Dvldog760

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About Dvldog760

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  • Birthday 06/13/1966

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Rim
  • Hospital
    Marin Del Ray
  • Height (ft-in)
    6-00
  • Start Weight
    377
  • Current Weight
    295
  • Goal Weight
    199
  • Surgery Date
    05/12/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. I run the maintenance department for a number of power plants (fossil and renewable) in Southern California. Not exciting but helps pay for 4 kids in college at the moment and the two in High School. I have one son who is actually self sufficient. And yes you counted correctly...seven kids.
  2. Yeah...jerky and quest protein bars are pretty regular in my diet. It's weird, my stomach likes jerky better than steak or chicken....even moist steak and chicken. My stomach starts protesting at the first bite, but with jerky it's fine and my two ounces are a breeze.
  3. Yesterday was three months since my surgery. Ithe has been a roller coaster at times, but the last month has been pretty good. I was having a terrible time getting in my protein, I just couldn't handle the sweetness or the thickness of them. And even now two ounces of food at a time us my limit, so i was getting enough protein that way either. As a result of that deficiency I was feeling pretry run down by mid afternoon. Then I read a posting about Syntrax Nectar protein powders here on the forum. They changed it for me in a major way. Now I get plento of protein and felt great from the moment I get up until I go to bed. As I mentioned I am still limited to two ounces of solid food at a time. One bite to many and I feel it. Cravings for foods have vanished. I eat for nourishment now, not for pleasure. I still look for things I like to eat. If I have to eat I want it to be good. My family is asking that I return to the kitchen to at least cook...I was the chef of the house prior to surgery. I think I can bring myself to do that now. The hardest part of eating with other people now is seeing the portions on their plates. I can't help but think how sick I would be if I ate that much. Now that I have protein intake back I am hitting the weights to save the muscles I still have and start building them back up. Plus the treadmill and elliptical for my cardio. Now that I am under 300 I plan to start running again. When I am in shape I want to start doing mud runs. This was the right decision for me. I feel better and look better every day.
  4. I was having a really terrible time with protein drinks. Even Premier Protein was just too sweet and thick for me. About a month ago someone on the forum wrote about Syntrax Nectar protein powders. What a game changer for me. Lemon tea and Fuzzy Navel are the only ones I have had so far but they are great. Actally hydrating and getting my protein at the same time. I do two scoops in about 32 to 40 ounces of water. That ends up being 40 grams of protein. I feel so much better getting my protein now.
  5. If you like sushi, here is what I have been doing. I buy Ahi Tuna steaks and cut into chunks and throw into food processor with some thinly sliced green onions, some cilantro, and a little sauce. Then process until it's just short of a puree. I change the sauses around to add variety. Cocktail sauce, and Hawaiian marindae...etc. Just enough to add a little something. Nothing spicy since that doesn't seem to go well for me ( a temp situation I hope ). At 15 to 18 grams per 2 ounce serving it's making getting my protein in a whole lot easier. If you have a Winco around they sale Ahi Poker already cut up with sauce and you just need to process it.
  6. I had Gastric Sleeve. My Surgeon was Dr. Rim. Done at Marina Del Ray Hospital.
  7. I first joined Thinner Times years ago when contemplating WLS. Eventually deciding against it...just wasn't ready. About 5 years ago, weighing 430lbs, I committed to diet and exercise. I ended up losing 200lbs in about 18 months, even doing a Sprint Triathlon. And as soon as my diet was no longer my singular focus the weight came back. I don't even remember it happening. It seems overnight I was up over 380lbs. I knew then that I needed a tool. I went to a seminar on WLS the beginning of April and had my Surgery on May 12th. I don't know how all the insurance issues clicked so well. My head is still spinning from how fast it happened. I am now at 326lbs, from 377 on my surgery date. Yesterday at my 1 month post op my surgeon hugged me when he saw my stats. I feel pretty good...a little heartburn now and then...and the misery of having one bite or one drink too much. Protein shakes went the wayside early on for me. I have no taste for sweet anymore. With my Surgeons buy in I went to pureed foods kind of early. I love sushi so I was buying my ahi tuna and throwing it in my food processor with a few spices and taking it just short of puree. With a ton of protein per ounce it made it easy to hit my target. He gave me the OK to try more now so I guess a little adventure begins. Two ounces is the max I can eat at a time. I also get to hit the weights again. Getting enough protein will be the challenge. This forum is a giant help. You guys are the best and I plan to keep learning from all of you and hopefully contribute myself. BTW. 51 years old from California.
  8. Forgive me if I missed it,but did you ever have surgery?

  9. Thank you I really appreciate that.

  10. I just wanted to let you know i think you did a very cool thing by sticking up for the ladies of TT. Thanks.

  11. Oh big time Ex-Wife....best thing that could have happened to me.
  12. My wife (of 18 years) was sneaking money out of our kids college funds so her boyfriend could start a rock band. Now of course an Ex-Wife.
  13. Coming from a respected Marine, that means a lot. Thank you. I wore it with pride...and a bit of hookerness lol.

  14. No one ever looked better then you in Dress Blues

  15. I'm over in chat