Jump to content
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!


Gastric Sleeve Patients
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Todd_196

  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 still pre-op, waiting for all my paperwork to be gathered by the doc to submit to the insurance Company. It’s a stressful time for sure. Couple that with my naturally stressed nature, I’m really on edge. I’m trying to relax and take things as they come. It’s been easier said than done however. So how about you, pre or post op, no matter, what do you do to chill out? I’m assuming the gym is a big go to for everyone but what else do you do?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Todd_196

    Am I the only one?

  6. Todd_196

    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.
  7. Todd_196


    So how long until the ladies comment on this thread?
  8. Todd_196

    Leaving your job?

    Anyone else that can’t wait to find a new job after they lose weight? Not necessarily to goal but enough to get confidence and look good in interview clothes. I’ve overheard supervisors make snide comments about my size, have not been invited to lunches, after work events, meetings, passed over for promotions, wage increases, not given interviews for other jobs, etc. I can’t frigging wait to start looking for something else. Just need to stay until after my surgery this year, hopefully in a few months, then I’m looking. I’m sick of being the piss boy and getting treated like crap!
  9. Todd_196

    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.
  10. 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?
  11. Todd_196

    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.
  12. I start my pre-op diet on 4/2 and get my sleeve on 4/16. getting nervous but excited.
  13. 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.
  14. Todd_196

    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.
  15. Todd_196

    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.
  16. Todd_196

    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.
  17. Todd_196

    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.
  18. Todd_196

    Where did this room come from?

    Don't worry, to prove your point a lady should be by shortly to make a comment on this "Guys Only" post. Discipline isn't a war to be won, but rather a battle to be fought daily.
  19. I got the call yesterday to schedule my WLS. I was in my counselor’s office waiting for my appointment to start and I got the call! I’ve got tell you I was floored. I’ve been trying to find out the status of my case, and was checking to make sure they had all of the paper work they needed. I had no idea that they submitted everything to the insurance company for review and approval. Like many, I’m sure, I was thrilled, excited scared, worried, uncertain etc., etc. When my counselor came to get me for my appointment she knew right away something was odd. LOL, more so than normal. I told her and I found that I was starting to come up with reasons why I should wait and maybe put this off for a while. It was ridiculous. I was more worried about everyone and everything else and how they would be missing my “help”. She pointed out and I came to realize that I never prioritize for myself; I always do for others and not me. In a good way I agreed that I need to be selfish for once and take care of me. To make me happy, make me feel handsome, make me feel smart, sexy, accepted, loved, wanted, part of life. Am I worried and scared? Hell yes! But for once I feel like I’m giving myself the tools and permission to take control of my life and be who I am rather than who I think I should be for others.
  20. Todd_196

    Gentlemen! I got called up from the Bull Pen!

    I've chosen April 16th for my surgery date. I'm working on getting everything planned and working up a timeline of when needs to be done and planning for my pre and post op diets. A lot of work is comming my way and I want to be prepared. Speaking of work....my boss and co-workers are going to flip out when the find out I'll be out of the office for a few weeks. Discipline isn't a war to be won, but rather a battle to be fought daily.
  21. Todd_196

    Leaving your job?

    I'll definitely start looking now and work on getting the training I need. It'll probably be a bit loinger than just finding something while I'm out on leave. But I'm going to do the right thing and give proper notice. Discipline isn't a war to be won, but rather a battle to be fought daily.
  22. Todd_196

    Just don't care

    The past week or so I've felt like I just don't care. I don't care about my job, writing in my journal, cooking, cleaning, being with my family. You name it, I don't care. To be clear, I don't want to hurt myself or do anything radical. I'm just tired of struggling every day. I know life isn't easy but it feels like I'm pushing a boulder uphill every friggin day.
  23. Todd_196

    Just don't care

    Look we all need to get along on this forum and follow the rules we all agreed with when we signed up. It is what it is. While you should check to see what area you are in is common courtesy, mistakes do happen. However, I've seen the same excuse from BOTH genders and typically its a repeat offender. I'm not casting stones to anyone on this thread just stating what I've seen. That being said. Lets move along!