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Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss tool in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach, following the major curve. The open edges are then attached together (often with surgical staples, glue and possibly cauterization) to form a sleeve or tube with a banana shape. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach and is performed laparoscopically and is not reversible.


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Friday, September 23, 2011


I thankfully didn't let a jerkazz trainer ruin my resolve tonight.
A new trainer called me last night to book me in for a free session with him to see if I wanted to continue my training sessions with him.  We confirmed that we'd meet at the training desk at 6pm tonight.
At 615 I went down to the main desk and basically said...  should I expect Chris (trainer)  to be late for every training session I pay him for since he couldn't make it to this one, the FIRST one with a new client?
The girl at the desk advised me that he'd called in that he wouldn't be in.  WTF... and why the hell did he not think that perhaps ME as the client he went to the point of calling at home last night MIGHT need to know so I wasn't driving like a crazy person to get there on time just to find out I didn't have to????
I was fuming.  As I recall it, I'm fuming again.  One thing that makes me so so so angry is having someone waste my time.  He had the time to call the gym but not to call his client?  I'm sorry but I don't give a shit... someone could have called me.  My old trainer would have, I expect the same from the new trainer.
I was mad enough that I nearly cancelled my gym membership then and there.   I decided to instead of leaving while angry (which would be my normal response) I worked some of my anger off on the treadmill for a half hour.  I felt better after although I'm no less ready to fire his ass.  I don't know yet what I will do.  He's broken my trust already and I need to be able to trust him to have him as my trainer. 

I don't know yet whether I will continue to train with him after this.  I welcome any levity, authors of common sense or general tomfoolery.


  1. Can you get a session with another trainer? I would be upset too, like you said if you start paying him is he gonna keep calling off or showing up late?

  2. I'm sure I can. 2 days later and I haven't heard from him. I'm not sure what excuse I would be ok with but I am interested to see what he comes up with. I definitely instead to take him to task for it that's for sure!

  3. Possibly he expected the desk person to call you and they did not. He may have a very good personal reason for not being there. If he doesn't I would move on. I have felt very angry when someone wastes my time or behaves in a certain way that causes me to feel ...less than...unvalued...for me the anger is rooted from low self esteem. When I get this feeling now, I then know that I need to confront (in a calm manner) the person about their behavior and allow them to explain and then present my feelings about their behavior. I can then weigh my options and decide on a course of action.

  4. You raise a possibility and I am not unfeeling enough to not wait for his response. He has yet to contact me (its been a week now) so I will contact the gym tomorrow for an answer and will definitely let the results decide how I proceed.

    As for self esteem, its not about that for me. My time is valuable just as theirs is. If I'm going to pay the man $75/hr to kick my ass, he'd better have a damn good reason for not at least a courtesy call. I expect no less from my own doctor. I don't care who it is that's wasting it, my time is just as valuable as yours.