Tim Hatch: Educator. Author. Tired.

Journal

“You took the easy way out.”

Literally no one has said this to me. But I’ve heard it said so much, so often, about other people, that I know the thought is lurking out there, possibly in the head of someone I love. I’m an intimidating guy (6’10”), so it may come to pass that no one ever says this to...

Low Blood Pressure

So I was at the dentist the other day (and thank God; a month of liquids and puréed foods has left my teeth feeling hairy…really), and at the the end, they took my blood pressure, and it was 101/59, which is a bit on the low side. They were concerned. I’ve mentioned my blood pressure...

Weekly Check In – 8/14/2019

Four weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: 359 Blood Sugar: 102 Waist: 56.5” Two days ago I had a mostly successful trial run at being a working adult. I was out of the house for five hours, with a fair amount of walking. Toward the end I was...

Vitamins

So, after the sleeve gastrectomy surgery, you’re going to be taking in 400-600 calories a day for the first few months, and when you do eat, you’re now going to have malabsorption, which just means you’ll no longer be absorbing all the nutrients from your food. Because of this, you have to take vitamins every...

Small Victories

I was supposed to start aerobic activity last weekend and had to take a break halfway through a ten-minute stroll. That’s when I decided I needed to up my calories and protein to the daily max (600 calories / 80 grams). Day before last, I took in 641 calories and 86 grams of protein. Yesterday...

Weekly Check In – 8/7/2019

I just decided to start doing this. Three weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: 364 Blood Sugar: 90 Waist: 57” I’m feeling pretty great, but my energy is really low. I’m supposed to be taking in 400-600 calories a day, and 60-80 grams of protein, and over the...