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Hey all. Its been a minute since I've posted in here. Been dealing with my own stall and weight regain over the last year. Been a rough year with job stress and buying a home, that it really didn't take that much for meto fall off track and let old habits creep back in.

Over the last four weeks I've refoced and went back to the basics again. Counting callories, avoiding the things that don't help as much as I can (at least during the week), and hitting the gym more consistently. This time around where some things are easier to cope with, other things aren't.

Its why I'm here. Needing that reminder that this isn't a race but a marathon of continued work, focus, and dedication to being a healthier person. Acknowledging that my success will come from the work I put in. My honeymoon phase from surgery is long long gone. So when you get stress out, or slip up with the eating/diet/exercise remember this:

1.You didn't get to where you got in a week, and you won't get to where you need to be in a week.

2. It takes time. Learn to acknowledge your mistakes and learn to move past them. Even if that means starting from the basics (calorie counting, meal prepping/planning, walking, Water intake, etc).

3. Remember/remind youself that you can do this. Surgery was the hard part. Working out isn't **** compared to having your stomach/body altered.

4. Celebrate your success, because they do count. Whether its making it to 2 miles on the treadmill, staying at your caloric goal for a day/week/month, fitting in smaller clothes,or dropping an inch off the waist line celebrate it. Because not everyday that scale is gonna cooperate with you. When that happens remember that you are changing in other ways.

Yeah and days you feel like its still not working look at that picture of you prior to surgery, and then look at you now. Your light years away from where you started. Because you decided to start.cdd89776-3515-434a-a779-5255a2399b2d.jpegFB_IMG_1511840493564.jpeg20180820_184145.jpeg

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Fork me! Sorry dudes! :(

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TInk in the power rack with a belt?! Are you squating?!

Good to see you again my friend!

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30 minutes ago, BigViffer said:

TInk in the power rack with a belt?! Are you squating?!

Good to see you again my friend!

Yeah I try to squat about twice a week. Nothing too insane, but enough to give a bit a resistance and to make sure my form is key. Last thing I wanna do is hurt myself, especially my back.

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We're human, we'll have bumps in the road. The fact that you have the will to get back on it says a lot about you. Good on you Sir!!! At my stage it's hard to think about those things. It's all about learning and dreaming about sunshine and rainbows later. To know that it is absolutely possible to recover from hard times is inspirational. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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43 minutes ago, J San said:

We're human, we'll have bumps in the road. The fact that you have the will to get back on it says a lot about you. Good on you Sir!!! At my stage it's hard to think about those things. It's all about learning and dreaming about sunshine and rainbows later. To know that it is absolutely possible to recover from hard times is inspirational. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Yeah its all about accountability here. And that the realization that the surgery is this magical cure all be all needs to be squashed. It take work and focus to get there. The surgery, diets, working out are all tools that need to be used in tangent to one another in order to reach that goal. I got lazy part of the way and now I'm dealing with losing weight that I had already lost before. It sucks, but its reality. We all have peaks and valleys to deal with here. I choose to recognize my peak moments and then trying to get my ass back down to the bottom of that valley. Can't stay on this mountain of fat for too much longer.

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Last few days I've been working out in my street clothes. Its just makes it easier if I skip the locker room and walk into the gym right into cardio. Some look at me crazy but I'm stilk in there getting the routines that I need to complete completed. I will admit the jeans are heavier and make my normal 3 miles on the elliptical seem like 6 miles. But the key here for me is trying to restore some consistency in my workout schedule and routine so that my body doesn't do another heart plateau again.

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I can't seem to find the motivation to start working out. I've even stopped walking. I'm still losing weight on the regular but.... I have a semi home gym so don't know why I can't get on it. Good for you for getting back into it and sticking to it.

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On 10/14/2018 at 18:14, J San said:



I can't seem to find the motivation to start working out. I've even stopped walking. I'm still losing weight on the regular but.... I have a semi home gym so don't know why I can't get on it. Good for you for getting back into it and sticking to it.


I am right there with you. I haven’t been to the gym once since I was sleeved 13 months ago. I can’t get motivated to go. Old habits have started up again and I have gained weight back as well like OP said. I need to get refocused and get the weight off.

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