December Weight Loss Update

Good day to all:

It’s been awhile again, I tend to go days, weeks and months in between post. Quick weight loss update I am now 177 pounds. If you have been following my weight loss progress you know that is amazing weight loss. My health has been doing great. My heart is rebounding like it should be. I see my heart doctor in January and look forward to a great update from him

I went to Salt Lake City for three days to replace a server. The trip was quick but a great one. The swap went off without any issues and we had a few of the key people praise us for a good turn over

Everything else is going okay for the most part. You know with 4 kids life is always fun.  Especially with 2 teenagers, a 9 year old, and a baby. We need a bigger house to accommodate everyone.

For now I will leave it at that and try to send a new weight loss surgery update tomorrow with more details. Take care and have a great week.

Weight Loss Surgery and Echogram

I had an echogram done recently and it appears my ejection fraction is up to 40 percent. I had an ejection fraction of 10% May 2005 and 20% November 2005. This is good news and I am hoping to get off some medication in May.

My weight loss is over 140 pounds down since being sick in May.  I am now 214 and hanging in there. I have had good success with my Vertical Gastrectomy. I am very pleased and blessed I was able to get weight loss surgery.

Weight Loss Surgery Update for End of 2005

Good afternoon;

Well here we are at the end of another year. Can’t hardly believe 2005 has come and gone that quickly.  If you have read some of my past post 2005 was not the greatest year for me and my family.  Of course some would say it was a great year.  Meaning that I did not die back in May.

Christmas turned out nice. The kids are happy and had a good Christmas considering.  I sit here at work reminiscing about 2005 and other years.  I catching myself thinking how lucky I really am, I have a beautiful wife and wonderful kids.  Everyone is healthy and we all love each other.  I have seen my oldest daughter Kelsey and hope to stay in touch with her after all these years.

I hope 2006 is a good year and I hope the family and myself stay healthy and out of the hospital.  I am currently down to 248 pounds from 359 in May before my weight loss surgery.  I really need to get to the gym and start working out and stay at the gym.  Need to be consistent and try to not wavering one week to another.

I find myself thinking about Mom a lot lately (passed away a few years ago). I sure miss her and wish she was with us today to be with the kids.  She sure loved Brandon and I bet would have just fallen all over Adriana.  If your out there Mom, I love you and miss you.

I guess I better go and look at the rain. It is pouring lakes out there it is amazing.

Happy New Year everyone be safe.

First Thanksgiving After Weight Loss Surgery

This is my first Thanksgiving since having laparoscopic bariatric surgery (a.ka. vertical sleeve gastrectomy).  I would rather stay home and not deal with this holiday that is centered around food.  I just have to remember to eat a little bit and get up and not subject myself to over eating.

Due to my weight loss surgery I was not able to eat a lot. Instead I fed the baby and keep tabs of her so that I would not think about all the delicous food.  Keeping your mind occupied will help you not think about food with in turns causes over eating.

Thanksgiving Thoughts and Weight Loss Surgery Update

As of last Tuesday I weighted in at 266 pounds.  When I hit 259 I will have lost 100 pounds since my heart problems in May.  That will be quite an accomplishment.  I still do 20 minutes on the treadmill and then work out my chest and stomach.  I get an aqua message that caps the workout rather nicely.

Thanksgiving is coming up and I am not looking forward to it at all.  I hope it will all be about the friendship and not about my weight loss surgery.  This will be the first year I will not eat two or more full plates of food.  I will be lucky to get down a small plate.

Had an echocardiogram done and my ejection fraction is approx 25-28% that is doubled what it was May 2005. Not out of the woodwork yet but doing better.

Finally Out and About

I got out of the house and rode with my Dad today.  It was a nice ride to Weaverville to get a pool permit. We had a chance to just talk about stuff.

I weighed in at 296.8 pounds today. I ate part of one scrambled egg for breakfast. I had a couple of pieces of jerky chunks for lunch. Then had left over taco dip that Brittany made. I made a protein drink this afternoon and it was not to bad, it was chocolate.  Spoke to Sharon with California Pacific Medical Center today and we discussed all sorts of things.  Overall sounds like I am doing pretty good on my food and water. I need to try and get more protein in for the day.  I should be averaging 60-80 grams a day.