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    I believe it is important to understand what you are doing, how to do it right, and how to avoid injuries. A "certified" trainer led me straight ot a shoulder impingement and a 6 month injury. I ended up having some discussions with a national or international bodybuilder champion about my condition and some stretches I could do for a specific sport I am in. He showed me his bookshelf and and specifically suggested the Delavier book series. His most used and worn out book was Strength Training Anatomy. Its important to see exactly what muscles you are working, and how they interact. For example, there are different curls you can do, and the book perfectly shows the different between a bicep and hammer curl. Written clearly and easy to understand with great illustrations. And now I know why I need to do hammer curls instead of bicep curls. The books shows you how to do the exercises, and shows you what happens when you do them wrong. The book, was first printed in 1998, and its STILL a best seller. The 3rd edition is #4,314 in all of Amazon, and #3 in weightlifting behind basic barbell training and a gag gift. There also a number of other books in his series that might interest you. There are three volumes of strength training anatomy workout books, one each for core exercising, stretching, mixed martial arts, and arms (one who book for just arms - its very detailed including 30 pages on just pathologies). There are also other books that are woman centered. No matter what you do, you should have a copy of some of these books. The books beside the primary STA 3rd Ed also provide exercises/programs for you. They are a low cost way to get started. There is overlap in the books, because each book can stand on its ow and is not dependent on others. The Strength Training Anatomy Workout: Starting Strength with Bodyweight Training and Minimal Equipment (volume 1 of 3) Strength Training Anatomy, 3rd Edition Delavier's Core Training Anatomy
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    Peanut butter

    Peanut butter stays in your stomach longer it seems. It does not seem to digest as fast. I don't think you will have a problem with it, depending on when and what else you are eating. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Fluid Imtake

    This is a Q&A. What's the question? No one can help without any context or current habits. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. I am considering a move from LA Fitness to crunch Fitness. CF has Skytu scans. Anyone with experience with these body scanners, especially as used by Crunch Fitness? Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Skytu Scans (at Crunch Fitness)

    At least one is included with each.membership level Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Low BPM now.

    I have reached my goal weight. Combo of being a hard core follow the diet, walking, rucking, weighty lifting, sword fighting martial arts, and running. This year, I am running particularly better that last fall. Faster, and better form. A 38 min 5k to a decent 31:30. Now, I have a low BPM of 42. 6 months ago it was 60. I happened to met another physically active bariatric patient, and he has a 37 BPM. Then, met another patient that has 45. Not barycadis. All of us are healthy, and have awesome blood pressure. Is this a "thing" with bariatric patients after loosing a lot of weight? Is there something about having better blood flow or something? Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. Long story short, fine gentlemen in blue had to visit my home because of a domestic violence issue perpetrated by my "recovering" "former" meth addict brother. Well, the guy looks at my ID, knows my brother did drugs........ And my ID is from a year before my surgery..... And so, he gives me the run down, flashlight in my eyes checking me out and all that and was quizzing me on drug use..... Because in his mind that was the only explanation for the dramatic differences between my ID and what I look like now. Like.... Marshmallow Man vs Walking Dead character... I laughed, showed him my only immediate proof, which was my "special meal card" my doctor gives out to patients to politely ask restaurants to eat from kids or senior menus, or have special small portions. He laughed. I laughed. We all had a good time, until we had to go back to the "interview." Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. Mine are all gone basically. Just a little purplish line at the main hole Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. So, anyone can just buy a card? Make great Christmas presents.... Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Low BPM now.

    Consider getting orthopedic insoles. Maube5 they can help. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Low BPM now.

    I'll have to Google that..... No discoloration on ankles or calfs. If anything less color than pre-op. I had what the surgeon said was 'iron staining" from poor blood circulation. I think I am going to get an inexpensive heart rate monitor.that is worn around the chest for better accuracy than the notoriously bad wrist-watch.monitors. At least for when I go jogging. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
  12. Ultimately, after you reach your goal weight, cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin will be your goal, and an expensive goal as well Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Help! Thighs are dying!

    It's not impossible! I did it. Training can be whatever you you want. One does not have to be hurling heavy weights. High rep low weights would be great to maintain muscle tone. You still need a recovery time though. I would not waste the surgery's fastest period of weight loss until hunger returns... It might not return for a year or more....One can make up Protein easily by adding Protein Powder to meals. Carbs are more difficult Will need to squeeze in an extra meal. Or do a ketogenic diet. Eating lean Protein meats and cheese is generally low carb and sets one up for a ketogenic diet. I put myself on a ketogenic diet without even trying. Lean meats and cheese for Snacks. When I wanted vegetables, it was sweet peas because good Fiber, carbs and Protein. My Protein bars I would eat would have a good carb content, low sugar and low fat. Be creative.To be clear, I am saying going to the gym even every day, is ok. And by that, I mean once a day, and giving entire muscle groups enough rest days between training. If she is going 2-3 times a day, I don't know what to say, may it's cardio, maybe it's treadmilling, one can do brisk walks more than once and and everyday. She really did not elaborate. I know I can go to the gym, do my "leg day" and later on run a 5 or 10 k, because I am not running hard, just jogging along. Running is something that can be done almost everyday, if one spreads out at least one rest day in the week.Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Exercise progression guidelines?

