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25 minutes ago, sillykitty said:

I'm not a good example for maintenance, or at least not in context of what we hear about here on BP. My goal always was to eat a normal diet, just smaller quantities. So that's what I'm doing. It goes against pretty everything preached here, so I'm keeping it pretty low key. That's why I'm not posting on the food Before and After Thread. So far so good, but these are still very early days. I'm willing to adjust and eat more mindfully if the scale begins to creep up. But whatever I end up doing long term it will always be more of a "normal" diet vs. restrictive. I will always eat out A LOT, drink alcohol, enjoy ethnic food, etc., I just may need to balance that with being stricter while I'm home.

I think I'm just at a standstill on Hair loss. Maybe it's growing back? I don't know I've always had tons of fly away baby hairs, hard to tell if there are more than there was before. If yours is just breakage maybe try some hair masks? (And for you too @Orchids&Dragons) I just bought one from Amazon that gets great reviews, because I flat Iron my hair more now then I did before. So you don't like your hair down? I don't like mine up, because my ponytail is like the diameter of a nickle, vs. a quarter before :(, and it shows the thinning through my temples.

I like the style a lot. Cause, it's basically my hair, only now it's shorter. :lol:. I like the color too, mine is similar as well. I had my colorist take some of the "golden" tones out last time because it goes a little too red for my liking, especially in the sunlight. So I'm starting to lean towards ash tones vs. golden tones. But my complexion tends to flush and go red, so I'm trying to counteract that a bit. You may not have that issue.

Is there a standard maintenance plan? My maintenance has changed and evolved over the years. I would hate to have anyone in weight loss mode look at my food diary and think they are going to lose weight.

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10 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

Wouldn't that be lovely if you're able to maintain the moderation thing?! I have nowhere near enough restriction at this point for reason. LOL. I already know this about myself. *snort* You can post what you want here or in the IF thread. You know that. You won't lead us down the primrose path girlie cuz I think we all know that we each follow our own plans that are working! And love that the IF and mindfulness can work with you!!!

So glad it's at a standstill or growing!!! Embrace the flyaways. My doc said add zinc, but dunno if that's true or not. Will tell more once have the endo appt. What hairmask did you buy? I want a flat Iron but am terrified of them for now. LOL. My pony tail without my little hairpiece is like the size of a dime. So damn pitiful. It used to be over 1 1/2 across! Swearsies. My temples are a tiny bit bare but most is all the way in front and top to my crown. Sigh.

I get ruddy too. :( I was thinking ash with some kind of lighter highlight (chunky style). Like this girl's hair in back...

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I really really hope I can maintain without being super strict. Fingers crossed!

I bought this hair mask https://smile.amazon.com/Hydrating-Argan-Conditioner-Arvazallia-Damaged/dp/B00I32AN4K/ref=lp_8620646011_1_1_a_it?srs=8620646011&ie=UTF8&qid=1544038509&sr=8-1

I never used a flat Iron because my hair is stick straight, and never thought it would do anything to my hair. But a friend used it on me, and I love how it is sleek and more finished looking, and I can flip the ends under. I'm addicted now! I try to not use it too frequently, it's definitely hard on your hair :blush:

That hair and color are cute. Maybe a little lighter so the grey doesn't show as much as as quickly. I speak from experience :lol:

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Thanks for the mask idea! Will def have to ask my hairdresser about if it's even safe to use the flatiron. The good thing about a hair topper would be that if I could find a "rooted color close to that, then I wouldn't have to worry about roots growing out. ;) It would only be Mr. F's problem then! hahaha

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7 minutes ago, skinnylife said:

Is there a standard maintenance plan? My maintenance has changed and evolved over the years. I would hate to have anyone in weight loss mode look at my food diary and think they are going to lose weight.

Most of the vets on here do a relatively low carb diet. Or at least more healthfully than I am doing, or really want to do. As in more lean Protein, and veggies, even if they include a fair amount of carbs. And almost all eschew processed carbs. I 😍 processed carbs.

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1 minute ago, sillykitty said:

Most of the vets on here do a relatively low carb diet. Or at least more healthfully than I am doing, or really want to do. As in more lean Protein, and veggies, even if they include a fair amount of carbs. And almost all eschew processed carbs. I 😍 processed carbs.

b***h. bahahahaaha!!!!

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I would probably be considered a hybrid, too. Lap band in 2014, conversion to sleeve 10/10/18.

I didn't have Hair loss with the band, but am concerned with the sleeve. I am locked, so losing locs would be weird for re-growth because there would many baby locs with long, mature locs. I have over 500, so I should be able to hide it, if it occurs (not if the locs fall out in the front😒, YIKES!). I have been taking Biotin and trying to swallow the L-lysine horse pills, but it is definitely a challenge. Even when I cut them in half, it is difficult. They get stuck and scratch going down. I am successful with 500mg 3-4 times a week. I hope these attempts are helping!

