Bamamike

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About Bamamike

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 06/10/1954

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Age
    59

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Stahl
  • Hospital
    UAB
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-11
  • Start Weight
    292
  • Current Weight
    169
  • Goal Weight
    180
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    24
  • Surgery Date
    06/14/2013

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  1. Well I'm back after a long absence , I have had quite a time after surgery , I lost so much weight so fast everyone told me I looked sick,  sure wasn't helpful , I lost my grown daughter a few years ago and I just have had such a hard time getting over it , I am raising her children and it is a struggle as I and divorced as of 2 years ago and provide all of their college and high school needs for them. I lost all the way down to 164 and in the last year I have gained back to 215 . I have been placed on depression mess because of my daughters death I guess and I suppose it is what has raised my weight . I a man starting to get a hold on myself and get off the mess and start excercising again. I ask for your Prayers to help me through these trials . 

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    2. msmarymac

      msmarymac

      So very sorry for your loss, Mike.  Glad you are have come back here where you can find the support you need to help get back on track.  You've been through so much with the death of your daughter and your divorce; it's not surprising that you are experiencing depression.  Nor is it surprising that you would turn to our old friend food for comfort.  I pray that as you return to the eating plan that got you to goal, you will also return to health and vitality.  Remember that exercise is also a wonderful anti-depressant. 

      Find something everyday that you feel good about and are grateful for.  Write it down.  Really, do it.  Sounds corny but it really helps to refocus your thoughts from what's going wrong to what's good in your world, which is difficult to do when you're depressed.  You can do this!

    3. Readytobeme

      Readytobeme

      I too am so very sorry for your loss, Mike. I can only imagine your struggle trying to raise your grandchildren. That is something that you can be very proud of though.

      I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you will continue to post here as you will find some very caring and supportive people here. Many of us have gone through things very similar to you.

      Hang in there and please, take care of yourself or you will be no good at all for your grandchildren.

    4. Readytobeme

      Readytobeme

      Sorry for my late reply. I have a hard time keeping up with status updates here.

  2. Bamamike

    Hello, just joined

    Welcome and listen to the folks on here, they know what to do to help you
  3. Bamamike

    I regret this.

    Bless your Heart, I am 3 years out from a Gastric Bypass , I lost down to 164 and also became malnourished , I still am and have gained back to 189 I am 6ft 2 in tall but I have had about 3 Surgery's for other things during my journey , I am 62 years old, Tired a lot I think Protein is a big help but I did great the first year and my weight loss just didn't stop , it went on for over and past 18 months and my journey to good health is still on, I need to rebuild muscle and get exercise , that has been a problem because of the back and neck problems and surgery I have had . I am just doing all I can and hope for the best, you are young and can get past this, Praying for you.
  4. Bamamike

    FLATULENCE in the EXTREME!

    Does dairy have a lot to do with really smelly gas ?
  5. Bamamike

    The Honeymoon Period

    I want to Thank you all for the Condolences during the loss of my daughter in July , It is and will continue to be the most difficult thing I have ever went through, During the process of losing her we had to deal with her sweet children and their Grief process, 1 is 15 and the other is 11, we have been raising them both for many years, but they still loved their Mother, My daughter was 38 years old and a beautiful soul , she loved everyone but developed a hurt after divorcing her Alcoholic Husband that never went away, she started drinking and in 6 years it killed her. She at one time was a heavy girl weighing over 250 lbs and she decided to lose all that weight and she did, she lost to 121 lbs, she worked out everyday and was in great shape. Pain and Heartache are two things that she couldn't deal with and all of her ability to be control her weight , what she ate and how she functioned went out the window when she divorced. Even though her husband was abusive, an Alcoholic and had injured her son more than once when he was drunk she still believed in Marriage and that she could straighten his life out , she never saw what was coming and that was that she would join him in his misery, If you have ever seen the old Jack Lemmon movie days of wine and roses , it is more heartbreaking than that. We will always miss her and at 60 years old I know that one day I will see her again, As for my surgery and health I have lost down to 165 and my weight has been up and down by a few lbs but I still have remained in that place. I was 1 year out June the 10th of this year and at almost 6 ft tall I am told I look sick by my family, I probably do , but my BMI is 24 and my Dr. says he is very pleased with what I have done. I don't have the care that I did before I lost my daughter so I eat lightly still but I just don't eat very much anymore , few meats, and mostly things like oatmeal , fish and not much more, there are times I have a bite of something sweet but not too often, it makes me sick if I eat much of that. But I hope to put on some muscle soon , I just had a Hernia operation after my daughters death and exercising or walking is out for aw hile, God Bless you all and Thank you .
  6. Bamamike

