Joined June 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
282.0 lb
Lost so far: 91.0 lb

Current Weight
191.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
180.0 lb
Still to go: 11.0 lb
I am a six foot 59 year-old male Born in San Francisco, raised there part of my life. I am the oldest of nine children. Dad was a baptist and mom was a catholic, go figure. With my folks, I've lived in LA, San Diego, TJ, Glenwood, Iowa, and a few places in Oklahoma. My first vocation was an Operating Engineer although I also have a JD in law and BS in English. I am married to my best of all friends. We have four grown children and only one grandchild (so far). I can't work because I am working on my diabetes and heart disease. My goal is to bring them under control so the grand kids can hopefully meet their grandfather before I have to go. (It's 06/19/09 and I'll write more later.)

dealaw's Weight History


last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: N/A Up

dealaw's Cookbook

cals: 331kcal | fat: 19.69g | carbs: 13.97g | prot: 26.38g
Salmon One Pot
From frozen to table in less than half and hour.
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dealaw's Latest Posts

sleeping horrible since started dieting & exercising why???????
The mind and body seem to be on two separate conversations. The mind says it needs rest and the body wants to do something. They argue. I listen and take notes. Weird but it works.
posted 01 Feb 2010, 02:14
Im not too happy w/ this site
You are making a good complaint. I want to put in my two cents behind yours. Dieting is all about change. So, why can't we update our diets altogether on this site. I don't think it's our error but possibly a serious flaw in the program. Somebody help both of us--PLEASE!
posted 20 Jul 2009, 07:41
Gastric Bypass surgery
I am now 1 week post op RNY. It was the right thing to do although, it's not the best thing to do. Already, I have stopped taking most of my diabetic medications. I have lost weight, lots of it. I have vigor, (ooh baby).

I'm learning to live a "NEW NORMAL" lifestyle. We should learn something new everyday until we die. I believe many post ops don't come back because they didn't learn enough. Presently, it's the honeymoon effect I am watching. I don't need it. On the other hand, while I am feeling pretty good today, I'll be dammed if I let someone rain on my parade. I know I am not the person I should be; heaven knows I am not the person I could be; but I thank our Great Spirit that I am not the person I used to be.

There is only requirement in my book. That rule is to TRY doing my best in everything that I do. So, isn't that the way to lead a good life? Or did I miss a memo?

Remember, everyone must go the Gastric Bypass route differently. Therefore, everyone needs to educate themselves as as much as possible until it's post op time. Then the real work (and play) begins...Cool
posted 20 Jul 2009, 02:29
Gastric Bypass surgery
Good point LmLuuvd but maybe we can use some of this as a consensus on some points for future seekers. I personally am using Gastric Bypass as a way to fight the co-morbidities of diabetes. Otherwise I would probably do something different. The problem is presently my co-morbid problems are winning. Unless I try something radical soon, any weight loss will be a moot problem.
posted 26 Jun 2009, 15:29
Gastric Bypass surgery
Listen to teekay! I think s/he has their thumb on it. I am pre-opt to Gastric/RNY and I've really done my homework on this one. The most important thing to remember is that this is the LAST HOUSE on the block that you want to go to for help. The reason is simple. Everyone that has reasons for going this rout are going to be totally different than yours, or mine. This is because we all have different ways to tell you our truths which are only going make you more confused unless you dive in and do your own homework first. As it was correctly stated by teekay above, it is a tool. It is also a brand new stomach that only holds about a cup of food which you can use for fuel for the rest of your life. With some procedures, there is no turning back. On the other hand, if there is nothing wrong with your stomach and all you need to do is a personality change, then take the others' advice and skip this Bariatric idea altogether. Good luck. Exclamation
posted 26 Jun 2009, 15:05
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