hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 7 months ago
Measuring my food - Since WLS is one tool in my obesity recovery... I use other tools too. I use a scale and measuring cups to control portions.  And I don't try to hide the fact that when eating at h...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 7 months ago
A post op reminder - The following was posted on the RNY surgery board by a woman who is 2.5 years post op.  I am putting it here to remind myself that now that I have had the surgery.. it doesn't put ...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 7 months ago
Why RNY for me - When I decided on RNY, back in April. I only knew about three options. RNY and Lap Band and the sleeve.  A guy I know got the band.  He seems to be putting on weight already.  I al...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 7 months ago
Deciding which weight loss surgery. - After battling weight all my life, I surpassed 500 pounds. I suffered from blood clots, wounds that wouldn't heal, arthritis, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.  I weighed lap b...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 7 months ago
Wearing out the sport coat - I recently posted that I purchased a sport coat for the first time in years. Since then I have had four opportunities to wear it. 1. A dinner at the local university 2. Seeing th...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 7 months ago
Did I mention I'm on vacation? - This is my last week off before the end of the year. I'm not sure what's on the agenda for today, but my wife doesn't have anything scheduled. It's great to be able to do just abou...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 7 months ago
Weekly weigh in - I lost another three pounds last week.  I am happy I lost anything since I ate at a restaurant on Saturday and have stopped my morning walk because of heel pain from plantar fascit...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 7 months ago
Wickedly good time - My wife and I went out on a "date" yesterday.   My daughter bought us tickets for the musical "Wicked".  We saw it in a old restored theater, You would not call the widths of the s...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 7 months ago
Today's food plan - My wife and I are going to see the musical "Wicked". Then going out to dinner. Since restaurants serve up a lot of foods that are high in carbs, fat and sodium.. here's today's foo...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 7 months ago
Two days without a scale - No. Not the BIG scale.  My food scale died after only a few months in operation.  I tried several new (and old) batteries but no luck.  The kind folks at Bed, Bath and Beyond let...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 7 months ago
Very Cold - When I left work tonight, a cold wind was blowing. I mean real cold!  I weigh about two hundred pounds less than I did a year ago.. but I didn't really believe that all that fat wa...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Why should weight loss be tied to calendar? - I read a lot of posts about stalls here.  People complain because they aren't loosing weight every day.. or every week.  And I have to admit.. I have been a little disappointed whe...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Respectful expression of opinions here - A poster today said they would no longer be participating on the main board because the tone of the discussion there has taken a turn for the worse. That's unfortunate.  I feel tha...

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hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Lost another six pounds last week - I didn't do anything differently than I have in previous weeks since surgery.. Same Calories.. protein and carbs. In fact I was on vacation which I spent at home. Go figure.

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
How I measure my food - I use a scale that measures to the nearest gram because it's more accurate than measuring in ounces, and I have issues with being honest about the amounts I eat.   Lets say I am...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
I survived a birthday party - Sunday was my son Sean's birthday. And we had a party too. He's 32 by the way.  We had cupcakes.. cheesecake... sausages, bratwurst, and home fries.  I also had to go out and buy s...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
First time urge to eat tonight - For the first time since my surgery, I felt the urge tonight to go into the kitchen and start looking for more food to eat. It's not that I was even hungry.  I think it was because...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
The Road Not Taken - I was reflecting on my decision to have weight loss surgery this morning. I remembered feeling some fear.. especially since I was considered a high risk patient.  My main fear was ...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
I forgot to take my pills - Geez...  I was halfway between Cleveland and Youngstown today when I remembered that I forgot to take my vitamins and blood pressure medicine this morning.  When I got home.. I not...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
I'm giving away my funeral clothes - I know it sounds morbid. (as in morbidly obese).. but I kept a sport coat in my closet that I bought years ago.  It was the only one I had.  It stopped fitting me about seven years...

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hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Report: Dinner engagement successful! - My wife and I went to one of those dinner and speech affairs last night. The speaker was good.  So was dinner!  I admit, I was a little nervous when the staff came out and the firs...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
WLS and a dinner engagement - I have a dinner to attend tonight.  I have NO idea what's on the menu.  Usually what I do on a day like that is make all my earlier meals nearly pure protein. .. Microwaved egg whi...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Scaling new heights! - I was decorating the outside of the house for the holidays today and needed to reach under the eaves of the house.  All we have is an aluminum step ladder with a listed capacity of...
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