IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 3 months ago
It's been months - It's the end of the summer and I haven't put on any weight. It's been years since I've been able to say that.  Summer for me is a time for beer, brats and good company.  I'll ad...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
Not sure if I'm that guy -- Chewing my vitamins? -  So lately I've been thinking a lot if I want to get a whole bunch of fills.  I'm really not thinking that's something I want to do.  I've seen the way that a band tightens up.  I'...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
Hunger on the Road - Bar reviews - Protein bars are a perfect alternative to meals when you're on the road and don't have time to run home to cook. Luna (yes I know they're supposed to be made for women) bars hav...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
My Overall Impressions of Dr Regan and his Staff -  Doctor Regan is an interesting guy who I think is genuinely caring and concerned.  He must have a difficult job.  I say this because when patients come out of surgery I would thin...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
I am Invincible ! - 15 days post-op and I'm relieved. Why?  Because I was starting to be concerned -- concerned that this surgery meant I would no longer be the strong guy.  I would no longer be ab...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Mocked for your size? Respond in Kind -  I was traveling in Europe a few years back with my uncle and we made a stop in Amsterdam.   Both of us are mobidly obese.   A middle-aged woman on the street pointed to us a...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Hiccups? Try Peanut Butter - Last night I was in a fair amount of pain.  I had hiccups that were intense.  My old standby of drinking a pint of water straight down is now out of the question. I didn't know ...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Post op weight gain - I didn't expect it, but I went into the hospital last week at this time weighing 290.  I weighed myself on Wed after coming home and I was 299 having eaten little more than broth a...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Cramping and Walking - Well I didn't expect this, but migrating to semi-solid food (cottage cheese in this case) has led to some serious cramping and excessive gas.   The only way to deal with this ap...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Magic Broccoli Soup - Well, maybe not magic, but it certainly did the trick and I don't feel like I've just run a half marathon. Earlier today I was feeling light headed and ill.  I had felt weak sin...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
A Half Hour to Drink a Shake - 5 strawberries, a cup of plain yogurt and a scoop of strawberry protein powder all blended together until smooth was breakfast today.  It was also lunch yesterday but wow, it's tak...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
My Fear (& Vitamins) - It's been a couple of days since the surgery and realizing I hadn't shared one of the reasons I considered not going through with it. I worry that I won't be as strong after the...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
In the Hospital - I'm 8 hours post op.  It has been rough but it's already getting better.  I've gotten up and walked around the recovery area several times.  That seems to help.  The pain is intens...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Tomorrow everything changes - Years of trying and failing at diets.  Years of being uncomfortable in my skin.  Years of flexibility and health challenges will change starting tomorrow. I struggled with calli...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
My Zen approach - Yeah, it sucks when you want to have that slice of pizza with the rest of the family but really, why spend any time concerning yourself about it. I've been taking a Zen approach...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
1 Week Down. 1 Week to Go. - The first week came with many challenges but I am realizing that I can do this.  I can succeed. My days are usually sub-1000 calories.  A few weeks ago I would have laughed at t...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Day 4 of pre-op diet and the dietary visit - Well I made it through day 4 of the pre-op diet and lived. It wasn't so bad today.  Yes, still hungry but it didn't feel like there was a beast inside me roaring.  The thirst we...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Savory Alternative to Sweet Shakes - Guilt free Gr - I've never been a big sweet guy.  I've always preferred most of my food to be savory -- specifically meat.  All of the protein powders out there seem to cater to sweet flavors like...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Day 3 of Post Op Diet - Well I feel I'm well on my way. I finished the day yesterday with about 980 calories.  Today it still sucks but I'm not climbing the walls.  Maybe it's the body's way of conserv...

IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
2nd Day of Pre-Op Protein diet - Well yesterday sucked but today is starting out pretty good.   I haven't been hungry yet and it's 10:30 in the morning.  I usually get really hungry at night so if I'm only getti...

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IrishHurler wrote a blog post 9 years, 9 months ago
The 2 Week Pre-Op Starve - I'm really not looking forward to the two weeks before they put the lap band on. Two weeks of ONLY protein shakes?  WTF?  How am I supposed to do that?  Any tips for getting thr...
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