jubjub posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

Hey fellow kids!

I just looked up and realized 2 years have flown by since I last posted anything. Crazy.

In the meantime... I've kept my weight very steady, same weight as 2 years ago so that's good! Looks like a few of the peeps I h


jubjub posted a discussion topic 2 years, 4 months ago

Five years have flown by.

I'm not going to say a lot - just post my before and after pictures. June 2012, vs. June 2017 where I participated in a 925 mile bike race in a 4-person team (we won our age group!). Obviously impossible pr


jubjub posted a discussion topic 3 years, 7 months ago

Hey everyone!

I thought I'd post a long-term update...  I have to admit I haven't spent as much time on the boards recently as I would like.  The company I built and ran for 18 years was acquired 6 months ago and I've been super super busy with


jubjub posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago

What is possible when we push ourselves?  Entering 2012 I was a 300+ lb couch potato.  One day that spring I was down on the ground rolling around with my dogs and had trouble getting up... just standing up was enough of a workout that I thought - "wow


jubjub posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago

For most of my life I was not an athletic person.  I never competed in anything physical, I just got heavier and heavier.

3 years ago, after VSG, I hit my goal weight, and thought hard about how I was going to succeed long term.  Thinking back


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jubjub posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago

Hey everybody!

This week I celebrate 3 years since I had VSG surgery.  I can't think of a single negative thing to say about my journey. 

Since I haven't been super active on here for a while, I'll summarize my story...

Started


jubjub posted a discussion topic 4 years, 6 months ago

Three years ago this month I started my pre-op diet....

Saturday I completed my first Ultra Cycling Race - a 12 Hour "Time Trial" outside of Houston.  We had 3 separate, drenching rain storms, but all went well (almost) and I logged 221 miles -


jubjub posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago
Surprising Research: Exercise to Lose Weight? Stay - Very interesting study on exercise reported in the NY Times: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/24/exercise-to-lose-weight-stay-warm/?smid=fb-share&_r=0 If you’re hoping...

jubjub posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago
Christmas Eve Low-ish Carb Pizza - Preheat toaster oven to 450F, place baking tray into oven upside down, you'll be cooking the pizza on it's bottom side. I used a Damascus lo-carb flax "Rollup" as the crust.  Trad...

jubjub uploaded a photo 4 years, 10 months ago

jubjub posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago
2014 Athletic Goal Reached... - In 2013 I set a goal of cycling 5,000 miles, which I hit on the last day of the year.  I originally bumped that up to 7,000 miles for 2014, but had to dial it back after taking a m...

jubjub posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago
Are You Too Embarrassed to Exercise? - I know this is a topic that affected me and judging from reading posts here has impacted many of us... Good article from Psychology Today addresses it.   Anyone who tries to sta...

jubjub posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago
Need a little motivation for your exercise program - 103-year-old Robert Marchand celebrates birthday by climbing the col that bears his name Robert Marchand, the hour record holder for the over-100 age group, has celebrated his bir...

jubjub uploaded a photo 4 years, 11 months ago

jubjub posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
Two Years in Maintenance... An update - Hi All - I had my surgery with Dr. Aceves (Rest in Peace!) in June of 2012.  November of 2012 I hit my goal and entered maintenance. One of my favorite things about this site as...

jubjub posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
Vulnerability to Fructose Varies, Health Study Fin - From today's NY Times... interesting given the debate raging around sugar in general and fructose in particular that seem to show contradictory things.  Variability in response, pr...

jubjub posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
Your Fellow Diners' Appearance May Influence How M - Interesting Study... Via Lifehacker.com The study, from Cornell University and published in the journal Appetite, had 82 undergraduate college students attend four separate salad...

jubjub posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
2 Post-op Bucket list items checked off - Hi all!   Haven't been posting much in the past couple of months as life has taken some interesting turns - all good.  My wife and I grabbed a chance and relocated ourselves to th...

jubjub posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
Ways to Avoid Feeling Off During Workouts - Interesting article in today's Wall Street Journal of all places... here

jubjub posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
Mental Skills Tip from Sports - Carrie Cheadle is a sport psychologist who trains athletes on Mental skills - skills like mental toughness, goal achievement, etc.  Occasionally her writing seems to also speak to ...

jubjub posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
Interesting Exercise Research - Just bullet points but... A recently published paper confirms the following points about exercise and weight management: • Absolute energy intake is *NOT* affected by exerci...
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Palm Desert, CA
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VSG
Surgery
06/25/2012
Surgery Date
Apr 22, 2012
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