Artie

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About Artie

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 09/16/1991

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Texas
  • Interests
    Sports! Dallas Cowboys! Netflix/AmazonVideo
  • Age
    26

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Alvarez
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-11
  • Start Weight
    368
  • Current Weight
    282
  • Goal Weight
    220
  • Surgery Date
    12/16/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Artie

    Hair Loss

    Thank you! My body is sure feeling fantastic, even picked up sports I couldn't do anymore because of my weight. Hair loss is something minor compared to not being able to breath after tying my shoes
  2. Artie

    Hair Loss

    Thank you! I will just have to suck it up and understand that losing 86 pounds in 4 months is a major shock to my body
  3. Artie

    Hair Loss

    Thank you, yes I heard by about month 7 it should stop or at least slow down some. Thank you it really is!
  4. Artie

    Hair Loss

    Even though I knew it was going to happen I still am surprised that I am losing hair. You can see my scalp now and I hate it! It is all part of the process though. I haven't updated my stats but I am 86 pounds down and loving every second of it. Sorry I have been M.I.A guys but I have been really busy. Hope you guys are well!
  5. Artie

    Life so far after VSG

    I have not been in the 200's since early 2015. It is such an amazing feeling.
  6. Artie

    Life so far after VSG

    Thank you! I always loved being active and playing sports but after I gained weight I couldnt play for more tha 5 minutes and my motivation went away. Now the gym is the highlight of my day!
  7. Artie

    Life so far after VSG

    So I am 7 weeks post VSG. So much has changed in so little time. I know its just the beginning but I am amazed on how much difference this tool has done for my life. First off, I had regret. At first I didn't until I started eating real foods. I hated that I didn't enjoy foods as much, that 1 bite and I was done. Now I couldn't be happier with the results. Yes your eating ways change and at first it may not feel as if you've done something good but trust it and just make better decisions and it will. I have tried pizza, chicken strips, fries, and most of the bad stuff. I didn't realize how bad and strong head hunger and food addiction was until this surgery. I honestly don't like these bad foods anymore. The more I chew the more I realize the taste is different and it just doesn't make me crave it. My food choices have changed and I am eating better. I also incorporated gym again and I am melting the pounds away. My heaviest weight was 368 lbs. I am currently 306. I can now walk to my office from my car and not be sweating and out of breath. I can finally tie my shoes and not have to hold my breath while tying them. I walked for 2 hours the other day hiking with my girlfriend and my back wasn't hurting and neither was my knee. My energy is through the roof! I feel happier, better, more alive. I cant wait to see what other amazing things change in my life. So if you're reading this and are on the fence about getting surgery then take my advice and go for it. It is honestly the best decision of my life. It literally saved my life. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Sorry if it sounds rushed I have been up since 5 am and I am still half asleep lol
  8. Artie

    Gym Questions!

    Yes I agree, I just took a little bit of the supplement to see how my body would react and it was fine. Now I am having so much more energy because I started going to the gym.
  9. Artie

    Gym Questions!

    Lmao you will pull it off man, just keep at it. Do you take any sort of preworkout or anything for the gym. Like BCAAS Creatine, post workout recovery? I asked my NUT and she just gave me a generic mom answer on how stimulants arent good for the body even if you're not sleeved.
  10. Artie

    Gym Questions!

    I already feel the little muscle I had become squishy lol And I feel weak ever since the surgery. I am drained right after work, but I want to start lifting for muscle memory and because it will keep me distracted from my food addiction that I have really bad.
  11. Artie

    VSG!!!!

    until

    Time is going to fly by! Next thing you know you will be post op sucking on ice lol
  12. Artie

    Gym Questions!

    Thank you all, I had surgery in Mexico so I won't have a check in. I will email them though. I have been doing cardio lately but it bores me so much. Thanks for all the responses guys. Sorry I have been away for a while. Trying to get adjusted to a different life.
  13. Artie

    Gym Questions!

    I am 3 weeks and 2 days post op. I have now started soft food stage! I was wondering about lifting weights. How long did you guys wait until you started lifting weights? I don't want to lift too too heavy just enough to put some resistance on my fading muscles lol.
  14. Artie

    I am officially on the losers bench!

    Hello Thanks for asking about me. I am doing great. Haven't weighed in since last monday but as far as I know I am down 42 lbs! Back doesn't hurt and I feel much better. Excited for soft foods next week!
  15. Artie

    I am officially on the losers bench!

    Morning update. They gave me a tiny elementary school juice box that I would’ve devoured in one sip and I have been steadily sipping it for about an hour. I’m not even half way done. Even though I read about this happening and knew it was going to happen to me as well it still just feels unreal