What's on your menu today (Wednesday) RNYers?

on 2/7/18 2:05 am - North West GTA, Ontario, Canada
RNY on 11/15/13

Hey Pouch Pals! How are you all? I pulled a muscle in my back and its giving me twinges, very uncomfortable and its times like this that man oh man do I miss Advil! Tylenol sucks for back pain. I am leaving work early today as I have an appt with my PCP, will be asking her for some Tramadol or something. Meeting my parents for lunch at Panera bread so I have inputted a half salad for lunch from there.

Accountability: Somehow a Caramel & sea salt dark chocolate Lindt chocolate bar found its way into my mouth. Bad Daisy. UGH my willpower is totally out the door right now. I am putting myself on modified AMAW starting Monday (I need my vanilla premier protein in my coffee) otherwise it will be meat, meat, meat! I have to get the carbs out of my system. Its my own fault and I only have myself to blame so I am doing my own AMAW.

QOTD: Would you swim with Sharks or Stingrays? Or maybe you already have? If yes tell us about it. I would love to swim with Sharks, I am fascinated by them and think that would be so cool. I have swum with Stingrays, hubby and I did it somewhere in the Caribbean (I can't remember exactly where, Bahamas maybe) but it was LITERALLY the day after that famous guy Steve Irwin was killed by a Stingray and I was freaked the hell out. The pictures are a riot as the terror on my face is so obvious. It was fine, they are super tame as this is one of the Cruise ship's regular stops and the Stingrays are expecting food but nevertheless I was scared. Looking back it was super cool and I would do it again.

Time since surgery: 4 yrs + 2 months

Menu is copied and pasted from MFP:

Breakfast - 7:00am Calories kcal Protein g Carbs g Fat g Sugar g Fiber g
Premier Protein - Vanilla Protein Shake, 22 oz (Used as coffee creamer) 320 60 8 6 2 4
320 60 8 6 2 4
Lunch - 11:00am
Panera Bread - Spicy Thai Salad With Chicken (Half), 1 container 260 12 21 11 6 4
260 12 21 11 6 4
Snack # 2 - 3:00pm
Arla - Creamy Havarti Cheese, 1 slice (21g) 80 5 0 7 0 0
80 5 0 7 0 0
Dinner - 7:00pm
Stuffed Pepper, 1 pepper 240 15 23 10 3 2
240 15 23 10 3 2
Snack #3 - 10:00pm
Pc Skyr Yogurt - Vanilla, 100 g 80 10 9 0 6 0
80 10 9 0 6 0
Totals 980 102 61 34 17 10
Your Daily Goal 975 122 49 33 72 25
Remaining -5 20 -12 -1 55 15
Calories kcal Protein g Carbs g Fat g Sugar g Fiber g

TOTALS: 980 calories, 102 protein, 61 carbs

V: PatchMD patches are on (Iron, Multi, B12, VitD & Calcium) oral - extra dry D3 & B12

E: 5km hike in the snow with the dogs in the evening

Daisy 5'5" HW: 280 SW: 254 CW: 125

RNY Nov 15, 2013 - Toronto Western Hospital - Dr David Urbach

Gallbladder removal & hernia repair - Nov 2, 2017 - Dr David Urbach

on 2/7/18 2:35 am - MA

Good morning everyone. Sorry you are in pain, Daisy. I hope you get the meds you need. I am a little sore, myself today. I have gotten back to the treadmill this week and it is kicking my butt (literally). I am feeling so happy that my achilles is not even giving me a twinge, though, so it feels like I can really get back to running for real again. Half marathon, here I come!

Accountability: I ended up having a morning meeting at Dunkin Donuts, so I grabbed an Egg & Cheese Wake Up Wrap. I ate the egg and cheese part and didn't have the flour wrap. I think it was a good choice--there are only 150 calories with the wrap, so not bad. Also--I have been eating chili x2 a day since Sunday and I needed a break, so John made me a ribeye last night :) I ended the day with pretty perfect stats, totally by accident.

QOTD: I have gone snorkeling a few times and really enjoyed it. I remember holding a Puffer Fish in my hands--it was amazing! And I canoed with Dolphins in Pamlico Bay in North Carolina a few years ago, too. But sharks and stingrays? I think I am probably too chicken.

  • 4'11"
  • High Weight before LapBand: 200
  • High Weight before RNY: 160
  • CW: 121
  • below goal in 9 months

on 2/7/18 10:37 am
RNY on 02/26/18

I hope this is okay to ask as it is a little off topic but I saw your post the other day related to products with the Basil and Garlic meatballs...I stopped in at a Costco the other day and they didn't have them. Wondered if you've ever gotten them anywhere else?

