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About Sassafras1

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  1. Sassafras1

    100 pounds!!!!

    Well done! you look great!
  2. Sassafras1

    2.5 Years out!

    ashsleeved21 Thank you! as a relative newbie I love hearing stories like yours. It still surprises me everyday that I might actually make it to goal... I don't dare to hope!
  3. Are you drinking plain water? I couldn't tolerate water without something added to it, in fact I still add sugar free cordial to my water 6 months later. Try adding some flavour to it, or sipping warm tea. I had a lot of hydrolyte icy poles too, they were good for getting some electrolytes in, made me feel better. I'd say the high heart rate is due to dehydration, it really is a fulltime job staying on top of the fluids for the first few weeks. I felt like I was never going to get there and would be thirsty forever, but you do get there!
  4. Congratulations! I'm glad you're feeling ok.
  5. Sassafras1

    Giving Blood

    Thanks all. I'll wait for a while and see how it goes
  6. Hi All, Just wondering if anyone regularly gives blood after surgery? I did it regularly pre op but haven't been game too after yet. Anyone have any issues with fainting or nausea after?
  7. Sassafras1

    Choosing Bougie Size

    My Doc was very specific in mentioning it was a "one size fits all" when it comes to the sleeve. It wasn't based on BMI or the weight you wanted to lose.
  8. Amazing! Well done, inspirational.
  9. Sassafras1

    Slider foods

    I would try to limit the amount of "cheating" you do whilst you're in the weight loss phase. Try to maximise the loss while you can. You can still have the occasional treat but keep the party food at the party. Don't snack on anything that isn't giving you the nutrition you really need while consuming so little.
  10. Sassafras1

    Worried About Hair Loss?

    Thank you @GreenTealael this is very helpful. Right in the middle of hair loss, so sucking up every bit of info I can. Hopefully it'll be slowing down soon, in the mean time I'm off to buy some Zinc!
  11. Sassafras1

    Dry, brittle hair

    Mine is VERY wiry at the moment, I'm about to bite the bullet and have it cut into a bob to get rid of the dead ends. I'm approaching the 6 month mark and hoping desperately that what I've read here is right and it'll stop falling out then! The argan oil is a good idea though, don't know why I haven't thought of that. Fingers crossed for less frizz in the very near future CheerfulLoser
  12. Sassafras1

    am i overthinking...

    I really feel this. I told a very close friend of mine my plan (she is quite a lot bigger than me) and she was horrified, said it would ruin my life and I'd never be able to eat without throwing up (totally not true). So I never mentioned it to her again, had the surgery and told her about a month after. I was under the very wrong assumption that she may decide to do it too and we could support each other. It's a very personal decision and I now am a big believer in telling as few people as possible about your plan. I am only 4 months out and I couldn't be happier with my decision, the first week or so after surgery was pretty rough but I've never regretted the decision. You'll know if it's time, sounds like you already do TBH. Yeah it's hard at times but good hard and certainly not harder than being obese.
  13. Sassafras1

    MAY 2020 Sleevers

    I think about this a lot too, but I’ve decided to trust the process. I know I am doing all the recommended things and that’s all I can do. Now to just let the weight melt away.. hopefully all the way to goal! 🤗
  14. Sassafras1

    Loss of smell and taste!!

    That doesn't sound surgery related. Loss of taste and small is a big sign of COVID. You should definitely get tested and isolate from other people. Sorry