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insta_adventurer

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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from GreenTealael in Highest weight   
    Popping in from obscurity! I wish I had commented on this before. I think my personal goal was 170. I’m now almost 1.5 years post op and have been plateaued in the upper 220s (give or take 5 lbs) for about 8 months. I seem to be able to tackle brief regains I’ve pretty easily and get back to this weight, but I have not been able to get beyond 220s. I probably don’t look like I weigh this much, because I’m on the taller side of average height and have always weighed more than I looked like I did. I would still like to make onederland, but because of my struggles with getting there, I’ve just been focused on increasing my weights at the gym and overall fitness so at least I’m accomplishing something. I also know the biggest key is diet and I’m always looking for ways I can clean that up.

    So yeah- I’d be happy to hit 199, but I still feel pretty dang fit at my current weight.
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from GreenTealael in Highest weight   
    Popping in from obscurity! I wish I had commented on this before. I think my personal goal was 170. I’m now almost 1.5 years post op and have been plateaued in the upper 220s (give or take 5 lbs) for about 8 months. I seem to be able to tackle brief regains I’ve pretty easily and get back to this weight, but I have not been able to get beyond 220s. I probably don’t look like I weigh this much, because I’m on the taller side of average height and have always weighed more than I looked like I did. I would still like to make onederland, but because of my struggles with getting there, I’ve just been focused on increasing my weights at the gym and overall fitness so at least I’m accomplishing something. I also know the biggest key is diet and I’m always looking for ways I can clean that up.

    So yeah- I’d be happy to hit 199, but I still feel pretty dang fit at my current weight.
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from GreenTealael in Highest weight   
    Popping in from obscurity! I wish I had commented on this before. I think my personal goal was 170. I’m now almost 1.5 years post op and have been plateaued in the upper 220s (give or take 5 lbs) for about 8 months. I seem to be able to tackle brief regains I’ve pretty easily and get back to this weight, but I have not been able to get beyond 220s. I probably don’t look like I weigh this much, because I’m on the taller side of average height and have always weighed more than I looked like I did. I would still like to make onederland, but because of my struggles with getting there, I’ve just been focused on increasing my weights at the gym and overall fitness so at least I’m accomplishing something. I also know the biggest key is diet and I’m always looking for ways I can clean that up.

    So yeah- I’d be happy to hit 199, but I still feel pretty dang fit at my current weight.
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from GreenTealael in Highest weight   
    Popping in from obscurity! I wish I had commented on this before. I think my personal goal was 170. I’m now almost 1.5 years post op and have been plateaued in the upper 220s (give or take 5 lbs) for about 8 months. I seem to be able to tackle brief regains I’ve pretty easily and get back to this weight, but I have not been able to get beyond 220s. I probably don’t look like I weigh this much, because I’m on the taller side of average height and have always weighed more than I looked like I did. I would still like to make onederland, but because of my struggles with getting there, I’ve just been focused on increasing my weights at the gym and overall fitness so at least I’m accomplishing something. I also know the biggest key is diet and I’m always looking for ways I can clean that up.

    So yeah- I’d be happy to hit 199, but I still feel pretty dang fit at my current weight.
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from GreenTealael in Highest weight   
    Popping in from obscurity! I wish I had commented on this before. I think my personal goal was 170. I’m now almost 1.5 years post op and have been plateaued in the upper 220s (give or take 5 lbs) for about 8 months. I seem to be able to tackle brief regains I’ve pretty easily and get back to this weight, but I have not been able to get beyond 220s. I probably don’t look like I weigh this much, because I’m on the taller side of average height and have always weighed more than I looked like I did. I would still like to make onederland, but because of my struggles with getting there, I’ve just been focused on increasing my weights at the gym and overall fitness so at least I’m accomplishing something. I also know the biggest key is diet and I’m always looking for ways I can clean that up.

