Whatcha eating today VSGers? Thursday 11/9/2017

Gwen M.
on 11/8/17 11:45 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Good morning all! I'm up early due to medication and decided to attempt to post.

Recovery is.. recovery. It's challenging but already things are starting to get a little easier. Today, when I'm awake for real, I hope to get some good reading time in. Or Project Runway.

Here is a link to the pic my surgeon posted of my surgery - https://www.instagram.com/p/BbPDB0snHIN/

QOTD: what is something you've added to your post-WLS life that you hadn't considered prior? For me, I'd say going back to college. I went right after high school and dropped out after 2 years since it wasn't the right place for me to be. I'm now about 1/3 of the way into my third year and it's an amazing experience.

1: protein shake

2: protein shake (need additional protein post-op)

3: leftover chicken pho

4: maybe something else depending on what the guys make/get. (I fully stocked the stand freezer pre-op, so they have lots of choices.)

liquids and vites: haven't started vites yet due to too many other meds, lots and lots of liquid though

exercise: just shambling to the bathroom and back again. It's very hard work. :/

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics 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

Check out my TrendWeight

NoraM13
on 11/9/17 3:19 am
VSG on 08/21/17 with

Good morning! Glad to hear things are a little easier, Gwen. I aced my test yesterday. It was an occupational competency assessment in horticulture - and it took two and a half hours. The only thing I did wrong was switching white pine and scotch pine. This means that I should be moving up a step on the pay scale to Master's equivalency.

QOTD - I'm still a bit early out for this question. I decided that I need to take some sort of lessons next summer. I'm researching both sailing and horseback riding. Neither of them are something I would have been physically comfortable doing at 258 lb (and I would have been concerned about the horse).

B - latte, cottage cheese

L - shrimp

S - protein shake

D - leftover Osso Bucco

E - arm day

Water and vitamins on track

5'2" VSG: 8/21/17 HW: 261 SW:243 CW: 212.5

Pre-Op: 15 M1: 19.8 M2: 10.5

Gwen M.
on 11/9/17 7:49 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Congrats on the test!

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics 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

Check out my TrendWeight

ShirlAus
on 11/9/17 11:43 am
VSG on 06/26/17

Well done on the test :)

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 11/9/17 3:34 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Thanks for starting this Gwen! I had volunteered, but then got up later than usual because I slept really well. It sounds like you are doing well and your legs look fantastic!

QOTD: I guess pursuing PS not only to get rid of redundant skin, but now to look younger (i.e. eyelid surgery next month). I NEVER would have considered it previously.

1 year, 7 months post-op (maintenance). 2 work days to retirement (11/13) - 4 hours today and 3 hours tomorrow.

B: eggbeaters, cottage cheese and Canadian bacon

L: Ham and cheese

D: ahi tuna

S: cottage cheese and yogurt

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL! Average calories in maintenance around 1350 (including coffee creamer and calcium chews which I typically do not track)

Kristi T.
on 11/9/17 9:37 am
VSG on 02/09/16

I can't wait to hear about your eyelid surgery next month Liz, this is something I would really like to do!

Ladyblu
on 11/9/17 4:53 am, edited 11/8/17 8:58 pm - Jacksonville, FL
VSG on 09/29/17

Gwen, all I can say is wow. and maybe owwwie. But I can imagine how you are going to feel when it is healed. Amazing and courageous!

Edited to include my menu...

Today is out and about day (again - we ran out of steam yesterday). 2 more stops and then back to the house for a nap! Got in over 1000 steps yesterday. First time in probably 10+ years!

QOTD: Too early to answer this completely.

M1: egg, coffee w/ FF Half and half

M2: Chicken stick

M3: Chicken stick and some egg drop soup with a scoop of protein powder unflavored.

M4: Beefy mushroom soup w/ a scoop of unflavored protein powder

M5: Zoodles and pulled pork

S: LF String Cheese or cheese wedge and possibly a chunk of chicken stick

E: My goal is 1000 steps today.

Water and vits on track.

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VSG with Dr. Wanchick - Sept 29 2017

Age 52 Height 5'2" HW 585 (2012) SW 460 (9/29/2017) CW 410 (11/14/2017) Next Goal 400 Starting BMI 95.5

Pre-Op: 62 M1: 36 M2: ?

BrittBrat414
on 11/9/17 8:42 am - MN
VSG on 09/19/17

Can I ask what is a chicken stick?

Surgery Date: 09/19/2017 HW:306 SW: 288.1 M1: -19

"It's Impossible - said Pride ; It's Risky - said Experience ; It's Pointless - said Reason ; Give it a try - Whispered the Heart "

Ladyblu
on 11/9/17 2:04 pm - Jacksonville, FL
VSG on 09/29/17

Chinese Teriyaki Chicken Stick, no skin, baked not fried. I have a chinese take out place that makes them from scratch and since prior to WLS I probably put all of their kids through college, she will tell me exactly what is in each thing she makes so I can log it correctly. Their chicken sticks are actually very low fat, but high in protein and no coating (flour) so they are a winner!

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VSG with Dr. Wanchick - Sept 29 2017

Age 52 Height 5'2" HW 585 (2012) SW 460 (9/29/2017) CW 410 (11/14/2017) Next Goal 400 Starting BMI 95.5

Pre-Op: 62 M1: 36 M2: ?

Ajeffries
on 11/9/17 5:52 am
VSG on 01/27/16

QOTD

I haven't added anything but I do have more energy to do things with the kids. I used to do a lot of camping with the older ones,got fat and had no energy. The little ones missed out on the energetic mother. Now I do a lot more physical activity with the little ones.

B egg, 6 slices bacon, toast

S premier protein

L grilled chicken

D pork chops and spaghetti squash

S popcorn

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