hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 7 months ago
Post on patience - There are times throughout  this process that I have felt discouraged, and I'm only ten weeks post op.   Although rapid weight loss can be a result of weight loss surgery... to me....

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 7 months ago
Grazing at night - I know I'll get flak for this response.. But eating after work was always my Achilles heel.  I could go all day and eat little.  I didn't feel hungry when I got home... I just felt...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 7 months ago
When I get discouraged by rate of weight loss - I lost three pounds last week.  I consider that about average for me. I'm happy with it.  But it's nowhere near the ten  pounds I lost in one of the first weeks after I started die...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Post Thanksgiving weigh in - Lost 3 lbs last week. 38 lbs since RNY 10 weeks ago. I can't complain about LOSING weight during Thanksgiving week. 97 lbs to go! 500+:  All time high 440:    WLS workshop  4...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Contemplating WLS? Afraid you'll miss food? - In the years leading up to my decision to have weight loss surgery, I carefully observed people who had the various procedures. I tried to see if they looked unhappy or depressed...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Eating on a busy day - I'm just posting this to make a record of it for myself. I don't know if it is the right way or wrong way to be eating.  I was rushing around today, and wasn't home a lot for meals...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
First time I did it! - I planned my holiday meal, and stayed within my daily nutrition plan. 95 g protein... 15 g fat.. 44 g carbs.. 695 calories for the entire day. I ate high protein, low fat and c...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Counting my blessings - I go to my regular job today. Some people may think that working on a holiday is a reason to complain. Not me. I'm thankful I have a job. I'm thankful for whatever power helped ...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Thank you! - This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my wife and family.. and everyone on this board that have been so supportive and informative. All of you have done so much to take the fear out...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Dealing with cravings - I wrote this in response to a fellow member's post about dealing with cravings: I can only speak for myself and share my experience.  Since I am a compulsive over eater, I have cr...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Walking upright! - Today I walked upstairs on two feet.  "So what?" you say.  At home, I have been virtually crawling upstairs. My arthritic knees would ache, I had to use my hands on the steps to he...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
A pleasant surprise. - This morning I went to the clothes closet in the dark and grabbed a pair of slacks. When I put them on I thought, "Gee, did these shrink in the wash?". But they felt okay.. And the...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
9 weeks post op - another 4 lbs gone! - Lost 4 lbs last week. 35 lbs since RNY 9 weeks ago. 100 lbs to go! 500+:  All time high 440:    WLS workshop  4/6/2009 324:    Surgery day 9/21/2009 289    Today  11/23/2009

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Thanksgiving plans - It's good to hear that things are going well for you.  I have to go out and do grocery shopping for Thanksgiving too.  No matter what my wife makes.. I am seriously considering NOT...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Hunger and feeling full - One of the things I kept telling the doctor and nutritionist before my surgery is that I never really felt hungry or full. Unless I ate Thanksgiving Dinner and ate until I ached.  ...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Got the magazine - I finally got my hands on the Nov-Dec hard copy of OH magazine thanks to Tammy Colter from OH. I'm on page seven if you still have it.

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Hijacked post - I cut and pasted this from the main board here. It is member Waterwench's response to a new member's query about various surgeries. I think the following words are the best synopsi...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
"Down to" a fifty inch waist! - Some of you may be a bit shocked.  "He says he's 'down to' a fifty inch waist? He's proud of that?"  Yes I am.  Because when I began this journey... I was wearing slacks with a 72 ...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Ex - One of my regrets for not having WLS earlier is that I didn't do it in time to avoid developing deep vein thrombosis. It eventually turned into wounds that wouldn't heal until I ha...

hercules411 wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
Support group - I attended a WLS support group tonight.  We heard from a doctor who focused on the importance of continuing to take vitamins.  He also answered questions from the group. I also, fo...
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