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ace090

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  1. Congrats!
    ace090 got a reaction from BoredCW in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    How hard is it to make muscle gains?

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  2. Congrats!
    ace090 got a reaction from BoredCW in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    How hard is it to make muscle gains?

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  3. Congrats!
    ace090 got a reaction from BoredCW in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    How hard is it to make muscle gains?

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    ace090 got a reaction from Nay143 in Will I be able to train muay Thai after gastric sleeve surgery?   
    Hi everyone, I've always wanted to train muay Thai and learn the art of Muay Thai kick boxing. I've tried to train in the past, but due to my weight I was finding it hard to keep up with the class and had to always take a break and go stand outside to recover my breathe and cool down, anyway long story short I got discouraged and stopped.
    Now here's what I want to know. Once I start to lose a significant amount of weight and get my cardio health up, would I be able to train muay Thai again? Or am I asking for trouble in wanting to go down that route?
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    ace090 got a reaction from vovo2013 in Any August 2019 people out there?   
    I'll be August 6th here

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    ace090 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Lifting heavy   
    Trying to wrap my head around everything because my surgery is getting close and I've always wanted to get into real good shape and tried and failed too many times.


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    ace090 reacted to FluffyChix in The Importance of Doing the Head Work   
    I used to think this was a bit of mumbo jumbo, but they are showing through studies that adopting gratitude and a positive attitude (ie "making the choice" to be positive and happy) actually creates changes to your gut biome that influence your gut-brain axis and causes a shift in your neurohormones--causing...wait for it...
    More happiness! Hey, it could happen. Right?!!
    Six Ways to Become More Positive Today!

    Here's the LINK!
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    ace090 reacted to Beatsalad in Surgery and cannabis   
    I'm a weekend user of a THC spray, not smoking. I find that since my sleeve no more munchies.
  9. Hugs
    ace090 got a reaction from FluffyChix in The Importance of Doing the Head Work   
    I'm doing my surgery privately on Turkey so I guess when I come been to the UK I'll book a visit to the doctor's to let them know what I've had done and how they can advise me. I'm doing this out my own pocket so I haven't gone through the traditional routes that others people go through like therapy and that.

    I feel like I may be making a mistake or rushing into the surgery.

    I booked my surgery about a month and half ago, and doing all this research leading up to it, starting to feel like if I should do this surgery, I should of have myself more time to prepare. I dunno. I'm lost [emoji21]

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    ace090 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Lifting heavy   
    Trying to wrap my head around everything because my surgery is getting close and I've always wanted to get into real good shape and tried and failed too many times.


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    ace090 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Lifting heavy   
    After surgery and healing sometime and shedding a tonne of fat, Is it possible to get into heavy lifting and body building. Would I be able to create huge muscles? Or is that a dream
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    ace090 got a reaction from FluffyChix in The Importance of Doing the Head Work   
    Man, I feel likely I relate to 14 of the 15 in this article, wondering if I should be dealing without doctors about depression instead of paying for weight loss surgery, what if I put on all the weight [emoji17]Sent from my SM-N960F using BariatricPal mobile app
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    ace090 reacted to Brent701 in Struggling with the idea of surgery   
    Most of us will say we only wish that we had done this surgery sooner. A year ago at this time I could not have imagined doing this. It had a nasty stigma attached to it and a feeling of failure. I met with a regular dietician at the same time as my bariatric consultation. I knew I needed help as I never felt satisfied. I am only 2.5 months out but the restriction you get is really everything it is advertised to be. I had major problems with Portion Control but now I get that physical reminder and there is just no need to keep going after that.
    I wish I did this sooner I just didnt want to admit that I needed help. This community has been very helpful during my journey.
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    ace090 reacted to FluffyChix in Struggling with the idea of surgery   
    Oh bloody hell. This is the guys' room!
    DERP!
    My apologies to every dude on the planet for busting in and adding my unnecessary opinion! Carry on--am bowing out now! (Calling Dr. Bombay @johnny cakes to come kick my ass for breaking into the club house!)
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    ace090 reacted to catwoman7 in Struggling with the idea of surgery   
    I told myself that for years (that I can do it on my own with diet and exercise). Every time, I'd lose 40-50-60 lbs just to gain it back - and start the cycle over again. This went on for decades. I finally realized that no, I couldn't do it on my own. I'd tried and tried and it just didn't work. So I finally went through with the surgery. I've lost over 200 lbs and have been maintaining ever since. No way could I have done this on my own. I'd have this surgery again in a heartbeat!
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    ace090 reacted to Abrady85 in Struggling with the idea of surgery   
    I had the same doubts! But i went through with sleeve and so glad i did! Im 3 months post op and 3 stone lighter and feel so much better and happier. Its not easy and have had the odd day when ive thought why!? But best thing i ever did! Good luck with whatever you deside
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    ace090 reacted to FluffyChix in Struggling with the idea of surgery   
    I had these same doubts. It's natural to be wary. ((hugs))
    From day 1 I've had no problems meeting my individual Protein goals. I can eat anything I feel like eating. Anything...including dry, dense, Proteins. YMMV. We are all different.
    But a couple of things:
    1. The challenge for most of us isn't in what we CAN'T eat or enjoy any longer. The challenge is actually to make healthy choices over our old food loves/addictions.
    2. Because I've really focused on rebuilding the types of food I eat, I now have a new gut biome and my cravings are quite different now. I now actively CRAVE healthy food and prefer eating fish (salmon, cod, and white fish, shrimp) and chicken breast and ground turkey over beef. I could have never predicted that since I used to adore beef! Go figure.

