TheWombat posted a discussion topic 3 days, 22 hours 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 1 week, 3 days 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 2 weeks, 4 days 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 2 weeks, 4 days 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 3 weeks, 2 days 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 1 month 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 1 month, 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 1 month, 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 1 month, 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 1 month, 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 2 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 2 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


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 2 months, 3 weeks ago

How long did your "honeymoon period" of easy weight loss last? Unfortunately, I think mine ended just 5 months post-surgery. In the past six weeks, I've only lost 2kg (4.4 lbs).

For those who are curious, here are my average da


TheWombat wrote on MadisonRose's support wall 5 months ago
Wishing you a smooth and speedy recovery from surgery. Your new life is about to begin!

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 6 months, 4 weeks ago

I'm five months out, and I still have trouble with some food textures.

  • vegetables - I can easily digest them in soups (because they end up very soft). I can eat a small amount of normally cooked veggies, but they feel "pointy" in my stom

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 7 months ago

Last week I reached 99kg (220 lbs). Not quite one-derland, but it was a psychological victory for me.


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 7 months, 1 week ago

This thread has two purposes: 1) I'd like to know who the vegans are on this board, and 2) I'd like to know what are your favourite sources of protein?

Mine main sources of protein are:

  • smoked tofu (easy and fill

TheWombat wrote on gh438's support wall 8 months ago
Good luck with your surgery!

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

Personally, I think the swear word filter on this forum causes far more problems than it cures. This isn't the type of forum where people post rude words just for fun. I don't think I've seen a single post on this forum where someone intentionally trie


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Right after surgery, I was able to drink water at a fairly normal rate. I kept an eye on my hydration at first, but when I got to the point where I was easily drinking as much as I did before surgery, I stopped tracking it as carefully.

I'm now


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 9 months, 4 weeks ago

I'm looking for an Android app that will make a sound every, say, 15 minutes, to remind me to drink fluids. I don't want to have to turn the alarm off; I just want it to play a sound and then shut off until it's time to sound again. Does anyone have a


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 10 months ago

At ten weeks post-op, I find I can eat almost any texture food except dry. I've figured out the sensation that tells me when I'm full. I'm able to avoid stomach trouble for the most part, but every once in a while I'll eat something that doesn't agree


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 10 months ago

Ever since surgery, I have been unable to taste chocolate. All I get is a vague "earthy" sweet flavour. A nice flavour, but nothing to write home about. Have others experienced this? Does the taste come back? I'd be very happy if the taste never comes


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 10 months, 1 week ago

I'm two months post-op, and I feel I should start exercising now. I been sedentary for years, but what's worse is that I have been feeling very tired lately. That's not surprising considering I'm consuming only 600 to 800 calories, but it does make sta


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 11 months, 3 weeks ago

There are a lot of YouTube videos where people talk about thing they wish they had known before having VSG, and those things are usually unwanted. For example, that you gain weight temporarily from all the IV fluids, that drinking water can hurt, etc.

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