What's on your Tuesday Menu, RNYers?

JuniperBerry
on 8/13/19 1:39 am - MA


Hellooooo Everyone! I had a great first day! My coworkers are lovely and the job is really interesting. I texted a friend and said that it was easily 100X better than any of my best days last year. Yesss!

However, it only took one day of work for me to fall into some bad habits. First, I didn't know that I would be going out to a "learning lunch" with a coworker, so I didn't eat anything I brought. Grim calls it "taking food on a walk" because I just toted food back and forth last year, and never ate it. Second, I woke up at 3am unable to fall back asleep. I am not stressed, obviously, so I have no idea why I couldn't sleep. Not cool, body.

Accountability: For lunch I had a salad with bacon, almonds and dried cranberries. I didn't have the dressing. I also had a Venti coffee with Almond Milk. No exercise--I missed my train and didn't get home until 7:30pm. Ended the day at 898 calories and 7500 steps.

QOTD: What is one small lifestyle change that has made a big difference for your weight loss? I had gotten very lazy about drinking last year, so I made a real effort to stay hydrated over the summer and I know it is helping me in numerable ways! I feel so much better when I drink at least 80oz a day.


Exercise: Ok, MUST get on an earlier train and get my ass to the gym, because I am 8 miles behind where I wanted to be on my 50 mile challenge! I will try to at least do a 5K tonight.

  • 4'11"
  • High Weight before LapBand: 200
  • High Weight before RNY: 160
  • Lowest post-op weight: 110
  • Maintenance Weight: 120
  • CW: 130 (and dropping... thank you Keto!)
  • below goal in 9 months

Daisydoo02
on 8/13/19 4:45 am - GTA, Ontario, Canada
RNY on 11/15/13

Morning JB & menu makers! JB so awesome your 1st day was so good and you have good co workers. Love the pic, my cheats look more like chocolate bars or pastries! lol

OMG Grim is so right about "taking food for a walk," I must admit to doing this a lot. Every day I bring a crap ton of snacks such as meat sticks, power crunch bars, cheese whips and don't end up eating them and I truck them back and forth to work. I just need to commit and eat them or leave them at home.

Waking up at 3am is IMO still middle of the night, I am sure you are not stressed but more so a nervous energy about new job, new people, new surroundings and making sure you get the train, been there done that. I hope you get the right train home tonight and get home before 730pm!!

Accountability: There was Reeces PB cups last night, dammit those are so delicious!!

TSS: 5 yrs & 9 mos post op RNY

B: 4 cups of coffee with vanilla PP used as creamer

L: chicken shawarma wrap (take out at work)

S: Balanced Break (cheddar/cashews/cranberries)

D: grilled pork chop & green beans

S: wild berry Power Crunch bar

V: patches are on + oral B12

L: I aim for 150oz at the least

E: not sure - might just go see hubby play baseball tonight

Have a great day everyone!

Daisy 5'5" HW: 280 SW: 254 CW: 125 - 130

Nov 15, 2013 - RNY - Toronto Western Hospital

Nov 2, 2017 - Gallbladder removal & hernia repair

Answers to your problems are not at the bottom of a chip bag or in a box of Oreo's! You can do this!

JuniperBerry
on 8/13/19 5:57 pm - MA

We tried FRIED REECES CUPS at the fair a few years ago. I'd be sick if I had more than a bite but the one bite was the most melty delicious thing ever created.

  • 4'11"
  • High Weight before LapBand: 200
  • High Weight before RNY: 160
  • Lowest post-op weight: 110
  • Maintenance Weight: 120
  • CW: 130 (and dropping... thank you Keto!)
  • below goal in 9 months

Patty R.
on 8/13/19 4:52 am, edited 8/13/19 1:50 am - Harrisville, RI
RNY on 09/08/16

Good Morning!

So happy for you, life is SO much better when work is enjoyable!

QOTD: I got a 'fitbit' type of step counter. Even on bad days (lyme) it encourages me to move a little bit more.

2yr 11mo out

B coffee w/stevia, h h Chicken thigh

L egg salad

D bunless cheese burger, onion and tomato slice

S yogurt w/ blueberries (not needed Sun, Mon)

(edit for typos)

Lap-Band 2007 out 2013 RnY 2016 Age 60 ~ 5'6" H.W. 294 S.W. 284 L.W 214 C.W.242.0 goal 175

G. Dean Roye, MD FACS

Patty

seattledeb
on 8/13/19 8:26 pm
RNY on 12/22/08 with

I love my Fitbit. The goals are my goals. I compete against myself. I like the sleep analysis as well. I sleep 7.5 hours nearly early night. Ignore the calories burned at all cost.

supershopper
on 8/13/19 4:52 am

hi all

sooo- we have a contract on a HOUSE!!! finally !!!! that was hard. Its a little place very close to the lake. cross only one set of fingers for us that it sticks.

QOTD: getting enough fiber and water and veggies so you don't feel deprived.

Yesterday's trip home only took 2 hour so that was good.

food plan for today:

coffee

water

protein pancakes

chicken meatballs with homemade sauce/zucchini

not sure what else, I have a phone call this evening and need to make it to the gym.

HW 295 SW 278 Surgery weight 225 CW 160 GW 150 LW: 118.8 RNY 12/15/2015, GB removal 09/2016, Twisted bowel/hernia repair 08/2017

M1 Dec 2015-13.0, M2-7.0, M3-14.5, M4-9.4, M5-7.1, M6 9.8, M7-7.6 ,M8- 7.6, M-9 5.5, M10-6.4, M11- 2.2, M12 Dec 2016- 5.8

Greateight
on 8/13/19 5:45 am
RNY on 08/29/18

Good luck on the house, that's exciting news!

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.

Teenie
on 8/13/19 7:00 am - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

So happy for the house news. This could be the one positive thing that changes it all for you. I got a prayer in for you.

HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.

Emiepie
on 8/13/19 7:52 am
RNY on 08/11/14

Congrats!

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

Daisydoo02
on 8/13/19 9:33 am - GTA, Ontario, Canada
RNY on 11/15/13

Awesome news on the house Hillary, so much less stress and by the lake - yay - you can take up your paddle boarding again!

Daisy 5'5" HW: 280 SW: 254 CW: 125 - 130

Nov 15, 2013 - RNY - Toronto Western Hospital

Nov 2, 2017 - Gallbladder removal & hernia repair

Answers to your problems are not at the bottom of a chip bag or in a box of Oreo's! You can do this!

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