James M. wrote a blog post 7 years, 11 months ago
15 Month Update 3/14/12 -  OK...so I'm a little late...I was on drugs... Had a left shoulder rotator cuff repair Friday 3/9/12...not torn but impinged...and a little more extensive when they got in there...

James M. wrote a blog post 8 years ago
13 Month Update - Good lord...I'm 2 weeks late! It's been a crazy month...my first cold in 3 years hit me 12/31...so I worked but NYE I was sick in bed...and 1/1...worked a short shift Monday 1/2...

James M. wrote a blog post 8 years, 2 months ago
ONE YEAR!!!!! Happy dance! - GRATITUDE I've been given a new lease on life...and I've not only added YEARS to my life...today I'm adding LIFE to my years!

James M. wrote a blog post 8 years, 3 months ago
11 MONTHS! - WOW....people keep coming into the bank saying "Damn James, you;re still losing weight...you better slow down before we can't see you anymore!" Secret is...I'm still settling & red...

James M. wrote a blog post 8 years, 3 months ago
Holy Shit...I forgot to post my 10 month update on - What as I thinking...a friend mentioned I hadn't posted in a while & I was SURE I had... guuurl...you were right!  Holding steady...took a week off and vegged...too poor to go a...

James M. wrote a blog post 8 years, 5 months ago
Sunday 9/18/11...8 years in the making...talk abou - My last successful amusement park adventure was 12 years ago at Six Flags New England...I had gone for the unofficial Gay Day (before it became a sanctioned event) and as I drove i...

James M. wrote a blog post 8 years, 5 months ago
Sept 14th...9 months out! - OK...so I'm at the monthly Info seminar tonight that my surgeon Dr Pohl & his partner Dr Giovanni hold at Roger Williams Medical Center here in Providence where I get up & talk abo...

James M. posted a comment 8 years, 5 months ago
Thanks...I did!

James M. wrote a blog post 8 years, 5 months ago
Leaving on Jet Plane.... - I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO psyched....for teh first time in over 15 years...I will NOT have to:   1. ask for a seat belt extension 2. pitty the poor bastard who's unfortunate unu...

James M. wrote a blog post 8 years, 6 months ago
August 14th...8 months out - WOW... 2nd run...1st try got wiped out b4 I could save it...damn it! I've kinda leveled off at 229-230 for the past couple weeks...down 165 from peak...pretty damn amazing w/...

James M. wrote a blog post 8 years, 7 months ago
July 14th...7 Months! - Got stitches out today from hernia surgery...2 more weeks till I can hit the gym and get back on the motorcycle...today is the PERFECT day in New England for the bike...sunny, no h...

James M. posted a comment 8 years, 7 months ago
I'm good...although I wish I had taken a week off!

James M. wrote a blog post 8 years, 8 months ago
Hernia Repair 7/1 - Well...I went for my 6-month post-op appointment, Dr Pohl is back...and when he said 'yes, we should take care of this soon', I said "How about tomorrow...or this afternoon!?" So.....

James M. wrote a blog post 8 years, 8 months ago
June 14th...SIX months out! - Well...I woke up Monday morning w/a little discomfort...late...didn't have time for my protein shake, so I threw some powder in a shaker & headed out the door...got to work, downed...

James M. wrote a blog post 8 years, 8 months ago
FYI: Protein Shake Samples - Just so you can have an idea of what there is out there and a way to sample them without having to buy a huge canister that you may not like... Nectar Syntrax We are cur...

James M. wrote a blog post 8 years, 9 months ago
May 14th 2011; 5 months out! - GRATITUDE I keep coming back to that word...I've been coming back to that word for almost 24 years now...in July I'll be 24 years clean & sober and now I'm 5 months into a healt...

James M. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 10 months ago
Protein Shake Samples - There were quite a few newbies at Ellie Collin's 6-7:30 Suport Group Meeting last night at RWMC and as promised, here's a small list of Protein Samples you can send away for... ...

James M. wrote a blog post 8 years, 10 months ago
Tuesday 4/5; 16 weeks out - More WOWS... I've kind of plateaued or stalled out for about 3 weeks...and I knew it would happen and I'm not at all freaked out about it, as my body is definitely redistributin...

James M. wrote a blog post 8 years, 11 months ago
WOW...Dec 14-Mar 14=3 months, tomorrow makes 14 we - Gratitude.... It's a simple word that has so many meanings in my life. I'm an alcoholic, an addict & an overeater and finally in recovery for all three! I'll been clean & sober ...

James M. wrote a blog post 9 years ago
Tuesday February 8th - 8 weeks out - Been a few weeks since last post...but other than getting out of hospital today...all has been going well...down to 268 last week...I seem to level off for 4-7 days at a time, then...

James M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 1 month ago
Friday January 14th-ONE MONH SURGIVERSARY!!! - I delayed my 4-week update till today , my official one-month surgiversary...milestones, NSV's and gratitude! I find that each week or each little plateau...I stay at the same w...

James M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 1 month ago
Tuesday 1/4, Day 21 - 3 weeks out - Ahhh...looking forward to "soft, ground. moist" for weeks 4-5 menus! I've already made a dozen meals to take to work when I go back w/2 oz each of post roast, mashed potato & 3 oz ...

James M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 1 month ago
Tuesday 12/28, Day 14 - 2 weeks - Well I snuck down another pound...284, that's 110 since my peak & 23 in two weeks...had 2.25 oz of that fillet mignon I had left-over from Christmas, pureed in the mini-processor.....

James M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 2 months ago
Monday 12/27, Day 13...HOLY SH*T!!!! - WOW...let's see...so much...Christmas, a Blizzard, Snow Blowing and first post-op Nutritionist & Surgeon appointments! Christmas was GREAT...while everyone was feasting on Steam...

James M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 2 months ago
Wednesday 12/22, Day 8 - Well...I was getting ready to go to my first Post-Op Support Group meeting at the Hospital...showered, shaved...brought my nekkid butt out to the scale...can you say 101# since pea...
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Providence, RI
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Surgery
12/14/2010
Surgery Date
Aug 27, 2010
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