Tim Hatch: Educator. Author. Tired.

Journal

NSV

I haven’t written anything in a few days because I’ve been recovering from injuries sustained during a massive Non-Scale Defeat (NSD). Post surgery, bariatric patients frequently talk about Non-Scale Victories (NSV), which could be anything from fitting into a favorite pair of old pants, to going off medications; anything not related to actual weight loss....

Weekly Check In – 8/21/2019

Five weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: 352 Blood Sugar: 91 Waist: 53” In the last week I’ve been able to go out into the world and tend to the things that need tending to without wanting to collapse. Next week I start teaching again, but I’ll be...

“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...