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30 minutes ago, MeanSleevedMachine said:

I finally went below 400 this week. That was my first major goal. Next is 330, the weight I was at when I was probably in the best shape of my life when I played college football (6’6” 330). Then I want to tackle 250 after that as my ultimate goal.

I was stalled for about 8 days at one point since I last posted and then this week I was dropping 1-2 lbs every single day until I just weighed in at 393. That is a total loss of 84 lbs thus far.

That's amazing! You really look great! Congrats!!!

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1 hour ago, MeanSleevedMachine said:

I finally went below 400 this week. That was my first major goal. Next is 330, the weight I was at when I was probably in the best shape of my life when I played college football (6’6” 330). Then I want to tackle 250 after that as my ultimate goal.

I was stalled for about 8 days at one point since I last posted and then this week I was dropping 1-2 lbs every single day until I just weighed in at 393. That is a total loss of 84 lbs thus far.

whoohoooooooooo isn't that the greatest feeling??? I celebrated going into the 250's lbs range earlier this week and I felt like I was walking on sunshine. You have come such a long way in a short time. I am inspired! But remember you are in this for the marathon, not the sprint :P Congrats on this new milestone

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Down 89 lbs total. Forgive the sunburn — went to a ballgame the other day with friends and forgot my sunscreen and hat.

The picture on the left was taken two weeks prior to gastric sleeve on April 27. The picture on the right was taken today.

I get this question a lot after I make posts; people fire away with personal messages. So I will answer it here.

No, I have not had any issues with loose skin. I don’t know if I have any secrets to share. I will gladly tell you what I do. I eat 1300 calories, 120+ Protein a day, I walk 5 miles or more a day and I weight lift 5 days a week. I also use skin so soft lotion all over my body each day after a shower. I make sure I drink plenty of Water. As much as I can stand.

I have zero sagging skin despite rapid weight loss. I don’t know what, if any of the above, produces those results. It could simply be age, gender or genetics for all I know.

Also, we have six garages on our house so after I got really going on the weight lifting I converted one to an in-home gym complete with gym flooring and I’ve added every type of weight lifting machine to beside a leg press machine. I am also looking for a giant tire to roll around my property.

This train has no brakes and I feel like a million bucks. If you are on the fence with this surgery, don’t be. Make sure you vet your surgeon and get a really good one but definitely do it!

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Not as heavy,as you were in the beginning, but still pretty chunky for my age. Hoping and praying for a loss like yours÷😛👍😛

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On 7/20/2018 at 8:44 PM, MeanSleevedMachine said:

I finally went below 400 this week. That was my first major goal. Next is 330, the weight I was at when I was probably in the best shape of my life when I played college football (6’6” 330). Then I want to tackle 250 after that as my ultimate goal.

I was stalled for about 8 days at one point since I last posted and then this week I was dropping 1-2 lbs every single day until I just weighed in at 393. That is a total loss of 84 lbs thus far.

Congratulations, you truly are a Mean sleeved Machine. Keep updating us.

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On 7/21/2018 at 1:44 AM, MeanSleevedMachine said:

I finally went below 400 this week. That was my first major goal. Next is 330, the weight I was at when I was probably in the best shape of my life when I played college football (6’6” 330). Then I want to tackle 250 after that as my ultimate goal.

I was stalled for about 8 days at one point since I last posted and then this week I was dropping 1-2 lbs every single day until I just weighed in at 393. That is a total loss of 84 lbs thus far.

That's amazing! I'm hoping to lose a pound a day too - I'll be working out 5 times a week!

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Wow! What great inspiration you are! I am going to use your tips about higher Protein to help with skin.

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Updated my side by side photo today. The left side was the day of surgery, May 10, 2018. The right side was today, August 3, 2018.

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Your doing great man. Keep inspiring us!!!

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On 08/02/2018 at 08:44, DG_VSG said:





That's amazing! I'm hoping to lose a pound a day too - I'll be working out 5 times a week!


Good luck! Once you get going with it, it becomes like second nature. There were a few times early on I had to make myself get up at 5 am and workout because I absolutely did not want to. You have to push through that.

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Awesome! Congrats

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Photographs say it all. You deserve to feel proud. Thank you for trusting us with your progress. It's hard to put yourself out on display since some people can be brutally judgmental (as a mask for envy).

I have a lot of respect for those who work hard to meet their goals. I feel inadequate in many ways because I know I'd never be able to walk 5 miles a day --- let alone 1/4 of a mile. I know there are exercises that don't involve weight-bearing maneuvers... still, I feel cheated by the post-op cramping in my leg and a chronic ankle injury that limits my ability to boost my weight loss with rigorous exercise. Yes, WLS is a tool, but when you can't do much in the way of productive exercise, it's like working with a dull tool.

I didn't intend to turn this post into something about myself. Sometimes thoughts and frustrations take over.

I am truly happy about your success and I hope that you reach all of your primary goals -- and your in-between goals, too.:)

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You are tearing this up! Great work!

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So I am off all medication other than Vitamins. I am down 122 lbs total since my surgery on May 10, 2018. Hard to believe how much my life has changed in just four months.

I have continued to eat right. I walk at least 5 miles a day and workout five days a week M-F and take weekends off from lifting.

My body has changed completely. I haven’t been in this good of shape since I played college football. Amazing journey so far.

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