tonyaz77

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About tonyaz77

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 10/06/1977

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Mesa, Arizona

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Swain
  • Hospital
    Scottsdale Healthcare
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-10
  • Start Weight
    397
  • Current Weight
    238
  • Goal Weight
    200
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    25
  • Surgery Date
    2/5/2015
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Personally I would keep my mouth shut. I actually applied for a new job after I was 128 lbs down after my sleeve surgery and I had no reason to bring it up in the interview. I just exuded confidence and I got the job. Getting too personal by divulging personal info like weight loss surgery could derail the interview and get you off track by not highlighting your skill set instead of your former waistline.
  2. 8 month post op VSG before and after

    Thanks! It's the best thing I could have done for myself. It's a great tool:)
  3. Me with my son 5 days after surgery February 2015. Me today September 2015 148 lbs down
  4. Thanks Aubrey, it's been an amazing journey. Good luck to you. This will be the best thing you could have done for yourself:) Anthony
  5. Pizza please!

    I had the taste for pizza a few weeks and knowing that I don't do carbs I got creative and made a "carb-less" pizza crust that was made of cheese. I added my favorite toppings like turkey sausage and turkey pepperoni and veggies and it was delicious. It only took me a few bites and I was satisfied. Now I do not eat this every night but in the event you have a craving for pizza this is the cure. Search Pinterest for the recipe. Anthony
  6. Before and after pics. The one with my son is 2 weeks after surgery in Feb 2015 and the one by myself was taken yesterday(7/19/15) when I was hiking.(Sorry if the first pic is upside down). Thanks everyone for the encouraging words. We are all in this together:)
  7. APPROVED!

    Congrats! Such a happy feeling
  8. I had my Gastric Sleeve surgery back in February of this year and I am down 130 lbs in less than 6 months. I am so happy that I got this down and it has gave me a new lease on life. I have been following my doctors and made the necessary behavior modifications. Honestly I don't feel deprived at all...I have become creative in the kitchen. Before and after pics to come:) This thing works if you work it correctly. Good bye chicken fried steak and hello steak salad:) Anthony
  9. I am very in tune with my stomach when I eat. I eat just enough to become full and satisfied and take tiny pauses to check my stomach level. I usually know that it is time to put the fork down if I hit the "satisfaction stage" because if I eat beyond that I get the "full to capacity pain" and then I have to start spitting the food back up and out of my mouth. Its an unpleasant pain that you do not want to have...trust me lol so you will learn real quick to eat to satisfaction only. Its actually a rewarding feeling because you can look down and see all the food left over that you would have normally ate without your sleeve in place. So its a good thing and a constant reminder that you are doing good:) Anthony
  10. Anyone had a beer post op?

    Awesome advice. Thanks everyone
  11. Hi All, I know this is bad to ask but I would like a ice cold beer and I am almost 3 months post op sleeve. I have lost almost 80 lbs and have followed my teams rules and it has really paid off. Just curious if any sleevers out there had a beer post op. If its too soon to have one its fine just wanted to get some feedback. Thanks
  12. Omg I love this article. I've had people say the craziest stuff to me. Here is my top 4 "actual" comments. Although these are not all comments pertaining to weight that I've lost but are also comments made when I was heavier and are so crazy that people would be so rude to make. 1. Omg God you've lost so much weight! I remember when you could barely walk. (Are you #(*&%$ kidding me I've also been able to walk fine) 2. I am praying for you that God will help you loose the weight. (Yes this was at church and so insulting. How 'bout seeing my heart first and getting to know me as s person) 3. I work at a hotel and a guest walk up to the front desk and proceeded to grab his belly and asked me "What happened to your belly and why is it so big". (This guest got told off...I wasn't gonna be insulted.) 4. I had another guest some years ago at my heaviest call down to the front desk and proceeded to tell me that I was too big and to quit eating McDonalds. (So rude) These are all true stories and is the biggest reason I keep my VSG on the down low. The only person that knows I had it done is my boss and he's been super supportive. I've also learned not to take things so personal. Now when people ask me if I've lost weight I reply with a simple "yeah I'm just taken care of myself" and smile and leave at that. It's all good and everybody walks away happy.
  13. Omg I love this article. I've had people say the craziest stuff to me. Here is my top 4 "actual" comments. Although these are not all comments pertaining to weight that I've lost but are also comments made when I was heavier and are so crazy that people would be so rude to make. 1. Omg God you've lost so much weight! I remember when you could barely walk. (Are you #(*&%$ kidding me I've also been able to walk fine) 2. I am praying for you that God will help you loose the weight. (Yes this was at church and so insulting. How 'bout seeing my heart first and getting to know me as s person) 3. I work at a hotel and a guest walk up to the front desk and proceeded to grab his belly and asked me "What happened to your belly and why is it so big". (This guest got told off...I wasn't gonna be insulted.) 4. I had another guest some years ago at my heaviest call down to the front desk and proceeded to tell me that I was too big and to quit eating McDonalds. (So rude) These are all true stories and is the biggest reason I keep my VSG on the down low. The only person that knows I had it done is my boss and he's been super supportive. I've also learned not to take things so personal. Now when people ask me if I've lost weight I reply with a simple "yeah I'm just taken care of myself" and smile and leave at that. It's all good and everybody walks away happy.
  14. I am struggling to find food ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I cannot due anymore chicken breast by itself. Anyone got any good tasting meal ideas? I'm all ears