I’ve been gone a long time, but I’m back!!

Sep 02, 2018

It’s been many years since I’ve been here. Looking forward to getting back on track,


JUNE 1, 2010 - 5 year anniversary

May 12, 2010

Five years later, so much has changed, new job, new location but still maintaing my weight!

Just a thought...

May 12, 2010

Somebody died today of DENIAL
Because they would not see that their weight was out of control.
Somebody died today of EMBARRASSMENT
Because they did not want to be weighed at the doctor�s office.
Somebody died today of SHAME
Because they believed they lacked willpower.
Somebody died today of LONELINESS
Because they could not reach out and ask for help.
Somebody died today of FEAR
Because they thought they could never live without their favorite foods.
Somebody died today of GUILT
Because they felt they disappointed their loved ones.
Somebody died today of REGRET
Because they did not live a full and active life.
Somebody died today of DESPAIR
Because they thought there was no hope.
Somebody died today of OBESITY.
Pray for them. Pray for us.

Believe. You have the power to change your life. --Trish Foley

One year anniversary

May 12, 2010

Tomorrow is my one year anniversary. I am down to 151 pounds and feeling great. Have been working out some and need to step it up some more. One year check-up is on June 22 (earliest I could get in with my work schedule). Still need to update my picture.


Down 100+

May 12, 2010

12/1/05 Down officially 102 pounds. I need to get a new picture on here. I think another 20 pounds and then maintain. Life is sweet.

NASCAR & Turkey Day?

May 12, 2010

November 3, 2005
Heading to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for NASCAR races.
Seem to be losing at a slower pace but I expected that (getting close to the six month mark). I need to re-evaluate my exercise program...
Sounds like a project for this afternoon.

November 23, 2005 I may loose 100 pounds by my six month anniversary, I have 9 pounds to go by December 1st. Funny thing is I wasn't planning on loosing this much weight so soon. BUT I'M NOT COMPLAINING!!!! lol. Turkey Day tomorrow. Looking forward to it. Going to grill the bird outside this year...a first. My wife and Ihave almost finished our Christmas shopping already. December 3rd our support group is having a Christmas party...I think it will be a blast. More later..


Lows & highs

May 12, 2010

October 8, 2005 My Mom passed today. She was 69 and had been struggling with a cancerous brain tumor. I will miss her a lot.

October 9, 2005 Will be leaving for Taylorville, Illinois for my Mom's service. 12 1/2 hour drive. Visititation on Sunday and the mermorial service Monday.

October 12, 2005 Said our goodbys to Mom today. My younger sister has been great. She took her in for the last 6 months because mom didn't want to go to a nursing home.

October 13, 3005 Leaving back home to Texas.

October 15, 2005 Weighed my self today...200 down 78. I thought with all the stress (and food) I would have gained or stayed the same. Mom would be proud!

October 20, 2005 I am officially under 200 pounds. Weighed my self and the little monster told me i was at 198. I don't remember the last time being under 200.


The disapperaing man...

May 12, 2010

9/2/05 WOW!!! It has been 3 months since my surgery. I have said goodby to 50 pounds so far. Traveling has been pretty easy as long as I make smart choices. Have been attending every support group meeting so far since May and I hope I am still able to continue but sometimes my job has me out of state.
Feeling good...no major problems to speak of. More later...

9/3/05 Three month check up....officially down 58 pounds since my surgery. Life is good!


July '05

May 12, 2010

July 5, 2005 Hope everyone had a great 4th!
Start back to work on the 11th. Looking forward to that. Started light resistance exercising. Still working on ways to get all my protein in everyday. My wife has been great checking out different things for me. Hopefully we'll find something that works...never thought it would be this much of an issue to get 80g in everyday.

July 14, 2005 First week back to work. Drove 4 hours to Houston and didn't have any issues. I think I did pretty well on my food choices. Not tired at all and was able to get all my walking in too.
Future Update

July 27, 2005 went to support group last night...a real good meeting. Some of the gang brought protein samples to try. I think I found one I like!!!!
Flying on business next week to California...first time on a plane since my surgery.


And so I start my new life...

May 12, 2010

6/4/05 Surgery was a breeze...LOL. Went to sleep (7:30 AM) and then woke up. First day sore but that was to be expected. Mostly slept but did get up and walk a bit. 2nd day much better. Stopped asking for pain meds about 9 in the morning (and haven't needed any since). Walked a lot, started my liquid diet. Had a sponge bath and mostly walked and watched tv. The only real pain I had was acually in my back but that was fron the air placed in my abdominal cavity. It will eventually pass away. 3rd day took a shower. Doc came in around 9AM we talked and he basically said "time to go home". Left the hospital about 1:30 PM on Friday. Basically started my liquid diet and walking routene. Slept in the overstuffed chair (it was comfy). Saturday!!! Much sronger today. Went and walked around the town square today (Denton Dog Days) had a great time. The more I walk the stonger I feel. Tomorrow have to go with my loving wife to Walley World (Wal-Mart). Well it's 4 PM here in Texas time for some more water...more later.

6/9/05 Started my soft foods routine today and protein drinks. Had a PD for breakfast and fixed tuna and mixed in a little pickel juice. So far the only thing I haven't tolerated well has been scrambled eggs so I will hold off on them for a while. Sleeping preety good at night now can lie on my sides with no issues. Love the walking part and I am feeling my energy levels rise already. Have not stepped on the ole scale yet waiting till I go back to the Doc on the 16th to see where I am. Have been eating but have not felt that "full" sensation but I am measuring what I eat so maybe I just have't filled my poch yet. Love water can't get enough of it and the colder the better. I have approved leave till 7/11/05 and I am already starting to go "house crazy"! Monday I am going to start walking down to the pool and "walk" in the water and push my self a bit.


About Me
Lake Alfred, FL
Surgery Date
Jan 25, 2005
Member Since

Before & After
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25th wedding anniversary in Hawaii (2004)
Washington DC (2017)

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