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Impressive work dude, hopefully get there myself one day!

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I know it is possible to gain muscle after the sleeve. About 4 to 5 months out, my endocrine system went haywire. I was getting worse at The pre-programmed workouts on my treadmill (eventually just sliding of the back). Then I could no longer stand from the step stool I sit on to wash my dog. I had to push myself up with my hands. I got referrals to many specialists, but everyone basically wanted to wait and retest. Meanwhile I was gaining weight. I joined a gym and started in a beginner class. I go three days a week. I have regained most of my strength, and I continue to make progress. I started the gym in December and missed one week do to illness in February. It took me another week to get back to where I was before. I have 15 lbs left to reach my goal weight, but because I lost so much muscle, I am rethinking that number. I am more concerned with getting all my muscle back (it is nice to watch the scale go down though). For informational purposes, I have never had a problem eating, getting all my Protein, or Water. My last labs were from when I was sick and basically still out if wack. Thyroid not normal A1C still at pre-diabetic, and they put me on a diuretic for high blood pressure. Also, my protein was low despite over 100grams per day. .



On the plus side, I feel better and my hair is growing back. Maybe the labs will catch up.

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On ‎5‎/‎23‎/‎2019 at 2:17 PM, Healthy_life2 said:

Any updates????

I got tagged in this post last week somehow. I commented somewhere along the way. I haven't been on here in a while but ill try to start in an attempt to motivate some others. I am just over 4 years post op and started at 472lbs. currently at 278 but a muscular 278... Be great folks and keep your eye on the prize!

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26 minutes ago, oldbriannomore said:

I got tagged in this post last week somehow. I commented somewhere along the way. I haven't been on here in a while but ill try to start in an attempt to motivate some others. I am just over 4 years post op and started at 472lbs. currently at 278 but a muscular 278... Be great folks and keep your eye on the prize!

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Wow, you look amazing! All your hard work really shows. You're an inspiration!

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On 5/23/2019 at 3:17 PM, Healthy_life2 said:

Any updates????

I'm still around, but haven't been able to work out in about a month due to recovering from plastic surgery. I have about another month or go before om cleared to work out.

I haven't been very active on here as I'm a little salty that BariatricPal's Mexico hospital screwed me out of a $1,000 deposit after their surgeon left their company. I don't want to get into that in this thread, or the admins will just delete this thread like they did the others where I've discussed it.

Update pic post plastic surgery:

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9 hours ago, BlueCrush said:

I'm still around, but haven't been able to work out in about a month due to recovering from plastic surgery. I have about another month or go before om cleared to work out.

I haven't been very active on here as I'm a little salty that BariatricPal's Mexico hospital screwed me out of a $1,000 deposit after their surgeon left their company. I don't want to get into that in this thread, or the admins will just delete this thread like they did the others where I've discussed it.

Update pic post plastic surgery:

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Wow! You look fantastic. How bad is the healing?

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I got tagged in this post last week somehow. I commented somewhere along the way. I haven't been on here in a while but ill try to start in an attempt to motivate some others. I am just over 4 years post op and started at 472lbs. currently at 278 but a muscular 278... Be great folks and keep your eye on the prize!
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[emoji50] You are a rockstar!!

Sent from my QS5509A using BariatricPal mobile app

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6 hours ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

Wow! You look fantastic. How bad is the healing?

I've surprisingly had no pain at all. It's more just general soreness and tiredness as the body is using all its energy to heal. The hardest part has been trying to just stay at home and do nothing after I've gotten so used to a lifestyle of activity and exercise. It has been much more mentally tough than physically tough.

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@oldbriannomore Your a beast brother. Look great. Hope to one day come close to looking that good.

@BlueCrush Good to see and hear from you. Congrats on the plastics and gotta say looks great so far. Good to hear the pain is minimal and Happy Healing!!!!

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keep on grinding and you will get there!

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Blue! Killing it brother.

I am 3 years post and have been powerlifting. This is after 2 years of doing OCR! I think we need to start a bariatric strength group!

The stats: HW 356, CW 214

Lifts: Sw - 315 Bench - 205 DL - 405 (also going for the 1000 total. First comp in 2 weeks!!!)

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Did my first strongman comp today - 200kg silver dollar deadlift. Nearly got 220kg but lost balance😁

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8 minutes ago, Albus said:

Did my first strongman comp today - 200kg silver dollar deadlift. Nearly got 220kg but lost balance😁

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OMgosh, what are you lifting? Anvils?

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