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About la.craig

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  • Birthday 11/03/1980

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    Dr. Ayoola
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    Baylor Medical Center at Trophy Club
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
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    Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas

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  1. la.craig


    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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. Simple question: How many grams of protein do I need to taking in daily at 1 year and 6 months out? Thanks, Craig
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. la.craig

    14 months post-op VSG

    Thank you.
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    14 months post-op VSG

    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 morbidly obese. It's been a big disappointment in that regard as well. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy being a lot thinner. I certainly look a lot better and I feel a lot better and I can move around easier. I would definitely do it again. I'm almost 170 pounds down. I weighed 213 on Friday. My military weight was between 180 and 190 lbs.
  9. la.craig

    14 months post-op VSG

    I wish I was but I'm not.
  10. la.craig

    14 months post-op VSG

    156 pounds gone so far.
  11. I'm getting worried. Doc says labs are perfect, I'm eating lots of fruits and vegetables. I've (reluctantly) added butter back into my lifestyle following doctors orders for more fat. She also recommended vitamins but I don't remember what they were. My question is: Has anybody still had thinning hair 1-2 years post op VSG? When did it grow back or did it ever grow back?
  12. They aren't secrets. I keep my calories low and don't eat crap.
  13. I've lost 150 pounds in 1 year. Still losing.
  14. la.craig

    I went to see Star Wars Rogue One

    They continue to disgrace the Star Wars franchise with these bad movies. I went to watch Rogue One with my brother last night. They didn't even play the main title. I knew from that point forward, it was going to be bad....but I knew it would be before going in. Has anybody else seen it?