What's on your Monday Menu, RNYers?

on 8/12/19 2:24 am - MA
RNY on 07/20/15

Hello Everyone!

I had the most wonderful end to my 6 week staycation! We spent 4 days up in Maine exploring everything, and the last two days we went to a bowl carving class. It was an amazing time but boy am I sooooooore today. I can't get out of a chair without making a groaning sound, and my hands are completely cramped from gripping the axe!

Since I missed Photo Friday, here are a few highlights from my very packed 4 days!

The bowl I learned to carve from a log with an axe and an adze. It has a lot more work to fini**** but I learned enough to be able to continue on my own.

The feet that hiked Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor ME!

At the top of Acadia National Park!

One of the many lobster rolls I consumed this week!

I was back to a 4am alarm clock this morning, (hopefully this is not an every day thing), so that I can catch the early train in to my first day. There is a confusing train connection that I need to make, so I am giving myself a ridiculous amount of extra time to make sure I figure it out. I am probably going to get to the office 1.5 hours earlier than they told me to be there, lol. Can you say eager?

Accountability: Let's agree to never discuss the choices made this weekend...

QOTD: When was the last time you started a new job? Me, obvi today!

I didn't have a ton of time to plan meals, so the macros are slightly off on this menu. I will try to get it right tomorrow!

Exercise: I am a few days behind on my 50 mile challenge, but I will make it up. Hopefully I catch an early enough train home today to get to the gym tonight. I actually think it will help my aching muscles.

  • 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 8/12/19 4:08 am
RNY on 02/28/17

Good morning all! Weather here is back to typical August in the swamp that is DC--hot, humid and miserable. Yesterday wasn't too bad and I had hoped to get out for a hike or a run but ended up having a day inside with a migraine (probably stress) and nursing a severe case of poison rash.

Lots going on here: trying to find condo in a senior community and then sell our single family cape cod house with a big yard; fighting DW's disability insurance termination; latest diagnosis for DW is Parkinson's including a new set of test, meds, plan; sorting and prep for moving; training my clients and trying to find some new ones; working FT; doing my own workouts (at least that is going well!); having PT on a shoulder injury from lifting WAY too heavy when I was stressed (don't do it folks! Cardio is great to burn off stress, lifting not so much!).

I keep reminding myself that if I wasn't healthier, I won't be able to do these things. Just really tiring.

Not eating the best. Partly because of some stress eating and partly because I'm nauseated alot and trying to eat around that. Weight is good but not consistently eating healthy. Thank goodness for CarbMaster yogurt and Lactaid cottage cheese that seem to go down okay most of the time.

B: black coffee w/Miralax x2, probably a yogurt in a bit

S/L1: turkey breast, protein shake

L2/S: cottage cheese w/ raspberries & slivered almonds

D: leftover egg white muffins & collard greens

E: an hour in the gym

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 8/12/19 5:24 am
RNY on 06/03/15

your life is sounding like hell right now - I'm so sorry to hear all of this.

on 8/12/19 6:30 am - Brighton, IL

You sure have a lot on your plate right now. You're definitely in my prayers!



on 8/12/19 7:08 am
RNY on 08/11/14

Janet, keep your head up!

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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on 8/12/19 7:35 am
RNY on 11/21/16

on 8/12/19 8:48 am

I wish I lived closer, I would offer a few hours a week so somehow you might catch at least a mini break. You have so much that is truly challenging going on! Is this the first diagnosis your DW has received? Hang in there and treat yourself with kindness and love.

on 8/12/19 3:19 pm - Middletown, CT
VSG on 09/28/16

5'5" HW: 484, SW: 455,CW: 345

Surgeon, Darren Tishler

on 8/12/19 3:38 pm - MA
RNY on 07/20/15

Sending hugs

  • 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 8/12/19 4:18 am, edited 8/11/19 9:49 pm
RNY on 08/29/18

Good morning, everybody!

Great pictures JB. I haven't been to Acadia since I was a little kid. Like you, I consumed a number of regional treats last week, while I was in Massachusetts. Queen was a great concert other than the exit from the parking lot and ride back.

My speech that I was worried about actually got some media coverage, so I was geek famous for a day. The big bosses saw it and sent me a note which was good. Marilyn kept my head size in check by reminding me that I must have looked ridiculous giving a speech in an empty room.

Menu is a little up in the air because I am at an all day meeting. But the organizer struggles with his weight also, so there will be good choices.

QOTD: I started my last job in October of 1998. I was temporarily staying at a hotel in downtown Chicago because I didn't have a place to live. When I was walking to work, one of those roving "shoe shine" guys managed to scam me for $20 because I was so focused on thinking through my first day.

Breakfast: Eggs and sausage

Snack:Protein bar

Lunch: steak and fajita fixings

Snack: Jerky

Dinner: TBD

Big gym day tonight.

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

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.