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Everything posted by tmcgee

  1. Exercise is way overrated, I lost 1/2 of my body weight without any. I'm not saying don't do it, its essential for cardio/vascular health, but weight loss only has to do with what you put in mouth, and not a single thing beyond that. Please listen to those who have experience and not the thousands of talking heads that pervade the rest of your life. They haven't been there, and I have.
  2. Hang in there folks

    Half my weight, from 360 to 180, coming up on 5 years in the spring.
  3. Hang in there folks

    I hope all of you know that I still struggle daily, and it is all a huge part of the process. Today was especially tough, I had one slice of white toast with butter for breakfast and a half can of salty Campbells tomato soup for late lunch. There were a couple of slices of salty cheddar cheese during the day as well, single serve .75 ounce. I'm quite happy with where I am weight-wise, but sometimes the brain needs way more attention than the body, and that's why I still come here, you folks are inspirational and it is absolutely necessary for long term success. The surgery fixes the physical issues but the emotional and psychological issues are equally as important, and prolly more so.
  4. Drinking with Meals

    2 or 3 ounces is your new normal for the rest of your life if you stay with the plan -- it does take a very long time to sink in and I still struggle with it coming up on 5 years in March. That said, I NEVER want to go back to where I was.
  5. Going to Onederland

    Absolutely true, happy to hear you are rocking it, Michael! I've known all along that you have what it takes!
  6. Never again

    I'm quite happy I lost my sweet tooth.
  7. Ask for something to calm your nerves if they don't offer it. They did offer it to me as a first step.
  8. Before and After

    You look great, congrats!
  9. I'm okay with no appetite at 4.75 years, though sometimes it does not seem real. The other issues should be checked with your bariatric team.
  10. Forum changes

    I hate the lack of activity that used to be here, TT was an incredibly enormous source of support for me and everybody else going through the process -- but the reality is that every forum I used to love has moved to FB and while I loathe and despise FB, the people I've come to know and love on forums are there and they are more important than my opinion about FB.
  11. Goodbye 70 lbs!

    You looked great a year ago, I'm so pleased you have exceeded your goal!
  12. From 360 to 180, I am amazed at this, and it’s been 4.5 years. Please everybody, stay with it, it works!
  13. Goodbye 70 lbs!

    Wow! You are rocking this! Good for you!
  14. ... maybe dumping???

    Some peanut butter has a lot of sugar in it. Personally, I like Teddie peanut butter which is made near me in Boston, the ingredients are peanuts and salt, nothing else.
  15. My clothes are loose now and I like that. It used to be that when my clothes were loose, it was an invitation to eat more.
  16. Boston

    There is only one. It was so nice to finally meet her, and yeah, she is the sweetheart I always knew she was.
  17. I’m half the man I used to be!

    You inspire me, as well.
  18. I’m half the man I used to be!

    Always a pleasure to hear from you, Paul. almost everyone has vacate to FB. I miss what TT used to be.
  19. Its been a while...

    Your message is quite inspiring, Geoff, and I wish your son well! And I definitely wish you well, ktallon! -- It's a big deal and a life changer. You've got this!
  20. I continue to lose weight at 4.5 years, never had any regain, but I did have the longest stall ever -- 2 whole years, and I've lost close to 50 pounds since then. Stay with the program and you will see lifelong success. I'm wishing everyone the same kind of results I've had, this is the best thing I've ever done beyond getting married 40 years ago and having four beautiful daughters, one has given me two beautiful grandchildren.
  21. Boston

    I'll be there and will need hug. :-)
  22. Boston

    I think I can be there, still regret not being able last time!
  23. I hope Julie makes it here

    She's someone from my medical life that needs support for a long ago RNY. I gave her the link on Friday because she never got the support she needed since then, she has done well, and wants to erase her modest regain. I do hope she connects here, she *is* looking for support and TT has been great for me. TT is no longer as vibrant as it once was, most folks have escaped to FB and I wish they would come back. TT was, and is, greatly important to me.
  24. I'm beyond where I want to be, down 5 more pounds in the last couple of weeks, this is primarily because the really bad sciatica I've been dealing with for a couple of weeks makes it sometimes too painful to walk. I've been subscribed T3, then Percocet, as well as a muscled relaxer, the do very little to help. I got a referral to the pain clinic this morning, hope they can fit me in this week. I'm hanging in, don't really have a choice at the moment. Cortisone epidural fixed it last time and I'm hopeful for another miracle.
  25. No Pre-Op Diet

    Pulling for you, Michael, I so want you to succeed and I know you will, you are showing true commitment and that's what it takes. I only wish you didn't have to wait so long!