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    bhrobins got a reaction from DaisyChainOz in Before and After Pics   
    48yr Male, 5/18/20 VSG
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 282, GW 240/225
    First visit to the nutritionist was 7/3/2019. Had a long pre-op program then was delayed by COVID-19, so wasn't sleeved until 5/18/20. Lost 73# pre-op, 27# since - for a total of 100! Excited to hit this goal, and only have about 42/57 lbs left to meet my first and second goal.
    You can do it, stick to the program, Proteins + fluids, you know the drill. 


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    bhrobins got a reaction from ms.sss in The Maintenance Thread   
    Thanks ms.sss and catwoman7 for your responses. Sounds like nuts/seeds, nut butters and full fat dairy will be my best bets.
    Freaks me out to eat more fats, but moving out of WLM to maintenance seems as much mental as physical.
    Again, really appreciate each of you sharing your perspectives as you blaze the trail for the rest of us.
  3. Congrats!
    bhrobins got a reaction from Sassafras1 in MAY 2020 Sleevers   
    6-ish month update
    VSG on 5/18/2020
    6' 2.5" 48yr male
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 224 (158lbs down, 73 pre-op, 85 post-op)
    So I have reached my 2nd goal weight (225) at just over 6 months. At my 6 mo follow up, the doctor said I could lose until I hit 215, but no more. Met with my NUT and she has me at 1200 cals right now, but wants me to work towards 1800-2000 over the next 3 months. That seems like a lot, but with a BMR of ~1900 cals/day, it makes sense.
    Transitioning out of weight loss mode will be a trip. Have started weight training a few weeks ago to rebuild some muscle. Until now, my only exercise was walking and light resistance bands.
    Curious how the rest of you who had surgery in May are doing.
  4. Congrats!
    bhrobins got a reaction from Sassafras1 in MAY 2020 Sleevers   
    6-ish month update
    VSG on 5/18/2020
    6' 2.5" 48yr male
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 224 (158lbs down, 73 pre-op, 85 post-op)
    So I have reached my 2nd goal weight (225) at just over 6 months. At my 6 mo follow up, the doctor said I could lose until I hit 215, but no more. Met with my NUT and she has me at 1200 cals right now, but wants me to work towards 1800-2000 over the next 3 months. That seems like a lot, but with a BMR of ~1900 cals/day, it makes sense.
    Transitioning out of weight loss mode will be a trip. Have started weight training a few weeks ago to rebuild some muscle. Until now, my only exercise was walking and light resistance bands.
    Curious how the rest of you who had surgery in May are doing.
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    bhrobins got a reaction from ms.sss in Show Us Your Macros   
    6 months post op VSG last week. 48yr male 6'3", 227 lbs.
    NUT bumped me to 1200 cal target a couple weeks ago as I near goal weight (215).
    Today was 1214 cal, 116g carb, 38g fat, 93g Protein, 48g sugar (mostly from fruit and milk).
    That is pretty typical for me these days.
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    bhrobins got a reaction from ms.sss in Show Us Your Macros   
    6 months post op VSG last week. 48yr male 6'3", 227 lbs.
    NUT bumped me to 1200 cal target a couple weeks ago as I near goal weight (215).
    Today was 1214 cal, 116g carb, 38g fat, 93g Protein, 48g sugar (mostly from fruit and milk).
    That is pretty typical for me these days.
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    bhrobins got a reaction from JAKE H in Is it possible to build muscle after the sleeve? I'm about to find out.   
    You all are so inspiring and have motivated me to move into strength training as I come out of weight loss mode. I'm 6 months post-VSG and about 12 lbs from my lowest goal. (6' 3", 48yr male, HW 382, SW 309 5/18/20, CW 227, goal 215).
    My nutritionist has me at 1200 cals right now, which is a bit of a struggle most days. I see her again in a couple of weeks to talk about progressing. I know I will need more calories to stop losing and even more to gain strength with my BMR at ~1900 cals.
    How do you guys "eat clean" and get 2500+ calories in? I am currently restricted to about 7-8 oz per meal. A sample day of your meal plan would be awesome to see.
    Since I assume you eat all day, how much do you worry about timing of food relative to your workouts?
    Thanks for any advice you can give a noob like me!
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    bhrobins got a reaction from LunaSea679 in Any 300lb men? How much have you lost?   
    48 yr male, 6' 3", High Weight 382. Surgery Weight 309, Sleeve on 5/18/2020. Current weight 238. Targeting 215-225.
    I lost 73 lbs over 10 months pre-op. At 5+ months out from the sleeve, I'm down another 71 lbs. Averaging about .45lb/day so far, but I am slowing down.
    Currently eating 900 cals/day with 100+g Protein. Walking 4-5x/week for a total of ~6-8 miles.
    Stick to the program - hydrate, Proteins,  light exercise - and it will work.
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    bhrobins got a reaction from DaisyChainOz in Before and After Pics   
    48yr Male, 5/18/20 VSG
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 282, GW 240/225
    First visit to the nutritionist was 7/3/2019. Had a long pre-op program then was delayed by COVID-19, so wasn't sleeved until 5/18/20. Lost 73# pre-op, 27# since - for a total of 100! Excited to hit this goal, and only have about 42/57 lbs left to meet my first and second goal.
    You can do it, stick to the program, Proteins + fluids, you know the drill. 


