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About phillip.taylor

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  • Birthday 10/15/1980

Profile Information

  • Gender Male
  • Location TX
  • Age 33


  • Surgeon Dr. Michael Hsu
  • Height (ft-in) 6-02
  • Start Weight 448
  • Current Weight 228
  • Goal Weight 225
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) 57
  • Surgery Date 9-19-11
  • Surgery Type Gastric Bypass

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  1. phillip.taylor added a post in a topic Any 350+ guys that reach goal weight?   

    I was 448 the day of surgery. My goal, at 6'2", was 225. I got down to 228 in just under 2 years. I figured I'd loose those last 3 pounds by riding a bike. I worked my way up to about 30 miles+ a week over the next few months and gained 8 pounds(of muscle I presume). I have maintained for the past year from 230 to 236, up and down. I can't seem to get to my first goal no matter what I do. I'm happy where I'm at.
  2. phillip.taylor added a post in a topic I've been bad...   

    I work a rotating 12 hr shift, so coffee is a must for me. I drink about a pot or so a day. I just put a touch of splenda in mine or plain black. No ill effects.
  3. phillip.taylor added a post in a topic ~~PROTEIN BARS~~?   

    vitacost.com, nutrition website.
  4. phillip.taylor added a post in a topic ~~PROTEIN BARS~~?   

    I like the Power Crunch bars. I get them from vitacost. Its the closest thing to a kit kat as far as I can remember.
  5. phillip.taylor added a post in a topic Frozen Yogurt?   

    I make it at work all the time. I mix fruit flavored greek yogurt, splenda and a little skim milk, then stir in liquid nitrogen. Makes it in about 1 minute and tastes great. Kinda tough if you don't have half a million gallons of liquid nitrogen on hand. lol
  6. phillip.taylor added a post in a topic What's your Starbucks order?   

    I don't do any business with starbucks. They mix too much of their liberal politics with the coffee. The local coffee shop I go to has what they call Voodoo. It's a twenty oz cup with two shots of esspresso topped off with strong black coffee. A real eye opener.
  7. phillip.taylor added a post in a topic Do you drink regular coffee postop?   

    I stopped drinking coffee for the first 3-4 months post-op. I started with a cup or two per day after that. Now I'm back to a pot or two a day. I LOVE COFFEE...
  8. phillip.taylor added a post in a topic Does bread get any better?   

    I haven't had the first bite of bread in over 2 years, along with pasta and soda. I think I've forgotten what they taste like.
  9. phillip.taylor added a post in a topic Meat   

    I was a ribeye addict before my bypass. Now, I hardly touch beef. It's just too much trouble to chew it enough. I stick with chicken, ground meat and venison for my meat intake. The majority of my diet is greek yougurt. faa-yeah
  10. phillip.taylor added a post in a topic Protein bars?   

    Power crunch bars. Very reminicent of Kit Kat. 205 cals and 13 grams of protein. This is my typical breakfast at work.
  11. phillip.taylor added a post in a topic How much food?   

    It varies, for me, depending on what I'm eating. I eat around a 1/2 cup or so per meal, a little more with soupier foods like chili. I find with chicken or fish, around 3oz or so, with a little bit of a side dish is about it. The biggest part is to recognize you full trigger and eat slowly, which in over two years, I still haven't mastered. Sometimes eating dense foods like beef is a chore, so I tend to stay away from it unless it's braised really tender. Greek yogurt mixed with cookies and cream protien powder is about 75% of my diet because it's easy to eat and protien packed.
  12. phillip.taylor added a post in a topic What toy are you getting for reaching your goal weight?   

    When I lost my first 100lbs, I bought myself a brand new pair of $500 Lucchese full quill ostrich dress boots. I kind of wish I'd waited because after another 120lbs down, they're a little loose on me.  
  13. phillip.taylor added a topic in Socialize   

    Weight gain with heavy exercise?
    I'm going on 2 years out form my RNY and have lost 220lbs. I've been doing moderate exercise the whole time, but recently I've kicked it up and started riding a bike and doing lots of pushups.
    In the past 2 months, I've been averaging about 30+ miles per week on the bike and I've gained 6 lbs... I know I should expect some muscle weight gain, but this seems like a lot to me.
    My diet hasn't changed much. I've getting in around 60-100 grams of protein daily and about 1000-1200 calories. I feel great, but I was just 3 lbs from my goal weight and now I'm gaining. Is this much weight gain normal??
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  14. phillip.taylor added a post in a topic regular coffee   

    I gave up coffee for the first 3 months or so, then only a cup or two a day. It'll be two years in August and I drink at least a pot per day. I haven't had any problems with ulcers or anything else coffee related. I know I shouldn't drink so much, but I figure I've given up a lot in life to loose 220 lbs, so I'm not giving up my coffee. Besides, I don't think I could function working shift work without my bean juice.
  15. phillip.taylor added a post in a topic What's for breakfast/lunch?   

    Breakfast was a pot of coffee, then a shake. Had a tablespoon of peanut butter and a few banana chips for a snack around 9. Lunch was about a half cup of chicken salad, no crackers, they were stale. A handfull of pistachios at 2 and had another half cup of chicken salad a little bit ago. And another pot of coffee during the day...I like my coffee. I know my shake has around 66 grams of protein. I don't really keep track of it as well as I should anymore.