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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
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  • Current Weight
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Me 6-month post op

    Dude..you are a machine. Great Job!
  2. Thanks for keeping my seat warm!

    I had a real problem with the taste of protein shakes after my surgery. Like you said "revolting". Then a post here led me to Nectar Proteins. They have some very unconventional flavors. Lemon ice tea and Fuzzy Navel are my go to drinks. Also the vanilla latte is really good. The tea and Fuzzy Navel are available at Vitaminshoppe. Or Amazon of course. They are a little more expensive then most but they are a real life saver for me.
  3. Drinking with Meals

    Six months out and I can only eat about two ounces at a time. If I make the mistake of drinking something on top of this I end up hurting and usually throwing up. That new kind of post VSG throw up that I have now. On the plus side of this it is a great deterrent.
  4. Relationship Trouble?

    I lost around 200 lbs about 5 years ago (and then proceeded to put it back on over the next couple years...hence surgery) and it made my wife very insecure. She even accused me of doing a bait and switch on her by losing the weight. Also as I closed in on her weight she started dieting because she didn't want to weigh more than I did. She eventually came to terms with it and appreciated the benefits that came with the healthier weight. It definitely made her more accepting when it came to getting the surgery.
  5. Anyone had a beer post op?

    When I'm having a tough day at work or if I know I'm going to be cooking dinner on the BBQ I will call my wife and ask her to open a beer for me and keep it in the fridge. I never thought a flat beer would work for me...but damn if it doesn't.
  6. Coming up on 6 months

    I do double takes everything I look in a mirror.
  7. Coming up on 6 months

    You will do great too. And it is so worth it.
  8. Coming up on 6 months

    I was slacking off updating my stats. Corrected after my post. And thanks
  9. Coming up on 6 months

    On my way into surgery on May 12th. And a couple from today at work.
  10. What Does Everyone Do For A Living?

    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.
  11. 3 Months Post Op

    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.
  12. 3 Months Post Op

    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.
  13. Sources of protein early out

    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.
  14. 5 weeks post op

    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.
  15. Finally Did It!

    I had Gastric Sleeve. My Surgeon was Dr. Rim. Done at Marina Del Ray Hospital.