What's on your Thursday menu RNY'ers?

on 4/11/19 3:47 am
RNY on 02/28/17

Morning all! I have another SUPER busy day ahead but I'm going to start this day out by starting the thread. My action toward being healthy today...

My goals for today:

1) lots of water (at least 64 oz) instead of lots of coffee (limit to 32 oz) on the run.

2) NO donuts or muffins

3) Aim for at least 55% of my calories from dense protein plus an extra protein shake.

4) take my lunch and breaks today away from my desk, including several short walks

OK, there's my intention for the day, what's yours?! As we ALL know, busy, stressful days are SO easy to get off plan and to not take the time to care for our bodies and minds. Today's a new day, let's commit to being healthy!


B: coffee, scrambled eggs

S: turkey breast, 1/2 c blueberries

L: Subway roasted chicken salad

S: Chomps, small apple

D: TJ's salmon patty

E: short walks and maybe some stair sprints.

Have a great one folks!

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

on 4/11/19 4:01 am
RNY on 10/28/16

What a great and honest plan. It is hard to take time to keep our bodies healthy some days. My healthy plan is to do some weight training as I don't do enough.

B 1 scrambled egg avocado on the side

S protein shake mixed with milk

L. Roasted chicken with salad

S yogurt and berries

D. BBQ steak with roasted veggies

Lots of water

have a great day everyone.

on 4/11/19 5:21 am
RNY on 02/28/17

As for weight training, until I started working with a trainer in July, I hated and avoided weight training. I like cardio, but NEVER weights. I've come to really like it and try to do 2-3 session of strength training a week. Getting over the hump and doing it was really hard for me though.

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

on 4/11/19 5:36 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I'm the same way - I hate weight training. I like how effective it is, though - I can feel the difference in just 2-3 weeks. But getting myself back into doing it is TOUGH (although I can't now though since i just had surgery - but by early June I should be OK.....)

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 and 03/29/19 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

HW: 373 SW: 316 GW: 145 LW: 138 CW: 150

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 4/11/19 4:24 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Good morning! Today we are meeting friends from home for lunch at a gorgeous restaurant on the water. One more friend is already on a plane home this morning and SIL leaves on Tuesday. It is getting quiet around here!

My intentions today are to eat high protein, low carb and keep my calories under 800.

Accountability: Good on day 10 of being on the meal plan wagon.

3 year post-op - post maintenance, trying to lose regain.

Always lots of coffee...

B: Eggs, cottage cheese and Canadian bacon

L: crab cake or sushi (out to lunch)

D: breakfast casserole (last serving)

S: cottage cheese

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

on 4/11/19 5:22 am
RNY on 02/28/17

Lunch sounds wonderful!

Also SO proud of you for refocusing on the basics!

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

on 4/11/19 4:50 am - Brighton, IL

Quick post for accountability as I didn't even have time to read here yesterday. Today is last work day for this week for the Nomads and 1 week left here before we head home for a few weeks. Accountability was fair yesterday--good food choices but didn't get all my steps in due to an errand we had to run. Lily and I have already walked the loop once and will do at least two more loops and a 3 mile walk if the rain holds off til evening. Weight today 124.2 and heres the food B 2/3 c earnest eats hot cereal L whatever protein the church ladies make--yesterday was sloppy joes D 4 oz pork loin S yogurt and string cheese at break. Have a great day full of smart and conscious choices everyone.



on 4/11/19 5:03 am
RNY on 07/23/14

Good Morning. I am surprised to see no donuts or muffins on your list, but I guess when you work at an office that is always a temptation.

I am excited for today... I am going back into NYC for a book luncheon. It is a story of a social media bunny trail. Anyway I am a guest if the author herself, at a members-only club in Manhattan. I never heard of her before Sunday night. Last night I figured I had better google her bio so I do not look like an idiot. I guess I live under a very big rock. Her previous book was a NY Times bestseller on finance, her current book is 'best new release' in several papers and on Amazon. Kate Northrup, daughter of Christina Northrup MD, famous women's wellness doctor.

I am always about you never know where God is going to open a door. The club is also for - creative types- artists and writers. So me. So who I am supposed to meet today, or what I am supposed to hear? I will see. So pray for me or send a good thought my way today. So I do not look like above mentioned idiot.


  • protein coffee
  • overnight oats
  • lunch tbd
  • chicken and veg tbd
  • Snacks for city: trail mix, HB eggs, protein muffins, apple

I am sure a Starbucks will make it into the rotation.

Ex: maybe. Walking NYC. I swear my trainer is trying to kill me because he knows I ate too much in my week in NYC. I told him I wanted to get better at burpees. I do them very modified. Well... he gave me instructions on how to make them harder, but still a modified progression. Then he put 70 on yesterday workout. Dude, 70??? Hahaha

Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014

Goal reached 17 months. 220lb Weight Loss
Plastic Surgery Dr. Joseph Michaels - LBL and Hernia Repair 2/29/16, Arm Lift, BL, 5/2/16, Leg Lift 7/25/16

#lifeisanadventure #fightthegoodfight #noregrets



on 4/11/19 5:05 am
RNY on 02/14/18

ahhh, I recognized the Northrup part and was wondering if ti was the doctor. I read some of her stuff long ago. Hope the luncheon is fun!

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9


on 4/11/19 5:33 am
RNY on 02/28/17

As for donuts & muffins, we have a DD in the basement of our building, a SB upstairs, a SB 1 block away and the city's best bakery half a block away. Never mind the Pret another block away. Something sweet with my large coffee is ALWAYS a temptation, but on SUPER busy, stressful days it is really easy to convince myself that I "deserve" the treat. Hard choices!

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

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