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04-13-13 - 1-1/2 wks after RNY Gastric Bypass surgery! I feel like a million!

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After a lifetime struggle, I chose Gastric Bypass

Hello! I'm 59. Had Gastric Bypass surgery on 4-2-13.
Hello! I'm 59. Had Gastric Bypass surgery on 4-2-13.



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 current weight: 202.0 

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Member Since: 2/11/2009

My Goals:
After being a yo-yo dieter and having a life long struggle with obesity, I chose Gastric Bypass surgery. I am no longer on HBP or chloresterol medications and am no longer Type-2 diabetic!!! Still use APAP. Have not been back to pulmonary doctor for new sleep study since surgery. Will go when I hit my goal of 149#.

My Program:
Journal what I eat! Eat 1200 calories per day of mostly whole foods... lean meats, low fat dairy, veggies, fruits! Minimal sugar and highly processed foods. Daily meditation and activity.

Personal Information:
My name is Cathy. I live in Denver. I'm originally from Duluth, Minnesota, but moved here in 1978 and fell in love with Colorado. Northern Minnesota is beautiful, too, and I still have lots of family back there, so I try to visit there at least one a year. I recently bought a small very efficient condo in a 55+ golf course community that has wonderful walking paths and incredible amenities such as an indoor and outdoor swim pool, hot tub, sauna, tennis courts, exercise classes and every kind of activity you could imagine. I plan to take advantage of all my new community has to offer! My community is adjacent to Cherry Creek Reservior State Park which has an awesome network of bike paths. I have one daughter who who has given me the son (in law) I never had and two wonderful teenage grandchildren who are awesome athletes. Much of my free time is spent watching their games!

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I would love to communicate with members from all over the world, so please write me! I love to travel! I love all kinds of crafts: scrapbooking, hand-made rubber stamped cards, jewelry making, sewing, crocheting, stained glass, mosaic. I have an aquarium. I love to garden, to read, to play cards. I love my kitten. I LOVE to cook, just need to learn to do it differently! Love local farmers markets, local festivals, wine tastings, movies, the theater... I plan to replace my unhealthy, over-eating, inactive lifesyle with a new healthy, active lifestyle and incorporate all these things I love!

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Member Comments:
6/6/2014 10:12:44 AM

emoticon i added you as a spark friend as we have so much in common .. age (i will be 58 in July) & especially all our different crafting loves, gardening , etc etc .. you wrote me an spark mail a while back about it (that is how i found you) but i had just joined two new clubs and it got buried under all the 'welcome to the so & so club' mails .. so, anyway, i hope you add me as a friend too, but if not, i will still look in on you from time to time .. hope you had a great week, and wishing for you a great weekend and a great "meeting your goals' for June .. hugs emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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8/4/2013 4:47:20 PM

thank you for ur post ! i look forward to talking to you more. Please take care of yourself. And if you find yourself coming to Paris, please let me know, and I will treat you to a café ,or wine.
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4/18/2013 1:39:00 PM

Cathy, I just saw your news about the bipass. I pray you are healing quickly and that this works perfectly for you. I am going to check and see if you wrote a blog yet.

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4/14/2013 1:05:07 PM

Thank you for adding me as a friend GRMACAT!
I would love to be friends and share this journey with you.
Bless you

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4/14/2013 1:03:06 PM

Thank you for the encouragement GRMACAT!!
I am SSOO looking foreward to it. I am just scared that I will cheat on this puree diet, and have my butt kicked off the program. (Yes, my professor surgeon is that strickt) I need my liver and my stomach to shrink and my gut to get elastic and supple. No Cheating Allowed.
Well done, you lost an awesome amount of weight already. That is just wonderful. Well done
Bless you

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