Sunday Weigh in

on 1/14/18 5:04 am - Woodbury, MN
RNY on 01/16/14

337.6: High weight Dec '13

311.3: Surgery day 1/16/14

191.8: 1st Surgiversary

199.2: 2nd Surgiversary

201.6: 3rd Surgiversary

214.0 Last Weigh in

214.0: CW

Food: C

Water: B+

Vitamins: A

Exercise: B+

1st week of 2018 travel in the books. Practiced more mindful eating than anything else. Got to the gym three times as well. I feel pretty good about the week, I could do better with food choices so that's the goal in the next few weeks.

Taking a week out of traveling to Florida to spend in Michigan with my parents. My mom is starting hospice this week, so there is of course lots of stress there. I've known this was coming for a while, so my mind is in the right place. My dad eats like **** anyway, so hopefully I can help support him and myself a little bit this week. I start that crappy drive in a couple hours before the snow starts falling.

Have a great week everyone.


(deactivated member)
on 1/14/18 6:30 am
VSG on 10/11/16

I was 272 last week. I am still 272 this week. I am seriously beginning to think I've reached the end of the weight loss line here. My weight has plateaued, bobbling back and forth between 272-275 for the past couple of months. I am fine with that. I am as lean as one could expect, excepting my flap of course. I'll be discussing options with my surgeon. I am not vain, but it would make things a little more comfortable to have it gone.

I anticipate taking an RMR test next month. I've been pushing for that so I can determine a more accurate calorie count than what tables and charts show. Maybe they will turn out to be accurate, but I am somewhat atypical in a lot of things. Why would this be any different? In any case, it should help me avoid any regain as long as I do my part.

Exercise beyond daily moving about the property and working in my shop has been very low. It has been "break your ears off" cold here for weeks. It may be that inactivity has helped my slowdown. I was easily burning 3000 calories a week in exercise and work around the property during the warmer months.

John, I can really feel for the things you are dealing with regarding your parents. I am there too. My Mom is descending into Alzheimer's at an increasing rate, and my Dad is killing himself trying to take care of her. I am making my third visit this week to try and help them out some, as much as they will accept.

on 1/14/18 6:42 am
VSG on 11/28/16

On a mini vacation near the islands of Lake Erie. No scales at the cottage:). Yesterday morning was 197.6

food c

water d

vitamins a

exercise? Unless you count getting up to put a new three stooges dvd in the player as movement :) yes, no wives on this trip

John, I feel for you we have begun to look for a place for my parents Moms dementia is getting where it is becoming dangerous and 8 hours a day of home health aids is just not cutting it Ages 87 and almost 92

a side note to Brian, spending the weekend with my buddy *****tired last Friday after 33 years with Westlake PD

Good week to all

Don 1962
on 1/14/18 7:14 am

Last week: 188.0

This week: 186.8

John and Bill - sounds like y'all have your hands full with parental caretaking. Dread that day when it comes with my mother.

82much - kudos to your buddy on his retirement! 30+ years is a great run. Our City Secretary retired Friday after 21 years with the City. New Secretary is former Court Clerk. Intelligent young woman with a good heart. Best part is that our last smoking employee is gone. We're fixing to come up to at least the 1990's with no smoking in the building. Not formalized but will before long if I have any thing to say.

Y'all have a Great Week! It is going to be colder than a witch's mammary gland in a brass metallic mammary gland containment device this week here.

Never, and I mean NEVER, trust a fart!! 

on 1/14/18 11:36 am
VSG on 05/20/14

318.6, making progress, not as much as I should but better than I was.

Not as focused this week as I was to start the year. Playoff football and food is my immediate challenge. Working on self-awareness about relationships and stress. I'm 43, staring to see my parents move from old to elderly. Lost my grandmother last month and my other one is not far behind. Watching them move from elderly to hospice is hard.

I remembered that I weighed in at 301 at the end of Oct before going to see an old friend that I could wouldn't mind being more than a friend. Weighed in at 327 at the new year. Amazing how my avoidance of relationships can lead to stress/sabatage/weight gain.

Have a great week guys!

5'10" Male : Consult Weight 428 1/16/14 : Pre-op m1 -3, m2 -12, m3 0, m4 -27 : SW 386 : m1 -25, m2 -22 m3 -15 4 -12: LW 278 CW 320 : Total Loss 108

(deactivated member)
on 1/25/18 4:46 pm


I am planning VSG in 2 months. I'm 5'9" and weight 290lbs. My goal is 190lbs. I'm 54 yrs old.
I was wondering about hair loss and sagging skin. What was your experience there?



on 1/26/18 5:04 am - Woodbury, MN
RNY on 01/16/14

Hi Dave,

You may experience hair loss, and most certainly sagging skin. For me, its a pain in the ass, but the benefits of the weight loss far a outweigh my hair and some skin. You can choose to wear the sagging skin as a badge of honor, or you can choose to get it cut off. Either way, its your choice and you get the bonus of a healthier life.


(deactivated member)
on 1/26/18 5:30 am

Hi John, Thank you......and agreed.

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