Good Morning, VSGers! We are getting a little reprieve from the cold, dreary fall weather this week and it's been nice and in the 70's. I'm trying to take advantage of it as much as possible. Yesterday I walked on lunch break and then ran after work. I have class after work today, but I'm hoping to get the lunch break walk in again.
QOTD: Are you a food packer/prepper now? When I went to D.C. NYMom22 and I were joking that if you were stuck on the tarmac during a flight, ironically, the best person to sit next to is someone who's had WLS. Between the two of us, we had brought a mini-fridge worth of food plus each had our own bin. Protein shakes and bars, cheese, meat, jerky, nuts. You name it, we had it!
7 months post op/Maintenance/138.6lbs
M1: Premier Protein w/ Coffee, Miralax, and HC
M2: Fage Total w/ SF Pudding Mix and Almonds
M3: Buffalo Shrimp "Pizza" (Flax Pita, Shrimp, Ranch, Frank's Redhot & Cheese)
M4: Boneless Skinless Chicken Thigh and a Veggie
E: Walk on lunch break, maybe a run if I can find the time
Good morning all,
I hope you are all well and happy. Its a beautiful day in New England - cold and sunny.
I'm losing a little weight and I'm encouraged, so I continue my strict adherence to "the plan"
breakfast - salmon
lunch - cold chicken and spiralized cucumber salad
dinner - either atkins beef stroganoff or eggroll stuffing bowl or my cheeseburger pie (I've got leftovers of all three in the refrig)... depending on my mood
snack - sugar-free, fat-free pudding, an atkins snack bar and a glass of red wine.
The snacks help me make it thru the evening and the whole day is 1100 calories - which is low enough that I can lose weight.
QOTD - I think I'm not as well-equiped as you two. I do carry bags of nuts, measured out to be 250 calories per bag - otherwise I eat too many. And low fat mozzarella cheese sticks. and of course, water.
Have a good day, everyone!
Surgery May 1, 2013. Starting Weight 385, Surgery Weight 333, Current Weight 160. At GOAL!
Weight loss Pre-op 1-20 2-17 3-15 Post-op 1-20 2-18 3-15 4-14 5-16 6-11 7-12 8-8
9-11 10-7 11-7 12-7 13-8 14-6 15-3 16-7 17-3 18-3
Happy Tuesday, everybody! I'm very anxious today. My dad is back at the Mayo clinic having his 3 month, post-chemo/radiation tests. I'm praying hard that his treatments worked and there are no signs of his cancer.
QOTD: I don't carry any food or drinks with me. I haven't yet had trouble getting something to eat from a restaurant or convenience/grocery store. I figure if I can go 6-7 hours between lunch and dinner, I can survive between finding restaurants/stores.
B - coffee and yogurt
L - eggs and turkey bacon
D - real good pizza
S - protein pudding
Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 162.4
Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7
Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day)
In my case it's not a survival thing, it's an "I don't want to eat out for every meal" thing. I have traveled quite a bit since surgery (I think about 30 days out of the last 7 months) and I don't like to have to stop on car trips for food!
This is me too. I have to make it hard to eat or I will eat all day.
Height: 5'4.5" Pre-op 14 M1 23 M2 11 M3 13 M4 + M5 17 M6 9 M7 5 M8 3 M9 3
Below Goal and 101 pounds lost!
Fingers crossed for your dad. Waiting for results is so challenging.
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170