- HEALTH TRACKER
Was this when he was preparing for his role as silverback gorilla #2 in "Gorillas In The Mist?" He really is dedicated to his craft! Lol!
You must have been bored today my Lil fatty......this info and perspective is pretty A-******g-mazing! ...... BTW I missed my carpool buddy this morning ......but then again...when it is raining like this your cars seem to be "attracted" to city busses....I don't need another trip to the ER Lol!
Awwww! My Lil ex-fatty bestie....is all grown up! You consider yourself a "vet" now! Hmmmm....."Human Nutrition?!?" WTF!? (April Fools...right?).... Am I the ONLY one who sees sweet....frosting covered irony here? Hey....at least when you're eating cuppycakes....you will know EXACTLY what's in the **** you are eating! Lol!
Seriously Jen you know how amazing I think you are....I couldn't ask for a better best friend. Congratulations ....and may you have many more years of struggling with those last few pounds....hey it could be a hell of a lot worse!
Jimbo (your lil fatty)
Awww **** ...we could have hung with Friskey and some other local WLS peeps....gonna be in GA visitin my lady Maybe next time?
Couple things........It is basically prescription speed....so trouble sleeping ....appetite suppression are common side effects. As long as you are getting adequate sleep and nutrition.....should be fine.
Jeff, I think I told you some of the bad sides of surgery- I didnt mention the tummy dumping/ aches.. But I really think im glad I did it. Even though 6 years after the scar tissue caused me the complications- I DO think I would do it again. My body feels better with less weight. My goal was 165 b/c i am tall... I got to 145 and looked sick. I am now at 180 - - I am 47 years old, I have skin that weighs 30 pounds I am sure. I have no shape- never had hips haha . Dont let other people decide for you. Make it your decision for your health. When you lose the weight, you will have so much more energy. I was ashamed to go to my sons ball games b/c I didnt want anyone seeing and judging me. My son died 6 years ago at age 14- I regret so much- my husband died in 2001- he never got to see me skinny. I go to work and come home to work- I ask God to hold my son in his arms and to forgive me every night for the things I didnt do. I shorted my son b/c i was ashamed of myself. I now drink about 4 out of 7 nights a week- but have a good heart and try to help people. I deer hunt and do silly things that my son would have done but never got the chance to. I get tired of people asking me how I can go on after my losses. Think positive. If I can do it, I am sure you can. Michel 601-415-2284
Jeff.....just a side note to this. Some of her experiences may be due to the fact that she had RNY ...NOT a VSG....which is what you are having...correct? She mentioned dumping...scarred tissue etc........VSG doesn't invovle cutting of intestines so scar tissue doesn't apply. Some VSGers get a similar symptom to "dumping" (hypoglycemia) but it is usually more rare and less severe than what RNYers experience. And to LisaTownsend/Michel .....might be a good idea to leave him your # in a PM instead of posting it here.
I hear ya man! I was even bigger and probably more limited than you! I tell people "I was existing....NOT living! NOW I'm "living" life again....my weight DOESN'T define me.....but helped shaped who I am today. I am no longer limited by my size and mobility. Best decision of my life! You will be there soon enough....good luck!
Doing great....nice to see you are still here starting ****with my rarely on here...someone has to do it! Yes...alas I have given my heart to another...but I remain virginal and pure...sorry but you should have corrupted me sooner!
when lookin at myself what do I see...a "complete" atheist who BELIEVES:
religion is like a penis. It's fine to have one and it's fine to be proud of it, but please don't whip it out in public and start waving it around, and seriously don't try shoving yours down my throat!
OOOhh...Carmelita! ****** awesome sauce! Lol!
Congrats on 17 !!!!
Your man??? Questionable........Street Thug from San Jose.....
Better get your cholesterol checked again..... I know what your last two dinners were...... (Heart Attack Burger...... Texas Roadhouse hah!)
I couldn't be happier for you and ThugBoy........!!! (You got his brain back on mushies)
PS: I still laugh about that nite in San Jose !
Don't hate on my "thug" status .....and Burgers with bacon are good for cholesterol...eat em all the time....last test mine was 117 Lol!
Fatty pic was day after surgery (close to 580lbs!)........My big ass squeezed into the hospitals bariatric chair. The less fatty pic was taken about 5 months ago (at 247lbs) Same bariatric sized chair. VSG kicks ASS!
It's my understanding that upping protein does help with loss. Try it, even if you just add a protein drink or something. Dr. C just told me today to aim for 100 (eventually, I'm not quite there yet). Focus on the protein, let the calories fall where they may.
it does help with weight loss. Early out I was aiming for 150grms. I was talking to a fellow Dr.C patient (who had also lost over 300lbs! ) He told me "protein, protein, protein!" He was getting 140gr at the time. I figured if he did that and lost over 300lbs ...I should prob do the same. It is NOT easy.......especially early out. I was doing 2 shakes per day for 9 months. Dr.C said last night women need 90....men need 100 This should be your minimum goal. You also need plenty of water too....this also help with weight loss. Good luck!
