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About LeeC

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday September 2

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Spokane, WA
  • Interests
    Horses, Motorcycling, Beading, Reading, Photography and Ceramics
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  • Surgeon
    Mathew Rawlins MD
  • Hospital
    Deaconess - Spokane WA
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  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. If you have a smart phone there is an free app called MyFitnessPal which will let you enter food data and show you how many calories, proteins, carbs and fat you are eating and allows you to increase or decrease those numbers. Doesn't matter if it's 2% Cottage Cheese (much more protein than grits) or a plain skinny latte or butter lettuce. It even has a bar code scanner to enter data more easily.
  2. Welcome to Thinner Times.
  3. Hopefully your bariatric team gave you a binder with an eating plan for not only the first two weeks of surgery but for several months.
  4. Welcome to Thinner Times. Have you taken your blood pressure when you feel lightheaded. Start with your bariatric team and if you're not getting help there then see your primary doctor.
  5. I had it done about 4 months post op and done again 1 month later (enlarged in two stages). Mine was easy and painless - an outpatient procedure.
  6. Your house, your rules. What's the worst that can happen - what, she should up and leave? You can throw the junk food out (I did that when I found my stepson's beer, he was under 21 - nothing he could say about it). Not cleaning up; put her clothes in hock, $1 an item to reclaim it. Guests and fish get really old after 3 days. Your sister is either saving a lot of money (deployment pay) or spending a lot of money but she needs to give you money towards utilities (gas, lights, garbage). Sit down after the kids are in bed and have a polite discussion. Best of luck.
  7. 15 months post-op and I'm looking forward to 90 degree days (about mid July). Under armor shirt, T-shirt, light weight hoodie and a flannel lined shirt on right now. Sometimes I wear peds and socks (so cold feet) at the same time. Have a heated mattress pad warming the bed right now and (if needed) fuzzy warm socks. I'll take being cold and healthy any day of the week.
  8. The best sweetner IMO is raw honey. I prefer sage honey but any honey (lavendar, fireweed, etc) is great and takes very little add flavor.
  9. Don't bother to weigh, your system is in shock and you are only 16 days out of surgery. Hopefully your bariatric team gave you a book or handouts about the various stages after surgery for what types of food (liquid, etc) and that there is information about vitamins, etc in that. Your stomach is very tender and healing - treat it kindly. Find a chewable vitamin that you like and use it for awhile. You can ask the bariatric staff about when to take biotin.
  10. CZJ, I have no stomach acid and therefore no hunger pain (so I chew thoroughly to aid digestion). Depending on the density of the food (ham is dense, jello is not) I can eat 2 to 4 ounces at a time. I know real fast if I am overeating because my nose starts to run. Hope this helps you.
  11. It's now Saturday evening and I hope you contacted your bariatric team and that your health is improving.
  12. So sorry for your loss. Have a hug and see how your emotions are a week from now.
  13. I had the Roux-En-Y bypass because I wanted to lose the most weight that I could and keep it off. I am almost 15 months post op and feel so much better (even when I'm tired I'm not exhausted). I take my vitamins, eat protein, drink water, watch my carbs and walk (and walk and walk) and it's all good. I had two ounces of ham and two slices of potato au gratin for Easter dinner today (that's 2 little slices of potato and a small bit of sauce). It tasted great. My bariatric team told me (at a year post op) that I had gone from a 10 year life expectancy with increasing health problems to a 20 year life expectancy and I have a greater chance of dying from an accident than from the many health problems associated with morbid obesity.
  14. Hope today was a better day for you. Have a hug.
  15. Nomoreyoyo, Like you I was at the 220 mark for a long time, then the weight crept up and up and up. It made my asthma worse, my back pain worse, etc.etc. I'd keep trying diet but was too exhausted to exercise. I just wish I had done this at least 10 years ago. It isn't a last resort but the first step toward a healthier and happier life.