    So yeah- I’d be happy to hit 199, but I still feel pretty dang fit at my current weight.
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from DaisyChainOz in Food Before and After Photos   
    I forgot to take a before, but it basically had a few pieces of that chicken and a little more cucumbers/tomatoes. But the chicken (pictured in the pan was amaaazing)! It’s food cart (halal cart) style chicken, with s
    White sauce (some concoction of Greek yogurt and spices) and a little Harissa over a salad.



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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from DaisyChainOz in Food Before and After Photos   
    I get vegetables back tomorrow! There’s already some broccoli in my fridge waiting to be cooked for dinner tomorrow night. 😬😬
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from GreenTealael in Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread   
    Hey all! Checking in. Hope everyone is still crushing goals.

    I’m now 13ish months post op. Been stalled for a few months, but just focusing on eating clean and getting fit, scale be damned.

    It’s hard not to focus on the scale, because even though I see the physical changes from working out- I’m still bummed the scale doesn’t seem to want to budge. Just gotta keep on, keepin’ on. I just try to appreciate all the good this has brought me and not take any of this health for granted. :)
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from Deedee12 in Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread   
    Gosh, idk if I could do IF. I get hannnnnngry. I’ve looked into Keto, but kinda want to stick with just trying to stick to/adopt a healthy lifestyle vs something I’m unlikely to stick to long term.. if that makes sense?
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from Deedee12 in Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread   
    Gosh, idk if I could do IF. I get hannnnnngry. I’ve looked into Keto, but kinda want to stick with just trying to stick to/adopt a healthy lifestyle vs something I’m unlikely to stick to long term.. if that makes sense?
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from GreenTealael in Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread   
    Hey all! Checking in. Hope everyone is still crushing goals.

    I’m now 13ish months post op. Been stalled for a few months, but just focusing on eating clean and getting fit, scale be damned.

    It’s hard not to focus on the scale, because even though I see the physical changes from working out- I’m still bummed the scale doesn’t seem to want to budge. Just gotta keep on, keepin’ on. I just try to appreciate all the good this has brought me and not take any of this health for granted. :)
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from Deedee12 in Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread   
    Gosh, idk if I could do IF. I get hannnnnngry. I’ve looked into Keto, but kinda want to stick with just trying to stick to/adopt a healthy lifestyle vs something I’m unlikely to stick to long term.. if that makes sense?
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from Deedee12 in Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread   
    Gosh, idk if I could do IF. I get hannnnnngry. I’ve looked into Keto, but kinda want to stick with just trying to stick to/adopt a healthy lifestyle vs something I’m unlikely to stick to long term.. if that makes sense?
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    insta_adventurer reacted to Orchids&Dragons in Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread   
    Good to hear from you! I saw one of your older posts the other day and wondered how you were doing. Have you checked out the intermittent fasting thread? Some of the posters have had good luck breaking stalls with it.
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from GreenTealael in Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread   
    Hey all! Checking in. Hope everyone is still crushing goals.

    I’m now 13ish months post op. Been stalled for a few months, but just focusing on eating clean and getting fit, scale be damned.

    It’s hard not to focus on the scale, because even though I see the physical changes from working out- I’m still bummed the scale doesn’t seem to want to budge. Just gotta keep on, keepin’ on. I just try to appreciate all the good this has brought me and not take any of this health for granted. :)
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from GreenTealael in Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread   
    Hey all! Checking in. Hope everyone is still crushing goals.

    I’m now 13ish months post op. Been stalled for a few months, but just focusing on eating clean and getting fit, scale be damned.

    It’s hard not to focus on the scale, because even though I see the physical changes from working out- I’m still bummed the scale doesn’t seem to want to budge. Just gotta keep on, keepin’ on. I just try to appreciate all the good this has brought me and not take any of this health for granted. :)
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from GreenTealael in Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread   
    Hey all! Checking in. Hope everyone is still crushing goals.

    I’m now 13ish months post op. Been stalled for a few months, but just focusing on eating clean and getting fit, scale be damned.

