Wishing you all a good Tuesday. We will be doing chores for most of the day and I'll be putting the finishing touches on my resume. Thank goodness, it has been a long road getting this resume done. I'll be sending it to my close friends for proofing later. Then I will finally be ready to get serious about job hunting.
QOTD: If you could say one good thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would say I have the ability to get things done. I have a gift for looking at a problem and seeing multiple solutions rather than seeing roadblocks. It has been handy in both my professional life and my personal life.
Meal 1: Coffee, PP protein shake
Meal 2: Thai curry soup w/ shredded LO pork roast
Meal 3: LO rib eye steak w/ mashed cauliflower
Meal 4: Sous vide ribs finished in the oven, corn on the cob and cole slaw for the family (I will have a smidge) (Ended up not having this last night, I underestimated the timing and needed to let it cook for a full 24 hours.)
Snack: Tea with stevia. Protein drink if needed.
Water and Vits: On track, except for my last calcium dose. I have missed it a couple of time over the two weeks.
VSG with Dr. Wanchick - Sept 29 2017
Age 52 Height 5'2" HW 585 (2012) Initial Consult Weight 522 SW 460 (9/29/2017) CW 350 (4/5/2018) Next Goal 325 Starting BMI 95.5 Current BMI 64.0
Pre-Op: 62 M1: 36 M2: 20 M3: 15 M4: 19 M5: 10 M6: 10 M7: ?
Good morning! It's TUESDAY, and I believe that I actually get to leave work at 3:30 today...YAY! We will see. I love getting home by 4:30 or so and having some time to walk around the neighborhood, read, watch some TV, etc.
QOTD: I would say that I am a survivor. My parents (alcoholic/addict and 20 years apart) did not set us up for success. My father died when I was 15, my mother got diagnosed with dementia when I was 21, and all my younger siblings are still alive and have jobs...kudos to me! I was the first person to go to college (and I now have my Masters degree) and I love working with my students and striving to inspire them. That's one thing that I'm proud of....I always kept fighting. It's something that keeps me from giving up on things now.
B: no sugar added cinnamon oatmeal
L: smoked chicken and half a dinner roll
D: I want smoked chicken salads (if the chicken is gone when I get home, I have a turkey tenderloin that I'll make with broccoli)
Snacks: 1 cup of Skinny Pop popcorn
Amanda 12/2016 HW: 393 11/2017 Consult: 378 12/2018 SW: 350
2/2018: 309 3/6/2018: Broke a barrier! 297 4/2018: 286
Pre-op: -28 M1: -25 M2: -16 M3: -12 M4: -11
Short-term Goal: Below 275 by Memorial Day!
You are a badass!
I am also the first in my family to graduate (and then got that masters too woop woop! ) I came from poverty, but had the benefit of both of my parents being stable and lovely. With everything you have overcome, you are a fighter for sure!
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. - Roald Dahl
Age: 35 Height: 5'9" HW:326 GW:202
Pre-op: -32 M1-26 M2-11 M3-13 M4-9 M4-14
I took yesterday off. I ended up taking two naps, I read some short stories for pleasure, and the guys picked up pizza for dinner. It was the second anniversary of my dad's death, so I needed to just ignore the world for a day.
Today it's back to real life. I'm interviewing someone for a class assignment at noon, so I need to get my interview questions sorted out before I leave. After the interview I get to go to the dentist to get a tooth recrowned because I managed to break the crown on Sunday. Then I've got a few random errands before getting back home and back to work.
QOTD: I'm a good planner.
1: protein shake
2: salad sans lettuce at Panera (interview location)
3: I have no idea. I had a meal plan for the week, but I wasn't counting on the impact of my dad's death, so I'm not feeling inspired. I'll stop by the grocery store on the way home from the dentist and see what reaches out. It'll probably be some basic sous vide steaks and a roasted veg.
liquid and vites: on track
exercise: foot physical therapy at home
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 41 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
QOTD: I've been told many times at work that I work very efficiently. Once someone told me I get two days worth of work done in 20 minutes, LOL - def not true. I think this is because I used to work part time - my boss said - that just means you do a full time job in part time hours. True!
B: 1/2 bagel, toasted with peanut butter
L: brought turkey and alpine lace cheese
D: idk, take out (sigh)
E: walk - did 15,000 steps yesterday! woo hoo
Happy Tuesday! It is still hot and muggy here. We are trying to find a good outing to do in the last week we have left in Florida, probably a boat cruise somewhere.
QOTD: I guess that I am generally an optimist with a "can-do" attitude most of the time. I also like to control things, have a plan, am a survivor of a lot of crap and can be a caretaker (though not my favorite role I always seem to end up in it).
2 Years post-op
Always lots of coffee...
B: Eggs scrambled with cottage cheese and Canadian bacon
L: Deli turkey or ham
D: Shrimp and veggies
S: Yogurt and/or mozzarella/prosciutto sticks
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 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.
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 since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350
QOTD...perseverance. In the face of adversity I seem to keep on chugging along.
B- Premier Protein drink
L- Smart Ones turkey breast and mashed potatoes
D- cubed chicken breast and bell peppers with onion
s- cottage cheese, baby bell cheese,yogurt
HW: 285. SW: 269. CW: 195.3
VSG on 10/11/2017
Not going to quit on myself.