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Matthew A. Fitzer
Doctor Fitzer is a young down to earth doctor. He has a very caring bed side manner straight to the point. Although I have only just met Doctor Fitzer and his team, I feel I'm in very good hands. His team is very caring and supportive. I'm looking forward to having them on my team! I am confidant that the support and post op care I will require will be there. I feel they will be much like family.
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I was born 5 pounds 4 ounces. I was very tiny for a long time. I was usually one of the smallest in my class. One of my care givers would have a chart put up on the wall a month or two prior to Christmas time which indicated to Santa how I had been eating my meals. It was thought that because I was very small, that it was important to make sure I was eating everything on my plate. I hated the chart and hated that thought that a big black X was the mark to inform Santa that I haden't eaten everything I should have.
As I got older I did gain some weight but did not grow much in height. In highschool I varied by 10 pounds usually between 110 and 120. My mother often commented on how I should loose 5 to 10 pounds. She brought home an article which claimed you could loose 10 pounds by eating hamburger and oranges. It was called the Sunshine Diet. I ate so many oranges that my face broke out! I was alergic to oranges! I did the yoyo thing all through highschool. I dieted here and there and tried many different diets. Even my friends would suggest I loose a few pounds out of concern.
After three years of college, crash diets, becoming of legal age and eating kraft dinner morning, noon and night, I had gained a few more pounds.
When I got married I weighed 135 and my growing was at a 4'10" stand still.
I had my son two years later and gained 23 pounds which I never lost, six years later I had my daughter and gained 4 pounds which means I actually lost weight but I soon gained that back and then some. At this point I must have weighed around 160.
I joined weight watchers a few times and the last time I joined my success was 57 pounds. Christmas came and Christmas went. I thought I could go off my diet just for the holiday and then get back on the band wagon. That didn't happenThe pounds started creaping back bit by bit. I now sit at 216 gaining almost double the weight I had lost. I spent a good part of my life not participating in things I would have liked to try for fear my weight would cause me to fail. I was always super self concious of myself and the weight I carried.
It wasn't until later in my life that in discussing my health my doctor told me 130 - 135 would be a good weight for my bone structure.
I gave my much smaller sister a whole box of clothes that I wore in college and as she tried them on and put them in a bag for good will, ( they didn't fit.. too small) she said " when did these ever fit you?" I replied, " when I was in college and over weight." I have been very bitter for many years, wondering if the yoyo dieting was my demise.
Years later while talking to my most treasured friend, she mentioned, that in thinking back, I wasn't really over weight but maybe busty, which make me look more over weight. I often thought back to those highschool years with many questions and what if's.
I know now that I can't keep looking back and that I have to look forward to the decision I've made to change my life.