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BigTink2LilTink

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    BigTink2LilTink got a reaction from Chris327 in Male Before and After Pictures   
    Man a brotha is really starting to like his arms and shoulders right now.

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  2. Congrats!
    BigTink2LilTink got a reaction from Typhanib in Excessive Saliva Post Sleeve   
    It was about 6 months for me before it stopped. Gas X and papaya enzyme helped me get the gas and excessive saliva under control.
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    BigTink2LilTink got a reaction from Jacie63 in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    Sorry, but I can't stop sharing this ****. Every time I look at it, I am like WOW, I'm actually doing this ****. I am actually changing who the hell I am.

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    BigTink2LilTink got a reaction from ProudGrammy in I'm back on the grind again. Sorry for absence.   
    Hey all. Its been a minute since I've posted in here. Been dealing with my own stall and weight regain over the last year. Been a rough year with job stress and buying a home, that it really didn't take that much for meto fall off track and let old habits creep back in.
    Over the last four weeks I've refoced and went back to the basics again. Counting callories, avoiding the things that don't help as much as I can (at least during the week), and hitting the gym more consistently. This time around where some things are easier to cope with, other things aren't.
    Its why I'm here. Needing that reminder that this isn't a race but a marathon of continued work, focus, and dedication to being a healthier person. Acknowledging that my success will come from the work I put in. My honeymoon phase from surgery is long long gone. So when you get stress out, or slip up with the eating/diet/exercise remember this:
    1.You didn't get to where you got in a week, and you won't get to where you need to be in a week.
    2. It takes time. Learn to acknowledge your mistakes and learn to move past them. Even if that means starting from the basics (calorie counting, meal prepping/planning, walking, Water intake, etc).
    3. Remember/remind youself that you can do this. Surgery was the hard part. Working out isn't **** compared to having your stomach/body altered.
    4. Celebrate your success, because they do count. Whether its making it to 2 miles on the treadmill, staying at your caloric goal for a day/week/month, fitting in smaller clothes,or dropping an inch off the waist line celebrate it. Because not everyday that scale is gonna cooperate with you. When that happens remember that you are changing in other ways.
    Yeah and days you feel like its still not working look at that picture of you prior to surgery, and then look at you now. Your light years away from where you started. Because you decided to start.  
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    BigTink2LilTink got a reaction from fly-high in I'm back on the grind again. Sorry for absence.   
    Today was more cardio and arms day. It was hard but I powered through it. I haven't been losing, but I'm not gaining either. I'm still toying around with liquid fasting for a week. The down side to that is if I do that I can't lift or really work out to hard.

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    BigTink2LilTink reacted to Harsha in Before and After Pics   
    I don't have many before afters, but here are two...


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    BigTink2LilTink reacted to PinkFreud in Before and After Pics   
    6 months post Bypass. Down approximately 105lbs since March 19th. Hooray so far!

