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Johnny B

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Johnny B

    Male Before and After Pictures

    Starting weight 308 lbs. Current weight 198 lbs
  2. Johnny B

    Before and current

    308 lbs vs 232 lbs
  3. Johnny B

    Before and current

    At 198 lbs. Down 110lbs
  4. Hi, I began my journey towards being healthy again one year ago, at a starting weight of 308lbs at 5'6", on two BP meds and still with a BP of 140/90, and also on cholesterol meds. When asked what my goal was, it was just to be healthy, and I thought it would be great to lose enough weight to get off all my meds. So I began seeing a nutritionist late May, 2018, and started modifying my eating habits, went back to the gym, and did the pre-requisite doctor visits and tests to get approved for surgery. By December I was down 34-35lbs. and feeling good with a surgery date of January 2, 2019. Soon after surgery I was able to cut back on my meds. Was happy about that. By early April I was off them completely. Goal accomplished. So I then said what is my goal. So I picked 215, since I was in pretty good shape when I was at that weight nearly 20 years ago. Beginning of May came around...check. Then I said to myself, I'll strive for a loss of 100lbs. Check. So then I decided to lose a bit more, to accommodate the inevitable bounce-back. Today I'm at 199lbs, down a total of 109lbs, and even gained back some muscle. I haven't been this light in 26 years. So my question is, how do we determine what our final goal should be? I don't go by BMI because I have a rather large bone structure. I've even have the beginnings of a six pack. How did everyone decide on an ultimate goal?
  5. Johnny B

    figuring out an ultimate goal

    Great job. You’ve lost a tremendous amount of weight. Thanks for the encouragement.
  6. Johnny B

    figuring out an ultimate goal

    Yes, that is what I did at first, but now I'm not sure what is right. My general practitioner originally said 215lbs, but I'm below that now.
  7. Johnny B

    figuring out an ultimate goal

    Thanks, I am very happy now. I feel like a much younger and healthier person.
  8. Johnny B

    figuring out an ultimate goal

    Thank you. The BMI chart says I should be 150lbs, which would be way too low for me.
  9. Had sleeve surgery in January, now down a total of 109 lbs. (35lbs pre-surgery, 74lbs post-surgery). I Just came out of recent stall. Everything had been the same, training, diet, regimen, etc, but what seemed to work for me was an increase in calories for a few days. Guessing my body was in adaptation mode slowing my metabolism a bit, and the increase in calories sparked my metabolism, and I wound up losing 5 lbs. this past week. So if you've hit a plateau, give it a shot.
  10. Johnny B

    January 2019 sleevers

    1st goal. ....get off all meds. Check 2nd goal....loose 100lbs Check 3rd goal....final weight?????
  11. Johnny B

    January 2019 sleevers

    Everyone here inspires me. It takes a lot of courage to cast aside old habits, have surgery and make a lifestyle change. Keep up the good work and don't let anyone insinuate that you took the easy way out. There is nothing easy about the process. Keep your eye on the prize.... A new, better and healthier you.
  12. Johnny B

    January 2019 sleevers

    You're doing awesome! Keep your protein up. That will keep your energy up and cravings at bay. Keep moving, even if it's only walking. You should be very proud
  13. Johnny B

    January 2019 sleevers

    That is phenomenal Johnny !!! And I gotta say, that dog is the cutest thing ever! Again, congrats 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Thank you. I feel great! That is Carmine the Bulldog. He has his own Facebook & Instagram page. He does pet therapy on the weekends at Long Island Jewish hospital, and here he was lending support to his brother Rocco who is halfway through his pet therapy certification.
  14. Johnny B

    January 2019 sleevers

    Started my journey with the nutritionist last week of May, 2018. Surgery January 2, 2019. As of March 20th....down 90lbs.
  15. Johnny B

    90

    From the album: Progress

    almost at goal
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