    It’s hard not to focus on the scale, because even though I see the physical changes from working out- I’m still bummed the scale doesn’t seem to want to budge. Just gotta keep on, keepin’ on. I just try to appreciate all the good this has brought me and not take any of this health for granted. :)
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from GreenTealael in Face to Face Friday!   
    1 year ago, 8 months ago, 3 months ago (1.5 months pre-op), 2 weeks ago (1 month post op), today (6.5 weeks post op)!

    Someone at work told me they hardly recognized me today and I can see why! (Also- I promise to never go blonde again! 😂😂)





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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from GreenTealael in Face to Face Friday!   
    1 year ago, 8 months ago, 3 months ago (1.5 months pre-op), 2 weeks ago (1 month post op), today (6.5 weeks post op)!

    Someone at work told me they hardly recognized me today and I can see why! (Also- I promise to never go blonde again! 😂😂)





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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from GreenTealael in Face to Face Friday!   
    1 year ago, 8 months ago, 3 months ago (1.5 months pre-op), 2 weeks ago (1 month post op), today (6.5 weeks post op)!

    Someone at work told me they hardly recognized me today and I can see why! (Also- I promise to never go blonde again! 😂😂)





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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from djgirl19 in Anyone else obsessed with My 600 lb Life?   
    I think it’s important to be mindful that most of the people who are 600lbs got that way due to some serious mental health struggles. I mean, their issues aren’t as simple as, “eats the wrong foods” and are more like “compulsively eats due to past trauma.”

    Regarding the enablers on the show, it can be extremely difficult to reason with people who suffer from certain mental health illnesses. It’s also exhausting to constantly fight someone else’s battle for them.

    I give anyone that goes on that show a lot of credit for opening their lives up for public consumption and ridicule in exchange for *maybe* having a shot at a healthy life.
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from Aprilgal in Stigma may keep people from getting weight loss surgery   
    My former primary care doc told me he preferred “more conservative methods” and I just needed to watch my portions. My current primary care didn’t suggest weight loss surgery, but was totally on board when I brought it up.

    My cardiologist strongly suggested that I look into doing it. Eventually, I’ll need to have my aortic valve replaced, thanks to drawing what’s likely a genetic short straw, but he said losing weight could lengthen the amount of time before needing the replacement surgery. I think I ignored it at the time, but he’s the only one whoever brought it up.

    I don’t understand why doctors do not mention it to patients who have weight related illnesses or health problems, especially if they are advising them they need to lose weight. They really ought to provide more guidance/options for losing weight.
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from Chiptress in Food Before and After Photos   
    Soft Proteins, yes.

    I used my own recipe.

    2 eggs
    15oz part skim ricotta
    1/4 cup grated parmesan
    1tsp ground garlic
    1tsp black pepper
    Dash of basil
    1tsp Italian seasoning
    1tsp salt

    Mix all these well.

    Spoon 1 to 2 teaspoons into each spot on a mini muffin baking pan that you’ve sprayed with Pam.

    Sprinkle a touch of reduced fat mozzarella on top of each.

    Bake 20 minutes at 375.

    I’m thinking of making a bariatric cooking/recipe blog. I love cooking and being inventive and really want to stay within my approved foods. So it may be neat!
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from Frustr8 in Overtraining & Stalls???? Frustrated.....   
    It’s true. My watch doesn’t even register my daily walk as “exercise” these days. My trainer has said that when you hit a stall, the thing to do is work out twice as hard. It is a bit of a delicate balance, eating enough to properly fuel workouts but making sure not to overdo it or eat the wrong things at the wrong times.
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    insta_adventurer got a reaction from Frustr8 in Overtraining & Stalls???? Frustrated.....   
    Just chiming in as a fellow post-op fitness fan... I’ve personally noticed that as the weight has dropped and training has made me fitter, I actually need to train harder to get the same results that I used to get. Why? It takes a lot more effort to get my heart rate up and keep it up now. I really need to push myself to get to 140bpm during a workout. What’s your heart rate at during your workouts?

    However, building muscle is supposed to increase metabolism, so whether or not you’re burning calories during the workout, your metabolism should see a boost from the muscle mass you’ve built up.

    Good luck!
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