  8. Congrats!
    BigTink2LilTink reacted to NYJenn in Before and After Pics   
    3 months and 63 pounds lighter

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    BigTink2LilTink got a reaction from ProudGrammy in I'm back on the grind again. Sorry for absence.   
    Hey all. Its been a minute since I've posted in here. Been dealing with my own stall and weight regain over the last year. Been a rough year with job stress and buying a home, that it really didn't take that much for meto fall off track and let old habits creep back in.
    Over the last four weeks I've refoced and went back to the basics again. Counting callories, avoiding the things that don't help as much as I can (at least during the week), and hitting the gym more consistently. This time around where some things are easier to cope with, other things aren't.
    Its why I'm here. Needing that reminder that this isn't a race but a marathon of continued work, focus, and dedication to being a healthier person. Acknowledging that my success will come from the work I put in. My honeymoon phase from surgery is long long gone. So when you get stress out, or slip up with the eating/diet/exercise remember this:
    1.You didn't get to where you got in a week, and you won't get to where you need to be in a week.
    2. It takes time. Learn to acknowledge your mistakes and learn to move past them. Even if that means starting from the basics (calorie counting, meal prepping/planning, walking, Water intake, etc).
    3. Remember/remind youself that you can do this. Surgery was the hard part. Working out isn't **** compared to having your stomach/body altered.
    4. Celebrate your success, because they do count. Whether its making it to 2 miles on the treadmill, staying at your caloric goal for a day/week/month, fitting in smaller clothes,or dropping an inch off the waist line celebrate it. Because not everyday that scale is gonna cooperate with you. When that happens remember that you are changing in other ways.
    Yeah and days you feel like its still not working look at that picture of you prior to surgery, and then look at you now. Your light years away from where you started. Because you decided to start.  
    Sent from my SM-N920P using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. Like
    BigTink2LilTink got a reaction from ProudGrammy in I'm back on the grind again. Sorry for absence.   
    Hey all. Its been a minute since I've posted in here. Been dealing with my own stall and weight regain over the last year. Been a rough year with job stress and buying a home, that it really didn't take that much for meto fall off track and let old habits creep back in.
    Over the last four weeks I've refoced and went back to the basics again. Counting callories, avoiding the things that don't help as much as I can (at least during the week), and hitting the gym more consistently. This time around where some things are easier to cope with, other things aren't.
    Its why I'm here. Needing that reminder that this isn't a race but a marathon of continued work, focus, and dedication to being a healthier person. Acknowledging that my success will come from the work I put in. My honeymoon phase from surgery is long long gone. So when you get stress out, or slip up with the eating/diet/exercise remember this:
    1.You didn't get to where you got in a week, and you won't get to where you need to be in a week.
    2. It takes time. Learn to acknowledge your mistakes and learn to move past them. Even if that means starting from the basics (calorie counting, meal prepping/planning, walking, Water intake, etc).
    3. Remember/remind youself that you can do this. Surgery was the hard part. Working out isn't **** compared to having your stomach/body altered.
    4. Celebrate your success, because they do count. Whether its making it to 2 miles on the treadmill, staying at your caloric goal for a day/week/month, fitting in smaller clothes,or dropping an inch off the waist line celebrate it. Because not everyday that scale is gonna cooperate with you. When that happens remember that you are changing in other ways.
    Yeah and days you feel like its still not working look at that picture of you prior to surgery, and then look at you now. Your light years away from where you started. Because you decided to start.  
    Sent from my SM-N920P using BariatricPal mobile app
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    BigTink2LilTink reacted to CTJohn in Before and After Pics   
    Before, obviously 🙂
    Post lap band
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    BigTink2LilTink reacted to J San in What were your lifting/workout plans when you were first cleared to do so?   
    If you don't know anything about it Google it. Here is a really good video describing the workouts and showing them being done (kind of). I'm really liking this the more I look into it.
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    BigTink2LilTink reacted to gully90 in Before and After Pics   
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    BigTink2LilTink reacted to BigViffer in Unflavored protein   
    There is a difference between unflavored and flavorless. Unflavored only means that there is no flavoring added to cover the natural flavor of whatever Protein they are selling. Flavorless is just about unobtainable unless you look at GENEPRO which is snakeoil. Totally worthless BS from an unreputable company. But it mixes well and has no flavor, so many people buy it.
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    BigTink2LilTink reacted to mercmerc in Before and After Pics   
    Was able to fit into goal shirt today (pink) and the birthday was before surgery the rest are 6weeks post op and 30 pounds down




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    BigTink2LilTink reacted to ZeroCool in Before and After Pics   
    I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this, and I'm feeling terribly vulnerable...but I'm officially 4 weeks post op and down 25lbs. Until just now when I made this collaboration, I wasn't sure where the pounds came from. I can sortof see it in some areas...what do you guys think?




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    BigTink2LilTink reacted to Jingle123423 in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    You look 20 years younger! Nice job!
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    BigTink2LilTink reacted to jc14bar in Before and After Pics   
    My 1st post. I wish I had found this site sooner.
    I'm 2 weeks until my surgery date. I'm nervous but motivated by all these amazing photos.
    Thank you all for sharing. Mine will be here soon... LOL.

