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A success (6 month check up at 7 months) w/pictures



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So I had my 6 months check up at the hospital on Thursday, 1 day before 7 months.

I saw my surgeon who could not be more thrilled with me. I have lost 82% of my excess weight. (which is a little strange as I have lost 91% of what will give me a normal BMI) They don't want me to loose too much more weight as I'll start to look sickly. They don't think I'll need any plastics, as I don't have an over hang and my blood results are great (the doctor at my support group will probably disagree. All my values are within range, but some are in the lower end, and since she is a specialist on supplements for bariatrics, she prefers us in the upper range). They also have a score that they calculate, that I don't remember, but it was very high, and she called me a success case. I don't go back until my 1 year check up. (I'll just have blood drawn in 3 months and show my support group doctor)

They were actually fully booked for the BIA test, but the surgeon wanted med to have one, so she called and asked if they could fit me in, and they could. They are done by the nutritionist.

She was also very impressed when she saw me, and after the test she could not be happier. I have the values for all 3 tests (1 month pre op, 6 weeks post op and 7 months post op) I managed to gain another 4 lbs before starting my pre op diet, so it wasn't at my very highest.

The only negative thing was my phase angle. It has dropped. It's a measurement that shows how well your muscles are getting nutrition. That along with my total Protein (from the blood test) she wants me to eat more, and get more protein. Other than that, everything was great and she was so impressed, especially how much muscles I still have. All the working out and walking has helped tremendously.

I have included pictures from about 6 months and 7 months post up. It's only like 5 lbs between the pictures, but I see several changes.

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Inspirational!


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Congratulations. ;-):rolleyes:B):lol:B):P:)

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Not only do you look fantastic, but sounds like you feel great too! Lean, strong, healthy and happy! YAY for you! :-) Don't stop what your doing...it's working !

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Wow! That's great on all fronts. You look fantastic AND you are healthy! Way to go!

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11 hours ago, insul817 said:

Not only do you look fantastic, but sounds like you feel great too! Lean, strong, healthy and happy! YAY for you! :-) Don't stop what your doing...it's working !

Thanks! Yeah, no plans on stopping. Anything after this though, is a bonus.

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Woo hoo, surgi bud!!! Stellar!!!!!

I love how you've increased your muscle mass!

I always thought BMR and RMR were the same thing. Did they explain the difference?

Oh, and some docs use 25bmi as "ideal", others use a life insurance table. Yours must use the life insurance table.

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6 minutes ago, Berry78 said:

Woo hoo, surgi bud!!! Stellar!!!!!

I love how you've increased your muscle mass!

I always thought BMR and RMR were the same thing. Did they explain the difference?

Oh, and some docs use 25bmi as "ideal", others use a life insurance table. Yours must use the life insurance table.

Thanks! It feels pretty awesome.

I know, right? I had to work out because of my back, but man it has paid off.

BMR is what you burn by just existing. If you stayed in bed all day. RMR is what I should eat to maintain my current weight.

Who knows. Goal is now to get under 25, and then drop fat %. When I'm under 25, I don't care how much I weigh as long as I don't go above.

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Congratulations! You look great!

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I hadn't heard of phase angles before, so I looked it up.

Full article:

http://m.ajcn.nutrition.org/content/82/1/49.full

Table of average phase angle #s.

http://m.ajcn.nutrition.org/content/82/1/49/T2.expansion.html

Assuming your test results are comparable to those in the study, your current results are... sobering. Please follow your nut's plan to the letter.

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