Awesome Job Larry! You are Kickin ASS Bro!!
with that said.......I eat them for a snack NOW at 3+ years out....a few...NOT the whole bag! Satisfies my crunchy salty cravings....good with salsa or hummus! Mmmmm.......porky goodness! Lol!
She needs an Electric Choker.... it shocks and chokes !!!
We can take turns pressing the remote button !!!
Naw will probably press it herself.....she's into that freaky ****! Lol!
This WONT help you my Lil ex-fatty! Cheeseburgers....fries.......taquitos....chicken nuggets.......doritos.......cupcakes......cookies........candy......AND brightly colored alcohol beverages!! See my point? NONE OF THESE REQUIRE THE USE OF EATING UTENSILS!! I think Frisco's idea of electrocution is the best solution! I could get one of those electric dog collars and shock you when you eat too fast.....sounds good to me!
I just had a debate in another topic about caloric intake and it occurred to me that we as a group are focused on losing weight. In reality we should be focused on losing fat. It is not the same thing. If you do not consume enough of the right nutritional composition you will end up weighing less but could still have considerable fat. Why is this?
Our doctors tell us to focus on protein. This is to prevent our bodies from using proteins from our muscles to burn fat. If you do not consume enough protein your body will still get it but it will cost you muscle mass in the long run. Muscles help to burn fat, so it is critical to at a minimum maintain muscle mass or better yet to increase lean muscle mass.
300 calories of protein is not the same to our weight loss journey as 300 calories of carbohydrates or even fats for that matter. In the way our bodies handle intake a calorie is not a calorie.
How do we make sure we are losing fat weight and not muscle weight? Make sure to eat enough proteins. Additionally our bodies work harder to burn the proteins we consume than carbohydrates we consume so we are getting some benefit in eating a high protein diet in that our bodies burn calories just digesting and processing our food.
Wow REALLY! I don't think anyone here ever heard of a protein heavy....lower carb....lower fat (good fats) low calorie eating plan! Thanks for this wealth of NEW information! Lol! The aforementioned topic you referenced was specifically about increasing OVERALL calories by introducing (good fats) Too much of even a "good" thing ....can be bad! ( as I said in the other post.) It still boils down to simple math period! If your body utilizes 1,000 cals a day....you intake 500 extra calories....protein...healthy fats whatever....you WILL gain a pound in 7 days easy peasy! Obviously this is a simplification....many variables make it a bit more tricky....but calories taken in EXCEEDING ......calories used/burned WILL lead to stalls or gain!
Hey! what up girl?! I have been off of OH till recently too! You need to trade those milk duds for a chocolate stud...is what you need to do!.......that will help with the depression i'm sure....good luck! Check in every now and again!
I am not sure how this became about starvation mode, I never mentioned it. But that is not how metabolism works. Too few calories slows your metabolism and will slow weight loss. This is not a myth or a guess, its just the way our body works. I am also not saying double calories. I suggested adding a few nuts and avocados which might add 100 calories. I am not off base here, ask any nutritionist.
Starvation/conservation mode is NOT the point for the OP BUT what IS the important is HOW MANY TOTAL CALORIES? I suggest she track EVERTHING that goes in her mouth (including water) Be honest with herself and see what she is ACTUALLY taking in! (it is easy to have meal/snack amnesia.....I know I get it sometimes!) And if she i****ting her caloric intake goal (usually 800 or less) water goal (usually 80-100oz) and protein goals (80grm min) and carbs counting (usually lower than 50) If she is exercising daily for 45min to an hour. If ALL of these are in place and she stalls for more than a month or 2 I'm at a loss (no pun intended) You should see a specialist and have some test run.
AND I AGREE with Frisco..........adding theses foods are NOT a good idea at this point for several reasons. They are very calorie dense a medium avocado and and couple ounces of almonds are aprox 600 cals! I know you said a FEW almonds and SOME avocado. BUT the issue is people's perception of "a few" and their control issues vary. For some a few turns into a whole can of almonds before the day is done (after all they are healthy...Dr. Oz says so!) So for NOW when still trying to lose....be as strict as you can......DON'T add more food to increase your calories....for some people it works fine.....others it is a slippery slope.....I wasn't willing to gamble on my ability to justify ****I'm a sneaky liar!
and another thing.......most "nutritionist" come from the same "school of thought" that low fat and starches/carbohydrates are a GOOD thing! The schools they graduated from .....for the most part.... are behind the time and lack the latest info. Many programs are under the nutritional guidelines for normal healthy active adults.....doesnt work for a population that has our "special needs" Food pyramid.....for instance... is constantly evolving and changing as new information comes out. So invoking the word "nutritionist" to us holds little weight (pun intended) Lol!
its not about starvation mode, I disagree and know better than that...its just NOT that way for anyone morbidly obese... that way of thinking works for people a LOT closer to goal than the OP... for us fatties, its simple math...LESS CALORIES
the metabolism will only slow when its not given enough energy (calories) to work efficiently... when one is 100 lbs overweight, there is enough energy stored in the FAT to keep the metabolism going
Yup.....350,000!! extra calories of stored energy to be exact! Lol!