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About Todd_196

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  1. Todd_196

    Dr. Squatch soap

    I just decided to try this soap too, I've only used 3 bars so far but my favorite is the Bay Rum. Followed closely by the Bourbon soap but I'm not a fan of the corn and sand in them however. Other than that I love the product. It makes me feel manly and well cared for. I also bought the Crushed Pine cologne...love it! I've also discovered pedicures. To think of all of those wasted years of hacking my toe nails and abusing my feet. Sent from my SM-G970U using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. I'm sorry, Yes "Fitness Buddy" is the one I meant. Its a pretty decent app, take a little getting used to but its good.
  3. Check out the "My Fitness Buddy" app. They have a free version that has some great stuff for beginners. You can step up to the purchase version for $2.99 to get more in depth. The free version is a great start however.
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    Am I the only one?

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    Am I the only one?

    Oh man! Now you've done it! Lol I totally agree with you. Respect the boundaries. Personally I think the excuse of "I didn't realize this was a guys only post is BS. I've never accidentally posted in the Gals Room. Just say'n.... On FB I'm only a member in the guys only groups. Reasons being...less drama, no candy coated backhanded compliments and straight talking honest talk even if it's something you dont want to hear but need to. If you screw up or act like a jerk you will get called out on it, but you will also get respect and support from those same guys. I admit I read the other posts on this forum for women but I won't comment on them if I know it's for women only or a topic that I have no experience on. Just wish some of the ladies would do the same. This all being said I'm certain a lady has read this, gotten angry and most likely will comment on this thread. Again, just say'n.
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    So how long until the ladies comment on this thread?
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    Leaving your job?

    I had a slight change if heart....briefly. I did just get a decent raise a few days prior to me leaving for surgery. And, my team sent me a nice plant in a cool planter. But, I've been getting calls and texts while I'm on disability. That and I was shot down for a opening in a different department even though the manager of that department wanted me and asked specifically for me. Also, I work with my wife, shes in a different department but it's another stressor neither of us needs. So this week I believe I will be spiffing up my resume and looking for a new job. I'm fed up and I need a new challenge.
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    Gents: Stop the madness....

    I've been trying to do the same at work. Typically it applies to the office drama but occasionally it applies to my customer that can be a bit childish. Its all about weighing the priorities.
  9. I start my pre-op diet on 4/2 and get my sleeve on 4/16. getting nervous but excited.
  10. Who did your surgery? I'm seeing Dr. Gersin. Discipline isn't a war to be won, but rather a battle to be fought daily.
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    April sleevers!

    I've been approved for my Sleeve and my surgery is on the 16th! Excited but nervous. Discipline isn't a war to be won, but rather a battle to be fought daily.
  12. Hi Guys, I’ve recently had some family drama pop up and I’m disappointed to say that I got dragged into it and fed the proverbial beast. However, when talking about it with a friend of mine I had an epiphany of sorts and I realized that in the long run the issue really didn’t matter that much to me. I made the decision at that moment to not address this issue or any other crap that does not directly affect me or my wife or kid. I’ve found that I need to eliminate stress in my life to be successful in my weight loss and for my own peace of mind. I have done this in the past when I lost a significant amount of weight and it made realize that I can only control things that I’m able to. Knowing that and putting it into practice helped me be calmer, more focused and productive in all aspects of my life. Some people didn’t care for my new outlook, such as my mom when she would complain about her sister. I would simply say “Mom, how does this affect you, dad or us kids directly?” She would say “It doesn’t.” To that I would answer, “Well then, I guess there is nothing you can do about it and you should stop wasting energy on things you can’t change”. She would get angry with me because I wouldn’t take the “bait” with her. But my philosophy was to remove uncontrollable stressors as best as possible, basically all of the crap that was just noise, and focused on real things that can be changed or things that I needed to pay attention to because of potential importance. Regretfully I got lazy in this mindset and I fell off the wagon and went back to my old ways of adding to the b***h fest. I’ve been acting like a cranky old man that has nothing better to do than b***h about everything. Well it stops. Now! Again some people in my life won’t like this much but it’s my health and well-being and that of my wife and son that matter the most to me now. I’ll be there for people and help if I can but not if it’s a constant drone of pissing and moaning. I'll even do my best to not complain when ladies comment on stuff in the Guys Room section, even though that does drive me nuts. Baby steps right?
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    Men: Fitness Evaluation?

    I've had some testing and the psych eval, I went for the fitness eval today, took an hour, basically they took my weight measurements, BP, had me walk on a treadmill for 9 minutes and asked me how I plan on working out after surgery. I go at the end of the month for 1 day to take 4 appointments, thankfully at the same location. I'll be having a Bone Density Scan, a visit with my surgeon, a group meeting to talk about how to handle things psychologically after surgery and another quick nutrition refresher. Kinda sucks that I have to burn a vacation day for it but its for the best in the long run. My surgery is scheduled for 4/16 and my surgeon asked how long I would like to be out. As a wise-ass comment I said 6-8 weeks and he said, "OK, no problem" I said I was joking and he said he wasn't. He explained that if can take the time off to heal and get the post surgery diet to a point that I'm comfortable with it and start making exercise a consistent part of my new life I would be more successful in the long run.
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    Men: Fitness Evaluation?

    Hey Guys, Where any of you required to have a fitness evaluation prior to Surgery? I'm have at my surgeons office this morning waiting for my evaluation appointment. Just not sure if this is common or not. No matter what I still have to get it done. I'll let you know what it entailed. Discipline isn't a war to be won, but rather a battle to be fought daily.
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    6'1 260lbs High BP Candidate?

    Your best bet is to go to an information event with a surgeon to see what the real facts are for you. Often they are free.