What's on your (PHOTO) Friday Menu, RNYers?

on 7/19/19 2:41 am, edited 7/19/19 2:43 am - MA
RNY on 07/20/15

Hiya Team! Happy FriYAY!

What are you all up to this weekend? I am spending the day tomorrow with my fav niece who is home from college for the summer. I am letting her "shop" at my house for things to bring back to college, like my extra comforter, and my old jewelry. The we are going to get our hair done together :)

Photo round up please!

Fezzik is always right next to me, no matter what I am doing. I was on the exercise bike right in front of the AC and he stayed me with the entire time. He kept blocking the vent, though!

Me on that horrible face aging app that has taken the internet by storm this week. YIKES. Must start moisturizing better.

Accountability: Great with food! I ended up with 90 minutes on the bike but no stair climber. Today is the first day since Sunday that weight has stayed the same instead of going down. I don't think that had happened since early in my losing phase, over 3 years ago!

QOTD: Do you have central air-conditioning at home? I have never lived anywhere with central air, just individual window units. Right now we just have one AC in the bedroom and the rest of the house feels like it is melting. My coconut oil in the cabinet is liquid. Yuuuuck.

Exercise: 60 minute run & 60 minutes recumbent bike.

P.S. my 4 year surgiversary is tomorrow! Bets on whether I can use 15lbs by then??

  • 4'11"
  • High Weight before LapBand: 200 (2008)
  • High Weight before RNY: 160 (2015)
  • Lowest post-op weight: 110 (2016)
  • Maintenance Weight: 120 (2017-2019)
  • CW: 130 and dropping... thank you Keto! (2020)

on 7/19/19 3:50 am, edited 7/18/19 10:46 pm
RNY on 08/29/18

Happy Fri-yay everybody!

I like to stay up with current events, so you can imagine that I have been closely following this news story about the Toledo Ohio gentleman's club which is offering their used furniture to the public. Let's unpack that for a moment. First off, this is a remodeling and not a going out of business. Which means that despite the poor quality lighting and ample visual distractions, at some point, the owner of this establishment gazed across the room and said " That furniture is so vile that I cannot stand it another day - I'm calling Wayfair in the morning." And yet someone is going to rent a U-haul, get that furniture and bring it into their home? How does that affect the family dynamic:


"Yes, Timmy"

"What's causing that smell in the basement?"

"Cocaine and Daddy issues, mostly"

"It smells like Aquoline Pink Sugar"

Wiping a tear from his eyes, "it does my boy, it does"

Now, I know exactly what you guys are thinking. "Jim, men routinely purchase used urinal troughs from famous sporting arenas and install them in their man caves." "Isn't that the same thing?" "Are you looking down at the denizens of dance or holding them to a different standard than the fans of your beloved sports teams?" "Are you perhaps being a little bit extra to find this practice so objectionable"

And there I have to disagree. Said troughs are coated in porcelain*. With enough effort and bleach, it is at least theoretically possible to clean the years of depredations off of the troughs - not so for those Toledo textiles.

* Note that the Wrigley Field troughs are stainless steel - only a sociopath would buy a used stainless steel trough for their home

Hero workout week ends today with Hammer. Its been a fun but hard week and I am looking forward to a rest day tomorrow. I used 95 pounds for all five rounds but had to use a green band for the last four rounds of pull-ups. My scores were 3:54, 4:01, 4:39,4:48 and 5:46. Rest in Peace, warrior.

QOTD: We have central air. We also have an overhead all house fan which on many days is enough to cool the house without the air. But note that we have two teenage boys who want the house at an Arctic temperature.

This afternoon, we are headed up to Lake Geneva in Wisconsin for a weekend away and to see Jimmy Buffet at Alpine Valley on Saturday night.

Breakfast: Sausage

Snack: Protein bar

Lunch: Hamburger

Snack: Light and fit

Dinner: Steak

Have a great weekend everybody!!

Jim Age 53 Height 6 Feet Consult Weight 344 SW 289 Pre-Surgery -55, M1 -25, M2 -16, M3 -21, M4 -10, M5 -5, M6 -1, M7 -4, M8 0, M9 +4, M10 -4

World Class Fitness in 100 Words: Eat meats and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, Clean, Squat, Presses, Clean & Jerk, and Snatch, Similarly master the basics of gymnastics: Pull-ups, Dips, Rope Climb, Push-ups, Sit-ups, Presses to Handstands, Pirouettes, Flips, Splits and Holds. Bike, Run, Swim, Row, etc. hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.

on 7/19/19 4:46 am
RNY on 12/26/17

I have no words for the used furniture but you should really consider writing a book or be a comedian!

You can't measure your achievements with someone else's yardstick!

Revision from lapband to RNY 12/26/17 with Dr. Caitlin Halbert

HW 260 SW 248 CW 154 GW 145

Gallbladder removed 9/18


on 7/19/19 4:50 am
RNY on 12/22/08 with

And I've been looking for some new chairs. Bet they are colorful too!

on 7/19/19 5:17 am - Central Coast, CA
RNY on 06/26/17

but ewwwww!

SW:261 6/26/17 GW:150 10/6/18


on 7/19/19 5:42 am
RNY on 06/03/15

" That furniture is so vile that I cannot stand it another day - I'm calling Wayfair in the morning." This reminds me of some joke I heard about 30 years ago about long-married women and what they think about during sex. I can't remember the joke except for the punch line (which I know isn't helpful), but the punch line was "beige. I think I'll paint the walls beige!"

on 7/19/19 6:41 am - DC
RNY on 12/16/13

You are so hilarious, I agree...a book is in your future! Why continue toiling away at your firm when you could write a book? I am serious - you have the best sense of humor and wit.

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on 7/19/19 7:04 am
RNY on 11/21/16

YES, a book already, Jim! Or stand up? I want front row!!

on 7/19/19 8:58 am
RNY on 08/11/14

Oh my!!

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 137-140 (10/2018)GW 150

on 7/19/19 9:22 am
RNY on 02/12/18 with


RNY 2/12/18
5'4 1/2" tall, HW : 315 lbs, Surgery Wt: 297lbs.
M1: -17.5lbs M2: -11.5lbs M3: -12lbs M4: -13lbs M5: -13lbs M6: -13.5lbs M7: -12lbs M8: -14lbs M9: -10.5lbs M10: -7.75lbs M11: -5.25lbs M12: -4lbs M13: -3lbs M14: -7lbs M15: -2lbs M16: -1lb **made it to goal!**

CW 148