What's on your Monday Menu?

Queen JB
on 2/6/23 2:41 am
RNY on 07/20/15

Good Morning and Happy Monday! I hope you all slept better than this meme. My mind was racing, so I hope I can actually accomplish some to-dos today.

I had a great time teaching the class yesterday but I wore crappy (but fashionable!) sneakers and raced around on concrete floors for a few hours so I woke up feeling very old today!

QOTD: What's your go-to cure for hiccups? I still get RNY related hiccups all the time. If I drink even a sip of liquid within an hour of eating, my body goes into hiccup mode. I hate it. I usually try holding my breath, but I don't think its actually effective.

B: egg bite

S: almonds and babybel

L: turkey meatballs

D: veggie burger w/cheese

  • High Weight before LapBand: 200 (2008)
  • High Weight before RNY: 160 (2015)
  • Lowest post-op weight: 110 (2016)
  • Maintenance Weight: 120 (2017-2019)
  • Battling Regain Weight: 135 (current)

on 2/6/23 2:56 am
WLS on 07/15/22

Good morning QJB and menuers,

That meme is my brain every night! And just as I was drifting off again half an hour ago, the coyotes got started. Boo.my brain is also telling me that I forgot to pay for surgery and it's going to be canceled. Something I need to call about today.

Comfy shoes are great unless you have to pay for them later.

QOTD- Either measured breathing or holding breath. Most often the first, though I don't get hiccups much these days.

Got to head in to the office today. I'll be masking this week since I'm not sure if my hospital still tests for covid prior to surgery. They did in July. It's probably a moot point, though, since I'm getting braces Wednesday.

Today feels like I need a vacation to recover from going back to work...and I haven't even gone back yet!

Accountability- Detoxing from carbs. No more beignets and all. Ugh.

Exercise- Walking at lunch at the office.

Menu - Ratio yogurt, chicken tenderloins with parmesan and a small serving of risotto, probably not much else. Small diet cuts leading into Friday even though this is nothing like WLS prep.

Hope you all have a great Monday!

282 at referral, 280 at consult, 249 on 7/15 for SADI surgery

Loss: Pre-op-33, M1-12, M2-17, M3-14, M4-11, M5-14, M6-5, M7-6, M8-5

Today's weight: 161.6

on 2/6/23 5:53 am
RNY on 08/11/14

Braces week- eek! Our hospitals still require a Covid test before surgery, part of the pre-op.

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW291.4/CW165/GW150

on 2/6/23 3:05 pm
WLS on 07/15/22

It's funny. I'm waffling more about getting braces than I did for WLS! I never went through buyer's remorse there. I currently have no pain or sensitivity with my teeth so I'm stuck in that "what am I about to do to myself " phase.

And thanks for the note. Forgot to ask the nurse today. She asked about sick symptoms. The clinic says they don't think they test anymore but guess I get to find out Friday! Or call back!

282 at referral, 280 at consult, 249 on 7/15 for SADI surgery

Loss: Pre-op-33, M1-12, M2-17, M3-14, M4-11, M5-14, M6-5, M7-6, M8-5

Today's weight: 161.6

on 2/6/23 6:36 am
VSG on 08/09/21

What were your favorite parts of the trip? What successes did you have when avoiding all the delicious food that's horrible for you?

HW: 371 SW: 333 GW: 230 CW: 261 Surgery: 8/9/21


on 2/6/23 3:16 pm
WLS on 07/15/22

Every time I've been to New Orleans, it's been kind of a different trip depending who I went with and the time in my life. This time through there was a lot more learning to be had from natives about the history and cultures that shaped the city over time. I'm a nerd for learning, so that's something I'm fully on board with. Tons of sentences that started with, "I was today years old when I learned...".

I'm glad we seemed to land in the calm before the storm of Mardi Gras, as it were. There was a lot going on but not too many people, yet. The older I get, the more I avoid crowds.

As for food...I did all the research on places within our walking radius, so I had a great idea of what was on the menus before setting foot in any place. I nailed down everything before even entering the restaurant. It probably helps that I'm trying to be kind to my gallbladder and have some low-level constant pain to remind me to behave. I still ate the equivalent of a couple beignets over the 3.5 days, so I wasn't perfect by any means. I got to try versions of everything I'd have wanted prepared in mostly okay ways. Being a foodie, it felt like a win! As JB reminded me a couple of months ago, the planning part is an important component for me to succeed.

I'll need to go back...much more exploring to be done!

282 at referral, 280 at consult, 249 on 7/15 for SADI surgery

Loss: Pre-op-33, M1-12, M2-17, M3-14, M4-11, M5-14, M6-5, M7-6, M8-5

Today's weight: 161.6

on 2/7/23 7:35 am
RNY on 03/24/21

I like to pre-plan my meals out also. IF possible, I will look at the restaurant's menu online before going. Great job on planning ahead. It is important to still be able to enjoy some of the foods you would normally avoid while on vacation.

HW 296 SW 267.8 GW 130 LW 128.2 CW 131.6

Age 55 5 ft 4 inches

Roux-en-Y 3/24/21

Internal Hernia 1/14/22

Gallbladder 3/22

The last of the human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances. (Frankl, 1946)

White Dove
on 2/6/23 7:10 am - Warren, OH

I had surgery for a kidney stone last week and they did not do a COVID test or require a mask.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 2/6/23 3:05 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

I have heard that kidney stones are some of the most painful things. One friend said it was worst than childbirth! Hope you are on the mend!

HW: 306 SW: 282 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19) CW:150


on 2/6/23 3:22 pm
WLS on 07/15/22

Oh - hope you're okay! And thanks for letting me know. I should really call the hospital again and ask to be sure!

282 at referral, 280 at consult, 249 on 7/15 for SADI surgery

Loss: Pre-op-33, M1-12, M2-17, M3-14, M4-11, M5-14, M6-5, M7-6, M8-5

Today's weight: 161.6

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