What's on your Thursday Menu?

on 6/25/20 2:00 am - MA
RNY on 07/20/15

Hey, Menu Pals!

We're more than half way there! And for me--it's my Friday, again! I'm loving these long summer weekends! The one thing I will say about working M - Th, is that I am still working 40+ hours I am just doing it in fewer days... not exactly the point, but I guess it makes the day off feel even more deserved. I just wish I didn't have to take a vacation day to do it, since I'm still putting in the hours.

Yesterday was my third day streak of getting back on track with food. I have stayed really low in points and don't feel deprived and want to graze or hunt for something to satisfy me. Not sure exactly what changes on the days when I feel ravenous vs. the days when I feel indifferent towards food. I never know if it is mental or physical! But wither way, it is nice to have a break from feeling unsatisfied for a bit. I hate chasing that feeling!

QOTD: Have you ever run for something or been elected to an office? I watched a cute episode of The Wonder Years last night when Kevin ran for class president, which made me think of today's question. Personally, I never had any interest in it as a kid. But as an adult, I was elected to be Board President of a local non-profit. I was also elected to my condo board. And people encourage me to run for local office all the time, but I think it would make me miserable. Maybe School Committee someday...but not until I retire!

  • 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)

Erin T.
on 6/25/20 3:27 am
VSG on 01/17/17

Morning! We changed out the comforter on our bed from the winter to summer one and I slept so much better last night. Something I didn't realize until moving to the south: you can't set the A/C on however low you want when it's mid-90's during the day and not expect your A/C unit to freeze up. I sleep best when it's 70 degrees or less. We have it set on 74 right now. Also, you may go broke paying your electric bill!

QOTD: Hard no from me.

My Food:

  • Coffee w/ Cream x3
  • Eggs, Cheese, Sausage, Cucumber
  • Dinner TBD, the last two nights I've had meat sticks, cheese, and crackers and no motivation to make anything real for dinner.

I got my CT results for my hip yesterday, but sadly they didn't include any measurements which is the part I really care about. So I will continue to wait until next week to know what type of surgery I'll have.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 135-140 GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

on 6/25/20 6:24 am
RNY on 08/11/14

I like to have it cool too, we have a fire in the area so we can't use the whole house fan that usually keeps us from having to use the A****il the afternoon so we have been using our AC all day/night the last few days.

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 135-140 (03/2020)GW 150

on 6/25/20 4:14 am
RNY on 01/23/19

Good morning all! Not sure why I'm so sleepy this morning since I went to bed earlier. I was so exhausted last night. Well I keep going back and forth on names for the kitten. Right now it's between Jellybean, Lucy, Blossom and Tulip. Trying to find something that suits her personality as she's very playful, energetic and super sweet. Also very vocal. Been bringing her out for short periods to meet my resident cat and try to get them used to each other. But Chester wants nothing to do with her and just growls and hisses.....sigh. Hopefully he will eventually come around! I got her new litter box yesterday, but it does not fit in my bathroom. I did not realize how big it was going to be. Technically it's fine that it doesn't fit because my bathroom isn't going to be the permanent location for it anyway. Just have it set up that way until the two cats can get along and I no longer have to keep them separated. Hopefully it doesn't take forever.

Accountability was pretty good yesterday and I stayed on plan. Yay! Those days seem to be getting few and far between. I really need to learn self control!

QOTD: No, definitely not! Not my kind of thing since I'm a hardcore introvert! Lol

B: premier shake

B2: coffee w/Splenda X 2

L: 2 oz chicken breast and a hard boiled egg

D: 4 oz salmon and veggies

S: L&F yogurt and fruit

Surgery: RNY on 1/23/19

on 6/25/20 6:25 am
RNY on 08/11/14

Your kitty is too cute! I love jellybean.

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 135-140 (03/2020)GW 150

on 6/25/20 7:08 am - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

I like Jellybean but I was thinking Rosalie. I don't know why I just like it since you said something flowery. Whatever you pick I am sure it will be great.

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.

on 6/25/20 3:17 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

that's a great name, too! I should jot some of these down so I'll have a list in case we ever get another cat!

on 6/25/20 4:25 am - Brighton, IL

Good morning menu friends! A muggy hazy day here in the cornfields of Illinois. Miss Lily and I have our first walk in and will do more later. Accountability was spot on food and stepwise and weight is 120.6. My shoulder seems to feel better after the cortisone shot yesterday. I'm hoping it gives me relief for a long time as the next step would be an MRI to check tendons and ligaments and referral to a surgeon. I really don't want any more surgery but I'm only 60 and too active to not be able to raise my arm above shoulder height. QOTD no never. Here's the food plan B 1/2 c steel cut oats with protein and peanut butter L 3/4 c southwest chicken soup D4 oz grilled salmon. Stay safe and have a great day full of healthy choices!



on 6/25/20 6:21 pm
RNY on 08/11/14

Glad the shot seems to be helping.

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 135-140 (03/2020)GW 150

on 6/25/20 4:41 am

hi all- I'm doing well had trouble sleeping last night. but I did sleep and I DO have coffee so all is right in the world lol

QOTD: I was treasurer for something once as a kid but can't remember what it was.

had to cook veggies yesterday afternoon so will be eating those today:

B: eggs

b2: some meat/veggies

l: more meat/veggies

l2: shake or more meat/veggies

d: meat/veggies

s: yogurt ?

see so specific... I need to figure out what these meats are....

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

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