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About Bigfuzzy

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  • Birthday 06/26/1956

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Borhanian
  • Hospital
    Piedmont Medical Center
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Not sure where to put this post.

    I still struggle with #1. I use saucers & smallest plates/bowls I can find to eat off of. at times I still think it not enough still. a lot of it is a head game.
  2. Tea suggestions

    salt cuts the bitterness in coffee, will it do the same for tea?
  3. Tea suggestions

    Bigfuzzy will probably stay, had it for years, I am a long way from being small. I am 6'4" & just over 200lbs so I don't see it going away. I have tried a few teas & have found nothing that hits the spot. I drank sweet tea all my life up till 3 or 4 years ago, when I tried unsweetened it wasn't worth the effort. now i don't even like the unsweetened that comes in the bottle.
  4. Tea suggestions

    the only time my surgeon wanted me totally off coffee was the 2 weeks after surgery, then he told me I could start back. it amazing how the programs & requirements differ with different surgeons. will try the celestial seasonings 1st.
  5. Tea suggestions

    do you use milk &or sweetener in it.
  6. Tea suggestions

    need suggestions for hot tea. I have not drank very much hot tea & have not found any I like. the only hot drink I have is coffee & would like to replace part of it with tea. I used to drink a lot of iced sweet tea, when I started with the iced unsweetened tea it tasted like muddy water to me(this was years ago). we have a kurig coffee maker & I guess I need a starting point to start. I have tried 3 or 4 different 1s but I haven't found any I like. would like to find 1 so I can drink coffee in the morning & tea in the afternoon & evening to go along with over 100 ounce of water. right now I use coffee in the evening when cold. thanks
  7. Medications

    How many people have had to go back on diabetes &,or blood pressure meds after getting off them? One of the primary care phy. that I very rarely see told me that people would have to go back on diabetic meds long term. None of the other drs have told me this. if you have had to go back on them, have you had weight regain &,or are you following your program? how long was it before you had to start back? I am talking long term not 6 months or a year. any other medicine you have had to start taking. my surgeon & usual pc told me I should not have to go back on any meds as long as I stayed on the path.
  8. I got to the point that I couldn't sleep with it running, too much pressure. I talked with dr & he wanted me to have a sleep study to see if it could be reduced or stopped. with a cost of $4 thousand+ for the study I just stopped using. wife told me I was sleeping fine, so I packed it up. it was 6 to 8 months after surgery.
  9. I had used a cpap for around 20 years. before surgery I ran a pressure of 14, couldn't sleep without it. after I lost some of my weight(around 65lbs) I started having dry mouth & waking up at night. went to my pulmonary dr to have pressure lowered & they told me I would have to have a sleep study done before they could lower it. sleep study would have cost me 5500 dollars that I couldn't afford with my ins. I stopped using it, my wife paid attention to me sleeping & told me I didn't snore or wake up from not breathing. I haven't used it since. it is wonderful sleeping without it after all those years.
  10. labels

    I guess I didn't make it clear in question. I don't have a problem with protein, I make goal 9 out of 10 days. I see post from time about people watching calories &or carbs along with sugar. not interested in protein, that is the 1st thing I look for. I also know you can eat high protein & still get in trouble with weight regain if you don't watch calories & carbs. not worried about fiber at this time. I would like to know what you look for 1st 2nd & 3rd on the labels with calories sugar & carbs & how much. do you just watch 1 of them like carbs or a combination of them. where do you draw the line on carbs, calories & sugar? this is for after the honey moon period is over & you are trying to maintain. don't mean to be so direct, thanks to all
  11. labels

    when you are shopping or getting ready to eat something what do you look at 1st on the label ? calories, sugar or carbs?????? what are your standards for each 1?
  12. Clothes- when to move on

    I hate throwing out good Carhartt tee shirts (not away, I usually give to my son now). I still have 2 xlarge that I wear around the house, even though I can fit in a medium. mostly wear larges.
  13. NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    I have a pair of 54x34 jeans & a 4xl tee shirt rolled up in the back of a cabinet. have not taken out to make picture as I still lose a few pounds every now & then. thought I would get my bmi down below over weight before I made a picture.
  14. NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    my son & the lady that grooms my dogs both told me that I needed to get rid of my size 36 jeans. neither 1 had commented on my clothes before. that makes me buy size 34x34, 20" inches down from where I started 54x34. still doesn't seam real.
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