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    BigTink2LilTink reacted to FishOn in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    I am coming up on my one year surgiversary next month and have reached my weight goal. I still need more toning/muscles and am switching workout to resistance bands after witnessing a friends transformation in just two months of banding (thought he was taking steroids). Sooo Happy!!! My energy level is sky high! I am almost non-stop motion when I come home from work. I have changed my lifestyle now and pretty committed to low carbs, exercise, Water and moving! Now for the real test, can I keep it off for the next 2-3 years by following a good maintenance regime...My new puppy will help with that!





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    BigTink2LilTink got a reaction from J San in What were your lifting/workout plans when you were first cleared to do so?   
    For me I started working on my core, back, and legs first. That means a lot of crunches, planks, and leg lifts, dips, leg press, leg curls, lunges, jump squats, squats in general, jump rope, jumping jacks. You can use your own body weight for this but for starting out I wouldn't go beyond 10/15lbs max. The ideal as you are starting out is to get get the form down so you minimize injury risk, while getting your body use to working out in general. I would work on that for at least 8 to 12 weeks before increasing weight. And even when you do increase in weight, do so very moderately and only after a good 6 to 8 weeks of consistency with the current weight. For example if you are doing leg lifts at 50lbs and you've been doing it okay for about 8 weeks at that weight and its easy to you, then go up to about 60/65lbs. The ideal is to ease into more resistance, while minimizing the chances of injury that will cause you to miss more time working out.

    I do workout my arms and chest too, but I didn't focus on that till maybe a good 16 weeks into working out more. I do curls, pressing both bench, and hammer, curl rows, push ups, lat pull downs. I do alternate days and I do focus training, where I will spend one day working on either legs and back, and then the next on arms and core (gut). I try to average at least 3 to 5 days a week working out with weights. However for Cardio I try to do that damn near daily. Walking daily helps. the more you can average per day the better.
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    BigTink2LilTink reacted to J San in What were your lifting/workout plans when you were first cleared to do so?   
    Thanks @BigTink2LilTink ! My plan was to do body weight workouts for some time then to progress to weights. It's been so long since I've really done any kind of physical workout other than walking I for sure need to take it slow. I really want to put a lot of focus on my back being that I have disc issues. I'm hoping strengthening the muscles back there will help stabilize things.
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    BigTink2LilTink got a reaction from J San in What were your lifting/workout plans when you were first cleared to do so?   
    For me I started working on my core, back, and legs first. That means a lot of crunches, planks, and leg lifts, dips, leg press, leg curls, lunges, jump squats, squats in general, jump rope, jumping jacks. You can use your own body weight for this but for starting out I wouldn't go beyond 10/15lbs max. The ideal as you are starting out is to get get the form down so you minimize injury risk, while getting your body use to working out in general. I would work on that for at least 8 to 12 weeks before increasing weight. And even when you do increase in weight, do so very moderately and only after a good 6 to 8 weeks of consistency with the current weight. For example if you are doing leg lifts at 50lbs and you've been doing it okay for about 8 weeks at that weight and its easy to you, then go up to about 60/65lbs. The ideal is to ease into more resistance, while minimizing the chances of injury that will cause you to miss more time working out.

    I do workout my arms and chest too, but I didn't focus on that till maybe a good 16 weeks into working out more. I do curls, pressing both bench, and hammer, curl rows, push ups, lat pull downs. I do alternate days and I do focus training, where I will spend one day working on either legs and back, and then the next on arms and core (gut). I try to average at least 3 to 5 days a week working out with weights. However for Cardio I try to do that damn near daily. Walking daily helps. the more you can average per day the better.
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    BigTink2LilTink reacted to htown in 385 hw cw 240   
    I feel great! 56 years old 
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    BigTink2LilTink reacted to BigViffer in What were your lifting/workout plans when you were first cleared to do so?   
    This is really going to depend on what your end goal. Are you wanting to get as strong as you can or just be more physically fit and look good? There is nothing wrong with either goal, but the ways to get there are very different in their training and programming.
    Let me clarify that wanting to be "strong as you can" doesn't mean becoming an elite power lifter. I've been doing the main lifts for over 2 years and I am still considered a novice because of my paltry weights. Too many injuries make it improbable that I will move much higher.
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