Whatcha Eating Today VSGers? Thursday, May 10, 2018

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 5/10/18 5:10 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Good morning! For those working, the work week is almost over. We have to go to Boston today (2 hours more or less each way), but plan to stop for some shopping on the way home.

QOTD: Erin T. and I had a discussion on another thread about food addiction and substitute addictions. Do you believe that there is such a thing as food addiction, and if so are you one (recovering)? Do you have substitute addictions (good or bad)? I truly believe in food addiction and consider myself in recovery having to watch my step one day at a time. Erin gave me some "food" for thought when she mentioned gum as a transfer addiction. It struck a chord because I feel that is the case for me right now. I also have a shopping addiction but am trying to curb that now that I am retired and I don't NEED any new clothes.

2 Years, 1.5 months post-op

Always lots of coffee...

B: Eggs scrambled with cottage cheese and Canadian bacon

L: Deli turkey OR Tuna salad with pickles and cottage cheese OR IKEA Swedish meatballs (depends on ending time of Boston appointment)

D: Leftover deconstructed low-carb pizza

S: SF pudding

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

mershmellow
on 5/10/18 5:29 am
VSG on 01/12/17

Hey all! I had a blast at the zoo yesterday. It was a great experience and I'm so happy I got to experience it with my grandmother. We never really get to do things together, or got to rather. Before, I was much too heavy to do anything outside of staying home. It used to be that way for her too before she lost her weight after getting the band 8 years ago. Between the time she spent SMO, and me being SMO, we didn't have many experiences. No vacations, or day trips, or pictures. The zoo was beautiful. They had a boat ride all across their Africa continent and then a sky line (like a ski lift thing) all the way back down it where you could see from way above into the animal enclosures. We got to see the trainer feeding hordes of penguins and our zoo's new baby Giraffe Daisy playing. I took tons of pictures, I'll post some of my favorites.

QOTD: I do believe there is a food addiction, but despite being SMO at one point I don't think I was food addicted. It was my crutch. I ate away my feelings and now that I've gotten (and get) help for my emotional issues there is no inclination to use food as a crutch anymore. There's no addiction I'm fighting. I could say maybe because I always liked sweets, I use too much fake sugar, but I always did anyway. Though, I think this is more my tastebuds have been so used to sweets so long that it's hard to adjust. I'm working on it though! Reducing fake sugar little at a time is working and I find the only big "sweet" rush I have is from my drink flavoring stick, which I dump into 55oz of water and have through the day. Shopping, I do love shopping and I like new clothes especially since I've started dating, but thankfully I don't think I can qualify it as an addiction since I'm able to ascertain need vs. want.

I've gone on too long, sorry all!



Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 5/10/18 5:55 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Love the pictures, especially the one with your grandmother. You have a beautiful face Mersh!

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

mershmellow
on 5/10/18 7:37 am
VSG on 01/12/17

Thank you so much, Liz!

Kristi T.
on 5/10/18 9:10 am - MT
VSG on 02/09/16

Lovely pictures, do you have any you can post of the baby Giraffe? You and your grandmother are beautiful!

mershmellow
on 5/10/18 9:14 am
VSG on 01/12/17

I didn't get to get as close as I would have liked, but I did get one!

Kristi T.
on 5/10/18 9:45 am - MT
VSG on 02/09/16

Daisy is precious! Giraffes are quirky, gangly and beautiful. Thank you for posting the picture!

Kristi T.
on 5/10/18 9:42 am - MT
VSG on 02/09/16

Good morning! I am a little envious that you are 2 hours from Boston Liz, I have to drive 12 hours to get anywhere around here!:-)

QOTD-I absolutely believe in food addiction and like you Liz, I am in recovery. I compulsively used food to make myself feel better despite it's harmful consequences, basically fit the definition of addiction. As far as transfer addictions? I am very cautious of my coffee use because I crave it and even use it for an energy boost. I can see how my gambling on Friday nights(I take my mother to her favorite casino) could possibly lead to a transfer addiction. I have to limit the amount of money I bring, even going as far as leaving all my bank cards at home. Good question and discussion topic Liz.

B-Coconut yogurt sprinkled with granola

L-tuna with pickle, onion, olives and mayo

S-Chai tea, hard boiled egg if needed

D-Leftover zucchini casserole

E-Walk/run with Emmy if rain stops

Have a great Thursday!

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 5/10/18 9:45 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Oh Yeah! Coffee! I have to limit myself to four... I could drink it all day if I let myself!

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

Kristi T.
on 5/10/18 10:10 am - MT
VSG on 02/09/16

Me too Liz! I am working on quitting my afternoon Americano(2 shots) with cream:-)

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