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I think I belong here! I am doing good. I just had my Dr. appointment and they told me I have lost 75% of my excess weight. That felt good to hear. I am so very close to my goal weight and will probably be in maintenance soon. I am excited to start my next journey into the world of plastics as soon as my doc okays it. As far as Hair loss goes it was bad around 6 months but has leveled off now. I chopped my hair when it was at its worse!

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2 minutes ago, Krista27 said:

I think I belong here! I am doing good. I just had my Dr. appointment and they told me I have lost 75% of my excess weight. That felt good to hear. I am so very close to my goal weight and will probably be in maintenance soon. I am excited to start my next journey into the world of plastics as soon as my doc okays it. As far as Hair loss goes it was bad around 6 months but has leveled off now. I chopped my hair when it was at its worse!

WootWoot!!

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5 minutes ago, Krista27 said:

I think I belong here! I am doing good. I just had my Dr. appointment and they told me I have lost 75% of my excess weight. That felt good to hear. I am so very close to my goal weight and will probably be in maintenance soon. I am excited to start my next journey into the world of plastics as soon as my doc okays it. As far as Hair loss goes it was bad around 6 months but has leveled off now. I chopped my hair when it was at its worse!

Yay!!! Good to see you guys here! Congrats on being so close to goal and for hitting 75%!!! That's outstanding sweet lady!!! Talk away!

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I posted this in IF, but am cross-posting here cuz I'm an attention seeking ho with narcissistic tendencies. ;) hahahahaaha

This was my $15 haircut and color (demi-permanent), and I tipped $15--so $30 for everything. Sweet! I feel a little younger/better?

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It looks nice but it's hard to see the color because of the back-lighting

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Just now, Orchids&Dragons said:

It looks nice but it's hard to see the color because of the back-lighting

Yeah. It was just a quick snap for my sis. I'll try to get better pics this weekend if I have time. :) Although by then it might be back on top of my head again.

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Great photo FC!!! Wow! 🤗

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So, I am in about a 2.5 week stall (know it's inevitable, but still not fun!). I have been Zumbaing this week and am having such increased hunger, which makes sense. Unfortunately, I am craving carbs😒.

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8 minutes ago, ElectricBoogaloo said:

So, I am in about a 2.5 week stall (know it's inevitable, but still not fun!). I have been Zumbaing this week and am having such increased hunger, which makes sense. Unfortunately, I am craving carbs😒.

Dayum! Stalls suck monkey junk! :( And being hungrier...sux worse! It's the extra Zumba of course. Pound down that Water whenever you have a weak hunger moment! And fill up on protein!! My rule is if a hard boiled egg sounds good, then eat it! You're hungry! :)

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20 hours ago, ElectricBoogaloo said:

The more I drink, the thirstier I become and crave Water. If I have a few days of low intake, then I don't crave water. My doctor says we need a minimum of 48oz of water for bodily functions, but there are so many people who don't even come close and they are still alive. Perhaps chronic dehydration contributes to other health issues down the road? Instead of paying for it today, Wimpy pays on Tuesday?!?

I don't know ... I've googled the heck out of it, and have come up with nothing on the effects of non-acute dehydration. I have a good friend (an ex) who is a GI, and I have asked him about it. He repeats the 64 oz rule, but he admits he can't back up why, and admits he doesn't usually drink that much himself, except when he works out. And I'm the opposite, the more I drink, the harder time I have to continue drinking. If I hydrate well one day, the next day it is a struggle to repeat.

20 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

When I move in we will fix this...😂

We'll see ..... :P

19 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

I drink A LOT, when I get less I feel the difference , in fact I can tell because my wrists are smaller, measurably.

I didn't always drink enough. I had a high stress job that silently required I took very few lavatory breaks, like none, so I mistreated myself. When I left it, I decided to take better care of my body. hydrating greatly improved the luster and elasticity of my skin.

I've been told that I have the softest skin ever, childlike (but not in a creepy way)...

Hmm ... the skin aspect is interesting. But my skin is almost never dry, curious and curiousier

6 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

So I don't know what to say to you hon? I do know some peeps with kidney and cardio issues survive on much less than the 48oz our surgeons tell us is the "dead" minimum for us. I think at the end my dad had like a 1000ml limit per day? Or something like that?

