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Looks like Graham Elliott's surgery is working so far

Firegoat Aug 5, 2013 01:28 PM

Although it seems like a lot of weight to lose in such a short time. Hope he doesn't become a dick like Joe after he loses the weight.


  1. junescook Aug 5, 2013 02:04 PM

    Good for him. It's got to be tough.

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      Bunson Aug 5, 2013 02:09 PM

      I would imagine that it would be very hard for the average person to become as big of a dick as Joe by actively trying to be one. Joe B is a piece of work.

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      1. re: Bunson
        C. Hamster Aug 5, 2013 03:34 PM

        GE seems like a different kind of guy.

        But that does seem like a lot of weight to lose in 2 1/2 weeks!

        1. re: C. Hamster
          sockii Aug 5, 2013 04:19 PM

          The challenge is going to be keeping it off long-term.

          I have a number of friends who have undergone the surgery to lose necessary weight and they all did fabulous for the first year or so....and then all started slowly regaining the weight again. Out of six people I can think of I know who've gone through it, only one's done well with it long term (as in 5 years or so.)

          1. re: sockii
            ChefJune Dec 5, 2013 09:19 AM

            Al Roker has certainly done a great job.

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              sockii Dec 5, 2013 03:26 PM

              Yes well celebrity factor. Under different pressures and stresses than "normal" people. All the people I know who have had it done are not celebs, and if they didn't get the right kind of counseling to address the emotional reasons they overate, or the dietary counseling to make better food choices? Ended up losing 100 pounds fast after surgery and then slowly gaining it all back over the course of another year or two. Even bragging about how they learned to "stretch their stomach" or eat things they initially couldn't without getting sick.

          2. re: C. Hamster
            zillabreeze Aug 5, 2013 05:05 PM

            Someone has a date or a weight wrong. 56# in a month would be a stretch.

            1. re: zillabreeze
              radworsky Aug 6, 2013 09:50 AM

              As a very successful long-term WLS patient - 56 pounds in a month, at Graham's weight is possible. It is also possible to keep it off long-term if you want to.

              1. re: radworsky
                pbo2444 Dec 5, 2013 03:30 PM

                I had mini gastric bypass in 2000...weight still gone. Dr. Rutledge said it's like a hammer....you can build something or kill someone. It's up to you!

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          pine time Aug 6, 2013 10:36 AM

          Wow, what a rapid change. Hope his health, energy and quality of life grows by leaps and bounds as his weight and girth diminish. Seems like a nice guy, and how cool that he's attributing some of his weight loss desire to being a better dad!

          1. greygarious Aug 6, 2013 09:53 PM

            Good for him, but the shirts, haircut, and eyeglasses could all use makeovers too. Maybe a one-time reunion of the Queer Eye team? THAT'S a show that would get ratings!

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            1. re: greygarious
              C. Hamster Aug 7, 2013 07:59 AM

              I'd urge him to dust the vests, too.

              I think the Queer Eye team is a fabulous suggestion!

            2. girloftheworld Aug 9, 2013 11:28 AM

              the sad thing about weight loss surgery is changes your realtionship with food forever..so someone who has a life that revolves around it...a change like that can bring depression.

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              1. re: girloftheworld
                pbo2444 Dec 5, 2013 03:33 PM

                It makes you seek quality in food....don't even think about quantity anymore.

              2. breadchick Aug 9, 2013 05:18 PM

                Firegoat! Off-topic, so please forgive me.

                I never noticed your picture before, wow - it's a corgi!!

                (proud owner of corgis for many years and yours is adorable!)

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                1. re: breadchick
                  Firegoat Aug 10, 2013 02:59 AM

                  Corgis are always worth going off-topic!

                2. C. Hamster Dec 5, 2013 07:51 AM

                  He's lost 128 pounds so far.

                  And appears to have dusted the specs.


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                  1. re: C. Hamster
                    pine time Dec 5, 2013 09:47 AM

                    What a huge change in a short timeframe! Hope he's enjoying better health and time with his family.

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                      LindaWhit Dec 6, 2013 08:30 AM


                      1. re: C. Hamster
                        HillJ Dec 6, 2013 08:35 AM

                        That's a transformation, good for him! I look forward to seeing him on the next season of MC sporting a much diff inspiration!

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                        cwdonald Dec 5, 2013 09:49 AM

                        I have heard the rumor that the other part of his success has been due to being forced to eat Gordon Ramnsey's cooking.

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                        1. re: cwdonald
                          Firegoat Dec 5, 2013 10:07 AM

                          More like he was inspired by Ramsay's running and took up exercise, not just relying on the surgery.

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