What's on your (PHOTO FRIDAY) Menu, RNYers?

JuniperBerry
on 2/21/20 2:02 am - MA
RNY on 07/20/15

This one is for Jim... is that what you have been trying to tell us you've been doing?

Happy Fri-YAY! 4 day weeks always feel extra long to me and this was no exception. I ended up leaving work a few hours early again... this low grade fever is just knocking me out and making me feel to tired and shaky. But I feel better again this morning, so hopefully I will manage through the whole day. I have some really important meetings and actually want to be there today!

In other news, we had some family drama yesterday. I won't go into the details but, long story short, my favorite niece who you have seen me post pics of and talk about, is hurting because her ex-step mother has gone out of her way to be awful... Either my mom or I are going to jump on a plane this weekend or next and go to St Louis where she is in college and scoop her up to make sure she is okay. Poor baby--why do some adults suck so much?

In more fun news, my photo Friday is pics of one of my Valentine's gifts to Grim. He now has socks with my face on them :)

Oh and also... I am not a candle person, but I saw this one and it seems made for me on a few levels, hahaha!


Accountability: Excellent! I switched out dinner for something Grim made instead of what I planned, but the points were the same. No exercise, though... Not up for it, yet.

QOTD: What is your favorite old b&w movie? I love love love Hitch****'s Vertigo. I could watch it every day. My favorite old holiday movie is Miracle on 34th St (the original with Natalie Wood).

  • 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)

Greateight
on 2/21/20 2:54 am
RNY on 08/29/18

Happy Fri-Yay everybody!

Great meme, JB - it may explain why I can't get into a blasted handstand, no matter how many pastries I eat. I really thought the chocolate filled ones would give me that extra edge.

It's Margaritaville night at the Blackhawks game tonight, so I think that I will go to the game. This is going to be my last year as a season ticket holder. With renting the house in Florida next winter it doesn't make sense to keep my tickets if we will be away for weeks at a time. And since the team is no longer dominant its too hard to try and sell the tickets. I've had full season tickets since 2008 and had partial for about 5 or 6 years before that. But it's time.

QOTD: I think It's Wonderful Life. I am still scared when I watch Psycho.

Pictures are L-sit pull-up. They aren't in the correct order, unfortunately.


Breakfast - chili

Snack - Protein bar

Lunch - Ahi tuna salad

Dinner - hot dog

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.

JuniperBerry
on 2/21/20 3:40 am - MA
RNY on 07/20/15

Looking good!

If pain au chocolate gave the strength to do handstands, I would be an Olympic gymnast! Sign me up.

So many people love Its a Wonderful Life, but I've always found it so depressing... I never want to watch it at Christmas because it's too sad for me!

  • 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)

catwoman7
on 2/21/20 4:29 am
RNY on 06/03/15

Same - I thought I was the only one! But I love Psycho!

JuniperBerry
on 2/21/20 5:08 am - MA
RNY on 07/20/15

Me too! But what does it say about us the Psycho more fun to watch than It a Wonderful Life, lol?

  • 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)

catwoman7
on 2/21/20 5:14 am
RNY on 06/03/15

LOL!!

supershopper
on 2/21/20 5:10 am

I still can't do a pullup! good for you! on the handstand are you facing the wall or away from it? I learned to do one facing away from the wall then putting my feet up on the wall and straightening out. learned in yoga studio... might help if you haven't tried it.

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 2/21/20 6:03 am
RNY on 08/29/18

You will get it.

I can do the wall walk kind facing the wall, but can't do the kind facing away from the wall. I have actually been watching the yoga videos. The problem is that the people in the yoga videos are so flexible that they have one foot almost at the wall when the other is still on the ground, so it is much shorter kick-up. More flexible hamstrings would certainly help me.

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.

supershopper
on 2/21/20 11:05 am

I stand further away from the wall to get the leverage to put one foot up at a time. not sure if that helps or not...

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

Partlypollyanna
on 2/21/20 5:33 am
RNY on 02/14/18

That is an awesome photo series!! Those croissants really give you the edge. Seriously though, great job!

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

Jen

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