acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 2 months ago
Magic Diet and an incredible goal met - My new magic diet - go to Vegas for a week, eat at a lot of buffets, eat chocolate, come home, eat 2000 Cal/day, don't exercise, and VOILA - magic 8 lb loss over two weeks. I h...

acbbrown posted a comment 10 years, 2 months ago
OMG that's awesome! You rock!

acbbrown posted a comment 10 years, 2 months ago
Sounds like you are doing awesome! I'm sure not being able to eat...

acbbrown posted a comment 10 years, 2 months ago
You look amazing, and you can definitely tell you've been working...

acbbrown posted a comment 10 years, 2 months ago
Happy Birthday! This year is all yours, so be selfish :)

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 2 months ago
Yay for cute surgeons - Yes, yes. I'm bad I know. But it doesnt hurt. I met with him last night, and it went smooth. It was about 15 minutes. He said he has a 15 minute speech of doom he gives to people a...

acbbrown posted a discussion topic 10 years, 2 months ago
Dr. Casillas in West LA - I have a consult appointment with Dr. Casillas tomorrow. Ive read a few reviews for him, and nothing bad pops up, so I'm hoping it goes well.  I'm more interested in the VSG than t...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 2 months ago
Consult with the Surgeon tomorrow! - While I was in Vegas, I got a call to set up the consult with the surgeon - Dr. Casillas - at West LA Kaiser. For tomorrow! Given how slow the process  has been up to this point, I...

acbbrown posted a discussion topic 10 years, 2 months ago
Spin class - I am wondering if those "bikes" get any more comfortable to sit on the less you weigh... my gym added a couple of them to the circuit room, so I sat on one and tried to use it, and...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 2 months ago
Referral sent to the surgeon today! - Sooooo excited. It was hard to contain myself at work when I got the call. The case manager said I should be looking at 6-8 weeks until surgery. It's way toooo much to process righ...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 2 months ago
Surprising loss - Of almost 5 lbs on the scale today for my weekly weigh in. I was totally shocked - not expecting that all since I was on the work cafeteria diet all week. I've been losing and gain...

acbbrown posted a comment 10 years, 2 months ago
I like the idea of the kitchenette if it's within reasonable range. Out...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 2 months ago
Getting discouraged :( - My medical clearance will be delayed for at least a month, if not more. During my EKG and some follow up testing, the doctor determined that I have a rare but possibly serious hear...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 3 months ago
Celebrating - Progress - I walked/jogged a MILE in 16:00. WOW. I can't believe it. I am 357 lbs!!! I feel so great. Looking back to July when I couldn't even wear shoes because my feet were ...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 3 months ago
Bi-polar - Would describe this process. The constant highs and then the lows - very cyclical. No, I'm  not bi-polar, but I feel like it. I think I can now imagine why I never went down the W...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 4 months ago
Wrapping up Options - I have my last Options class tonight, and I have mixed feelings. But I'm also really stressed about everything, almost literally and figuratively. I went for my pre-op medical ...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 4 months ago
Good sign... - Got a date for pre-op medical clearance (2/15) with the Bariatric nurse. Hopefully there won't be any issues with my weird EKG thing. Don't really know what happens beyond that, ex...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 4 months ago
Irritated... - Kaiser made me go through a crap load of "pre-op" testing today - extremely irritating, embarassing, and for what - nothing. According to them, I have to do all of this shit closer...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 5 months ago
Sigh of relief - I inherited a new kid and it's turning out to be one of the most stressful things, but it's also keeping me on track. I've absolutely refused to have any junk food in the house, be...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 5 months ago
Yayy - I managed to lose about 7 lbs in the last three weeks - over Christmas and New Years. Amazing. Incredible. I guess the key was eat a lot more, and exercise a lot less. Oh well, i'l...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 5 months ago
Struggling - About 6 weeks into Kaiser's program - it's getting tough. The novelty has worn off, and now it's time to buckle down - just in time for the damn holidays. I'm stressed because o...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 6 months ago
Oh, the things that make me happy - I'm waiting for the day I can run, and exercise without pain. I've been slowly trying to get in better shape (it's all relative since, really, how in shape can you be at 350+ lbs),...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 6 months ago
Making progress - I am down about 41 lbs since July - I am happy about that. I wish it were more, but I'm starting to feel a little better. Definitely makes a difference in  my work suits - they are...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 6 months ago
One holiday down, two more to go. - Can't wait to get into January, no more holidays! Being around my family caused me to eat more than I should have (but no where near years past - I avg'd about 1700-2000 cal a day ...

acbbrown wrote a blog post 10 years, 6 months ago
Feeling inspired - I started Options, and I hate to admit, but I'm glad I am being forced to go through this. Not for the class, because I could surely live without 2 hours of being in a room with id...
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06/10/2011
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