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About Cheesehead

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    TT Master
  • Birthday June 5

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    I have 5 grown kids (4 girls and a boy), 3 grandkids (2 boys and a girl), and 5 cats and one very supporting husband! I enjoy cooking, gardening, and reading.
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  • Surgeon
    Peter Kelly
  • Hospital
    United St. Paul, Mn
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Cheesehead

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    I was on enough meds pre surgery that losing weight was impossible. I only managed to lose 6 pounds. But had only been told not to gain anything.
  2. Cheesehead

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    Could you say something to the person in charge of the bariatric department. First time can be overlooked but a second time? And if he does it to you rest assured you aren’t the only one.. keep plugging away. Every pound you lose before surgery is a pound less to lose after. Some programs make you lose a percentage of your weight before surgery..
  3. Cheesehead

    What Are You Wearing Today?

    I love that dress! Looks great on you!
  4. Cheesehead

    Gastric bypass weight loss montly

    I only weighed once every other Saturday. For too long I let the scale influence my emotions which then sabotaged my diets. Pre surgery, if the scale went down, I rewarded myself, if it went up I figured said diet wasn’t working so I might as well eat what I wanted.. hubby hid the scale and only brought it outevery other week. There is also the dreaded stall around week 3, stalls are your body adjusting. You didn’t gain weight over night, it won’t come off over night either. Follow your plan and it will come off. Good luck..
  5. Cheesehead

    Can you have too much protein?

    You could well be in the stall that happens around the 3 week mark. Also, remember the excess weight didn’t appear overnight and it isn’t going to disappear overnight;). Just stay on plan and it will come off.
  6. Cheesehead

    What Are You Wearing Today?

    Looking fantastic Trish!
  7. Cheesehead

    What Are You Wearing Today?

    That’s a fun outfit @Cardamom77!
  8. Cheesehead

    Talking to negative Family/Friends

    I was scared to even tell my hubby. I’d failed so many diets.. a couple of our kids found out before but I didn’t tell the other 3 until after thefact. I was a couple months into it before I told hubby and he’s been nothing but supportive as have my adult kids. Be careful who you tell as you can’t untell them or control who they tell. You can take a family member with you to your appointments so they can ask questions.. I'm 5 1/2 Years out and have had zero complications. Surgical techniques improve every day. Good luck!
  9. Cheesehead

    One year today—keeping it real

    Yep, I still struggle with image. I call them my “fat” moments. Then I’ll catch a glimpse of myself in a door as I approach a building and think “ my god those legs are thin, they can’t be mine”. I love the 4 ounce container CJ has. I’ll dump the contents into a custard cup or small plate. I haven’t eaten on a big dinner plates in a long time, lol! Youve come a long way! And you are so close to goal! Keep your eye on the prize (goal!). You look so young in the current picture!
  10. Cheesehead

    NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    Love the cover up! You look great!
  11. Cheesehead

    What Are You Wearing Today?

    Love it!
  12. Cheesehead

    Blood work

    As a diabetic for 18 years I was terrified of losing body parts. While I was jumping through hoops for wls I scrapped a toe, it got severely infected, I was on mega doses of antibiotics, dr thought I might lose it. But thank god after 6 weeks of anti biopics I was ok. I had a good friend lose a leg just before I had wls, then she ended up with gangrene and they couldn’t amputate anymore and she ended up dying (also a diabetic). I am greatful for every day! congrats on the A1C!
  13. Cheesehead


    Hope all is well and you are quickly on the mend!
  14. Cheesehead

    New here...

    Welcome.. I had the 6 month required diet. If your insurance requires it, do your best to make the changes your program requires. One of the most difficult is the no drinking with meals (usually at least 30 minutes after you’re finished) and chewing your food well (how many of us inhaled our food without tasting?) recovery for me was also a breeze! My daughter and son in law both just had surgery the same day (June 18) and were at the amusement park with 2 small kids less than 10 days later..considering the last time daughter went she could barely get the lap belt and harness fastened-they had lost enough weight (with pre op and liquid diet) that she had no problems..
  15. Cheesehead

    My 8th month surgiversary (on time for once!)

    You look great! It’s all a mind game. The mind is tricky! You’re an old pro now! I imagine you are much less hot and sweaty too.