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  1. cinwa

    Hair advice needed.

    I didn't have much of any hair loss in the early months post-WLS but my hair went from strong, thick and straightish to curly and fine (and I went grey pretty much overnight but I was in my mid-50's so that was no surprise). I decided to have it cut pretty short and layered which gave it body which reduced any appearance of thinning.
  2. cinwa

    Greetings, everyone.

    Welcome to Thinner Times Felicite!
  3. cinwa

    I got brave :)

    You are rocking those pants Trish! I'm so proud of you ... you've done an amazing job and despite everything that's gone on in your life this past year, you still come out with a smile on your face.
  4. cinwa

    My 1st Surgerversary!

    Happy Surgiversary Chefman! Got to tell you, that's one of the most stunning transformations I've seen.
  5. cinwa


    Welcome to Thinner Times Delvryboy and congratulations on your recent surgery! "I have watched my father's weight slowly kill him over the last 15 years. He has had no life what so ever and I know that's my future". I was in a similar situation - my mother died because of her morbid obesity so I think your statement about your father must help your concerns over your decision to go forward with your surgery Delvryboy.
  6. cinwa

    Here we go again

    Keeping everything crossed that you get a positive reply soon.
  7. cinwa

    Before the journey began

    You've done an amazing job Liz - congratulations!
  8. cinwa

    Beautiful walk

    The sun will do that but it doesn't take away from just what a pretty lady you are.
  9. You're looking fantastic AliPat and from the smile on your face, you're happy too. Got to agree with Jen - it looks like you had a ball.
  10. cinwa


    I miss him too Carina. Sadly, he hasn't been online since January.
  11. cinwa

    Down 200lbs!!!!

    You have done a fantastic job with your sleeve Austin - congratulations!
  12. cinwa

    Stopped acid reducer

    Apple cider vinegar can help the symptoms of pain and burning in the chest caused by acid reflux. It lowers stomach acidity and and that in turn can help prevent stomach acid travelling back into the esophagus. Drink 2 tsps mixed in a glass of water at each meal. I like Bragg's ACV - this is a good read: What is Apple Cider Vinegar with The Mother?
  13. cinwa

    Newbie from California

    Cindy - I'm with Gretta on trying something like a chewable kiddie multivitamin. They're not the best but I work on the premise that anything is better than nothing.
  14. cinwa


    At less than a month out, I doubt that there's be many who could make a dent in their protein requirements from food alone. My programme had us on 2 protein shakes a day at your stage. That alone gave me a protein intake of 62g/day.
  15. cinwa

    Diarrhea and stomach cramps

    I don't know that this has anything to do with your problem Foodiegirl but even now, anything colder than room temperature gives my pouch a very uncomfortable toothache type pain.