tmcgee

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About tmcgee

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 04/03/1950

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Braintree, MA
  • Age
    67

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  • Surgeon
    Ali Tavakkoli
  • Hospital
    Brigham & Women's, Boston, MA
  • Height (ft-in)
    6-00
  • Start Weight
    360
  • Current Weight
    191
  • Goal Weight
    199
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    25.2
  • Surgery Date
    03/14/2013
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Ali Tavakkoli

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  1. No regain at over 4 years, who wouldn't be?!
  2. As are you, Steph -- I've told you before that your smile is infectious, and inspirational!
  3. I do and I don't recognize myself, Corrine. I wouldn't ever recognize myself then, but I do now, if that can ever make sense!
  4. Like you, I love seeing before and after pictures -- they are a powerful reminder of why we did it, or are about to do it. I couldn't be happier going from 360+ to 191, and being over 4 years out, I know for a fact that I will be staying very close to where I am and maybe a pound or two below it. I have a whole new "normal" in my life.
  5. Dairy is a major part of what I eat. As to nsaids, some can, some can't, best to go over it with your own surgeon and PCP.
  6. I tell everyone so it was someone else. Other than family or close friends, I don't care what anyone else thinks. The only thing anyone needs to remember about telling is TG at you can't Nutella.
  7. I've never made much sense of the standard weight charts, there are just way too many variables between people. It's actually a lot like goal weights, your surgeon has one number in mind to put you in his successful surgery column, your plan has another, and you have a third. My own target was always a SWAG number (scientific wild a** guess) and it has changed a few times.
  8. I don't think there is a remote chance I'd ever be normal -- BMI maybe, but no way for me!
  9. I'm a couple of pounds away from a BMI of "normal" and I'm aiming for it. I'm not concerned about staying there, it's just that it's something I never thought I'd ever see. I'm down two pounds this week, not sure why, I haven't been doing anything different. 191 this morning, and I could use a pair of jeans with a smaller waist. This brings me to 169 pounds lost.
  10. I use a Fitbit Charge 2 for tracking activity, I don't track food. I'm not a good accountant.
  11. Hard to believe that I'm down one more pound today. 192 this morning. Hang in there folks and it will be a lifetime achievement.

    1. Res Ipsa

      Res Ipsa

      Great job Tom, but don't get too skinny.  :D

  12. I feed pizza to my demons.
  13. A piece of pizza isn't evil, I eat one once in awhile, and sometimes only half. Keep things in perspective to get where you want to be.
  14. Would love to meet more of you, this is a very supportive community -- and we all need that to stay on track!