    The Honeymoon Period

    My Daughter is the beautiful Blonde on the right with the Smile that lights up a room
  7. Bamamike

    The Honeymoon Period

    It is still a Journey and everytime i go to my Dr. he tells me to stop losing weight, I have been through the loss of my Beautiful daughter to Liver disease last month and i spent the last 25 days with her and i just havent been able to get back to functioning, The Grief has been overwhelming and I am trying to start over and get control of my self, She has 2 beautiful Children that lost their Mother and my wife and i have been raising them for many years and they are so heartbroken, Pain , Heartache and the fact i had to sign the papers to put her into Hospice when all was lost have taken a toll on me , I watched my sweet girl come into this life and give so much joy to her grandmother and my family, and i was holding her when she died, It breaks my heart and i just dont seem to be able to recover from it, I know i will because i have to raise these beautiful children, I am a Disabled Law Enforcement Officer on Social Security Disability and it is gets so hard to support them, now i have to let them know how amazing my sweet daughter was, she died from Alcoholic cihrosis and there was no way to save her , she went from a beautiful strong young woman and met a man that was a lifelong Alcoholic, she couldnt get him to quit so she joined him and it cost her life in 6 short years. Please Pray for my Precious Child .
  8. Bamamike

    Hernia... boooo

    I am going to the Dr, tomorrow because i have a Hernia, lower right side, I thought it was just from picking up too much, now i hear it is Common in Weight loss patients , Cinwa , Is this true and does it usually hit on both sides? I just have the right sid eright now, I am down to 169, 170 on a bad day
  9. Bamamike

    Kathy And Mike

    Thank you
  10. Bamamike

    I finally lost 100 pounds

    Great Job, It's a Process and looks like you have mastered it, keep up the good work !
  11. Bamamike

    Mike's Journey

    Weight loss Suregry June 14th 2013 , I am 59 years old and have lost 123 lbs to date .
  12. Bamamike

    The Honeymoon Period

    I have lost 118 lbs , I am 10 months out from my Surgery , I am told i am Skinny as a rail, and look Anorexic, I have really worked hard to get to where i am with hopes at 60 years old i could feel well enough to excercise and walk alot and perhaps even run,I have maintained my disciplice in what i eat but as you have done i have recently started eating bite of this and that , bad part is they were sugary , pie .cake that type of thing, I know i dont need to get back on Sugar, it is my worst enemy, but i have had so much negativity from my family about my rapid weight loss that i guess i just slipped and lost my will. I have however decided to get back on my wagon and back on my plan, I am 6 lbs below my goal weight and i could lose more weight if i start walking , I have decided to do just that , I am going to catch it from my family if i lose more weight , they think i am anorexic and i am not, I have to say that i do look pretty skinny and am at a BMI of 24 but i just want to keep working on staying healthy . I have been pretty fatigued at times and i have been weak too. do any of you have these problems with family and with losing maybe too much weight (according to family)?
  13. Bamamike

    almost 2 years!

    Lifting weights builds muscle and when i was lifting i gained a lot of muscle and with it came size and weight gain, muscle weight , You have to know what to lift, how to lift and what reps to do, I stopped due to an injury and it all turned to fat over a year or so.
  14. Medicare cover any of this ?
  15. I have lost 118 lbs , have some sagging skin , not as much as i thought but it is there, i wonder if Medicare will pay for it, i am 9 months out from Surgery