Whats On Your Saturday Menu RNYers (and a few VSGers:)

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 6/6/20 5:27 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Welcome to the weekend! It is kind of gloomy today so I may be sewing slipcovers. I will walk with Justice when there is a dry spell.

QOTD: What has taken you the longest to get good or decent at? It probably has to be weight maintenance! Though I did have a 20 pound regain last year, I have stayed within normal BMI for almost 4 years now which is a huge record. I had been on countless diets for years and though I would reach goal on some of them I usually only maintained for an instant, then went back up again. The longest previous time I stayed in a normal BMI since I was a teenager was probably under a year. It only took me until my early 60's to do it with the help of WLS and support from all of you.

TSS: 4 years, 2 months

B: Coffee! WW zero point banana/egg pancake

L: Tuna salad, pickles and cottage cheese

D: Crab cake and veggies

S: bean salad or yogurt with strawberry compote, blueberry lemon yogurt pie and/or WW one point blueberry muffin

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 120 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!

on 6/6/20 5:48 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Happy Saturday! It's supposed to be hot and windy here, I'm out on the deck and it's definitely windy. My sister and my niece and I are meeting up to get pedicures this morning and then I have a few errands but it should be very low key day. Just Mercy is free on all streaming services for June - I thought the book was powerful, insightful and am looking forward to seeing how the movie is so will probably watch that tonight. Depending on the weather, I will either do a 40 min bike ride or 40 min on the elliptical.

qotd - that is a very good question! I would say it's taken more 45+ years to get competent at setting boundaries with toxic family members.

menu today will be

coffee + half and half

carbmaster cottage cheese, plus .5 oz pistachios

Jalapeño buffalo cheddar sausage link

burger patty with slice cheese

almond cookie for dessert sometime this evening!

have a wonderful and relaxing day everyone

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


Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 6/6/20 5:53 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

I just looked up Just Mercy. I think I will watch it too. Thanks for mentioning it!

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 120 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!

on 6/6/20 10:50 am - MA
RNY on 07/20/15

Book was better (of course) but the movie is incredibly powerful and I am so glad it's streaming free. I think it should be required reading or viewing for all Americans.

  • 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)

Melody P.
on 6/6/20 6:11 am - TX

Good Saturday morning!

Three nights in a row now of being up most of the night with stomach issues. I'm not a fan. I called yesterday and tried to get an earlier appointment with my bariatric surgeon's office. Instead of the 9th of July it'll be the 2nd. I was hoping for June. They said he is really busy since a lot of appointments were rescheduled due to Covid stuff and they are now seeing patients in person. Something is up with my stomach but I just don't know what.

Not to awful much planned today. We will probably run to Sams as my mom is needing a few things. Other than that I'm hoping for a nap or two. We'll see.

food is kind of in the air. I need to stick to bland stuff and oatmeal is not agreeing with me at all now. Frustrating.

qotd:acceptance of my control over my own health. I was never one who blamed people for me being overweight but I also on the same hand was indifferent to it. I acted like it wasn't happening. Then when my eyes started screwing up and I almost lost sight in one eye, I got woken up so to speak. It was scary and awful but very empowering At the same time. I'm still not perfect and have a lot to learn but it's a long journey!

39 F and 6 foot 2 inches

VSG - 3-14-18 - - - Revision to RNY - 5-29-19

One day at a time.

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 6/6/20 6:25 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

None of us is perfect, but we are lucky that we can keep learning!

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 120 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!

on 6/6/20 8:47 am
RNY on 01/23/19

I am so sorry you are having so many issues with your stomach! How frustrating! Hopefully it will all be sorted out soon once you have your doctors appointment. Hang in there!

Surgery: RNY on 1/23/19

on 6/6/20 6:25 am
RNY on 06/03/15

Mornin' All!

DH wants us to ride our bikes down to Einstein's this morning. I'm not sure I'm up for a bike ride this morning, but I guess i'll go. I've already had my morning coffee and breakfast, so I'll just sit there and watch him eat. It's a beautiful day, though - it'll be nice sitting at one of the outdoor tables there. (DH slept on the porch last night with the cats - great idea! I'll spend some time out there today - should be a wonderful day for it - low 70s and sunny). Nothing else on the agenda, but we need to spend time with the moms sometime this weekend.

QOTD: definitely controlling my eating!!

TSS: 5 y

B: vanilla Greek yogurt topped with 1/2 diced mango and high fiber cereal

S1: protein shake

L: 2 Costco chicken skewers with yogurt dip

S2: L&F yogurt with raspberries or lemon/blueberry yogurt pie

D: leftover Chinese food (from Wednesday - yikes!)

have a great Saturday, everyone!

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 6/6/20 6:30 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

I would spend time on that porch too on a nice day. What a great choice you made in adding it to your home!

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 120 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!

on 6/6/20 8:11 am, edited 6/6/20 1:15 am
RNY on 01/23/19

Good Saturday morning all! So glad the weekend is finally here! I got something in the mail yesterday that made me feel very old. It was an invitation to my cousins sons high school graduation. Had a picture in there of him looking very handsome in his cap and gown....I barely recognized him! Seems like just yesterday I was a teenager babysitting him right after he was born and now he?s a young man. How can this be? Where has the time gone? Got me to thinking that next year it will be twenty years since I graduated high school! Geez Louise! Nonetheless, I am very proud of him. Can?t be easy for kids going to school and graduating during this time. I can only imagine. Strange times we are in for sure.

My accountability was decent yesterday, but definitely not as perfect as I had hoped. Damn sweet cravings have started full force again with it being that time of month. And I am still up 8 ounces pre vacation weight. I am determined to get it off though so I can finally be back on track! I was bored last night so I cleaned and mopped my bathroom and then looked up YouTube videos on how to make wreaths. I find it funny as I have NEVER been a crafty person, but I have the sudden urge to try it! I love wreaths and figured if I don?t completely suck at it and they turn out halfway decent looking then they would be nice gifts for all the women in my family for Christmas. Less expensive too than buying pre made wreaths! Besides, I have tons of spare time.....for goodness sakes I?m spending my Friday nights cleaning my bathroom. Lol

QOTD: Hmmm I?d have to say controlling my weight as well. I?ve gone for as long as I can remember with my weight being so out of control along with my food addictions. For the first time in my life I feel like I have a handle on it. I still struggle though....a lot actually! It?s a very thin line between being in total control and going on a food binge. I have slipped up a time or two, but have managed to get back on track the next day. Before surgery I?d binge and then keep binging for days on end and I wondered how I got up to almost 350 pounds! I worry all the time about gaining it all back and then some. It scares me to death every single day. I hear all these stories about people who have had the surgery and lost all this weight only to gain it all back a few years down the road. I am so scared that will be me. And I haven?t even reached my goal weight yet....what if I never reach it? Some days it seems impossible. I no longer feel that restriction and I really have to discipline myself with eating and it?s getting harder the further out I get. I am starting to see how people were able to gain all their weight back. I can?t even get rid of all my pre surgery clothes as I tell myself I better hang on to them just in case I get to be that size again. I know it sounds bad. Sigh....it?s a struggle! Anyway, didn?t mean to go on a rant here.

B: premier shake

B2: coffee w/Splenda X 2

L: low sodium turkey and a hard boiled egg

D: Greek salad

S: L&F yogurt and some fruit

Surgery: RNY on 1/23/19

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