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  1. Beachsprite

    HELP! Cant stop eating!

    No need to be rude Babbs just drives me nuts when people don't accept you can feel hungry and blame it on thirst etc. My surgeon and biological studies says it's totally normal for hunger to return in this time frame body finds away to produce gerhlin with stomach left n the sensation of hunger aka sensation in your stomach is the stmach contracting n rubbing together when it's empty part hormonal driven part mechanical by knowing it's empty. That's in its very simplistic terms. on here though many ppl just parrot the same responses n ignore biology and lay blame at the person. No one on here can take the high road with just 'stop eating n follow your meal plan' as we all needed surgery to fix our over eating issues. If it was so easy blendgirl you shouldn't have had surgery n just stopped eating so much as your helpful advise says. Sharon1964 I liked your response.
  2. Beachsprite

    HELP! Cant stop eating!

    I know how you feel the hunger is back big time. And no its not thirst or reflux and yes I have all my protein. The battle is real and I feel your pain! I hope someone has some better advice than the stock replies
  3. Beachsprite

    Ideal size?

    My size goal I think in US sizes is a comfortable size 10. Not been that for a decade. I should be that around 150lb.
  4. Beachsprite

    Valentine's Day Weight Loss Challenge

    Hi thank you for doing this I work full time with 3 young kids and know how hectic that is!! My starting weight is 181lb and goal is 165
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    Dare I Ask?

    it has taught me to be grateful for my body imperfections and all. pre being morbidly obese i was always a little chubby and hid ti away ashamed and always comparing myself to others. Then I got really big and missed that slightly chubby body that could run and jump and play sports and go on long walks - now i'm slowly getting back to slightly chubby (and a little baggier and saggier) rather than morbidly obese i'm so happy and grateful for the better range of movement and fitness and i'm very grateful for the body i have now and morphing into. It's never going to be tight and toned but i'm not going to compare myself to those that are and just be grateful for what i am. It has also been an interesting soical experiment with how people treat you, i've always got on well with men when i was much slimmer this was seen as a threat to other woman and many used to be pretty horrible to me (start rummours and bullying), but even though i'm the same when bigger women saw me as less of threat so nicer to me even though i hang out with guys mostly. will see if attitudes change again when i get smaller or if people just reliese i'm no threat i'm just a tomboy at heart Finally it has taught me not to be so self defacing - i frequently mocked myself and my weight to make other's feel more comfortable around me almost like - i'll say what people are thinking so they don't say it or think i didn't realize i have a weight problem etc. I won't and don't do that anymore even though i'm still big.
  6. phone, charger, body wash/shower gel and deodorant other than comfy clothes to go in that all i need the whole time all meds and food and water etc were provided.
  7. how about a Fitbit or Garmin Vivosmart activity tracker? It's what iv'e got a few people I have one myself and greatly increases my activity by trying to meet my step goals everyday.
  8. Beachsprite

    Holiday Weight Loss Challenge!

    weighed in at 182lb for the 14th of dec
  9. i was back on a week alter and was fine
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    First 5K

    That's great! That's one of my goals for maybe around March time to do a 5k seems a big ask but I'm going to do that couch to 5k thing over a few months - did you do that too?
  11. try protein bars instead that are soy based- i can't have protein shakes or milk based (WHEY) bars - but i'm doing ok - you wouldn't lose that much muscle in such a short time - it's more likely caused by anemia or thyroid issues or an electrolyte imbalance especially if you are not drinking enough- so as others have suggested go see someone and get blood works done. Also beef jerky, eggs and meat and beans etc all good sources of protein you don't really need shakes at 3 months out - they help sure but not 100% needed.
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    3 months hair loss

    I'm on week 3, and this week it's twice as bad as last week and last week was bad I've been through this a number of times before but it's never easy, i have a bob haircut between jaw and shoulder and fine hair to start with. I am keeping it this length at least for another year until it stops falling then the regrowth about catches up. then i will grow it longer again. oh yeah an i officially blocked the shower drain filter with my hair the other day! - a neat trick for someone who has fairly short hair!

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