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Old Man---new life

Post by giarcd » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:14 am

When I was in my 30 s I was 6' 300lbs,now in my upper 60 s I'm 6' 300 lbs. TIME FOR A RADICAL CHANGE !! On th 8th of Dec. I'll have gastric sleeve surgery. At this point I do not suffer from diabetes or heart problems (thank you God) so before I might. get the weight off and improve my health and conditioning. I intend to take 1 year off from work to get the ins and outs of new eating habits as well as learn what foods I can haul up the mountain, Get ready for a new and lighter GIARCD----gain the summit
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Post by bonehead » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:33 am

Best of luck to you.
To a healthy future.
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Post by bergsteigen » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:40 am

Wishing you the best of luck Craig!!! Be looking forward to seeing your progress at a gathering in the future!
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Post by Jay521 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:06 pm

Good on ya, Craig! Where there's a will, there's a way. Best of luck to you!!!!!
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Post by Kansan » Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:22 pm

Go get your new life. My niece lost over a 100 lbs last year with diet and exercise. I know you can do it as it takes the same mental attitude that it takes to get up a mountain and you have done that.
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Post by mtgirl » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:17 am

Good luck, Craig !

My brother (49), who lives back east, just had the gastric sleeve surgery. His doctor made him lose 50 pounds on his own first, mostly to be certain he was willing and able to make the change in lifestyle, change his eating habits, and exercise (he lost 70 before surgery). He started at 351 pounds and is now down to 210 pounds. He would like to lose another 20-25. Before surgery, he was on meds for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar. He no longer takes ANY meds. Before surgery, he could barely walk around the block due to severe pain in his ankles and knees. Last month, I went home to visit him, and he asked me to go hiking with him in the Shawangunks. I never thought I would see the day my brother wanted to go hiking. We hiked 7 miles that day together, and I'll treasure it forever ! The following day, we walked a 5K breast cancer awareness walk. I'm so incredibly proud of him, and the change I see in his self confidence brings tears to my eyes.

I wish the same success for you.
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Post by greenonion » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:15 am

Can't wait to read your TRs! If I may give a little advice... Don't over do it too early with too much. This is the time of year to begin building your foundation that you can build upon more in the spring and summer. Stay consistent and gradual, and it will add up. You are now pointed in the right direction. Forward and upward!!
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Post by patternmike » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:09 pm

At 54 and 260, I am right behind you. I have had to drag myself miserably up the last few 14ers, triathlons and mud runs I did. Your story inspired me and I am beginning a new. Maybe I'll see you on the trail.
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Post by Monte Meals » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:25 pm

As the Nike commercials say "Just Do It!"

I'm 68 and in addition to the incline and trail running,
I go to the gym three days a week
Go for the workout - stay for the yoga pants :mrgreen:
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Post by MonGoose » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:48 pm

I look forward to seeing (less of you) more often in the mountains. Best of luck, Craig!
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Post by zoomie83 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:41 pm

Hi Craig. Had to look it up but we met on Mt Huron in 2007. I recently shed about 15 lbs and the difference is amazing. Praying for your success.
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Post by kushrocks » Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:51 pm

As someone who myself has lost a lot if weight in the past I find this awesome. Keep updating this thread on your progress after surgery. Good luck on the 8th!
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