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Re: Bariatric Surgery
« Reply #140 on: October 25, 2016, 02:42:17 am »
Already fully understood Bruce. If you go back to what you were doing before you will go back to same old weight.
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Re: Bariatric Surgery
« Reply #141 on: October 25, 2016, 08:20:52 am »
Considering your height and frame Lee, that might be your "normal" weight.  Getting plenty of exercise and keeping those muscles properly toned should be your present goal.  Oh, and Congratulations!
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Re: Bariatric Surgery
« Reply #142 on: October 25, 2016, 11:32:30 pm »
That's great, Lee!

I know quite a few people who think that once they've got their weight down (usually with a crash diet), they can back off a bit and do some of the things they were doing before.
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Re: Bariatric Surgery
« Reply #143 on: October 26, 2016, 04:05:38 am »
Bruce,
I went into this from the beginning knowing full well that it was going to have to be a lifestyle change and not just a 'diet'. As the title of the thread says, my fist question was about bariatric surgery. After some research I realized that the surgery would take a drastic lifestyle change to be successful so I figured why not just make the change and do it without surgery. My challenge now is to find the right combination to be able move from weight loss to a stable weight. I'm doing that by slowly introducing some foods back into my diet that I had left out. Still no complex or refined carbs and no intention of ever going that route again. I've worked hard to get where I am now and have no intention of giving this up.
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Re: Bariatric Surgery
« Reply #144 on: October 27, 2016, 01:21:54 am »
This is where you have to really, really careful. You said you seem to be stuck at 225. That means you aren't losing weight any longer. And that means your current lifestyle is designed to keep your weight at 225.

I've seen a lot of "diet" examples that talk about the "energy balance". Food adds energy to your body; physical activity (which includes breathing and heartbeat) uses energy.
  • When the two are equal, your weight stays the same.
  • When you take in more energy than you expend, the excess energy is stored in your body, usually as fat.
  • When you take in less energy than you expend your body uses up stored energy to make up the difference.

I'm sure you've read all this.

What I haven't seen in diet guides is an explanation of how a reduced body weight affects your energy expenditure. It depends both on the amount of physical activity and on your body surface area.
  • When you've changed your lifestyle so your energy intake is less than your energy expenditure, your weight will go down.
  • As your weight goes down your body surface area will go down.
  • As your surface area goes down your energy expenditure will slowly decrease for the same amount of physical activity.
  • Eventually you will reach a weight where your energy expenditure matches your energy intake. It sounds like that's where you are right now.

And, yes, I've been through this.
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Re: Bariatric Surgery
« Reply #145 on: February 18, 2017, 11:22:05 am »
I'm still living pretty much paycheck to paycheck on this energy balance job.  :D Have remained at +/- 225 for several months now. I drop a few pounds under and then go a couple over but on average stay right here. I've experimented some with adding a few foods back to my diet but not many. I'm pretty happy with what I eat and only occasionally get a hankering for something I gave up. Fried shrimp is a tough one that I miss. Maybe a little further down the road I might try a treat like that every now and then but for now I'm kinda like a reformed alki in that I'm afraid if I start I won't stop. My self control right now stems from fear of loosing control. Overall though, I'm happy and certainly much more healthy.
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Re: Bariatric Surgery
« Reply #146 on: February 18, 2017, 02:00:17 pm »
And keeping it there is the hardest part of any weight loss program.  Good for you!!   8)
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« Reply #147 on: February 18, 2017, 07:00:05 pm »
Thanks for the update. Glad to hear you're maintaining  8)
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Re: Bariatric Surgery
« Reply #148 on: February 18, 2017, 07:51:21 pm »
 Good for you  8) . And your right about self control, 18 yrs the end of this month and if I drank a beer I'd be inside a 30 pack of natural ice by morning  :( .
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Re: Bariatric Surgery
« Reply #149 on: February 19, 2017, 08:03:15 am »
Lee just read this thread.  Great job!  WOW! Congrats on the positive journey and results.  I hope you can get your daughter on board some day.

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« Reply #150 on: February 19, 2017, 09:20:29 am »
Guess it has been a while longer than I thought since I last updated this. I did manage to convince her to give it a try. She does a little less restrictive form of it than what I do but she is doing well with it. Enough so that she has dropped enough weight that she managed to get pregnant again. They have been unsuccessful for quite a while. I'm happy on boths sides of the coin. Healthier me. Healthier daughter, and best of all another grand baby on the way.  8)
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Re: Bariatric Surgery
« Reply #151 on: February 19, 2017, 12:59:03 pm »
every thing is sounding better on your side  8) 8)  ED_K I know how you feel it took me a long time just to be around it now I can have 1 and leave it alone for a long time and I think the only reason is it leaves a bad after taste and want to gag  :) glad you are doing good as well  8) 8)

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« Reply #152 on: February 19, 2017, 09:54:34 pm »
I am proud of each of you and thanks for sharing your success stories.   Life is worth the effort.  smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #153 on: June 12, 2017, 03:49:19 am »
Still managing to maintain a range of a couple pounds below or over 225. Fluctuates up and down. Been holding for 9 months now.  8)
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« Reply #154 on: June 12, 2017, 05:04:49 am »
I know a guy that recently had the surgery . He was 400 lbs and has lost 40 lbs.
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« Reply #155 on: June 12, 2017, 05:22:35 am »
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I managed without the surgery. After researching I found that if you don't make a lifestyle change the surgery is only a short term fix and the side affects can be horrendous so I decided if I have to change everything I eat anyway why not just change what I eat and save the $20k and the misery?
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« Reply #156 on: June 12, 2017, 05:31:17 am »
My friend is about 38 years old and needs both hips replaced. It was a difficult decision but the weight had to go first.
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« Reply #157 on: June 12, 2017, 07:06:37 am »
Lee; that's exactly what I've been telling my wife!

If you have to change your eating habits following the surgery, why not save all the frustrations, money spent and the internal rearrangement of your digestive tract, why not just change the eating habits first and forego the surgery?

I really like your approach, Lee!   8)
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« Reply #158 on: June 13, 2017, 07:57:08 pm »
Lee I think you are doing awesome. Keep up the good work. You have to remember to eat to live not live to eat. Keep up the good work.
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