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Re: Old Man---new life

Post by paul109876 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:37 am

Congrads on the weight loss. I've struggled all my life, with weight up and down. It takes a special mental fortitude to make that habit change.
I look forward to seeing your trip report!!!
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Post by KSU Wildcat » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:17 pm

I wish you the best tomorrow, Craig!
Climb on!
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Post by Shaolin » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:43 am

Way to go Craig! Keep it up.
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Post by LuLuLuv » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:59 am

If I didn't have to work I'd totally be there with you!!
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Post by MountainHiker » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:32 pm

How did it go? And remember, the summit isn't the top of the mountain. It's getting back out there!
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Post by XPLSV » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:01 pm

MountainHiker wrote:How did it go? And remember, the summit isn't the top of the mountain. It's getting back out there!
Exactly right!
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Re: Old Man---new life

Post by giarcd » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:36 am

Tuesdays hike on Shavano is the first of the season. One of he principle reasons to begin ascents is to find out what nutritional needs will my body demand and to adjust my intake to fulfill that demand. I hiked for a total of thirteen hours and wore myself out. Adjustments WILL be needed,however my first time use of electrolight replacement made me feel like I am headed in the correct direction. Used 30 ozs. of electrolights and another 60 ozs of water. The 100 lbs loss of weight was evident during the first 3+ hours (should have eaten more after that). I learned and will improve as I continue to climb. Thank you all for your continued support as I enter my NEW LIFE 8)

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Post by wildlobo71 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:38 am

I just saw this Craig, good luck to you,sir! Another person I'll be trying to keep up with now enters the fray. (That's prognostication).
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Post by njbrain » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:57 pm

giarcd wrote:Eating habits , weight loss and conditioning going very well. 80 lbs. down with a bit to go ! Bought a dehydryator to assist with dietary needs for a few days in the mountains (any suggestions accepted ) . Already doing Jerky and bananas, have corer/ peeler ordered for apples. Planning an aggressive climbing season (for an older participant) 12 to 15 peaks in Colorado and the high point of Montana------gain the summit ya'll

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Congratulations on the weight loss. I dropped from 215 to 180 and the energy gained is incredible. By the way, Granite Peak in Montana is an absolutely incredible and fun climb.
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Post by TallGrass » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:21 pm

giarcd wrote:One of he principle reasons to begin ascents is to find out what nutritional needs will my body demand and to adjust my intake to fulfill that demand. I hiked for a total of thirteen hours and wore myself out. Adjustments WILL be needed...
First, congrats on a fitter you! =D>

Second, most of us can drain our gas tank in 13hr day, then hit a diner to go from Empty to Full in one sitting. If I follow, that's no longer an option for you, so I'll be interested to hear how you both avoid bonking as well as replenish at the end of the day. I can think of a couple ways, but they'd could defeat the purpose of the gastric band surgery. Does your Doc have insight from addressing this with prior athletic patients?
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Re: Old Man---new life

Post by giarcd » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:33 am

the surgery I had is called "gastric sleeve' which removes most of the stomach and requires close attention to dietary consumption. (alittle food at a sitting). 80 grams of protein plus 64 oz water at minimum has to be worked in to diet everyday. I've been researching vitiman supplements! Take powerful multi each morning plus 3 calcium citrate with/D during day combined with electrolight replacements when on mountain. I must learn how much food etc. to consume to maintain energy for ascent/decent of mountain. Finding the balance will be interesting----test , test , test !!
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Re: Old Man---new life

Post by giarcd » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:37 am

Now under 200 lbs and ready for peaks with nutritional reqs. in control . Plan Capitol Peak Sept 4th and 5th. Granite Peak, Montana Sept 19th thru 22nd,Mt Whitney (with permit)in Oct. and Nevada high point on way home from California. We'll see how well my weight loss and conditioning program works ! :-SS
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