  10. Congrats!
    bhrobins got a reaction from Sassafras1 in MAY 2020 Sleevers   
    VSG on 5/18/2020
    6' 2" 48yr male
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 257
    Down 52 lbs since surgery, with about 32 to go for my goal. Was averaging about 630 cals, 83g Protein through first 3 months. Met with the dietician and she wanted me to bump to 900 cals and 100+g protein because I'm a "big guy" then add another 100 cals each month through 6 months to get to 1200 cals. That seems extreme, but I have worked up to 850 cals with 100g protein. I'm full alot, though.
    I have cheated a few times with a "bad day" at 1000-1100 cals. We usually keep the junk out of the house, so I am not tempted. Still feeling plenty of restriction, so binging is not an option.
    Overall my experience has been great. I have never vomited and only a couple of times was nauseated with certain foods. Still plugging away at protein + Water + walking and light resistance band work.
    Congrats to each of you for your success. Use this new tool and work the system.
  11. Congrats!
    bhrobins got a reaction from Sassafras1 in MAY 2020 Sleevers   
    VSG on 5/18/2020
    6' 2" 48yr male
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 257
    Down 52 lbs since surgery, with about 32 to go for my goal. Was averaging about 630 cals, 83g Protein through first 3 months. Met with the dietician and she wanted me to bump to 900 cals and 100+g protein because I'm a "big guy" then add another 100 cals each month through 6 months to get to 1200 cals. That seems extreme, but I have worked up to 850 cals with 100g protein. I'm full alot, though.
    I have cheated a few times with a "bad day" at 1000-1100 cals. We usually keep the junk out of the house, so I am not tempted. Still feeling plenty of restriction, so binging is not an option.
    Overall my experience has been great. I have never vomited and only a couple of times was nauseated with certain foods. Still plugging away at protein + Water + walking and light resistance band work.
    Congrats to each of you for your success. Use this new tool and work the system.
  12. Congrats!
    bhrobins got a reaction from Sassafras1 in MAY 2020 Sleevers   
    VSG on 5/18/2020
    6' 2" 48yr male
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 257
    Down 52 lbs since surgery, with about 32 to go for my goal. Was averaging about 630 cals, 83g Protein through first 3 months. Met with the dietician and she wanted me to bump to 900 cals and 100+g protein because I'm a "big guy" then add another 100 cals each month through 6 months to get to 1200 cals. That seems extreme, but I have worked up to 850 cals with 100g protein. I'm full alot, though.
    I have cheated a few times with a "bad day" at 1000-1100 cals. We usually keep the junk out of the house, so I am not tempted. Still feeling plenty of restriction, so binging is not an option.
    Overall my experience has been great. I have never vomited and only a couple of times was nauseated with certain foods. Still plugging away at protein + Water + walking and light resistance band work.
    Congrats to each of you for your success. Use this new tool and work the system.
  13. Like
    bhrobins got a reaction from DaisyChainOz in Before and After Pics   
    48yr Male, 5/18/20 VSG
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 282, GW 240/225
    First visit to the nutritionist was 7/3/2019. Had a long pre-op program then was delayed by COVID-19, so wasn't sleeved until 5/18/20. Lost 73# pre-op, 27# since - for a total of 100! Excited to hit this goal, and only have about 42/57 lbs left to meet my first and second goal.
    You can do it, stick to the program, Proteins + fluids, you know the drill. 


  14. Like
    bhrobins got a reaction from DaisyChainOz in Before and After Pics   
    48yr Male, 5/18/20 VSG
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 282, GW 240/225
    First visit to the nutritionist was 7/3/2019. Had a long pre-op program then was delayed by COVID-19, so wasn't sleeved until 5/18/20. Lost 73# pre-op, 27# since - for a total of 100! Excited to hit this goal, and only have about 42/57 lbs left to meet my first and second goal.
    You can do it, stick to the program, Proteins + fluids, you know the drill. 


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    bhrobins got a reaction from Heather13 in Celebrating 1 year journey, 100lbs down   
    Ok, so my wife said the after picture wasn't very good. Here's a better one.

