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la.craig

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About la.craig

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  • Birthday 11/03/1980

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    cwl30

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Florida
  • Age
    39

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Ayoola
  • Hospital
    Baylor Medical Center at Trophy Club
  • Height (ft-in)
    6-00
  • Start Weight
    379
  • Current Weight
    306
  • Goal Weight
    180
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    28.2
  • Surgery Date
    01/06/2016
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas

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  1. Very interesting video of an interview with Dr. Ted Naiman.
  2. @Nana Trish Thank you for the kind words. I just have an emotional eating disorder which undermines all attempts at weight loss, but my current therapist who normally uses behavioral therapy is switching gears we are going to start to explore in depth why I eat. My intuition tells me that this will work because reconciliation with myself comes naturally to me so once I understand myself (with her help) on a deeper then I don't think the desire to overeat will be as strong, but who knows. Plus, I've been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and the meds I take for that aren't helpin
  3. That's why I posted about it here instead of surgical forums. Also, I never pushed for the diet to be used.
  4. I read an article the other day online that identified a correlation between overcoming various eating disorders, incl. binge eating, and strength training for hypertrophy. After googling this topic further, I discovered testimonials from both men and women who struggle with ED and say that their urges to not eat, purge or overeat significantly reduced or go away entirely. If I understand it right, this success stems from visible muscles. This provides real motivation that a person can look defined. Aside from motivation to keep going, and the decrease in ED behaviors, there are also testame
  5. I'm a vsg veteran of 4 1/2 years and i consider myself to be a failure. this stems from my denial that my binge eating disorder would be corrected via surgery. i did wonderful for a year and half and lost 180 pounds and my lowest weight was 208. however i was fool to think that i wasn't going to regain because i knew i was going to even before the surgery. all i do is think about food, when i'm going to eat and what am i going to eat. my only hope to overcome binge eating is to get help but the va doesn't provide any. i reluctantly started new anti-depressants which makes me not care
  6. Hello everyone. Thank you all for the kind words. Unfortunately, I've gained about 65 pounds back because I met a woman who's diet was horrible and I got off track. I'm trying to get back to 208 - what I was in those pictures. If anyone has any tips, please tell me because I don't want continue to feel that my VSG was a waste...
  7. Hey, I'm almost 4 years post-op VSG. Went from 390 down to 208 but gained about 60 pounds back. Trying to work on losing it again.
  8. I've always been able to eat meat although I was never crazy about it. But now after surgery, I can't stand it. Well, I can eat soup with some chopped ham or sausage but slabs of any meat are out of the question because they're repulsive. Both my bariatric and VA nutritionist says this is a protein first lifestyle but I can't compromise on this because I can't force myself to eat things that nauseate me. Protein will just have to come by way of protein drinks. Anybody else have this problem?
  9. Simple question: How many grams of protein do I need to taking in daily at 1 year and 6 months out? Thanks, Craig
  10. The VA gave me corrective eye surgery to fix my lazy eye, then I was able to switch to contacts. That was a big improvement. Thank for the compliments guys. I appreciate them.
  11. Hello, I'm down 170 pounds. My weight Friday was 210.2 I'm trying to muster the will to do calisthenics or some type of body weight training. Still eating healthy. Lots of steamed vegetables and fruits everyday and about 1 or 2 bowls of red beans and long grain, brown rice. Drinking lots of water in between and staying off all sugar, sugar derivatives and sweeteners. I have quit protein drinks. The picture of me in the grey t-shirt was in Feb. 2013 The picture of me in the blue shirt was taken yesterday.
  12. It's because I always thought of myself as in transition and I never accepted being fat. So, when I became a lot thinner, I really didn't feel any different. I'm not sure because maybe I punish myself about other things too much to be able to congratulate myself. But I'm trying to pat myself on the back more, especially when I see people who've had the surgery and gone back to unhealthy ways and have gained their weight back. I hate admitting it here, but I lost this weight to basically make me dating material again and I just seem to be almost invisible now as I was when I was morbid
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