lurkerftw

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About lurkerftw

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Texas
  • Age
    43

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr Alanis
  • Hospital
    Memorial Hermann SE
  • Height (ft-in)
    6-01
  • Start Weight
    321
  • Current Weight
    190
  • Goal Weight
    180
  • Surgery Date
    04/22/2015
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Hello all, I have not visited or posted on this site for a long time. I have not weighed my food in a long time. I have not counted calories in a long time. After you go through all the struggles to get to goal it seems like you breathe a sigh of relief and say to yourself finally its "maintenance time". With that attitude comes the word complacency. You tend to just live life and stop doing all the things you trained yourself to do after surgery. This is what happened to me. New years morning I got on the scale and saw I was at 196lbs. That was my wake up call because I had promised myself I would never be two something again. Since that day I have simply gone back to the basics that were always there but I had become to lazy to follow. I have already lost 6 of the 16lbs that I need to lose with really no problems at all. Following the rules isn't that hard to do once you wake up and realize you have gone off the beaten path. The only reason I'm writing this is so maybe someone can read it and say to themselves yep that's me and change a little sooner before its more than a little hiccup. Anyway it's nice to be back and I think I'm going to stay awhile. Have a good day.
  2. I'm pretty sure this is the first time i have been what is considered a normal weight since I was maybe a toddler. It really doesn't seem real to me. Anyway just thought I would share. Also to tell everybody again thanks for this site. You all rock with the advice and support you give everyday. I know reading this site has helped me understand quite a bit.
  3. I have a confession to make. I eat sweets everyday. I love sweets and would be severely sad if they were not a part of my life. But the difference in now and before is the way I eat them and what I eat. To me this whole process is a numbers game and I have learned to treat it like a game and enjoy the exercise. I log all my food for the next day into mfp. I play with the numbers of what I'm going to eat and change the menu up until the carbs, sugar, and protein are the correct number that they are supposed to be and that's the next days menu. I personally don't feel sweets are a big deal as long as you do not go over your carbs and sugar for the day and get all your protein in. If I'm going to have something that day that is extra bad as in carbs or sugar then I start cutting down on portion sizes until it fits what I need to do for the day. Before I had no self control, I ate everything and as much as I could get down. Now the situation is a lot more controlled. If I really want something and its bad then I have accepted that I can have it but not very much of it. =) I will note that doing this you have to really watch what people put in on myfitnesspal. There are apparently a lot of delusional people out there that put in way lower numbers I guess to make themselves feel better. I make sure I only use numbers that are realistic. If it's something that doesn't have the nutrition on the package. I would say that I even cheat myself into having a smaller serving sometimes; but to me that is better than cheating and going over.
  4. I have noticed that when my digital scale behaves like that, that means the battery is getting low. When I change the battery it starts working again as intended.
  5. I am totally different, because after my surgery there are a multitude of things I really like now that I didn't before. One of the main things that come to mind is fruit. I hated all fruit with the exception of a couple of the usual popular ones like peaches and bananas. Now I like most that I have tried except for melons. There is a list of other things too that is way to long to write about here. But yeah, I don't understand why but the surgery changed my taste buds drastically.
  6. Just use Microsoft paint and resize the pic and save as a jpeg and it will do fine.
  7. I agree with cinwa. I don't understand why he would say that. You are still losing and on track. There is no reason to think you will not reach your goal. I wouldn't worry about it. You know you can do it and that's all that matters.
  8. I log all my food into myfitnesspal everyday so I weigh all my food to keep the number as accurate as I can.
  9. lurkerftw

    soft foods

    For me it was hiccups. At the first hiccup i put the fork down even if it was heading for my mouth and I was done. As for the feeling of being full, it does feel like pressure or a heavyness on your chest.
  10. I was very lucky with my insurance. I was only required to visit my Nut one time before surgery. From my consult with my surgeon to surgery was only 5 weeks. I also had to do the psych eval. My surgeon was also different from most because I was only required to do a 5 day liquid diet before surgery. He said after surgery my liver was the perfect size so I guess I got lucky in that aspect also.
  11. As everyone else has said just get back to the basics that you were doing postop. Start logging your food in myfitnesspal and buy a food scale if you don't already have one. When you weigh your food it will keep your portions in check and let you know exactly how much to put into myfitnesspal to control your numbers through the day. You can definately do this. Your tool is still there just waiting to be used again.
  12. This is from the fitbit website: "For other trackers, manually logging an activity works well when step count isn't the best indicator of the calories burned. If you are doing an activity that does not require steps (like cycling or using an elliptical machine), or an activity that requires more than just steps (like tennis or yoga), logging the activity manually improves the accuracy of this activity's contribution to your caloric burn. "
  13. Well thanks everyone for your views. Honestly I have 195 as my goal weight but at the end of the day thats just a number. I do not plan on increasing my calories or anything like that. For that matter i doubt i could bring myself to do that anyway. So I will most likely continue to lose whether I'm comfortable with where I'm at right now or not.