  16. Congrats!
    bhrobins got a reaction from Arabesque in Celebrating 1 year journey, 100lbs down   
    48yr Male, 5/18/20 VSG
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 282
    First visit to the nutritionist was 7/3/2019. Had a long pre-op program then was delayed by COVID-19, so wasn't sleeved until 5/18/20. Lost 73# pre-op, 27# since - for a total of 100! Excited to hit this goal, and only have about 40-60 lbs left to meet my first and second goal.
    You can do it, stick to the program, Proteins + fluids, you know the drill. The second pic isn't great - I'm about to have to retire another size of shirts in the next few weeks.


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    bhrobins got a reaction from Heather13 in Celebrating 1 year journey, 100lbs down   
    Ok, so my wife said the after picture wasn't very good. Here's a better one.

  18. Congrats!
    bhrobins got a reaction from Arabesque in Celebrating 1 year journey, 100lbs down   
    48yr Male, 5/18/20 VSG
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 282
    First visit to the nutritionist was 7/3/2019. Had a long pre-op program then was delayed by COVID-19, so wasn't sleeved until 5/18/20. Lost 73# pre-op, 27# since - for a total of 100! Excited to hit this goal, and only have about 40-60 lbs left to meet my first and second goal.
    You can do it, stick to the program, Proteins + fluids, you know the drill. The second pic isn't great - I'm about to have to retire another size of shirts in the next few weeks.


  19. Congrats!
    bhrobins got a reaction from Arabesque in Celebrating 1 year journey, 100lbs down   
    48yr Male, 5/18/20 VSG
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 282
    First visit to the nutritionist was 7/3/2019. Had a long pre-op program then was delayed by COVID-19, so wasn't sleeved until 5/18/20. Lost 73# pre-op, 27# since - for a total of 100! Excited to hit this goal, and only have about 40-60 lbs left to meet my first and second goal.
    You can do it, stick to the program, Proteins + fluids, you know the drill. The second pic isn't great - I'm about to have to retire another size of shirts in the next few weeks.


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    bhrobins got a reaction from Heather13 in Celebrating 1 year journey, 100lbs down   
    Ok, so my wife said the after picture wasn't very good. Here's a better one.

  21. Congrats!
    bhrobins got a reaction from Arabesque in Celebrating 1 year journey, 100lbs down   
    48yr Male, 5/18/20 VSG
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 282
    First visit to the nutritionist was 7/3/2019. Had a long pre-op program then was delayed by COVID-19, so wasn't sleeved until 5/18/20. Lost 73# pre-op, 27# since - for a total of 100! Excited to hit this goal, and only have about 40-60 lbs left to meet my first and second goal.
    You can do it, stick to the program, Proteins + fluids, you know the drill. The second pic isn't great - I'm about to have to retire another size of shirts in the next few weeks.


  22. Congrats!
    bhrobins got a reaction from Arabesque in Celebrating 1 year journey, 100lbs down   
    48yr Male, 5/18/20 VSG
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 282
    First visit to the nutritionist was 7/3/2019. Had a long pre-op program then was delayed by COVID-19, so wasn't sleeved until 5/18/20. Lost 73# pre-op, 27# since - for a total of 100! Excited to hit this goal, and only have about 40-60 lbs left to meet my first and second goal.
    You can do it, stick to the program, Proteins + fluids, you know the drill. The second pic isn't great - I'm about to have to retire another size of shirts in the next few weeks.


  23. Like
    bhrobins got a reaction from Heather13 in Celebrating 1 year journey, 100lbs down   
    Ok, so my wife said the after picture wasn't very good. Here's a better one.

  24. Congrats!
    bhrobins got a reaction from Arabesque in Celebrating 1 year journey, 100lbs down   
    48yr Male, 5/18/20 VSG
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 282
    First visit to the nutritionist was 7/3/2019. Had a long pre-op program then was delayed by COVID-19, so wasn't sleeved until 5/18/20. Lost 73# pre-op, 27# since - for a total of 100! Excited to hit this goal, and only have about 40-60 lbs left to meet my first and second goal.
    You can do it, stick to the program, Proteins + fluids, you know the drill. The second pic isn't great - I'm about to have to retire another size of shirts in the next few weeks.


  25. Congrats!
    bhrobins got a reaction from Arabesque in Celebrating 1 year journey, 100lbs down   
    48yr Male, 5/18/20 VSG
    HW 382, SW 309, CW 282
    First visit to the nutritionist was 7/3/2019. Had a long pre-op program then was delayed by COVID-19, so wasn't sleeved until 5/18/20. Lost 73# pre-op, 27# since - for a total of 100! Excited to hit this goal, and only have about 40-60 lbs left to meet my first and second goal.
    You can do it, stick to the program, Proteins + fluids, you know the drill. The second pic isn't great - I'm about to have to retire another size of shirts in the next few weeks.


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