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24 September

Nutrition - 1228 calories, 890 under par. 127/55/55 CFP

Exercise - None

Unscheduled rest day today. Lots of pain from the diverticulitis. Had a light breakfast when I got up, slept on the couch through lunch, and didn't have much appetite for dinner. Just getting through this pain as best I can. Hopefully tomorrow is better.
 
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26 September

Nutrition - 1635 calories, 483 under par. 199/64/72 CFP

Exercise - none

Another rough day. I called for a telephone consult with a nurse practitioner last night, explained what was going on (no need to go into details, it's poop stuff), and she sent me back into the ER. They did another CT scan, which showed that my diverticulitis had cleared up, but couldn't explain the pain or the toilet issues. They're referring me to a GI specialist, so I'll be dealing with that soon-ish. Pain is better today, should be back at the gym tomorrow at this rate.
 
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27 September

Nutrition - 1825 calories, 293 under par. 192/77/112 CFP.

Exercise - Another unscheduled rest day.

Still in a lot of pain. Tomorrow is scheduled for back, abs, and chest, so if I'm not 100% by the morning, I really can't risk making it worse with that workout. This is really frustrating not being able to hit the gym, but as long as I keep my calories low, I know that I'm still working towards my goals.
 
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I just gotta keep telling myself that if I go back too soon and re-injure something, it'll be even longer before I'm back to 100%.
I have had a ton of setbacks the past 3 years. Key for me has been to just be patient and make healthy decisions.
 
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Monday, 29 August.
Under calories today, 2048. Macros at 32/33/35 CFP. Ordered some HumaPro, so that should help with the protein once it arrives. Feeling like absolute trash, I'm so fucking hungry.

Gym was leg day.
Squats - 135x8, 225x8, 315x6, 315x6
Leg press - 450x8, 540x8, 600x5
Standing Calf Raises - 337x12, 337x12, 337x10, 387x10
Seated leg curls - 205x6, 190x8, 190x8
Nice leg day looks similar to mine but I add leg extensions and straight legged deadlifts. The straight legs with the seated leg curls blew my hammies up.
 
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26 September

Nutrition - 1635 calories, 483 under par. 199/64/72 CFP

Exercise - none

Another rough day. I called for a telephone consult with a nurse practitioner last night, explained what was going on (no need to go into details, it's poop stuff), and she sent me back into the ER. They did another CT scan, which showed that my diverticulitis had cleared up, but couldn't explain the pain or the toilet issues. They're referring me to a GI specialist, so I'll be dealing with that soon-ish. Pain is better today, should be back at the gym tomorrow at this rate.
What treatment for the diverticulitis and how did you get diagnosed. I fought with this for some time and it comes and goes. Deep lower left abdomen pain and the shits from hell for months. Then I am magically fine. This is no joke fucks every thing up. Best of luck with it.
 
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What treatment for the diverticulitis and how did you get diagnosed. I fought with this for some time and it comes and goes. Deep lower left abdomen pain and the shits from hell for months. Then I am magically fine. This is no joke fucks every thing up. Best of luck with it.
I had no idea what diverticulitis even was until the diagnosis lol. I just had this crazy pain in my lower left back and abdomen. Ended up going to the ER because it was so bad, and they ran a CT scan and found it. Prescribed me 2 rounds of antibiotics, some pills for the pain, and I have to follow up with a GI specialist in the near future.
 
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28 September

Nutrition - 1987 calories, 131 under par. 182/94/179 CFP

Exercise - None

Lucky break, I was able to get in on someone's cancellation at the VA. I'll be meeting with a nurse practitioner tomorrow, hopefully they'll be able to do something to help. Pain still sucks ass, but not as bad as yesterday thankfully.
 

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28 September

Nutrition - 1987 calories, 131 under par. 182/94/179 CFP

Exercise - None

Lucky break, I was able to get in on someone's cancellation at the VA. I'll be meeting with a nurse practitioner tomorrow, hopefully they'll be able to do something to help. Pain still sucks ass, but not as bad as yesterday thankfully.

I hope they can help you out man. The VA here has been phenomenal to me.


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29 September

Nutrition - 1915 calories, 203 under par. 186/59/184 CFP

Exercise - None

Finally got in to see someone at the VA, they told me that pain was to be expected for up to 6 weeks, and not to worry. Just rest, more fiber, hydrate, and take Tylenol for the pain. I've got another appointment coming up on the 12th, they said if things were still bad by then, we'd look into more options. Probably going to need another colonoscopy as well, which isn't a big deal. Had one a year or two ago and it was pretty uneventful.

For now just playing it by ear. If I feel good enough to go to the gym, I'll go. If not, I'll stay home. Sucks to miss out on gains, but I'm staying under calories and still making progress towards my goals. Gotta do what I gotta do.
 
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I had no idea what diverticulitis even was until the diagnosis lol. I just had this crazy pain in my lower left back and abdomen. Ended up going to the ER because it was so bad, and they ran a CT scan and found it. Prescribed me 2 rounds of antibiotics, some pills for the pain, and I have to follow up with a GI specialist in the near future.
Mine was totally missed and tried everything to diet restrictions to meds.
29 September

Nutrition - 1915 calories, 203 under par. 186/59/184 CFP

Exercise - None

Finally got in to see someone at the VA, they told me that pain was to be expected for up to 6 weeks, and not to worry. Just rest, more fiber, hydrate, and take Tylenol for the pain. I've got another appointment coming up on the 12th, they said if things were still bad by then, we'd look into more options. Probably going to need another colonoscopy as well, which isn't a big deal. Had one a year or two ago and it was pretty uneventful.

For now just playing it by ear. If I feel good enough to go to the gym, I'll go. If not, I'll stay home. Sucks to miss out on gains, but I'm staying under calories and still making progress towards my goals. Gotta do what I gotta do.
No point ripping down the highway with a flat tire... heal up. The gym will always be there when you get back.
 
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01 October

Nutrition - 2071 Calories, 47 under par. 153/100/196 CFP

Exercise - none

Pain is much better today, like 2/10. If this keeps up through tomorrow, I'm hitting the gym Monday even if I have to go a bit lighter than I'd like. I'm getting restless lol.
 
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02 October

Weekly weigh-in: 243.2 lbs

Getting close to that 110 kg weight class! Feels awesome to still see progress even though I haven't been able to hit the gym lately. Who would have guessed that the secret was just calories out > calories in lmfao.
 
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02 October

Nutrition - Daily calories adjusted to 2060 to reflect updated weight. 1783 calories. 277 under par. 131/78/215 CFP

Exercise - Light cardio. 15 minutes on stationary bike at a light pace (heart rate at ~120 bpm) then 15 minutes on elliptical at moderate pace (150-160 BPM).

I was getting really restless today, and pain was at about a 1/10, so I figured I'd go burn a few calories today. Started off light on the bike and everything felt great, so I moved over to the elliptical and stepped it up a bit. Still a very light workout, but it felt awesome and helped get my head back into things. I should be able to return to my program tomorrow, although I'll be cutting deadlifts for at least 2 full weeks.
 
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03 October

Nutrition - 1573 calories, 487 under par. 207/42/154 CFP

Exercise - None. Unscheduled rest day.

Pain today was about a 4/10, enough to tell me that a leg day would have been bad business. I don't know if I slept wrong or what caused it to get worse overnight, and that's the most frustrating part. Generally just feeling like shit today and hoping tomorrow sucks less.
 

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