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  1. Been a while. Things are good. Fittest ive ever been in my life. Still struggle with body image some days. Important to remind ourselves once in a while how far weve come. Hard work pays off. Hope everyone is well.
  2. Coming up on 2 years post op and life has never been better. The gastric sleeve opened up a world to me that i thought would never exist. Ive learned so much about health, nutrition and exercise, that i wouldnt have if i didnt take the first step with the sleeve. I have a healthy relationship with foods now. I try to keep myself to the 80/20 rule. But i probably am closer to 90/10. Make good choices 80% of the time, and enjoy some of my favorite things the other times. Its funny tho, a lot of my favorites have no become healthy choices. So that makes life easier. I started this journey first just focusing on losing the weight. So for the first year i ran a lot and set a goal to run a half marathon. i completed that last may and then began to switch my focus to putting on muscle. This was hard because it meant i had to up my calories which for anyone in our situation, is a scary thing. So i bought a WHOOP strap and really dialed in how many calories i was burning and spoke with my nutritionist about a plan to get where i wanted to go. (whoop strap is apparently the most accurate fitness tracker out right now and ive found that my apple watch says i burn 800 more calories then the whoop says. just a heads up. IT wasnt easy but ive been doing it and got on a great routine. My lowest weight was 208. i now hover between 225-230. i weigh every few weeks but dont get too obsessed with the scale anymore. i know that if i stay within my calories that im fine. Its been a process and i had to learn a lot. it wasnt all easy but 110% worth it. This surgery opened a whole new life for me. I am extremely greatful.
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    woooohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, the best feeling ever right?!! hope you had a blast!
  4. As long as youre in a calorie deficit, youll still lose weight! Carbs or not. Now im not saying you should make that a habit, but everything in moderation!!
  5. This made me actually "lol" thank you!!!!! 😂😂😂😂😂
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    Smoking wax/weed post surgery

    Im not saying to do it, just being honest. I dabbed from day one. All is good on my end. Thats just me.
  7. i appreciate that!! thanks !
  8. I started crossfit because it was a good mixture of cardio and weight training. It has workout out great for me. i have extra skin on my stomach still but my arms and lets barely have any after filling out,
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    Hello all! We had a wedding last weekend. First time dressing up in a while.
  10. Youre doing amazing! This stall sucks and mine lasted just as long. Keep sticking to the plan. Itll drop. Youve done nothing wrong. The head games are rough, but if youre sticking to your plan, then youre fine. Just keep going.
  11. once i was cleared i got after it pretty hard. just make sure to get your protein, water and vitamins in.
  12. im off all meds i was on before surgery. and it took about a month for my doc to get me off everything
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    Last week in disney!!! Hope everyone is well. You all look amazing!!
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    Weight lifting (bodybuilding)

    I joined a crossfit gym and it has been amazing for me. They tell you what to do so it takes all the thinking out of it. It includes all types of fitness. From cardio, to lifting, and gymnastics. I love what it has done for my body,
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    R.I.P. Boobs

    i was happy to lose my boobs 😂😂😂😂 or should i say moobs.
  17. i personally do crossfit 6 days a week. I am not recommending that, its just what i do. i fell in love with it and enjoy it so much that it doesnt even feel like working out to me anymore. its become a sport to me and trying to get better at it everyday. i know it can seem intimidating but most things are at first until we dive in. It will push you in different ways and teach you knew movements you would not normally do at your standard gym. Crossfit is for everyone tho, and can be scaled for anyone. I recommend follow their instagram page and seeing some amazing people on there. Let me know if there is anything else i can answer for you!
  18. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. I too took the lifting route. i do it through crossfit. But it has done wonders for my body!! it has so many benefits when done correctly and will only help us as we get older. Congrats to you on your success!!
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    Happy New Years everyone!!!! Here is the GF and me on new years eve. I hope everyone has a great year!!!
  20. Im no longer just alive, im actually living now. This was an experience ill never forget and i cant wait to go again. This has always been one of my goals but i was too heavy to do it. Making dreams become reality. Im loving this whole process.
  21. i use a WHOOP strap. Very big in the fitness world these days.
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    i made the jump

    just enjoy the **** out of it. theyll walk you through it all. and pay the extra for the video experience.
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    i made the jump


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