HW: 285 SW: 260 CW: 153 Dr. Grantcharov, St. Michael's

Referral: May 2017 Orientation: June 5/17 Nurse: Aug. 17/17 Doctor/Dietician/SW finished by Dec. 11/17 Surgical Ed. Class: Dec. 18/17 Surgeon: Jan. 9/18 Surgery: February 26, 2018!!

on 2/7/18 2:35 am
RNY on 12/22/08 with

I floated over some manatees. Big potatoes. I'm glad I got to do it.

And in response to yesterday's question..Im still up. I try to go to sleep before the sun comes up. Hard to do in a Seattle summer.

I've been hungry but too tired to cook so it's been yogurt,quest bar, and meat with mustard. Also a boat of coffee.

on 2/7/18 5:16 am
VSG on 11/19/14

I love Manatees, there is a place near my folks in Florida where we go to see them in the wild and I get so excited seeing them. They are so big, gentle creatures...

HW - 299 , Consult day weight - 277, Day of surgery - 259,LW - 178, GW - 195, CW - 207.6 , 12.6 lbs to goal.

Teena D.
on 2/7/18 5:25 am - Oshawa, Canada
RNY on 01/12/17

I would love to see a manatee!! Dolphins too- I've been on several cruises but so far I haven't seen a dolphin in the wild.

  1. Referral Feb 4, 2016, Toronto Western RNY Guelph Jan 12/2017 with Dr. Reed

Happily married, mom of 3 teens. On a journey to healthy!

Weight Loss: PreOp: 13 lbs M1: 21.9 M2: 13.4 M3: 14.4 M4: 10.3 M5: 11.9 M6: 11.9 M7: 9.5 M8: 6 M9: 5.2 M10: 4.5 M11: 6.9 M12: 0.5

129.4 lbs lost and counting!

on 2/7/18 3:07 am
RNY on 05/03/16

Good Morning everyone!

Sorry for your pain Daisy..hope you get some relief.

Winter storm heading our way which is pretty much a norm here, lol. Ooooo it is going to snow...so what else is new, lol, but I digress.

Accountability: instead of the fajita beef w/ cheese last night, I tried to eat a cheeseburger that I made from extra lean Hamburg (96/4). I had almost half (2 oz) and got very ill so not ever trying that again. So many things my pouch won't tolerate and not sure why with some things like haddock...get really ill with that too.

qotd: I can barely doggie paddle in our swimming pool, let alone swim with any sea creatures, lol. Gonna pass.


B: scrambled egg w/ Turkey sausage

L: tbd but protein

D: trying a new recipe... Honey-sesame chicken in my crock pot. My DH will have rice with his...just chicken for me.

S: Oikos Triple zero yogurt maybe


Age: 61 Height: 5'2" HW: 259 SW: 232.2 CW: 159.2 GW: 125

on 2/7/18 4:33 am - Brighton, IL

I've gone back to regular grind burger that I drain instead of extra lean and chicken thighs instead of breast meat.. I know it goes against what we learned in Weigh****chers but with the small amount of food we eat the tiny extra bit of fat is needed to make the food tolerated. If I have to eat dry meat I have to add sauce of some kind or I won't be able to eat more than a bite or two. I'm 51/2 years out and suspect this will always be the case.



Teena D.
on 2/7/18 5:03 am - Oshawa, Canada
RNY on 01/12/17

I also find that regular grind is far better than lean- only a year out but yes, probably will be that way for the rest of my life. :) :)

  1. Referral Feb 4, 2016, Toronto Western RNY Guelph Jan 12/2017 with Dr. Reed

Happily married, mom of 3 teens. On a journey to healthy!

Weight Loss: PreOp: 13 lbs M1: 21.9 M2: 13.4 M3: 14.4 M4: 10.3 M5: 11.9 M6: 11.9 M7: 9.5 M8: 6 M9: 5.2 M10: 4.5 M11: 6.9 M12: 0.5

129.4 lbs lost and counting!

on 2/7/18 5:07 am
RNY on 02/28/17

When I first tried ground beef, I did the 94% lean beef and lean ground turkey/chicken and it was too dry. I like the 85% or even 80% instead. It has more flavor and seems to settle better. Just balance the fats and it is okay to eat it in moderation.

HW: 248, SW (2/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125, CW: 117-122

RNY w/ Joseph Afram: 2/28/2017; Plastics w/ Douglas Forman: Extended mastopexy, Extended abdominoplasty-5/18/2018