- HEALTH TRACKER
This site was created by Bruce Underwood, a fellow WLS patient who just loves, statistics, graphs and charts. The Charts your Weight and Inches feature also calculates your projected % of excess weight loss based on your demographics and performance to date. This is probably one of my favorite sites.
This is a free, online Diet and Exercise tracking system. You can purchase and download a more comprehensive version to your computer, but the online version is very helpful. It allows you to track and view your intake, exercise, and moods and see how it impacts your journey.
This is a free, online database of foods and exercises you can use to journal and track your progress. It has a great feature that allows you to enter a recipe and it will calculate the nutritional values based on the ingredients.
Kaye Bailey's Blog, Living After Weight Loss Surgery, is filled with information and great recipes. She also has her four WLS rules, blogs, and recommended reading.
Once we lose all of those extra pounds, we need to find a way to maintain the wonderful losses and gains that we've achieved. One way to do that is to know what your caloric needs are. This site has a Basal Metabolic Calculator that also has an activity calculator. This allows you to see what your base BMR is if you do nothing but breathe... then you can add in your level of activity to see what your actual caloric needs are. Give it a try and see what your new BMR is.
This is a great site that another OH member alerted me to. It allows you to find restaurants in your area that provide healthy dining choices. You can select by area and budget. It provides a list of restaurants that meet their healthy dining guidelines. When you find a restaurant that meets your needs you can select a link to that restaurant and see the nutritional information for a number of selections. This way you can head off to a restaurant with a healthy dining plan ... and a plan is half the battle to eating healthfully!
There is a lot of discussion about the percentage of excess body weight we might lose with any type of WLS. Statistically, most lose somewhere between 60 and 80 percent of their excess weight. Of course, there are many variables.
So how, do we know how much we are 'supposed' weigh? In order to really know what are ideal body weight 'range' is, we need to also factor in our frame size.
This website can help you to quantify your 'ideal' body weight.