What's on your Monday Menu, RNYers?

on 7/22/19 6:24 am
RNY on 06/03/15

Mornin' All!

well as I expected, DH and MIL stayed in Champaign, IL last night. They had the stamina to continue further, but they hit torrential rains and could barely see the interstate - so, they stopped. Hopefully they got an early start this morning, because the crew is coming at 2:00 to unload the truck. Champaign is about 3.5 hours away from here, so it SHOULDN'T be a problem, but with summer road construction and/or hitting things like accidents, I'm hoping they're factoring in plenty o' time to get here before the movers do...

I have a board meeting tonight that I have to go to - boo. I'd rather help DH and MIL get settled, and plus, the board we have this year isn't as nicey-nice and agreeable as previous boards. We've had some clashes. I hope tonight's meeting goes OK. It's already making me anxious thinking about it..

accountability wasn't that great ****hoices - just too much overall), but my weight was down this morning. It was incentive to do better today!

4 years 1 month out:

B: protein pancakes topped with 1/3 C plain Greek yogurt, a diced peach, and SF cinnamon syrup, coffee with half & half

MS: protein shake

L: 1/2 Beyond Burger with 1/2 of a "skinny" "bun", light mayo, lettuce and tomato. Maybe some grilled zucchini on the side (finally....I keep putting it on my menu but haven't made it yet)

AS: probably not - I'll be at MIL's new apt most of the afternoon. I'll take a protein bar with me just in case, though

D: pulled pork

ex: I was planning on going to Zumba or Body Pump this morning, but I may just take a long walk. It's beautiful outside!

have a great day, all!

on 7/22/19 6:26 am
RNY on 08/29/18

Good morning, everybody.

I am back from Magaritaville. I will have more thoughts on Jimmy Buffet up in the Norselands of Wisconsin as the week goes by (Think fat Thor in a hula skirt and coconut bikini top) but for today I am all business.

I went for my Dexa scan on Friday. The way it works is that I had to lay down for 6-7 minutes without moving. I know that this is trite, but my nose actually did start itching at this point. About half way through, my nose stopped itching and my chin started to itch which gave me some variety.

After I was done scratching my face like a Breaking Bad customer, we reviewed the report. I have 8.1 pounds of bones and 180.3 pounds of lean tissue. My body fat was 12.3%. My left leg is fairly significantly weaker than my right. (I am pretty sure that is remnant from the gout months).

Based on my ticker, if I got to 195 I would have 3% body fat and look like this little fellow:

While I admire his rugged, outdoorsy lifestyle, singular sense of focus, and protein first eating, I think that maybe I should go for a more of a silver fox look in my advancing years. So I will have some maintenance to do on my OH profile this week.

She said that I have off the chart bone size and strength for my age and guessed that I had carried a lot of weight for a long time. Ding, ding, ding Winner!!

Her bottom line conclusion was that I was done losing and should be focused on not gaining and improving my fitness level at this point. I will check that with my Baritrician but that seems to make sense. She did say that I have some visceral adipose tissue (VAT) surrounding my organs which I should lose over time through nutrition. She said that you can't exercise this off. I didn't really follow all of that part of the discussion and will have to do some additional research.

QOTD: My youngest said that he was interested in the Band, so I just ordered The Last Waltz yesterday. Hopefully, we will watch it next week.

Hero week has been succeeded by Moby Flower week. Today was back squats. 65 pounds (for me) in back squat position then drop into a squat when you hear "Bring Sally down" hold at the bottom of the squat until you hear "Bring Sally up" at which you rise up and then rinse, lather, repeat.

Breakfast: sausage and cottage cheese

Snack: Protein bar

Lunch: Chicken

Snack: Light and fit

Dinner: TBD maybe hamburgers

Have a great day, all!

Jim Age 54 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

on 7/22/19 7:05 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Jim, you are too funny!! I definitely don't see you as a Gollum, lol.

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


on 7/22/19 7:16 am
RNY on 08/11/14

Sounds like your scan was a success.

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 135-140 (03/2020)GW 150

on 7/22/19 5:55 pm
RNY on 08/29/18

I think so, but I need to get smarter about what this VAT is and how to treat it.

Jim Age 54 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

on 7/22/19 7:35 am - Central Coast, CA
RNY on 06/26/17

Congrats for reaching maintenance.

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


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on 7/22/19 7:50 am
RNY on 11/21/16

Dying, dead!

on 7/22/19 9:31 am

"While I admire his rugged, outdoorsy lifestyle, singular sense of focus, and protein first eating..."

Gollum's protein first eating! There went my coffee, and I was wearing white jeans, too! Jim, you are a hilarious writer! Congrats on your amazing DEXA scan results!

Melody P.
on 7/22/19 6:49 am - TX

Good morning folks.

qotd:my favorite soundtrack depends on my mood. Hard to pick!

gonna be an expensive day. Our upstairs toilet had been leaking...which we didn't know until yesterday. So we have a plumber coming out this morning. I think we're going to need a new toilet. Just hoping the subfloor isn't damaged!

accountability was good yesterday.

b:PP shake

s:small protein bar

l:chicken lunch meat with yogurt ranch dressing



39 F and 6 foot 1 inches

VSG - 3-14-18 - - - Revision to RNY - 5-29-19

I can?t control everything but I can control what I put in my body.

on 7/22/19 7:08 am
RNY on 08/11/14

Good morning! JB, I hope you guys have a blast on the helicopter ride, it sounds fun. My weekend was good celebrating hubby's birthday and then I started feeling a little cold coming in yesterday afternoon. I'm taking DayQuil and that seems to be helping the sinus congestion so I'm hopeful I can fend off it getting worse.

Accountability: not too bad over the weekend

QOTD: I can't think of one off the top of my head, maybe Armageddon or something like Grease.

TSS: 4 years 11 months

B: SF latte, Quacker protein/fiber oatmeal and turkey sausage links

L: Albacore lettuce wraps and baby carrots

S: SF almond milk latte, 2 real good snack pizzas, and carbmaster yogurt

D: BBQ chicken pizza (low carb lavash), sliced fruit, and 2 squares dark chocolate

ES: Low carb pita with butter and SF jam, Homemade Greek yogurt with SF syrup and ¼ cup fiber cereal

E: An hour stair climber and 40 mins of elliptical

V/W: On track

Totals: Cals:1436 Protein:122 Carbs:123 Fat:61

Have a great one!

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 135-140 (03/2020)GW 150

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