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About LeeC

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  • Birthday September 2

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  • Gender
  • Location
    WA state
  • Interests
    Horses, Harleys, Beading, Reading, Photography and Ceramics
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  • Surgeon
    Mathew Rawlins MD
  • Hospital
    Deaconess - Spokane WA
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Been there, been through that. My suggestion - hide your scale for the first 3 months after surgery. Go by the weight when you go to your doctor's appointments. Another way to deal with stalls is weigh a week and when you stall, don't weigh for 3 weeks. Your clothes will tell you that you are losing mass if not weight.
  2. Spring is around the corner, crocus and tulips and daffodils are coming up. Warm days 55-60 degrees but chilly nights 25 degrees. Before you know it, it'll be 85-90 degrees and I'm in a house with some window A/Cs but no central A/C. (not happy about that)
  3. LeeC


    Hi Nana Trish, I had my first vaccine Feb 20th, got it in Left arm (I'm right handed), shoulder was sore for 3 days and the day after the shot I was tired (do nothing day). Get my next shot this next Saturday (March 20th). I'll let you know how that goes. Based on what my RN friend told me, I expect two days of doing next to nothing.
  4. Hooray, I'm actually going to post a response shortly after the post. Over in Yakima, WA here and we've a whole 3" of powder snow (very light, small flakes - not good for snowfolk building). But I've only been here 3 winters. I'm used to winters where you get 3-6" a day, 4wd is mandatory as is a snowblower so its all good as far as I'm concerned. We had very cold weather (15F) for a couple days but it's 25F today and due to be 50F on Tuesday. I'm looking at getting a step machine as I need more steps and I'm on a country road with no sidewalks and lousy shoulders so road walking can be ha
  5. LeeC


    Hey Nana Trish, I also have not been here as often as I should (like before Christmas ). Love your pup, so cute. We all just do the best we can at the time it is.
  6. Congrats, that is wonderful. So Happy for you.
  7. Update; we are still doing well and hopefully get the vaccine in the next month. I know it's not 100% effective but the fact that it lessens the symptoms is majorly important for everyone. Good friends of mine just lost their 25 year old granddaughter to Covid because nobody knew she had a mild heart issue. So sad. Unfortunately more people I'm acquainted with caught Covid but fortunately most survived. Current total of people I'm acquainted with; Person #1 - friend of a friend and he died (Western WA) Person #2 - friend of mine and he still feels terrible (age
  8. I had a least one week where I was supposed to not stand straight (that was difficult as it's ingrained) but you're not really "hunched" over so it's ok. I am very happy with how my tuck turned out. Week 2 is better as is every week thereafter.
  9. I am pleased with mine. It took time to recover. My belly skin is taunt (which is a lot better in my opinion). It's just over a year and yes, I'd do it again.
  10. Go for it. You should have a healthy a BMI as is possible. You wont think of yourself as too skinny just too awesome.
  11. Welcome and I'll check out your videos today. Congrats on surgery. BTW - watched your video, very nice. You need to be active but your doctor is right 10-15 kilos max lifting for 6 months as you have had major abdominal surgery. I lost my weight walking and walking and walking. Good call on upping your water intake and watch your carbs. My bariatric team said 70-90 grams protein, less than 50 grams carbs, 64 fl oz water minimum a day. And remember you will have stalls of 2-3 weeks where you do not lose weight but you will lose mass (need smaller size). Stay with it.
  12. Congrats. I was 61 when I had my surgery and wish I had done it sooner. Every day is better and better and by the time a year rolls around life will be great.
  13. Fair Frank - CONGRATS - that is so wonderful. It so is worth it. Every day I appreciate my good health. Again, Congrats on weight loss and NO CPAP.
  14. Congrats on your anniversary. You're getting there and life is so much better. I'm fighting hard to stay +/- 3# because my hubby can snack so we have snacks in the house. Meat, cheese and protein water or diet water for me.
  15. We're on 1.5 acres - occasionally talk across the fence to neighbors. One set is older like us and isolating. The other set is younger and not worried about catching Covid. Having worked in the medical field most of my life, I'm erring on the side of caution and good sense. Neither hubby or I are overly social so not going places and visiting others is no issue We'll stay cautious for at least a month after we get two doses of vaccine. But it will be nice to visit with family at some point. Apparently Covid ruins your immune system. This article is about a friend of a friend of mine http
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