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About CherokeeGirl

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  • Birthday 10/20/1954

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Winslow AZ
  • Interests
    Music, animals, Study of different religions, the Paranormal, astrology, make my own jewelry and native craft, astronomy, I support AIM and I'm a native rights activist. I'm also an animal rights activist. born and raised in Daytona Beach FL, raised my kids in Louisville, KY. Now call home along the Navajo & Hopi reservation in Winslow AZ.
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Andrew Aldridge
  • Hospital
    Flagstaff Medical Center
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Aldridge. Flagstaff az Bariatric Center

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  1. CherokeeGirl

    Question about carbs and calories

    Thank you, my question is about "calories" do you pay attention to them? I know we are to be low carb......but how many set a calorie limit too?
  2. I'm four years out. I know a lot of people that do low carb...stick to " really" low carbs, but don't bother about the calories at all. I want to lose another 20 pounds. Can we do that? Will that work with us? Just curious. I know it does work as I lost 25 pounds years ago doing just that...30 carbs a day... didn't even bother with calories, but will it work since we've had surgery. Thank you for your help and honest answers guys Blessings
  3. CherokeeGirl

    In need of some help

    Thank you...once warm weather gets her...I will do the pool. During the summer I get in and out a couple times a day and I do exercise in it. The no sleep is just killing me
  4. CherokeeGirl

    In need of some help

    Been awhile. I've had a lot going on.... surgeries, list my brother. I gained 7 pounds over the holidays and having a very hard time getting it off. I can't excercise, need back surgery and trying so hard not to. I saw the hell my sister went through. Any ideas for excercise that wouldn't do my back in would be so appreciated. Walking is painful too as I now have one leg shorter than the other. I use inserts to even it out, but I still have pain if I walk too much. It's all a mess. On top if it all. I am weaning off of two medications I have taken for a few years and withdraws are killing me.... Aaaaaanyway...... Thanks guys
  5. CherokeeGirl

    Liquid intake

    No, nit new. I've been this way since surgery. No pain. I'm currently waiting for my Bariatric blood work to come back
  6. CherokeeGirl

    Liquid intake

    I should know this, as I'm three years out. I get in my fluids, but I literally have to pee every 10 to 15 minutes. Is this normal? Also, is it doing any good if it's just leaving the body so quickly? I tend to take in a few oz at a time. I usually go through 23 oz in about three hours
  7. CherokeeGirl

    Back in the Saddle

    None of us are you said, " one day at a time" you've done it before, and you can do it again!!!
  8. CherokeeGirl

    How much protein?

    Mine is 64gms, but does it stay at that amount indefinitely?
  9. I'm 63 this month. I'm three years out. I would still like to lose 20 pounds. How much protein a day should I be eating. My sister is driving me nuts that 64 gm a day is too much and when I looked it up online, it actually said about 46 gm. Is it different because I've been sleeved?
  10. Not everything is from WLS. My hair had started thinning before surgery, then got so much worse. I did notice it growing back in some, but as it had started prior, it wasn't the same. I have now cut my below my butt hair, very short and just throw on a wig......
  11. I get it so badly it's impossible to sleep or's horrid...I'm 3 years out
  12. CherokeeGirl


    Thank you
  13. CherokeeGirl


    I'm having some odd swelling under my knee and at my ankles....I thought I would try a diuretic. Is that advisable since we have make sure we're hydrated?
  14. 3 years out and have held steady....but still have twenty pounds to go.It's like my body is just stuck here. I have to starve myself to lose and my drop a pound or two, but it goes right back to where it was. No problem really maintaining, but it seems losing now is impossible....and I have to really struggle to not "snack" these days....i try to take it days by day
  15. CherokeeGirl


    Thanks guys.