TheWombat posted a discussion topic 3 days, 21 hours 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 1 week, 2 days 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 2 weeks, 1 day 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 2 weeks, 1 day 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


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 2 days ago

I decided I wanted to try working out with resistance bands. I'm new to this, so I bought these bands which were highly rated. I then found


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TheWombat posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 3 days ago

After losing so much weight, I finally took a close look at my back. I could finally see my shoulder blades, and I was worried that I had some curvature in my spine, and it was slightly more pronounced on one side. So I went to the doctor today and ask


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 4 days ago

I have about 20 more pounds to lose before my BMI is in the normal range. I've heard that some plastic surgeons want you to be at your final weight before surgery, and some want you to do it a little earlier. Maybe it depends on the particular procedur


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 4 days ago

I've been pretty lax about skin care until recently. I didn't even start using moisturiser regularly until a couple of years ago (I'm 59!) and I simply bought any brand which wasn't animal tested, had little-to-no fragrance, and struck the right balan


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 4 weeks ago

A very good summary of some of the problems with many nutrition studies. Basically, if you measure enough things at once, you'll find a correlation!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQrBblRuQFo


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Here are a few little things that I was mildly curious about after my VSG. Not worried, just curious, and there were lots of other things to focus on, so I never got around to posting a question about any of them. But now that I know the answers (or at


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Here are some products that I find really helpful post-WLS. I'm not sure that these products are available in the U.S, but I've added some information to help you find them.

Four Seasons Mediterranean Inspired Cauliflower Rice is yumm


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Today has not been a great day. Vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, fever & chills, aching. Fortunately I'm doing better this evening, so it may be just a 24-hour thing. However, this is the first time I've been ill post-vsg, and I could use some


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 4 months ago

I've heard of lots of people finding sitting uncomfortable for a while after WLS because they've lost their built-in cushion. I don't have that problem, but I have a similar one. When I lie on one side for too long, the skin over my hip bones starts to


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 4 months, 1 week ago

One of the hardest things for me post WLS was developing good habits for getting enough fluid. Here are some things that are helping me meet my goal of 2 litres per day.

I alternate hot and cold liquids. Although I know that ho


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

I approach "dieting" a lot differently than I did before WLS, and I'm curious what changes others have made. Here are a few things I have discovered that work for me. (They may or may not work for you.)

I focus on my average ca


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

I ran across these TED videos about bra sizing, and I thought it would be of particular interest to those who have lost weight or are losing weight. The most important thing to know is that cup size is not independent of band size. For example, the cup


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Last week I had blood drawn for my usual tests. I was advised to "drink lots of water to make my veins stand up" because they were doing a lot of tests. I guess some people know this trick, but it was the first time I had heard that advice. They didn't


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 5 months ago

Here are some things that help me experience hunger less often:

  • Instead of expecting to feel full after I eat, I aim to feel "not hungry". If I do feel full, I adjust my portion size down slightly the next time. That saves me some calori

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 5 months, 1 week ago

Serving sizes have been the subject of humour since the first nutrition labels appeared. How do food manufacturers determine serving sizes? It's certainly not based on what the typical "normal" (non-WLS) person eats. Just today I was watching a YouTube


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 5 months, 1 week ago

Protein powder is great in coffee. Add a little cocoa powder, cinnamon, dash of almond flavouring, sugar substitute and enjoy a decadent, guilt-free "latte".

Vanilla protein powder is yummy in oatmeal. I'm not doing keto, but I was avoiding oat


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 5 months, 1 week ago

Good quality bras are expensive, and if you're rapidly losing weight, you may not want to invest in bras that you may only be able to wear a few months. One option is to intentionally buy a bra that's a little too tight around the chest, and use a bra


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 5 months, 2 weeks ago

I was rather lucky in that my favourite pairs of slacks before surgery were stretchy and a bit snug. That meant that I was able to wear them for a long time as I lost weight; they no longer needed to stretch, but they didn't become too baggy. To me, cl


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Given my recent thread about slow weight loss, I was very glad to see the scale this morning: 90.6 kg (199 lbs).

This time last year, after walking up a single flight of stairs at work, I would pretend to be interested in the notices on the bul


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Before surgery I often used protein powder in low-calories "smoothies". But after surgery, I found I really disliked the taste of every one I tried. At my dietician's suggestion, I tried using only half the normal amount, which made the taste more pala

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