What I do know is that as we age, we have a tendency not to fully hydrate and we also lose our thirst mechanism. So many old peeps are chronically dehydrated. That causes ALL kinds of health issues especially as it pertains to vitamins/mins/electrolytes. :(

I also know that when we make ourselves drink, we wake up our thirst. Don't know why or how it happens. I can easily forget to drink. But when I do, I'm much, much, hungrier. I also think that it makes swallowing for me harder? Can't substantiate that though. I can now gulp water--if it's roomish temp. But if it's cold, then I have to slowly sip cuz it goes down in big "rocks" or lumps. And I can drink warm water/tea/coffee all day at very hot temps and I just want more and more. Probably the most of my liquid or at least 50/50 is in hot liquids. Cups of hot stuff. :D

The only thing that concerns me about only having 20oz per day, is that humans get as much as 80% of their "water" from foods. And as bariatrics, we're not eating that much! :) :( So we have to realize that our Fluid consumption has to be thought of independently.

What does your doc say about the amount you drink? Great that you have wonderful labs, but also know you're early days for lab crap to really show its ugly face. That can take as long as a couple of years of more? Maybe you're just "special" ;) We know you are, princess! Queen of Cardio! :D 🦄

Maybe I was born with a old person thirst mechanism? Maybe it's genetic, my mom is the same as I am, and has been her whole life?

Making myself drink when I'm not thirsty is a struggle, hte more I drink, the less I want to take the next sip. Instead of becoming a habit, each day I fully hydrate, it is harder and harder for me to do so the next day. The thought of taking a sip is distasteful.

I haven't spoken to my Dr. about it. I've spoken to his PA, she ok'd me drinking diet soda when I told her I struggled w fluid goals. She said it was better than nothing. But even with soda, I'm almost never getting 48 or 64. As I mentioned I've spoken to my GI friend, and he said it was important, but couldn't tell me why. He is generally very good at explaining the why's and how's.

I'm definitely special :lol: But really, isn't most of the world getting sub 48 oz? Maybe the super hydraters are the special ones? :P

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9 minutes ago, sillykitty said:

I don't know ... I've googled the heck out of it, and have come up with nothing on the effects of non-acute dehydration. I have a good friend (an ex) who is a GI, and I have asked him about it. He repeats the 64 oz rule, but he admits he can't back up why, and admits he doesn't usually drink that much himself, except when he works out. And I'm the opposite, the more I drink, the harder time I have to continue drinking. If I hydrate well one day, the next day it is a struggle to repeat.

We'll see ..... :P

Hmm ... the skin aspect is interesting. But my skin is almost never dry, curious and curiousier

Maybe I was born with a old person thirst mechanism? Maybe it's genetic, my mom is the same as I am, and has been her whole life?

Making myself drink when I'm not thirsty is a struggle, hte more I drink, the less I want to take the next sip. Instead of becoming a habit, each day I fully hydrate, it is harder and harder for me to do so the next day. The thought of taking a sip is distasteful.

I haven't spoken to my Dr. about it. I've spoken to his PA, she ok'd me drinking diet soda when I told her I struggled w fluid goals. She said it was better than nothing. But even with soda, I'm almost never getting 48 or 64. As I mentioned I've spoken to my GI friend, and he said it was important, but couldn't tell me why. He is generally very good at explaining the why's and how's.

I'm definitely special :lol: But really, isn't most of the world getting sub 48 oz? Maybe the super hydraters are the special ones? :P

Do you find you can drink a lot more of fun things?

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21 minutes ago, GreenTealael said:

Do you find you can drink a lot more of fun things?

Like alcohol?

Pre WLS, yes, definitely. But post WLS, I lost most of my taste for alcohol. I have left more half drunk beers behind because I just didn't want anymore. :blush:

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3 hours ago, sillykitty said:

Like alcohol?

Pre WLS, yes, definitely. But post WLS, I lost most of my taste for alcohol. I have left more half drunk beers behind because I just didn't want anymore. :blush:

Oh I didn't even consider alcohol, I meant juice soda etc...

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16 hours ago, sillykitty said:

As I mentioned I've spoken to my GI friend, and he said it was important, but couldn't tell me why. He is generally very good at explaining the why's and how's.

Per my cardiologist, the 64 oz. was the result of a single study, and used people who worked both indoors and out in the heat. That's why he doesn't hold to it.

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