• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won



About LeeC

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday September 2

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Spokane, WA
  • Interests
    Horses, Motorcycling, Beading, Reading, Photography and Ceramics
  • Age


  • Surgeon
    Mathew Rawlins MD
  • Hospital
    Deaconess - Spokane WA
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

Recent Profile Visitors

2,710 profile views
  1. LeeC


    There is also protein water. 15 protein and 0-1 carb, Costco sells it and there are several types on Amazon. Unsweetened applesauce, greek yogurt that is under 20 carbs and 12 or more protein is also good. Did your bariatric group give you any type of a list of foods that you can try as the weeks go along?
  2. LeeC

    Carbohydrate intake in maintenance.

    Prior to having the R-Y bypass, carbs have been and will always be my enemy. The only time I lost weight in the past and kept it off was keeping carbs under 30gm or less a day. My surgeon and his team made it very clear to me that I am expected to get 70-90gm of protein a day, keep the carbs at 50gm or less per day and keep an eye on fat but not worry too much. If I don't track the carbs (I use myfitnesspal) I gain. Have lots of stress factors right now, which in the past would have been a 10# weight gain. My lowest weight has been 149, right now I am 157 (and my bariatric team was fine with that). This weekend is going to be very quiet and I am doing lots and lots of protein and fluid and very few carbs and expect to be 155 on Monday. If you need sugar fast, part of a small tube of frosting or a honey stick will do the trick. You don't have the metabolism of a "normal" person. You have your metabolism, adjust as necessary.
  3. LeeC

    Unintended experiment

    On my way to work, my latte stand (Dutch Bros.) heats up my protein drink and adds 2 shots of coffee. Caramel and Banana flavors are my favorite.
  4. LeeC

    Biotin questions.

    So here's where I am at 26 months out. I've always had long hair and worn it in a braid. I ended up trimming off 8" of it over time because it became so thin. I added Hair, Skin and Nails supplement as it has 5,000 mcg of Biotin which seems to help. My hair is growing back in 3 stages; stage one is about the first 4" of my braid (which means it is finally thicker), stage two is just about ready to be held by the band where I start my braid and stage 3 is now about 3" long and gives me the most interesting bed head when I look in the mirror in the morning. No problems with facial hair.
  5. LeeC

    Newbie, 4 days post op

    Currently, for constipation I have 2 Tablespoons of Barleans Digestive Health every morning in Hummus or SF Jello. I also eat a large salad of butter lettuce and shredded carrot with lemon juice and olive oil dressing every evening. That pretty much takes care of the constipation problem for me. But for you at just for days out, small amounts of Milk of Magnesia would be much better.
  6. I have a flex 2, it tracks steps and reminds me hourly to take steps. I charge it twice a week, it syncs with my cell phone and my computer.
  7. LeeC

    2 years & 5 months

    Congrats, you look awesome and handsome.
  8. LeeC

    I Need Maintenance Help.

    I am almost 2 years post GB surgery and have no hunger and am so glad. That said I use MFP daily to track what I do eat to make sure that I get my protein and fluids in and keep the carbs under 50. I've been wearing size 8 jeans since around May (last time I wore size 8 I was age 8). I cook daily for my husband and I cooked Thanksgiving dinner - I like to cook but I don't care if I eat it. If what I cooks gives me the needed protein than I have 2-4 oz of it. I have head hunger from time to time but have learned to ignore it. Today I was at the Farmer's Market and Craft Fair, lots to sample but I sampled very little of it. Most days I average 1000-1100 calories and my weight is holding. The handbook from my surgical team stated that 1000-1200 calories a day post op would be good. Using MFP helps me plan what to eat and I can eat the same things day after day and not mind.
  9. LeeC

    Can i Cry now...

    So sorry you are going through this. Check with The Salvation Army about housing. And the State of Ohio about food stamps, etc http://jfs.ohio.gov/ofam/index.stm Food stamps and other benefits are what we pay our taxes for and now is the time you need to apply for them. WA ST has TANIF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), Ohio may have something similar. I agree with the others, contact the social worker at the hospital.
  10. LeeC

    Hope I don't get sick

    Most pneumonia can't be passed from one person to another but if she had a cold, that can be contagious. I hope she is responding to treatment because she will be very weak and tired for 6 weeks or more once she is past the pneumonia.
  11. LeeC

    My sister died suddenly tonight

    So very sorry for your loss. Words really aren't adequate. Hugs.
  12. LeeC

    I hit the 100 lb loss mark this morning!

    Congrats that is fantastic. So glad for you.
  13. LeeC

    21 months post op

    Both of them were very glad that I am doing so well. I hadn't seen Doug (brother) in about 2 years and TIm for about 4 years. I got big hugs from both. I had sent pictures every couple months but that's not the same as actually seeing and hugging me.
  14. LeeC

    21 months post op

    My surgery was Jan 26, 2016 .. Last weekend my brother (taller gentleman on the left) and his best friend since high school (aka my other brother) came to visit me for the weekend. We had breakfast at the American Legion on Sunday before they left to go home - 400 miles away. I had one scrambled egg, bacon and half a spoon of hashbrowns. I now weigh what I weighed when I started high school. Health wise my life is the best it is has been in a long time.
  15. I didn't have GERD but not having to worry post op about acid reflux, etc is a big plus for me. I went with the RNY because it is the best post op stats - losing the most amount of weight and being able to keep it off. By the way, with my bariatric team if you have GERD, etc than the sleeve is NOT an option as there is an greater chance of increased stomach acid.