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About JonathanS

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  • Birthday 04/22/1987

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  1. JonathanS

    Need a Reset

    I am in the same boat as you. I'm up 10 lbs from my lowest weight. I was just a few pounds away from goal and felt a bit defeated. My skin didn't snap back as well as I wanted. I looked in the mirror and still felt fat. I started falling back into old habits of emotional eating, carbs before Protein, not tracking, eating out far too much. I know how to get the weight off, I lost over 160 of those pounds so 10 should be a breeze ... right? Ha! I have started taking my lunch to work again, tracking my micros, eating protein first and increased the days I'm going to the gym. The hardest part for me has been the hunger. But the hunger isn't from my restriction decreasing, it is from the amount of carbs I was consuming. I have already noticed a large difference in the hunger from cleaning up my diet. I am down 4lbs and can feel the difference already. I'm debating on adjusting my goal weight even lower and going for plastics ... but I will cross that bridge when I get to it.
  2. I was sleeved by Dr. Smith almost 2 years ago. Fantastic surgeon, staff, and facilities. He gave me the best foundation to succeed in changing my life. He was the only surgeon I had a consultation with. I knew right away he was the best choice for me. I think meeting them and their staff is the most important step. Good luck!
  3. JonathanS

    Plastic surgery

    Spanx = life saver!
  4. JonathanS

    Plastic surgery

    It is a group fitness class that my gym offers called Les Mills BodyPump. It is a low weight / high rep class. You are really able to tailor the class to your level of fitness based on the weight you use. There are a lot of gyms that offer it. It has really helped my thighs, arms, and chest. Now I am working towards more bulk so I have switched to a routine called 5x5. Pump really helped me build a good base for 5x5 as all of the routines in 5x5 are in pump.
  5. JonathanS

    Got my pre op date :D

    How far along in the process are you? Each process can be very different but I had multiple appointments and classes with the surgeon and then had to meet clearances (pulmonary, cardiovascular, mental health). It took a few months to coordinate all the appointments. If you are self pay then I understand the process can be much faster.
  6. JonathanS

    Gym (lifting) frustrations

    @@Mrs.RRn, have you tried the BodyPump class? It is based more on low weight / high rep so if your looking for bulk then it may not be for you. I enjoyed the class just to gain muscle in the right areas for form so I didn't hurt myself starting off lifting.
  7. Is it possible to change the number of posts that are displayed in a thread page? The new site loads a little slower for me and reading through a thread that has 20+ pages can take a bit of time. I couldn't find an option to change how many posts make up a page. Thanks!
  8. JonathanS

    new here :)

    Welcome to the community! These forums are a great source of knowledge and support for your upcoming journey. The search tool at the top right is very powerful! The next 6 months are going to fly by. I was actually thankful for that time as it allowed me to get all of my preop work done and learn as much as I could. Good luck!
  9. JonathanS

    no weight loss!

    Water retention is very normal post-op as they pump you full of IV liquids. Give it some time. Just keep telling yourself, "water & protein". The lbs will be flying off before you know it! Some say to stay off the scale but I can't give advice that I wouldn't follow.
  10. Hope your surgery went well!
  11. It depends on where I'm going but I tend to order mostly good proteins without any sides or drink. As long as you focus on a lean protein first and fill up on it you will be fine. Avoid all the container foods (wraps, bread, buns). Order a chicken salad and eat just the chicken with no dressing (or lite). Avoid fried go for grilled. I have found that I can get a high protein meal from almost anywhere as long as you look for it.
  12. JonathanS

    im finally in the 100s

    You are looking great man! I'm down from 368 to 217 @ 7 months but things seem to have slowed down a lot for me. I'm trying to mix things up at the gym but have been in a two week stall. I'm debating on a personal trainer to really mix things up. Would you mind sharing what your doing?
  13. JonathanS

    I Thought These Would Go Away....

    - maybe give it some time?
  14. JonathanS


    Congratulations! Keep up the great work!

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