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on 1/23/18 11:52 am - OK
RNY on 05/16/16
Topic: RE: What's on your menu today (Tuesday) RNYers?

It's been very hard, and quite honestly full of bitterness towards the new company that bought us... Oh, and add to that, 2 less holidays a year, AND they took our 1/2 day Friday's from us...

The only redeeming note, for me, is that I have a new boss and she is really working hard to get me where I want to be as far as my career with them. She's made that very nice, and I do appreciate her!

Height 5'5" HW 260 SW 251 CW 137.2 (10/23/17)

RNY 5-16-16 Pre-Op 9lbs, M1-18.5lbs, M2-18.1lbs, M3-14.8lbs, M4-10.4lbs, M5-9.2lbs, M6-7lbs, M7-6.2lbs, M8-8.8lbs,M9-7.8lbs, M10-1 lb, M11-.6lbs, M12-4.4lbs

on 1/23/18 11:52 am
RNY on 07/11/17
Topic: RE: Holy Moly! Made it to the 160's!!!!


I live in Roswell GA.

Babs in GA

HW 340/CW 169/ GW 165

Revision from sleeve to RNY

Pre op: -5 M1-12 lbs M2 11 lb M3-5lb M4 -9lb M5 -2 M6-6

171 lbs lost and 4 more to go!

on 1/23/18 11:50 am - OK
RNY on 05/16/16
Topic: RE: What's on your menu today (Tuesday) RNYers?

Thanks for the recipe!

Height 5'5" HW 260 SW 251 CW 137.2 (10/23/17)

RNY 5-16-16 Pre-Op 9lbs, M1-18.5lbs, M2-18.1lbs, M3-14.8lbs, M4-10.4lbs, M5-9.2lbs, M6-7lbs, M7-6.2lbs, M8-8.8lbs,M9-7.8lbs, M10-1 lb, M11-.6lbs, M12-4.4lbs

on 1/23/18 11:46 am
VSG on 08/11/14
Topic: RE: What's on your menu today (Tuesday) RNYers?

Good afternoon,

im running slow today plus I walked up to the store before getting on here.

Qotd haven't worked since 2006.

B egg mcmuffin and string cheese

L tuna, cottage cheese and honeycrisp apple

D keto lasagna in the instapot and green beans

Have a wonderful day

on 1/23/18 11:41 am
RNY on 03/29/17 with
Topic: RE: What's on your menu today (Tuesday) RNYers?

Hello menu peeps!

Posting without reading past Daisy's... and I'm taking her idea and pasting in MFP data!

QOTD: I don't have to clear my vacation with co-workers but projects can interfere! I also work in healthcare and I haven't been with this organization for a full year, so I only have two weeks of time, including for sick leave so I'm very careful with what time I use!

Accountability: Things changed up some yesterday but there wasn't much different calorie or macro wise. I was able to run a slow three miles which is the first real run I've had in WEEKS so that was exciting!

10 months post RNY/143lbs/Weight Loss phase:

Opportuniteas - Grass-fed Whey Protein Isolate - Unflavored, 15 grams 57 14 1 0 0 1
Pure Protein Shake - Banana Cream, 0.5 can (11fl. oz.) 75 18 1 1 1 2
Chia Seed, 1 tbsp 60 3 5 0 3 6
Pb2 - Chocolate Pb2, 2 tbsp 45 4 6 3 1 2
237 of 200 39 13 4 5 11
Morning Snack
Swiss Miss - No Sugar Added Hot Chocolate, 1 package 60 2 10 7 1 4
Opportuniteas - Grass-fed Whey Protein Isolate - Unflavored, 30 grams 114 27 1 0 0 1
174 of 50 29 11 7 1 5
Salad greens - Mixed Greens, 1 cup 20 2 3 1 0 6
Grilled chicken - Chicken, 4 oz 100 22 1 1 2 4
Cheese - Blue, bleu, 0.5 oz 50 3 0 0 4 0
Ken's Light Options - Balsalmic Vinaigrette, 2 Tbps 60 0 4 4 5 0
230 of 150 27 8 6 11 10
Afternoon Snack
Dove - Chocolate - Dark With Almonds, 2 squares 84 1 8 7 6 2
84 of 50 1 8 7 6 2
Sierra Nevada - Pale Ale, 12 oz 175 2 14 0 0 0
Prepped - Nashville Hot Chicken, 0.5 package 210 21 0 0 8 0

