TheWombat posted a discussion topic 5 days, 14 hours 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 6 days, 11 hours 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 3 weeks, 1 day 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 3 weeks, 1 day 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 1 month, 1 week 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 1 month, 1 week 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


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TheWombat posted a discussion topic 1 month, 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 2 months 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 2 months, 3 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 3 months 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 5 months, 1 week 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 5 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 5 months, 4 weeks 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 6 months 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 6 months, 1 week 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 6 months, 1 week 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

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