What's on your Sunday Menu, RNYers?

on 10/13/19 3:37 am - MA
RNY on 07/20/15

Hi Weekenders! Yesterday was lovely! We celebrated Dad's birthday at a restaurant connected to an herb farm in NH. Everything was fresh, flavorful and yummy. Pics below! I only had half of each course (soup, salad & entree) and only a few bites of the pecan pie. It was yummy but too sweet, and I knew that RH was going to get me if I ate any more.

Salad Course: Bacon, Walnut & Pear with cranberry dressing

Root Vegetable Souffle

Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie

I had a few crackers and cheese later in the evening, but that was it for the day.

I am not sure what is happening today. My friend is encouraging me to drive up north and go to a local fair, but I don't want to leave Grim for so long again. He is stuck home with his knee elevated, and he is bored to death...

QOTD: Do you care about your astrological sign? I like reading horoscopes because they are hilarious, but I don't take it seriously. But everyone who does, says I am a very typical Leo, so maybe there is something to it ;)

I am going to try to detox from all the carbs and sugar today!

  • 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 10/13/19 5:20 am, edited 10/12/19 10:22 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

morning all!!

it's almost 5:30 pm here in India - so not morning! We've had a fabulous week in Delhi & Agra. This is one of the best trips I've ever been on - I love India so far!!

we leave in the morning for Rishikesh for the yoga part of our retreat. Then the week after that, we're off to Mussoorie which is in the foothills of the Himalayas - the "foothills" are 8000 ft above sea level!

eating is a huge challenge. So many carbs, and so many meals. Every morning I promise myself that I'm going to eat according to plan - but then it almost never works out. I keep telling myself if I can turn this ship around NOW, I'll likely come back home without having gained anything since I have two weeks yet to redeem myself. But if I keep eating like this, I'm going to go back five pounds heavier (at least!). Maybe this will be easier in Rishikesh because all meals are provided by the yoga place, and they're all vegan. And there won't be much in the way of touring once we're there. The bus tours are hard because my fellow travelers are always passing their snacks around - and then, of course, there's the eating out. Well, tomorrow is another day. I will promise myself again that I'm going to eat according to my plan (today I did manage to resist their snacks. Thank God. But still, I'm already over my calorie range. UGH). At least we are walking a lot. It's a rare day when I don't have at least 12,000 steps on my fitbit.

today I've had (oh God I'm embarrassed to even write this - but I need to):

B: cheese omelet (probably 1.5 eggs), 1/2 cup papaya, two of those little fried potato/pea things rolled up into a ball, espresso with milk, chai tea latte

Snacks: protein shake, protein bar, 1 oz mixed nuts

L: protein bar, a thing of mishti doi (a sweetened Bengali yogurt) with 1 T pomegranate seeds, c. 1/2 C papaya, an individual bag of trail mix

MOSTLY healthy, but heavy on calories. Tonight, if I eat dinner at all, I'm skipping the naan, rice, and mango ice cream (we're doing the buffet at our hotel since everyone is too exhausted to go out). I don't need the carbs and extra calories

here's a picture of me at the Taj Mahal a couple of days ago (those of you on my FB have seen this already):

White Dove
on 10/13/19 8:24 am

You look slim and beautiful. Have the mango ice cream and diet when you are at home.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 10/13/19 3:09 pm
RNY on 08/29/18

Great picture and glad to hear you are enjoying the trip!

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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 10/14/19 4:37 am
VSG on 06/28/17

You look healthy and happy. Frankly, fwiw, I would enjoy every bit of the India experience and worry about everything else once your feet are back on home soil. You are likely much more active while on this retreat and while you do need to be mindful it doesn't sounds crazy outlandi**** sounds so wonderful. What a gift you are experiencing to be able to travel like this. Please enjoy every bit of the experience, including mango everything ;) I hope the rest of your trip goes well. Enjoy yourself!

on 10/13/19 5:23 am - Brighton, IL

Good morning, JB and all my menu friends! Miss Lily and I have our first long walk in and will do a short lunch break walk and another long walk in the evening. Accountability was good stepwise but I ate 2 shortbread cookies. I have got to step away from the sweets. Today is a new day though and life goes on. I know why I gave in to their call-I didn't feel well and sweets are my comfort food. We went out to eat for dinner and I only ate 1/3 of my food though so that was better. Cookies for lunch though--not so much. Weight today is 121.4. QOTD I'm a Libra but never read horoscopes. Here's the food plan for the day B 2/3c earnest eats hot cereal L leftover chicken from last night and 1/4 c sweet potato D 4oz baked lean pork chop. Have a great day full of smart and conscious choices everyone!



on 10/14/19 4:42 am
VSG on 06/28/17

You sound like you have good self insight. Good job stopping at only 2 shortbread cookies. I know as the holiday season literally descends on us here in America that it will be a challenge for many of us to make "smart and conscious choices" as not only do we live in an increasingly obesogenic society but the emotions and stress ties with these many coming holidays are tremendous for so many of us. It sounds like the structure you have built in really helps too. I admire reading about your daily walks with Miss Lily. I hope today is the start of a great week for all of us.

on 10/13/19 8:10 am
RNY on 01/23/19

Good morning everyone! Can't believe it's Sunday already. This weekend is just flying by! No plans for today....just catching up on some laundry. Yesterday I got my hair done at this new salon and for the most part I like my hair. Just went for a trim, got it layered and added some highlights. Didn't really want any length taken off, but it looks shorter than I thought it would....sigh. I swear though you can't get away from food wherever you go. While I was there they decided to order a pizza and oh my goodness it smelled so good! But I was determined to be good that day and stick to plan so when offered a slice I turned it down, hurried my butt outta there and ate a protein bar for lunch and pretended it was pizza.

QOTD: I am somewhat interested in it....I think it's fun, but definitely don't take it seriously. I find the horoscopes hilarious as well and if I want a good laugh I'll give them a read. Normally it's the same stuff....you will be receiving a large sum of money today or today you will meet your Prince Charming. Well I'm still broke and single! Haha. I guess I'm a typical Scorpio though. Lol

B: premier shake

B2: coffee w/Splenda and sugar free creamer

L: L&F yogurt or protein bar

D: turkey meatballs

Surgery: RNY on 1/23/19

on 10/13/19 8:58 pm
RNY on 12/22/08 with

I come from the land of excellent pecan pies. It's a dangerous game post RnY to see how many bites before complete agony. Happy birthday to your dad.

I've had the normal meals and then breakfast for dinner. No chaffles yet.

I've had a lot of energy today and am at double my normal steps. I always wear my Fitbit. The numbers motivate and reassure too. I was late on that train but I love it now.

on 10/13/19 9:00 pm
RNY on 12/22/08 with

Oh and I'm a Gemini and a twin. I'm a lifetime we.