    You will find that as you are successful losing weight that your priorities and focus might change.
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    ace090 reacted to FluffyChix in What complications have you lot had   
    Most of us have had very few, if any complications. Stay the course. Do your research on your doctor's experience and on the hospital where you will have surgery. If you feel confident in them, then proceed. If not, then find a new doc/team/hospital. This surgery has about the same complication risk of gall bladder surgery. Most are done minimally invasive so it further reduces risk.
    Seriously the easiest surgery I've ever had. I've no regrets and feel fantastic at 17 months out. I'm 4lbs from my Goal #3 of 130lbs and love my new life. My only TRUE regret is not doing this sooner. I wasted so much of my life being sick, MO, and exhausted/pain.
    Hang in there! Remember to breathe.
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    ace090 reacted to catwoman7 in What complications have you lot had   
    complications are not common. They may seem to that way because people who have them sometimes "talk" about them on the internet - they're looking for advice or support. On the other hand, people without complications don't broadcast that fact ("hey all - I'm three years out and have had NO complications!"). So you - and others -- are probably getting a skewed perception of how common they are. They really aren't.

    that said - I had two strictures - one at four weeks out and one at eight weeks out. Strictures are probably the most common RNY complication - and they happen to about 5% of patients (so..not very common). They're also minor and a very easy fix.
    Just keep on top of your supplements and follow your plan, and your risk will be pretty low.
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    ace090 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Struggling with the idea of surgery   
    This last week I've been struggling with the idea to go through with the surgery, thinking if I shouldn't go through with it and try push myself harder to just diet and go gym.
    I want to lose the weight but I don't want to end up looking skinny fat and not be able to consume enough Proteins a day to gain any real muscle mass.
    My only problem is I can't seem to go gym long enough to make as difference. Always battling myself mentally
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    ace090 reacted to Frustr8 in Will I be able to train muay Thai after gastric sleeve surgery?   
    And excited for you and Train well, stay centered and I believe you will have success!
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    ace090 reacted to mousecat88 in Will I be able to train muay Thai after gastric sleeve surgery?   
    You totally should be able to! I am looking into taking Krav Maga classes if I can figure out how to work it into my already packed exercise schedule.
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    ace090 reacted to Stitches78 in Will I be able to train muay Thai after gastric sleeve surgery?   
    It shouldn't be a problem. I was training in Wing Tsun. I stopped for surgery, and my doctor said I was fine to go back after about 6 weeks, or whatever my pain levels were. I'm going back next week.
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    ace090 reacted to belikewater in Will I be able to train muay Thai after gastric sleeve surgery?   
    I'm sure you will find it so much easier once you lose weight 😊 I was impatient to get back to training but looking back, it was probably 4 months post surgery before I felt like I could go hard, before that I walked, did lighter stuff etc. After that I just felt better and better. You will work out what you need to eat to train, and there are some awesome knowledgeable peeps on this site.
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    ace090 reacted to KCgirl061 in Will I be able to train muay Thai after gastric sleeve surgery?   
    You should be able to. I was never really able to run before at a higher BMI but now at a lower BMI my endurance has skyrocketed.

    Mauy Thai? I thought you meant Mai Tai! 🍹

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