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About fatboy

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    Central TX
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    hunting, fishing, shooting, sleeping
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    Wise Regional
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. I drink much more alcohol now than before surgery 21 months ago. Addiction transfer is very real, and it should always be mentioned when discussing long term side effects. Another major side effect for me has been physical injuries. I lost about 100# within 12 months. I began to use my body in ways that I never had before. Maybe I should say abuse rather than use. I overdid things, and I've had 3 surgeries in the past 10 months...cervical fusion, torn slap and rotator cuff, torn bicep tendons. I'm pretty much healed up now, so I find myself trying to find the next weak link. The point is that I've been using my body like a 21 year old rather than a 41 year old. I'm in the best physical shape of my life. I can do chin-ups like a junior high athlete, and I can bench press twice my weight for the first time ever. Abusing my body has by far been my toughest post op struggle. I constantly push my limits, and I can't turn it off.
  2. BEER! It's what's for dinner. And I'm out...peace!

  3. Just keeping it real...Can you handle the truth?

  4. Jolls, I stand by my statement. All sleevers CAN handle carbonation, even if it's just a tad. Show me one that thinks they can't, and I'll teach em right quick. The experiment comment was a joke. Ask your buddy H-C to explain sarcasm and humor to you. When will everyone stop perpetuating a lie? Work in process and Happy Camper, I CLEARLY stated that I can't speak for you bypassers. Please read a post in its entirety before climbing up on my back. It's like the two of you can't wait to dispute anything I have to say. Comment if you like, I'm over both of you. You have just made the acquaintance of someone that will never care what you think. I once lived in a little town called Harper. It really was a little hatin' place. It feels like I'm back in the valley all over again. This hate is exactly the reason that people aren't completely forthcoming in regards to alcohol. Like a bunch of dang gremlins I tell ya, or mad fighting hens. Now if you all will excuse me, I have a beer to drink and a life to enjoy. Later, Fatboy
  5. Understood completely. That's why I qualified it in the 2nd paragraph. I wouldn't dare speak on behalf on banders and bypassers. Sorry for any confusion.
  6. I totally agree with your first sentence. I hear most wls patients say that they can't drink beer due to the carbonation. And that just isn't truthful. We can indeed handle limited carbonation. I feel like most don't normally admit to drinking for fear of the beer police giving them a lecture, as we have seen many times on this forum. The intended "takeaway" is quite simply that beer isn't evil to sleevers. I can't speak for band or bypass patients, but I can positively speak for sleevers. It is possible to drink ALOT of beer and come away with a positive effect, not negative. The intended "takeaway" in effect is to let the anti beer crowd know of the results of my little experiment. Is it a slap in their face? I guess you could say that. And it's well deserved following all of the negative rhetoric spewed by them. Hopefully it's been a learning experience for everyone. Honesty is very important to me. I will never sacrifice my integrity out of fear of public humiliation, and I will never support political correctness. It's way past time for all adults to act like adults...speak our minds and be completely responsible and accountable for our actions.
  7. Sweet bike. I want a Road King, but my bride says the Tri Glide is next.
  8. @ChiefsLady I usually feel a slight buzz after about 4 beers or one looong tug on the moonshine. Maybe it's a difference in sleeve and bypass? IDK. And again, the 18 beers were spread over an 8-10 hour period. The body rids itself of approx. one beer per hour. So the most I had in my system at any given time, according to my fuzzy hilljack math, was around 8 beers. I think my body rids itself of the alcohol half as fast as I drink it. I've yet to finish a cold beer. The last swig is generally warm.
  9. Jolls, I might be in trouble after honeymoon. I'll just take it week by week and adjust accordingly. It would be awesome if we could live on beer and cookies, lol. I totally get your point. I might have very well broke my stall had I drank 18 bottles of water or 18 glasses of milk instead of beer. Who knows??? WorkinProcess, Truly sorry to hear about your bro. I guess I just have to weigh the pros and cons of the good ole boy lifestyle I live. I really don't know any other way, and cant imagine living any other way. I want to live to be an old timer but not at the expense of not enjoying every minute of it. I can't imagine not living on the edge at 180mph. Call it a character flaw, whatever. If you're gonna be a bear, be a freaking grizzly.
  10. You are correct...my life. And thanks for your approval. Edit: to remove not so nice comment
  11. I don't mind hearing it from you. It's a chance I will gladly take. Maybe I'll stop back by in 30 years with an update.
  12. Let me preface this post with a warning. It involves drinking lots and lots of cold beer. If that makes you uneasy, or if you're already itching to berate me, please stop reading. I really don't care to hear it. I was stalled at 219# for over a month. I was doing all the right things...protein, water, low carb, exercise, etc, all. My body was changing for the better, but the scale was totally pissing me off. I went to a party one Saturday, and 1 beer led to 18 more. I drank plenty of water along the way so as not to get dehydrated, and the event lasted around 8 hours. Surprisingly, I didn't even get drunk. I had a pretty dang good buzz going, but I remained upright until I chose to pass out...at home, in my bed. I woke up the following afternoon with a headache and a huge case of remorse. I was not looking forward to the next weigh-in on Monday morning. Oh well, what's done was done. Hair of the dog, grilled pig, and Nascar. Forward to Monday, and I stand before the scale. Exhale and two steps forward, open my eyes, and BAM! I lost 4 freaking pounds over the weekend. Tuesday I'm down another pound, then 2 more pounds on Wednesday. I hit my goal weight 2 days later. I realize this is probably not a good example to share. Or is it? It was the 2nd time that I broke a stall with large quantities of beer. I hesitated to tell this story for a couple weeks for two reasons: 1. I don't care to be preached at, and 2. I don't want to contribute to someone else's addiction transfer. I drink beer daily, usually 3 or 4 Dos Equis. I have drank beer daily since 3 months post-op. I lost the weight I wanted to lose, my labs are great, I'm on zero medication, I'm stronger than ever, and I'm happier than ever. Beer drinkers rejoice! VSG doesn't have to mean the end of your beer drinking. I don't think I'm a special case. Actually, I KNOW I'm not. At the previously mentioned party, there were 7 sleevers present in the crowd, all good friends of mine, all beer drinkers, and all of whom have met their weight loss goals. I tell this story because people deserve to hear the truth. I'm really sick and tired of the politically correct anti alcohol agenda. I have no doubt that daily alcohol consumption will slow weight loss. But it will not prevent weight loss. Cheers, Fatboy
  13. I never plan ahead. I logged everything I ate for about 6 months in myfitnesspal, but that got old. I make good choices on the fly for the most part. It works for me. I hit goal at 6 months, and my labs are near perfect.