As for advice for the fatty here. My step father had the same procedure and has had great results with it, but now he is almost too thin. He was probably about 345 or so, on a 6'2" frame. In order to do the procedure he had to lose a bunch of weight on his own. And he did. I'm not sure the exact number but I think he got down to about 260 or so on his own. Now he's under 200lbs about 3 months post surgery. He's a large frame guy, so he looks very strange and really too thin. He says he feels great but I hope that he can manage the long term affects of this surgery. I'm glad he's not carrying all that extra weight, as I have done rehab with several obese people who have all the health complications stemming from obesity, not to mention the joint replacements.
Maybe you can answer this for me, but if you can show the discipline and fortitude for losing the weight for the surgery, why not just continue on that path? To me it seems less invasive and you've already proven you can do it yourself? Not to mention the money you save.
Anyway. When it does come to your diet, there isn't so much misinformation out there as there is just a lot of different information. There are a multitude of factors that lead to obesity, and just as many paths to take to get out of it. You just need to find what works for you. There are so many factors that go into our own personal lives that make some plans possible, and others not feasible. My advice is to find a program that fits your life, rather than trying to mold your life to fit a program.
Last edited by WI Crippler; 02-02-2013 at 08:04 AM.
Tubby is getting the surgery,and any step is better than no step fatso.At least you arent getting your whole innards rewired.Pick up an exercise bike on craigslist or something so you can get a ride in while watching tv.Its gonna be cold as **** for another 2 months.Then you and the family can walk outside,so you can all get in shape.You can do it you fat piece of ****.
Nows a great time,by late summer you might be able to take your shirt off at the pool without making people sick.