Big Eric

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  • Birthday 06/12/1981

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    Dr Legha
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    El Camino
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  1. So after my RNY Gastric Bypass surgery I have lost about 170lbs, and in doing so feel like i have lost every bit of muscle on my body. I have been starting to lift weights again without seeing or feeling any results. I would like to know what supplements i can take, and which ones i should definitively stay away from. Before my surgery I had tried supplements such as creatine and androstine, and gotten very good results. I am getting a lot of protein and exercising a lot. I am just looking for something to help me build muscle mass. And simple "Ask your doctotr" replies are not what i'm looking for, lol. Any input would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!
  2. Yesterday was my surgerversary. a year ago today i was 385lbs, and this morning I weighed in at 219. I feel fantastic. I will post some pics later in the week. I just want to thank everyone in the Thinnertimes community for all the support i have received.
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    oh, and ignore how dirty my bedroom is, lol...
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    So I've lost 160lbs since May, and it has completely changed my life. I'm so greatful for all the knowledge and support that i've received from this community. I thank you all so much.
  5. I threw up probably 3-4 times a week for the first 2-3 months after surgery. It's mostly trial and error when it comes to what you can eat and how fast you can eat since everyone is different. I have only thrown up once in the last 3 months, and that was because I ate waaaay too fast, and I knew it right away. The first few months can be rough as its trial and error and experimenting with different foods. But you learn from your mistakes, and it gets better every day.
  6. I'd say at about the 3-4 month mark i started really getting hungry. As soon as I was able to start eating a larger variety of foods i found myslef hungry all the time. I was still full after eating a very small ammount, but I would be hungry again about an hour later.
  7. You will be fine. Tomorrow starts a completely new phase of your life. Keep us updated.
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    So I tried to make it the other night. Followed the recipe perfectly. It was a total disaster, an epic fail. Too embarassed to take a photo of it. It was definitely above my skill level, considering I can find a way to screw up a box of mac-n-cheese...
  9. I had the same issue. When i asked my dr he tolm me that it was most likely due to dehydration or not getting enough sodium intake.
  10. I was told by my surgeon to not do anything that really strains my abs such as sit-ups or any weight lifting for at least 8 weeks. I'm sure every doctor has his own guidlines that he wants you to follow though. You should ask yours. I just now started lifting weights about 7 months post op. I have lost about 150lbs and feel that i have literally lost every bit of muscle i had, lol...
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    Omg that sounds good... I wanna see a picture!!
  12. I actually had some crazy person condem a thread just like this that i started a few months back. Anywayz I splurged on about $20 worth of taco bell the night before my 48 hour fasting period started. I went out with a bang...
  13. K, thats what i was thinking. Thanks.