Menu for the day.

Dcgirl
on 8/21/14 6:29 am - DC
RNY on 12/16/13

There are plenty of posts on this site that concern me for the poster's long term success.  I am referring to people who are unwilling to change their lifestyle and people who are not willing to give up alcohol or smoking.  However, people who take the time to mindfully plan a high protein, low carb menu do not fall into that category.  NOT planning and thinking led to me eating on the go and weighing over 350 lbs.  Feel free to not post on the daily menu thread.

Grim_Traveller
on 8/21/14 6:43 am
RNY on 08/21/12

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Gwen M.
on 8/21/14 6:49 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Well said. 

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 42 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

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HarvestMoon1974
on 8/21/14 9:27 pm - Keyport, NJ
Revision on 05/01/14 with

Exactly! I don't plan my daily menu ahead of time, not because I don't want to, but because I have some kind of weird memtal block, when it comes to doing so. I'm absolutely awful at pre-planning anything, and a bit of a scatterbrain. I wish I had the discipline to plan my days out, as I do very well when I do. I'm just never able to follow through in the long term. Either way, it's a matter of personal choice, and what works best for an individual.

I would never tell someone that they are doomed to fail, for being conscious of what they are putting into their body. On the contrary, mindful eating is a very successful strategy for maintenance, and planning ahead definitely falls into that category.

" Life is a roller coaster, enjoy the ride"
Carol 378/189/170

Thankful for my little miracles Joshua and Daniel.

        

    

nurl
on 8/22/14 6:39 am
RNY on 05/14/13
Well said!
    
AnnyBananny
on 8/21/14 6:33 am - PA
RNY on 03/18/14

Congratulations on maintaing your weight loss. It's always great to hear about a successful loser.

I don't think I'd be 3/4 of the way to my goal in less than 6 months if I hadn't planned so diligently. I'm sure down the road my habits will change - these different choices will become much more like second nature, but for now - it's work and planning is key for me.

Feel free not to join the daily menu post if you don't think it's useful, but many of us do.

RNY @ Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia with Dr. Tatyan Clark 3/18/2014

NewMe2.0
on 8/21/14 6:43 am - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 05/20/14

I am just three months out and have realized today that I actually need to plan my meals out ahead of time to ensure that I can achieve the daily protein and caloric values I need.

I have been making my menu up as I go along  and entering on my fitness pal, only to get to the end of the day and have a shortfall.

So, I think it is beneficial to plan ahead....there is a difference between being food obsessed and food aware.

 

  • Referral:  Feb 2013/ Guelph  
  • RNY May 20th 2014 (Dr. Bhojani)                                                                         
  • 2nd RNY (revision due to marginal ulcers) Aug. 10th 2015 ( Dr. Bhojani)  
  • Revision to VSG (marginal ulcers): March 22nd 2016 (Hamilton, Dr. Hong)
  • Total Gastrectomy:  Dec. 15th 2016 (Hamilton, Dr. Hong)

 

    

H.A.L.A B.
on 8/21/14 7:01 am

I am 6 years post op... plus I have food allergies.. if i don't plan what I can eat that day - I may end up eating what I have in the office.. which is nuts and chocolate... and.. these are Ok in moderation.. but I need to plan so I can have good food at work... with enough proteins and veggies.. I can only eat o much canned tuna..

Some people  can go with a flow - when I do - I start gaining weight .... 

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

H.A.L.A B.
on 8/21/14 7:05 am

BTW: I noticed you just joined no t long time ago... trolling much? 

no info about you or the doc, 

if you are so successful - why are you here? what brought you here?  

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

Kathyjs
on 8/21/14 7:12 am

I was a member pre op for a long time. This site helped me so much I decided to try give back. I had surgery in 2002 at Rochester Mn by Dr Tim Thompson . I stand corrected. I guess I do no longer think about my menu but I do have to be very careful what I eat as I still can only eat a small amountso it has to be healthy. I stand corrected. I meant the best

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