    Everyone will have different guides based on abilitiy, goals and resources. Once you are on a stable diet where you are reaching you nutritional goals, and water goals, you should be able to do any "normal" activity for a person of your stature (age, strength,) taking into account any injuries. For a few weeks, or even longer, you would want to avoid abdominal exercises or exercises that use abdominals as part of core exercising (like dead lifts or lunges) and let your stomach and other parts heal from the surgery. Once it's healed, you can pretty much do anything. What sort of guideline are you looking for? Walking, light bodyweight, weightlifting? Something simple to do at home? Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Health Issues and exercise

    You link me where I said 600 calories is a proper diet a year out. Here, or message me. When someone is in a bariatric forum talking about surgery, it's gonna be about bariatric surgery. What you need to do, is read more carefully. In my posts I said specifically to solve the fatigue problem, because if it's diet related, she'll have trouble. And that goes for men too. I really have no idea where in hell you get an idea this is a female issue. Then I specifically said to see her doctor and nutritionist because fatigue problems with bariatric surgery (what this form is for) are common with dieting problems. I'll also refer you to post #9 on this thread. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Health Issues and exercise

    2 months of chronic fatigue is not normal, and not right. I would guess you are not getting the proper nutrition. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Help! Thighs are dying!

    There is a lot of info on the net about working out. I suggest first getting the book, Strength Training Anatomy with all the pictures. It's full of info that you can use at the gym. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Help! Thighs are dying!

    5 days a week of traing is hardly excessive. Nor is 7 days, if you are doing it right. When you go to the gym, you need to group your muscles together that you are doing to use. Like leg day, back/biceps, chest, shoulders and triceps are three different days, and you can have 2 days between each day or combine two of them together for three days. They need to be grouped because so many muscles rely on other muscles. A shoulder press is pushing the same muscles that the back can use. You need a rest day for the entire muscle group, of at least than one day. I go to the gym 6 days a week, two day rest between each group. On the rest days, your muscle tissue that was broken down, is being rebuilt. Don't keep breaking it down of you will suffer an injury. That aside, your trainer was a dumbass.. obese people should not start with body weight exercises in my opinion. There are two many machines that can be used with light weights, or even light dumbbells. There are also cable machines that can be use in place of machines and dumbells. Cable machines are my favorite because you can use them to better approximate real life movements for specifically c activities like sports. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Health Issues and exercise

    You should not be fatigued after your surgery. Do not exercise more than walking until you solve this issue. If your fatigue is related to your diet, then you have problems that exercising will make worse. Make sure you are getting all the required nutrients such as Proteins and Water. If you are not, do not do anything strenuous. See your doctor or nutritionist. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
  20. Sleeved 3/20/18. Almost near target weight. Surgery weight 353. Current weight 226. I am getting bruises on my stomach, halfway between belly button to point wear stomach hangs lowest. I still have fat in my stomach to loose. About 4 inches out from belly button A few weeks ago I got a sudden bruise on my right. I did not suffer any injury that would cause the bruise. I was very surprised. A nice purplely one. Concerned me enough in magic marker the edges to seen if it got bigger. Now, I have a similar one, almost same position on my left side. And a third one; smaller, light tan, higher and closer to my button. My first one has since dissappered. Could any of these bruise marks be related to weight loss or loose skin? Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
  21. I was in the big and tall section, looking for just a tall shirt was a specific reason. The salesperson didn't think I belonged there. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
  22. And that's an idea make a short-term goal of exercising to lift your Walker up and down. Then a couple months you can throw your Walker into a dumpster Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
  23. I was just at an event featuring success stories. and someone there once could only walk with a walker and that night she carried her walker onto the stage. It can be done and it will take time just do what your doctors and nutritionists tell you Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Feeling like utter crap

    I don't do any special pre or post work out. I just fuel up a string cheese if I feel a little hungry going to the gym. After workout, I have a protein bar. I wouldn't worry and the special concoctions unless you are hard core working out, or at least until you get your diet situation straighten out. If you feel like crap, stop going to the gym, and take some days off. It won't hurt you. Take a week off. In fact every couple months at a gym, you should eb changing up your routine in a significant way. Maybe take a big break, and trying some jogging and train yourself into a 5k. Make sure you are eating enough carbs and protein. You could feel like crap because you are physically exhausted because you are not eating enough. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app