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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. You’ve come a long way baby! You’ve done great! Keep on keeping on...
  2. Hoping it’s just a bug. Feel better! Keep us posted..
  3. At this point you should not be eating empty carbs. Or fried foods. That is what will pack the weight on. Protein first, lean meats, not fried. No pasta, bread, rice... you need to begin new eating habits NOW. You did not have surgery to go back to eating the crap you ate before. This is a second chance. Just because you CAN eat something, doesn’t mean you should eat it! There is absolutely nothing in fried mozzarella sticks, breadsticks and chicken parm is usually fried as well. When you go out have a game plan in place- (get a couple of meatballs or grilled chicken). Something else; when you go out ask that they do not add oil, butter or grease to your food. (Oftentimes for is heated with a butter substitute sometimes doused in it, which adds calories and makes a healthy choice not so healthy- they add this to everything, chicken, steak...fat equals moisture and flavor).. If you can’t stick to the healthy options then perhaps suggest someplace you can. Most places you can check online menus before going.. I don’t mean to sound harsh but this is the honeymoon phase. You should make the most of it. Wring as much nutrition out of every calorie that you can..
  4. Also measure yourself- everything- neck, upper arms, thighs, calves,
  5. Weigh and measure everything you eat. Stop immediately if you start to feel full or a pressure. Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, scrambled eggs. I added a little marinara sauce to cottage cheese and warmed it in the microwave a couple seconds, helped with pizza cravings. I used 4 oz Rubbermaid containers. I still use those and 6 oz custard cups as serving bowls. It’s easier to see how much I’m getting. Tastes can and do change. I hate eggs now. Keep your liquids up and shoot for your protein. An 11 ounce protein shake has 30 gr protein and counts towards liquids. I was on the progress one stage a week program. Was eating real food in 6 weeks. My pouch is not stretched. I can get 3 oz of chicken in. I can drink 8 oz. before feeling full. Stay with your plan. It works! That’s why the dr. Gave it to you.
  6. Just think in a short while you will be on the losers bench. Keep your eye on the prize. (I was so nervous that I got into the OR and nearly got up and ran out). But I’m so glad I didn’t. Good luck on your new journey!
  7. Sarah, along with the 5 day pouch reset I suggest going back to basics; fill up on protein, no drinking with meals, keep carbs low. I’d recommend sticking with your old plan. Stay off the scale- maybe weigh once a week. Ask yourself are you really hungry? Is there any nutrition in what you are eating?
  8. Welcome QueAnd and peachy! good luck on your new journey!
  9. Welcome! Just an idea... we have several here who have gone to Mexico for wls with good results. I had a 6 month program with monthly appointments and was told up front I could not miss a month. That I also could not gain weight. Know before you begin what is required by both your insurance and the bariatric center. Document each requirement.
  10. Keeping busy will help.. keep your eye on the prize!
  11. I came home from my 2 week check up (actually 12 days out) cleared for soft foods. I was so excited! So my first meal was refried beans a little taco sauce (I was afraid of the seeds) and a little melted cheese. I still love Mexican foods. Often eating grilled chicken, taco seasoning, onions and peppers with cheese and salsa. Salsa adds flavor without very many calories. Early out I could eat eggs and had salsa and eggs. Next stage chili is a good choice. I grew Carolina reaper peppers and Trinidad scorpion peppers last year for the sons in laws. We like spicy!
  12. You look great Lee! Love your shirt!
  13. Chap stick! My lips were so dry. I took a robe because I didn’t want my butt hanging out. I also took a book. Unlike most, I didn’t sleep while I was there. Try to get as much liquid in as they will allow. You will probably gain weight while in the hospital with water weight. I gained 7 pounds. I also didn’t want to have the scale rule my life so I weighed every other Saturday. I never noticed stalls. i also suggest you take a tape measure and measure everything. Neck, upper arm, chest waist, hips, thighs, calves wrist..if you get discouraged look at inches lost. Often if you are in a stall you will still be losing inches. Stalls are your bodies way of catching up.. good luck!,