What's on your Monday Menu, RNYers?

JuniperBerry
on 8/19/19 2:37 am - MA

Blech, this was a terrible weekend for me. I woke up feeling like I swallowed swords on Sat morning, and spent the weekend down for the count. I don't think I am allowed to call in sick on my 6th day of work, lol, so I am going to head in--armed with Tylenol, Sudafed, Flonaise, and tissues...

QOTD: How do you feel about recipes that are sugar free or fat free versions of "bad for you" foods? My eye is always drawn to recipes on Pinterest that claim to be Keto versions of candy, cake and other treats... I think there are pros and cons to it, but I haven't gone there.

Exercise: I'm feeling less confident everyday about making my 50 mile August challenge. But as soon as I can breathe, I will get back to doing as much as I can.

  • 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

Greateight
on 8/19/19 3:55 am
RNY on 08/29/18

Good morning JB and future posters!

I got an email at work that they will no longer support my 6s and that I have to get a new phone. I feel kind of sad about it, I kind of liked my 6s and there is nothing wrong with it. But I guess when Apple goes to IOS 13, which will happen sometime in the middle of September, either work or Apple will stop supporting the 6s.

I've had my 6s since May of 2015. Before that, I had bought a 4 in March of 2011. Before that I had a Blackberry. Doesn't Blackberry seem so long ago?

I had a bad day when I lost my 4. I had flown to Minnesota for a client meeting and was really struggling with gout in my right knee. On the plane I had returned from the lavoratory and positioned myself above my seat, held out my leg at kind of a ninety degree angle and dropped myself down into my chair. Well, the pocket of my pants caught the arm rest of the seat and ripped my pants all the way down the right seam. There goes the client meeting.

When I got to Minneapolis, I had to do four things: Call in sick to the meeting (truthful about the pain in my knee - not truthful about the fact that I was calling from the Minneapolis airport), find a return ticket home, find a garment that fit in the airport store, and finally hide from anybody else who may be flying in to attend the meeting. I did manage to buy a pair of shorts that fit and a polo shirt that semi-fit and my assistant booked me a return flight to Chicago. But when I was re-enterning security for my return flight, I managed to lose my trusty iPhone 4. So I returned, without phone, pants, or meeting.

I wish that I could say that day immediately spurred me to take control of my weight and health, but it didn't.

I guess that there are three kinds of Apple X's, but I'm not sure what the difference is. Figuring it out and getting one will be on my to do list for Labor Day weekend.

QOTD: I tried a sugar free dessert on Thanksgiving, but at that time I was only three months out and it didn't go down really well.

Breakfast: Street tacos (we got at Costco yesterday)

Snack: Protein bar

Lunch: Chicken

Snack: Jerky

Dinner: Skirt steak (i've been saying this for a few days - we really need to cook it )

Have a great day, all!

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.

Grim_Traveller
on 8/19/19 6:40 am
RNY on 08/21/12

If I had a nickel for every time I arrived home with no pants.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Greateight
on 8/19/19 3:18 pm
RNY on 08/29/18

I know, story is as old the hills

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.

Partlypollyanna
on 8/19/19 4:02 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Ugh, no fun! Those of you going back to schools about now have my sympathy about the Petri dish effect.

qotd - given how little we eat, fat free seems silly to me. I use some SF syrups for coffee but really haven't tried many of the sugar substitutes, I tend to go sans sugar more than anything. I've never been a baker so that hast really been anything I've tried outside of one batch of PB cookies last feb!

Accountability - I am really off track exercise wise and have been inconsistent on fluids. Going to make sure I focus on those this week!

menu

coffee and half and half x 3, then water and tea

b - carbmaster cottage cheese

l - real good food jalapeño poppers

d - 4 oz ever roast deli chicken, .8 oz slice cheddar

s - the half and half in my coffees and a light and fit greek

709/81/26

hope it's a great start to the week for everyone!

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

Jen

supershopper
on 8/19/19 4:39 am

hi all- I ate like a monster this weekend and the scale showed it today. well, onward... today is a new day

QOTD: I have mixed feelings- I can't control portion size when I make stuff like that. so I end up eating it all which defeats the 'good' version thoughts.

I have nothing else to say- it wasn't a good weekend for me....

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

Emiepie
on 8/19/19 8:05 am
RNY on 08/11/14

I have done the eat too much of a "good" food too many times!

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

Theduffman27
on 8/19/19 4:51 am
VSG on 11/19/14

Good morning JB and menu folks. Happy monday. Had a good week last week and weekend. It is amazing what a week of following plan can do to ones mind, body and soul. I feel great. Now to continue. Ryley found out on Friday that he was accepted into the Study abroad Program at Freie Universitat Berlin , He will leave in January and his semester includes Fridays off when they will do cultural visits and a week of Touring the country, also includes public transit passes and museum pass. Very proud of him and happy for him.

Accountability - excellent.

Accountability - I eat full fat and the only sweets I eat at this time is protein bars, have not tried any of the dessert style recipes. I have made pizza dough with almond flour and mozzerella cheese and really like that.

B - egg salad

S - Ham roll up

L - Chicken salad on a Folios Cheese wrap

S - cukes and dip

D - Grilled Salmon with butter and dill

S - Elevation bar.

E - Gym night

Stay healthy my friends, Mike

HW - 299 , Consult day weight - 277, Day of surgery - 259,LW - 178, GW - 195, CW - 202.6 , 7.6 lbs to goal.

Greateight
on 8/19/19 5:42 am
RNY on 08/29/18

That's great news for Ryley. My daughter had a short study abroad this summer and really benefitted from the experience.

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.

Partlypollyanna
on 8/19/19 5:48 am
RNY on 02/14/18

How exciting for Ryley..and it sounds like a great program!

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

Jen

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