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About Cheesehead

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  • Birthday June 5

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    I have 5 grown kids (4 girls and a boy), 4 grandkids (3 boys and a girl), and 3 cats and one very supporting husband! I enjoy cooking, gardening, and reading.
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    Peter Kelly
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    United St. Paul, Mn
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    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Cheesehead

    Hi guys

    You can do this.. I am so glad spring has sprung early here.. get outside, enjoy the fresh air; if you’re not inside you aren’t near food. And being outside takes your mind off eating.. I swear the first outing after this is over is an all day leisurely shopping trip with lunch out..we live in the country so walking is good. Even our elderly neighbors get out.
  2. Cheesehead

    Hi guys

    Things here aren’t quite as bad as NY. We are still able to move about-some..I’ve been forcing myself to walk 10,000-sometimes all at once..with a hurting hip and back, I push through it. On a “normal” (what’s normal anymore?) work day I’d get 10,000 steps during the day and come home and sit.. we don’t do grab and go (I prefer my food hot and fresh (not out of boxes) and it’s a 15 minute drive to anyplace.. we are cleaning the freezer and appetite has disappeared with the stress..I often grab a protein shake and grind frozen strawberries in it for supper. hubby will work from home starting tomorrow for the most part..on one of my walks I realized we have been married at almost 38 but there is no way I want to retire and be together 24/7! Lol. I wish they would just shut the country down for 6 weeks..not each state doing their own thing..on one of my walks I was thinking that people in WW2 had years of depression. I’m grateful it’s spring and I can still get out and walk in our small area, it brightens my spirits.
  3. Cheesehead

    Hi guys

    Trish make a daily check in here.. we are here for you.. just stay healthy!! I was laid off a week ago. Hubby took 96 hours of comp time. He’s been clearing brush and I’ve been helping. I got frustrated/stressed one day this week and took off for a walk. I used to be able to only make the loop to our mailbox and back about quarter mile, did that twice then headed over to the next road where the loop is a mile-did that 3 times. My next goal before going back to work is our 4 mile block.. I’ve always figured that would be too much for me at one crack. I’ve also been stress baking and cooking. Hubby told me this week: “I can only eat so much and you don’t eat any”. Lol.. Raining here today. Hubby is cleaning the basement and I’m a bump (did take a walk earlier before the rain hit).
  4. I had shoulder pain for months. It’s was bad enough I couldn’t lift my arm over my head. I did PT on it but that didn’t help much. One of my doctors thought it could have been injured being transferred from the beds in the hospital (from the gurney to bed).. it did finally get better..
  5. Welcome! yes please check with your surgeon to see if your surgery is still a go. Many elective surgeries are being postponed. If it’s still a go; keep your eye on the prize.
  6. I like the ready to drink premier protein shakes. I throw that in my ninja blender with unsweetened strawberries, it makes for a kind of smoothie. for snacks I often fill up on an apple. They are dense and fill me up..
  7. Hope they can schedule the revision sooner rather than later.
  8. I eat fruit. If you were to eat a peach or cup of pineapple it will fill you up way more than drinking it..are you doing RNY? If so, that liquid will not stay with you long. I love Greek yogurt on my fruit..adds sweetness and protein..
  9. Welcome back.. get back to basics! You have kids who want to have a healthy active dad!
  10. Congrats! I like hearing long term people who keep the weight off!!
  11. Kim I am so sorry to hear this! You’ve had more than your share of complications!! Are they able to figure out why you can’t get food down easily? Do you take Bariatric vitamins? Is there anything else you can do?
  12. Cheesehead

    Good News

    That is absolutely amazing! Hoping the new dr. Is your miracle worker!!
  13. I set mine as something I hoped to obtain. I didn’t want to fail. Lol. Set it where you feel healthy and comfortable.