Whatcha Eating Today VSGers? Thursday, May 17, 2018

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 5/17/18 4:48 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Welcome to Thursday! The end of the week is in sight for those of you anticipating it. In retirement they actually are a bit of time off from running around to events and appointments. I thought they would feel the same, but not really (at least not yet).

QOTD: Okay, I'm stealing from the RNY thread today with a slight revision (sorry JB if you are reading this). Reverse time to 10 years ago (2008). What was your life like at that point? My 2 younger children were in school - DS was just finishing his junior year in high school and DD had finished her sophomore year in college. Both were seemingly doing well. My mother lived near us and needed help going to appointments etc, but we had a good relationship (not so for most of my adult life as she was an alcoholic, but in recovery by 2008). I was missing eldest DD terribly as it was only 3 years after her death. Oh, and I was a contractor and not employed by the company I ultimately joined later and retired from. DH was functioning well as a lawyer. It was a couple of years later before his Alzheimer's started affecting his work. And I of course was MO, and I think starting another diet (well I was always dieting or regaining in the years before WLS).

2 Years, 1.5 months post-op

Always lots of coffee...

B: Eggs scrambled with cottage cheese and Canadian bacon

L: Tuna salad with pickles and cottage cheese

D: $5 Burger night (sautéed mushrooms and onions, no bun - yummm)

S: baked apple

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

Erin T.
on 5/17/18 5:07 am
VSG on 01/17/17

Morning! I saw my brother off at 3am this morning and went back to bed. So, it was pretty hard getting back up at 5am. I have a lot of meetings today and it's time to de-carb after a 'vacation' day. I hope the meetings will make that easier. Today will probably contain excessive amounts of coffee!

QOTD: 10 years ago I would have just turned 25. That means we had just bought our first house and we had a 2-year old. I would have been married just shy of 1 year. The main differences from now would be that I was highly anxious all the time due to managing life with a 2-year old and a very stressful corporate full-time job. I was, of course, MO and not very active outside of daily life responsibilities.

16 months post-op/Maintenance/131.3lbs

M1: Coffee, Miralax, HC, PP

M2: Egg Salad w/ Parm Crisps

M3: Chicken Breast & Cheese

M4: Sockeye Salmon & a Veggie

M5: Almond Milk Yogurt (going to try and see if I can deal with it)

E: I'm taking my clothes so I can do a short run.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 5/17/18 1:11 pm - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Thank goodness we now know how to decarb!

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

Theduffman27
on 5/17/18 5:11 am, edited 5/16/18 10:13 pm
VSG on 11/19/14

Good morning Liz and VSG Crew. Went for a short 2 1/4 mile run and was pleased with my first mile, 9:40 and finished with a 10:09 pace. ( wind was in my chest on the way back). I jumped in the hot tub once I cooled down and then did some yard work, we will plant our flowers and garden over the memorial day weekend holiday , that is the perfect time for this area. Have a great day!

Accountability - meh - I ended up about 1500 calories yesterday.

QOTD - 10 years ago I was 40, celebrating my 15 year wedding anniversary ( 25 this year) , my kids were 7 & 12...LOL....I was taking 6 medications, my a1c was out of control and I was miserable, I disliked my job, and was driving 2 hours a day for work. I am still med free and could not be happier with the choice I made to have WLS.

B - 2 hard boiled eggs

S - Oikos triple zero

L - left over chicken divan casserole

S - Cheese stick

D - Wendys chili

Cal - 946, carb - 68, prot - 92

Gym night

Stay Healthy my friends, Mike

HW - 299 , Consult day weight - 277, Day of surgery - 259, LW - 178, CW - 199.8

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 5/17/18 1:17 pm - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Nice run! I envy you. I think I could run again (I loved it when young), but I'm afraid of damaging my knees or something else at my age. I don't want to have to replace any joints, so it is walking and yoga for me these days.

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 5/17/18 6:20 am
VSG on 01/12/17

Good morning all! Am a little over worried this morning, the scale and I are going to have a fight. Either I read it wrong yesterday, or I'm actually up 6oz from yesterday morning. Logically, I know it's normal fluctuations, but it's annoying when it was a steady drop for 2 weeks and then up. My mind tries to chastise me saying "You didn't go to the gym yesterday, this is why!" Or "You ate 30 more calories than usual, take your whoopin' and like it." The urge to drop my day 100 calories or more is strong, but I'm fighting it. It's not healthy to panic and just eat less because I am worried over 6 oz. It's a scary thought. I know I was so SMO, I don't want to get on a path of a different kind of eating disorder! If my brain would calm down and let me have some peace, that would be great.

QOTD: In 2008 I had just graduated high school and started college. My depression right after high school went into a full rage and I really lost my way early on. The activity of running up and down the stairs was gone, no more gym class, etc and me eating went into a full on tailspin to pad my emotions. Broke all contact off with my very best friends from high school and pretty much shut myself away to gain 100 pounds.

E: Strength then HIIT cardio at the gym on the treadmill. I can only last like 15 minutes before death threatens to take me.

Surgery January 17, 2017

5'8, female

SW 485, GW 160, CW 148-150

Miss150
on 5/17/18 7:56 am

Moderation-moderation--beware knee jerk reactions. .6 on a scale on any given day equals, well, equals exactly squat. Change trending over time? Well, that's a whole different thing. From what I've noticed about your trending makes you a Rock-star (in my opinion). Carry on!

  goal!!! August 20, 2013   age: 59  High weight: 345 (June, 2011)  Consult weight: 293 (June, 2012)  Pre-Op: 253 (Nov., 2012) Surgery weight: 235 (Dec. 12, 2012) Current weight: 145

 TOTAL POUNDS LOST- 200 (110 pounds lost before surgery, 90 pounds lost Post Op.diabetes in remission-blood pressure normal-cholesterol and triglyceride levels normal!  BMI from 55.6  supermorbidly obese to 23.6  normal!!!!  

 

 

mershmellow
on 5/17/18 9:54 am
VSG on 01/12/17

Thank you! I know somewhere that 6 oz isn't anything to panic over. That knee-jerk reaction is so hard to fight!

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 5/17/18 1:19 pm - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

It does take time to get used to the fluctuations and I still freak out at times especially when it is more than a pound and I think I've been on plan for eating.

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

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 5/17/18 1:15 pm, edited 5/17/18 6:15 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

I think/hope you are in a much better place than 10 years ago? I go up and down daily with 6 oz being a minor amount. Lack of bathroom success, extra sodium, extra carbs or just because will do it. Especially after a few days of loss.

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

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