GaryinJacksonville

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  1. GaryinJacksonville

    4 months out...update

    Thanks... the built in portion control has a lot to do with it. ;o)
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    4 months out...update

    No, I'm not working out...probably should be. ;o)
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    4 months out...update

    It's been a while since I posted... down 75 lbs, no special dieting. I am feeling very good, looking better and hope to hit the 100 lb mark by my birthday in August. I will be trying low carb next week...no bread (I've been taking a sandwich to work most days...but I use the lowest carb wraps/bread I can find), no rice/potato/pasta/sugar. we'll see if that will boost things a bit. Gary
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    An update...plus a big concern

    I did lose almost 10 lbs the month prior to the surgery... so 45 since 12/5. I have days without a pound being shed, then 3-6 lbs will be gone. I did eat something sweet once...it make me feel so bad, I won't do that again! ;o) I do well when I follow low carb strictly, so I'm relatively sure that the weight loss will pick up.
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    An update...plus a big concern

    It's been 2 months since my sleeve was done. I've lost a total of 55 lbs, but it's slow and to be honest, I don't really watch what I eat...I just can't eat much of whatever, so that's a good thing. I am about to change to a low carb way of eating, so I'm hoping that will help in the pounds falling off. One thing I have not done is to eat sweets, ie ice cream, cake, etc because I do not want to go back on diabetes meds (more pills). Now, for the more important issue, and while I value any insight, maybe some guys have had this same issue...Since surgery, I've noticed a reduction in both urine flow and in the "need" to go, not to be confused with the urgent feeling one has to urinate when blood sugar is high/out of control. At first I thought maybe it's an age thing since I'm almost 52, but recently found info about Prilosec and how the use can result in kidney issues, which made me look further, and found more info about combining Prilosec with Lisinopril and also having high BP. While I know other things can cause low urine flow, to not consider this possible connection would be wrong. What made me look closer was there apparently are lawsuits over Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI's) .
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    Pre-Sleeve Photo

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    Just some Observations/Experiences

    I never really thought of it like that...meat replacing protein shakes. I just love meat!! hahaha I still drink the shakes and just bought my first jug of protein powder to make my own.
  8. GaryinJacksonville

    Just some Observations/Experiences

    I am feeling fine. I haven't had any bad days so I consider myself lucky. I had to walk down 6 flights of stairs a few days ago due to elevators being out and BOY are my leg muscles sore!!! ;o) Looking forward to getting in the gym and getting strong again.
  9. I am almost at my 6 weeks since surgery. I've had three episodes of near upchucking due to one too many bites. ;o) I find that I get full very fast when I eat meat. Then, I ran out of the Prilosec the Doc prescribed and thought phooey, I don't need it since I experienced no issues with heartburn. And then I did...so a refill was picked up and I'm back on it. I've also resumed regular coffee (or people may die..hahaha) ;o) I'm so used to making a lot of food and my freezer is filling up fast. I am not going back to diet sodas, although I miss my diet Dew. Drinking a lot of Crystal Light type of stuff, unsweet tea and diet tea. 51 lbs down so far...oh, I almost forgot. I tried a salad, which I was craving since I had surgery....man, the effects!! Think I'm good to not having salad again for a while. hahaha Any pointers, tips or advice will be well received!! Gary
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    New to the Forum

    One month before surgery (11/05) I weighed 445. On Sun (12/31) I weighed 403.
  11. GaryinJacksonville

    New to the Forum

    Hello All... My name is Gary, and I'm from Jacksonville, FL. I had sleeve surgery on 12/05. I have had zero problems and am doing well. Hoping to learn some things to assist me in losing as much as I can. Gary