385 of 200 23 14 0 8 0
Evening Snack
Stash - Chai Green Tea, 1 Tea Bag 0 0 0 0 0 0
Elevation Protein Powder-vanilla - Protein Powder 2017, 24.5 grams 85 15 4 1 1 0
85 of 50 15 4 1 1 0
Totals 1,195 134 58 25 32 28
Your Daily Goal (because I'm eating exercise calories) 1,295 178 48 17 43 100
Remaining 100 44 -10 -8 11 72


Swim 40 minutes, Stairs 40 minutes, Weights (arms)

SW - 206 CW - 143
M1 - 20lb M2 - 9 lb M3 - 7 lb M4 - 7 lb M5 - 7 lb M6 - 6 lb M7 - 4 lb M8 - 1 lb M9 - 2 lb

on 1/23/18 11:38 am - Canada
RNY on 06/02/17
Topic: RE: What's on your menu today (Tuesday) RNYers?

YES! You are so right, 'me-time' is very important!!!

I really enjoyed the recipe, it was a good sub for the real thing.

Here's the recipe: uliflower-grilled-cheese-recipe/

I made it exactly as it is, except that since it was just for me I only made 1/4 of the portion.

Surgery Jun.2/17 at TWH ----- HW 215 - SW 197.2 - GW 130

Pre-Op=8.8lbs --- Optifast= 8.4 (was on it for 9 days due to cancellation)

M1= 20.6 --- M2=10.2--- M3=8--- M4=5.8--- M5=9.0--- M6=5.2--- M7=7.0

on 1/23/18 11:06 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
Topic: RE: Food advice!
On January 23, 2018 at 2:42 PM Pacific Time, Writergurl08 wrote:

When I met my husband, it was clear that he lived on fast food and convenient microwaveable foods. He was a bachelor, living on his own. He did NOT cook real meals for himself. I like to cook, and occasionally when I was visiting (we started out long distance) I'd go to the store and buy things to make good home-cooked meals, and leave the leftovers for him to eat after I left again. For the most part though, we just went out to eat since he didn't have anything for real meals in his house.

DH was 525 lbs and had RNY in May last year. 8 months out, he is down to 330 lbs. his surgical center and surgeon consider him a major success story, and I'm incredibly proud of him. That being said, he still doesn't cook for himself, has no interest in doing so. He eats what I make for us, which has been low carb, protein forward.

I've told him that while I'm on my liquid diet, I likely won't be cooking. If I had kids it would be different, but I see no reason to cook for a grown man if I'm not eating "real" food, and he is perfectly capable. I've asked him what foods he would like me to have in the house for him, and he's given me nothing! I know what he can eat--but not what he will bother making for himself! I'm worried he will resort to eating those convenient foods again. Not the same amounts as before, but it's a slippery slope to going back to old habits. I want him to continue to be successful, but I also know that this is HIS journey, however much we are doing it together, and I can't make his choices for him.

gah! Long winded as always. My need for advice is more what kinds of "convenient," protein-forward foods would YOU keep stocked for the WLS patient who doesn't like to cook for himself and is sunndenly going to be fending for himself?

roast cooked on the crockpot with beef broth.

Chicken cooked in the crockpot with salsa.

homemade chicken salad, tuna salad, shrimp salad and crab salad. Make sure it is NOT imitation crab which is full of sugar.

Shrimp ****tail. Costco has a good one in their fresh prepared section.




on 1/23/18 10:46 am
RNY on 06/03/15
Topic: RE: What's on your menu today (Tuesday) RNYers?

I didn't take a job I was interested in once because they only offered two weeks of vacation. In my other one (the one I would have been leaving to take the *****y two-week one), I'd worked my way up to four weeks. Four weeks is definitely do-able (I have that now, in fact), but there's no way I'd ever want to go back to two. Ugh...





on 1/23/18 10:45 am
RNY on 08/11/14
Topic: RE: What's on your menu today (Tuesday) RNYers?

Yikes! That sounds like a horrible thing to have to deal with. You know what's good?!?!? You can press on forward and make choices you feel better about for the rest of the day. You can do it!

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 142-145(10/2017)GW 150