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About LukeAug9

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  • Birthday 08/09/1980

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Peoria, AZ
  • Interests
    Cooking/baking, movies, concerts, being outdoors, spoiling my niece, photography, hiking
  • Age


  • Surgeon
    Dr. Daniel Fang
  • Hospital
    St. Luke's Medical Center - Phoenix
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  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
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  1. 11 mos post op and sssooooo close to my goal!

    Thanks guys! I feel great! like a new person. I go to the gym and run several times a week. I ran my first 10k in March and am training for a half marathon.
  2. Sorry I've been MIA for a while. I am 31, had surgery 5/26/11, and am about 20 lbs away from goal!!
  3. hey there! is your site down?

    1. LukeAug9


      Yes! Oops! Forgot to renew my hosting! It will be up in the next day or two! Sorry!

  4. Nearly 150 lbs lost! Still a bit more to go but already celebrating! How has everyone celebrated their weight loss? I bought a MINI Cooper!

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    2. marciab30


      lol I plan on spending a lot too Lucas maybe not as much as a car lol but a lot for clothes, shoes etc

    3. carrotop13


      Lots and lots of clothes ::)

    4. LukeAug9


      Well the car was a necessity. I love love love my cooper though!!

  5. New blog post with a video. I'm the first frame!

  6. Finally made a new video! Posted it on my blog. Feel free to check it out
    1. Stacielacie


      awesome video... I love when people vlog, you really get a sense of the surgery and what people go thru. thanks again!

    2. Leona5


      I enjoyed your video. What a great way to keep yourself accountable by sharing your story!

  7. Finally made a new video! Posted it on my blog. Feel free to check it out
  8. Anyone have a really cool job?

    You're job sounds pretty cool!! This is my full time job now. It keeps me busy. My director today gave me a project and told me how excited she was to finally have someone able to do what needs to be done. I love that I get to do so much beyond my job description. My favorite part though is visiting patients in their hospital room after surgery. It's a small office, theres only 8 of us and we all get along great. Couldn't ask for a better gig. I'm thinking about getting a part time job, just one or two days a week. I would LOVE to work in a bakery where I could bake and/or decorate cakes and cookies and what not. I would LOVE that!
  9. Losing Phase Scares Me!

    My surgery was just over 7 months ago. I am still in the losing phase. Like Cinwa, I am also at the point of having to get in 1000-1200 calories a day and 80-100 g protein a day I am still losing consistently, but the weight loss has definitely slowed down over the past few months. I get my excercise in and follow my nutritionist's eating requirements which is what Cinwa outlined. Protein first, veggies, then fruit then carbs. I've actually been asked to increase my carb intake. You just have to be smart about what you eat and you always have to remember that WLS isn't a magic cure, it's a tool to help you lose weight and live a longer, healthier, happier life. Use the tool smartly and correctly and you'll do just fine!
  10. Just posted my updated weight and measurements! I can't believe the progress so far! Dream come true!

  11. My last apartment lease ended just days before surgery and I moved back with the parents so they could help me out a little while once I had surgery. Because my dad has been out of work since March, I decided to stay a while and pay rent to help them out with the house payment instead of getting my own place. He's still unemployed unfortunately and just got word that there's nothing more that can be done. Glad to be out on own again (in 3 weeks) but sad to lose the house I grew up in.

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    2. mbinla


      I'm so sorry to hear that.

    3. mybell10039


      that really sucks praying for u and your family

    4. Sally B

      Sally B

      It sucks I know I have been there. Lost the house I grew up in last November. It was hard but its all good now, better house still with family and always have memories!!! Heep ya head up it gets better!!!

  12. Hey, find me on Facebook, I'm on here less and less

  13. Glad you're doing so well!!