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1 minute ago, ElectricBoogaloo said:

I have been taking Biotin and trying to swallow the L-lysine horse pills, but it is definitely a challenge. Even when I cut them in half, it is difficult. They get stuck and scratch going down. I am successful with 500mg 3-4 times a week. I hope these attempts are helping!

So the L-lysine are horse pills? :(

Crap!!

2 hours ago, skinnylife said:

Is there a standard maintenance plan? My maintenance has changed and evolved over the years. I would hate to have anyone in weight loss mode look at my food diary and think they are going to lose weight.

This is a great question actually! Do you think that maintenance is as varied as all our pre-op liquid diets were? :D What a nightmare!

Are you saying you eat a lot? But that's because you are so diligent about working out like a beast? (BTW, I'd secretly not so secretly like to be you when I grow up. :D )

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8 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

So the L-lysine are horse pills? :(

Crap!!

It feels like this...908683875_bigpill.jpg.1d03eeea8a86e1b2e5c08e479b1b22da.jpg

But it is actually this...IMG_2206.JPG.c3ec7f22bfd5717161244c5d8e79018f.JPG long and wide!

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5 minutes ago, ElectricBoogaloo said:

It feels like this...908683875_bigpill.jpg.1d03eeea8a86e1b2e5c08e479b1b22da.jpg

But it is actually this...IMG_2206.JPG.c3ec7f22bfd5717161244c5d8e79018f.JPG long and wide!

Dayum!!! They look like the monster potassium pills or cal-mags! ((hugs)) Hold me!

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4 hours ago, sillykitty said:

I'm not a good example for maintenance, or at least not in context of what we hear about here on BP. My goal always was to eat a normal diet, just smaller quantities. So that's what I'm doing. It goes against pretty everything preached here, so I'm keeping it pretty low key. That's why I'm not posting on the food Before and After Thread. So far so good, but these are still very early days. I'm willing to adjust and eat more mindfully if the scale begins to creep up. But whatever I end up doing long term it will always be more of a "normal" diet vs. restrictive. I will always eat out A LOT, drink alcohol, enjoy ethnic food, etc., I just may need to balance that with being stricter while I'm home.

I think I'm just at a standstill on Hair loss. Maybe it's growing back? I don't know I've always had tons of fly away baby hairs, hard to tell if there are more than there was before. If yours is just breakage maybe try some hair masks? (And for you too @Orchids&Dragons) I just bought one from Amazon that gets great reviews, because I flat Iron my hair more now then I did before. So you don't like your hair down? I don't like mine up, because my ponytail is like the diameter of a nickle, vs. a quarter before :(, and it shows the thinning through my temples.

I like the style a lot. Cause, it's basically my hair, only now it's shorter. :lol:. I like the color too, mine is similar as well. I had my colorist take some of the "golden" tones out last time because it goes a little too red for my liking, especially in the sunlight. So I'm starting to lean towards ash tones vs. golden tones. But my complexion tends to flush and go red, so I'm trying to counteract that a bit. You may not have that issue.

I want to see your food,😢

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36 minutes ago, ElectricBoogaloo said:

It feels like this...908683875_bigpill.jpg.1d03eeea8a86e1b2e5c08e479b1b22da.jpg

But it is actually this...IMG_2206.JPG.c3ec7f22bfd5717161244c5d8e79018f.JPG long and wide!

I always snapped mine in half lol

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I consider myself in the sophomoric class, but I'm 13 months post. Does that still count?

No help from me in the hair Dept, sorry.

I started my LLysine regime very very early. No major loss, and at the peak of my worry period just very very mild thinning around my edges and no one can tell besides me. Now back to normal. But TE depends on a range of factors. LLysine, tip top Iron and low manipulation were the only things I did different. I don't even think my Protein was always at level to be honest...

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11 minutes ago, GreenTealael said:

I always snapped mine in half lol

Me, too, but it still seems so big. At one time, I tried quarters even😁😂😅

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2 minutes ago, ElectricBoogaloo said:

Me, too, but it still seems so big. At one time, I tried quarters even😁😂😅

I was willing to do whatever it took to keep my hair...

Mission accomplished 😎

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1 hour ago, ElectricBoogaloo said:

It feels like this...908683875_bigpill.jpg.1d03eeea8a86e1b2e5c08e479b1b22da.jpg

But it is actually this...IMG_2206.JPG.c3ec7f22bfd5717161244c5d8e79018f.JPG long and wide!

55 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

Dayum!!! They look like the monster potassium pills or cal-mags! ((hugs)) Hold me!

25 minutes ago, GreenTealael said:

I always snapped mine in half lol

12 minutes ago, ElectricBoogaloo said:

Me, too, but it still seems so big. At one time, I tried quarters even😁😂😅

Y'all are a bunch of amateurs! :P

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