Obsydian

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About Obsydian

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 02/11/1980

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Deltona, Florida
  • Age
    36

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr Wiljon Beltre
  • Height (ft-in)
    6-01
  • Start Weight
    321
  • Current Weight
    250
  • Goal Weight
    225
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    36
  • Surgery Date
    04/27/2016
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr Wiljon Beltre
  1. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N45OVBJ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&th=1 so I found these at Vitamin Shoppe they are absolutely delicious. Great snack to satisfy my sweet tooth. 1 package has 3 bites so I end up splitting it and eating one at a time. Around 80 calories per bite and 7g of protein with only 2g of sugar per bite one of which is sugar alcohol. I've tried the dark cherry and the red velvet so far.
  2. Jut when I thought things couldn't be anymore amazing. Lady fate steps in and takes my breath away. Had a lovely evening where we got kicked out of the restaurant again for being the last two in there and they wanted to close lol. I almost chickened out because my mind goes into overdrive and tends to overthink conversations and how to say things way to much. On the way out to my truck I get the nerve and finally tell her. She says to me wanna know a secret, "I already knew, because I did the same surgery." She had hers about one month before me. What are the odds. After she told me I started thinking about our previous dates and it all clicked, like why didn't I see it. Any way I'm super excited and really looking forward to what the future has for both of us!
  3. Thank you everyone. Yes it's only been a few weeks but the connection is extremely strong. We are going out tonight so I'm going to tell her. I'm nervous but I'm pretty sure it will be fine. I'll post an update after.
  4. So a lots been going on the last two weeks. First I decided to clean out my closet of all my old clothes. Such a great feeling saying good bye to to all my 2, 3, and 4xl shirts and all my pants above size 38... Donated it all to a local church. Filled the entire bed of my truck lol. Pic below. Then i met an incredible woman, that I've gone out with a few times and I'm really looking forward to what the future has for us. I'm a little nervous as to how to approach the subject of my surgery. I definitely want to tell her but I'd like to hear some of your experiences. She knows I'm into a much healthier life style and it helps that she is as well.
  5. Well it'll be 3 weeks tomorrow that I've been on crutches and no weight allowed on my left ankle yet. I am pleased to say that I've still managed to lose 6lbs by maintaining my diet. It's been tough I get severely bored laying in bed or sitting on the couch and the urge to snack is always there. So far so good. 9 more weeks to go hopefully I can keep this up.
  6. Thank you everyone, this is the encouragement I needed. I have a follow up next week and will see what he says about still going to the gym. Pretty sure swimming is out as he doesn't want any pressure on the ankle or joint at all. But maybe I can still do upper body stuff as long as I'm sitting.
  7. So I was feeling great, hitting the gym hard, starting to see and feel some changes in my muscles and noticing some (ok a little) definitition starting to build especially around my shoulders. I had been dealing with what I thought was a sprained ankle, but the pain wasn't too bad. Saw a podiatrist who diagnosed me with Plantar a Fasciitis ok painful but not unbearable. This went on for a few months, and I noticed my ankle was the size of a softball just about every night after work. I do retail sales so I'm on my feet 10-12 hours a day. Had an MRI last Wednesday. Results came back not good. Multiple stress fractures and joint damage. So now here I am stuck in a space boot using a knee scooter to get around work for the next 3 months just in hopes I won't have to have surgery to rebuild my ankle. This sucks, I feel like all the hard work I put in over the last 6 months is gone. By the time I can start back at the gym I'll be starting over from scratch. And if I end up needing surgery it'll be 6-8 months before I'll be able to go back. Can you do this on diet alone? I can't even walk right now so hitting a step count is out of the question... I've come to far to revert back.
  8. Keeping it lighthearted and fun. ROLLERCOASTERS! Not having to worry about fitting in the seat.
  9. The pictures definitely help keep me motivated and I can absolutely see them when going side by side like this. Like someone said in the other post just waiting for my mental image to update to my real image.
  10. Still got a ways to go but very happy so far.
  11. Haven't posted in a while but doing great. I'm now 7 months out and have lost a total of 65lbs so far since my surgery. I feel amazing and can definitely see the difference when I look back at my old pictures. My question to you all is when you look in the mirror how long did it take for you to see the difference? When I look in the mirror I still see the 320lb me.
  12. Flying to Vegas today. Didn't need to turn sideways down the aisle and didn't have the arm rests jabbing into my sides.
  13. Wow I might need to get a Costco membership for those prices.
  14. I'll be 6 months out of surgery in 2 weeks (holy crap it's already been 6 months)... I seem to stall about every 10lbs lost for like. A week or 2. One lasted almost 6 weeks and it drove me insane. Everyone here was right though when they told me not to stress.
  15. Love Jerky, just recently bought a dehydrator and started making my own. Saves a ton of money. Right now I'm experimenting with different flavors.