losing 140lbs.