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The Big "5-0" (pounds, that is!)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      9 comments

Up bright and early this morning (6AM) with much to accomplish, but the first was to step on the scale. Normally I do this each Friday, but I had an appointment with my bariatric PA this morning, so I always want to know what my weight is befor... Read more

100 days

Saturday, January 07, 2012      9 comments

It has been 100 days today since my lapband surgery ( does a nice job of tracking such things). In that 100 days, 40 pounds have vanished, and a goodly amount of inches in all the right places! But I'm going to focus on the 40 pound... Read more

Thanks Mom!

Saturday, December 31, 2011      12 comments

My mom passed away today at the age of 78. This was not totally unexpected. She was likely at stage 3 of COPD, had fought off various skin cancers for sometime, and lately had been having some tummy issues. I talked with her two days ago, and... Read more

Nice way to end 2011...

Friday, December 30, 2011      9 comments

So I took a final set of measurements for 2011 this morning, and I have to admit I am quite pleased with the results: Weight: 43 pounds gone for good! Waist: 6 inches vanished, never to return again! Hips: A whopping 8 inches of booty... Read more

Milestone Acheived!

Thursday, November 17, 2011      5 comments

Normally Friday is my weigh-in day of the week, but since we are seeing some friends tonight and I was SOOOO close to hitting 30 pounds lost last week, I jumped on the scale this morning (Thursday) instead. And I was not disappointed: 1 more p... Read more

One of the best decisions ever!

Friday, October 28, 2011      6 comments

One month ago today, I was wheeled into an operating room early in the morning for what I hoped and thought would be life-changing surgery -- Lapband (weight loss) surgery. I had gotten a taste of what life was going to be like the week prior w... Read more

WOW! Three weeks already?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011      3 comments

I was about to blog yesterday about how things were going since my lapband procedure, but when I realized it was going to be 3 weeks today, I held off. And at the same time I was amazed that it had been almost 3 weeks! Where does time go? Wel... Read more

Reflections after a week of "banding"

Wednesday, October 05, 2011      7 comments

It struck me when I woke up (or to be more exact when my male dog Tomas "wet-nosed"me!) this morning that almost to the minute was when the anesthesia was turned on and I was sent into a short but deep sleep while my surgeon and his team went to... Read more

Nice to chew again!

Sunday, October 02, 2011      6 comments

So Day 5 since lapband surgery, and I was able to add in some food I can chew! Pureed foods, mind you, but I tried a scrambled egg, cottage cheese, and even some canned tuna. So far so good! And it was nice to be able to chew something again!... Read more

The day after....

Thursday, September 29, 2011      9 comments

So everything went well with my lapband surgery. Checked in at 5:30AM on Wednesday, and was home by 11:30AM. Needed pain meds throughout the day yesterday to manage the pain. Today, the only time I have needed it was at 3am this morning, and ... Read more


Wednesday, September 28, 2011      5 comments

Lapband Surgery is at 7:15AM this morning. Will blog later with results.... Read more

Countdown (T-2)

Monday, September 26, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday was easily the best day of the pre-op diet. In loo9king back, I think the culprit may have been the Atkins shakes! So they will clearly not be part of my post-op liquid diet later this week. The EAS shakes I have tolerated much bett... Read more

Countdown (T-3)

Sunday, September 25, 2011      1 comments

Day 3 actually went quite well. Mixed it up on the foods -- pumpkin smoothie in the AM, EAS shake at lunch, and then had a nice small piece of shark for dinner last night. Protein count right at the top range -- 120! This morning I whipped up... Read more

Countdown (T-4)

Saturday, September 24, 2011      1 comments

Day 2 went pretty well. Did get a good workout in at the Y and did not collapse due to the lack of food! emoticon... Read more

Countdown (T-5)

Friday, September 23, 2011      1 comments

OK, so I made it through day 1 in fairly good shape. Only ran into one rough path around 5pm when I normally feed the dogs. But since I had fed them both times on Tuesday my wife was feeding them both times yesterday. Anyway, when I came into... Read more

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