ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 2 months ago
Ruggie's two-year SURGiversary! - Howdy folks -  Just realized that today is my two-year anniversary of having Dr. C's hands deep in my guts!  Ok, just his tiny, thin surgical tools, but still.  I'm two year...

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 4 months ago
Ruggie's victory tattoo - I spent two decades of my life trying to control my weight and failing.  Like many of you, I did rollercoaster dieting - gain / lose / gain / lose.  Before WLS, if I never regai...

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 4 months ago
OT: What to ask in a tattoo parlor - I know a bunch of you guys have gotten tattoos -  I always promised myself if I ever lost weight and kept it off, I'd get a tattoo.  Well, I just realized I've been weight-s...

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 4 months ago
What support really is and what being supporive is - So, hello, welcome to this little corner of the internet.  It's a small corner, to be sure, free of cute kittens and pornography, which is pretty rare these days.  This little i...

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 5 months ago
What vets rant about. -   Hi. I don't know if I'm a vet, but that's ok, I don't really care.  I can tell you that I've been weight-stable for a smidgen over a year now after going past my goal ...

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 5 months ago
What to rant about? - I like to rant as much as the next guy.  But honestly, hasn't it all been done? What's left to rant about in the WLS world?   I think it's time to retire.

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 7 months ago
OT - Javier Colin Firth Robert Downey Jr - *sigh* Some days I could really use Javier Colin Firth Robert Downey Jr. Damn that unicorn.

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 8 months ago
Read the Fat Trap - I'm preaching to choir, since most of us here have had WLS or are wanting it.  But it's important to remember how a calorie isn't quite a calorie (in biochemical terms, not phys...

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 8 months ago
This isn't forever, and you're wrong. - So I was thinking about philosophies and viewpoints that can help keep your goal focused.   Thing the One: One thing to point out is not to lose sight of the big picture...

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 8 months ago
OT: Follow-up marriage question - I want to thank all of you who have treated my cluelessness with kindness and given me lots of really helpful advice - and love - in the 'how can I get married' thread I opened ...

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 8 months ago
Off-Topic: Help me get married - Ok, so my partner and I are getting married: Just to be clear - we're the two guys (the woman is my surgeon's nutritionist!) So we want to get married with a ceremo...

ruggie posted a comment 9 years, 9 months ago
Double-plus favorite!

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
For people near San Francisco - Hey... spending a few days in San Fran with my sexy muscled fiance. What's fun/interesting to do/visit in SF?  

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
Wrote this one year ago today - did it help anyone - Howdy guys - I wrote this post exactly a year ago, about how you have to be militant in mind in order to get to some of the WLS goals we have.  I'm curious if it's helped an...

ruggie posted a comment 9 years, 9 months ago
Holy crap, amazing!!!

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
The holidays suck for staying on plan. - Stay vigilant.

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
Ask Ruggie - If you wanna ask me something, shoot.

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
Ab tightening surgery - do your abs feel weird??? - If you've had your abs tightened or stitched back together after having them stretched out from fat, does it feel weird when you use your abs?   I had a full LBL 6 months ...

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
OT: Gay men will marry your girlfriends - You've all probably seen this by now, but still gives me a chuckle: http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6846855/gay-men-will-marry-your-girlfriends

ruggie posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
The brief reappearance of Ruggie - Hi guys - I'm Ruggie, and it turns out, I'm not a professional weight loss patient.  Before I expound, here's some Fun Facts(tm): Male 5'10" Highest weight: ...

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ruggie posted a discussion topic 10 years, 3 months ago
LBL and swelling - Just curious how long some of you took to reduce your swelling. When I drove to SF to have my LBL, I was wearing a pair of jeans that were literally so loose they were falling o...

ruggie posted a discussion topic 10 years, 3 months ago
Three weeks out from LBL and heading back to work - Well on Monday I'll be three weeks out from my LBL, and I've done well - drains were removed around 10 days and sutures removed around two weeks. Any advice on how to cope with ...

ruggie posted a discussion topic 10 years, 3 months ago
Plastic surgery update - Ok, I've been "gently reminded" that it's time for me to post another update on my plastic surgery (LBL + chest lipo).  For those who don't know, LBL is the combo of a panniculecto...
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