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About Artie

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 09/16/1991

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    Sports! Dallas Cowboys! Netflix/AmazonVideo
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Alvarez
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. I can relate on so many levels. I had my surgery December 16 of last year and had to spend the holidays with a water bottle and a Gatorade. Now 102 lbs down I look back and even though at the time it felt bad and depressing I would go through it again if need be because this surgery was worth it all. I now have my life back and I am genuinely happy. Just hang in there and know it gets better.
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    Hair advice needed.

    Thank you everyone! I cut my hair short this weekend and couldn't be happier. It looks normal! Thanks again guys! awesome group and support
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    Hair advice needed.

    Thank you all, I will definitely try a shorter hairstyle this weekend. @BurgundyBoy thanks man, I currently have one but I may need to grow it more to distract from my head lol
  4. Hello, I was wondering if any men or short haired women know if my slight balding would be easier to hide with longer hair like medium length or shorter hair like a 7 on top and a fade. I have it medium length right now and I can kinda see it sometimes and I hate it. Thank you in advance wonderful people.
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    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
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    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
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    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!
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    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!
  9. I have not been in the 200's since early 2015. It is such an amazing feeling.
  10. 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!
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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    Time is going to fly by! Next thing you know you will be post op sucking on ice lol