TheWombat posted a discussion topic 1 week, 1 day ago

I think I might have COVID-19, but a very mild case. On Friday afternoon I had the dry cough with sudden onset fatigue for no apparent reason. I went to bed early with the heat up high, and had a long sleep. I felt better on Saturday, no longer tired,


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 1 week, 5 days ago

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TheWombat posted a discussion topic 1 week, 6 days ago

I originally planned to lose until I was at the borderline between underweight and normal BMI so that I would have a buffer for regain.. However, with COVID-19 about, I'm reconsidering how low I want to go, especially since at age 60 I have a slightly


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Not to be alarmist or anything, but I've been giving some extra thought to the COVID-19 risk. In particular, I'm a little concerned that because I only eat 800 calories, I might be at risk for some dietary deficiency, which in turn could weaken my immu


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Two weeks ago I had a 24 hour BP monitor to see if I still need blood pressure meds. The nurse who fitted me with the monitor commented on my "tiny waist". And indeed, the velcro strap was too big to fit properly.

And yes, the monitor gave good


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

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TheWombat posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Have you had any NSVs recently? Sometimes I don't post about mine because they seem trivial or I don't want to brag. But I enjoy hearing about other people's NSVs, and it's fun to share them. So here are mine:

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TheWombat wrote on newfiegirl67's support wall 2 months ago
I hope you have a speedy recovery from your surgery and a great start to your new life post WLS!

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

My two cats have three litter boxes. They tend to use one for pee, one for poop, and one for special occasions. I've been having more trouble than usual with constipation lately, so when I saw Professor Paws go into the poop litter box, I actually got


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

I discovered something interesting the other day. It seems that my stomach has an easier time digesting vegetables if there's a bit of fat/oil included in the dish. Does this happen to you too?

First, a bit of background: After


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

I'm finding this forum unusually sluggish today. Pages take a long time to load. Anyone else experiencing this?


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

My goal for the end of this year was to be under 70 kg (154 lb). I reached that this morning!

Over the last six months I've averaged a lo


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 4 months ago

...then I think I can help. I am the most inept cook ever, so I wasn't too surprised that my first attempt to make chia seed pudding failed. The chia seeds stayed on the bottom, and barely swelled up at all. Usually I would give up, but the recipe soun


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 4 months ago

Royal Institute talks are usually very good, and this one is no exception. It's a nice, balanced, compassionate, discussion of the role genetics plays in obesity. At the end there's a nice explanation of the phenomenon of the "desert stomach". (I thoug


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

A couple of months ago the My Fitness Pal website was misbehaving, so I switched to Cronometer. I was quite happy with MFP, but I like Cronometer even better because the information I want most is on one page. It might be information overload for a lot


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TheWombat posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Here are two planners that can help you figure out how quickly you're likely to lose weight at different levels of calorie restriction. They don't use the inaccurate 3500 calories = 1 pound formula. Instead, they take into account how your metabolism s


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 5 months ago

I finally got around to clearing the closet of clothes that were too big for me, and taking them to the clothing bank. It was a weight off my mind... quite literally! There was a lot of weight in all that fabric.


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 5 months ago

What are some of the funny/weird things you do once you've lost a lot of weight? Here are some of mine:

Specifically looking for tops that show off my collar bones.

Rolling over in the middle of the night, and waking up confused because


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 5 months, 3 weeks ago

One thing I have learned is that I consistently underestimate how quickly I'm losing. For example, I thought I'd only lost 1 kg (2.2 lbs) in the last month. However, I recently switched from myfitnesspal to cronometer, which gives a nice overv


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 5 months, 4 weeks ago

I learned a lot about WLS by watching videos on YouTube, both from doctors and patients. With patients, it was especially helpful to see the entire progression of their journey, from the first week after surgery, through to reaching their goal, and som


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 6 months ago

I occasionally have a nightmare where my eating is out of control, and I'm eating pastries and candy and stuff like that. When I wake up, I'm so relieved to find out it was just a dream! I'm also relieved to realise that I have absolutely no craving fo


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 6 months ago

When I answer a question on this forum, the first thing I check is if/when they had their surgery. (You can see my surgery date just above this post, on the right.) That's because the advice I give someone two weeks after surgery will often be very dif

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