What's on your Sunday Menu?

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 7/19/20 5:43 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Another hot sunny day here today! I may go kayaking early with DSD then float in the pond. Justice is already into his sunbathing routine:

QOTD: What public spaces do you feel most comfortable in? (Library, bar, park, mall, stadium, etc.) - now under Covid-19 and in usual times. Right now I feel most comfortable taking a walk in neighborhoods where I am unlikely to be anywhere near any strangers. In pre-COVID times, I would probably be most comfortable at a beach. I am still going to the latter on days when it isn't busy but I sit well away from anyone else and only go into the water away from others.

TSS: 4 years, 3 months

B: Coffee!

L: Everroast chicken and laughing cow cheese

D: leftover scallops and cauliflower (not eaten last night because we went out)

S:bean salad and/or lemon blueberry yogurt pie and/or WW one point muffin

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

Melody P.
on 7/19/20 6:04 am - TX

Good morning everyone! Justice is a cutie!

Not a great day so far. Already cleaned up after a cat ate to much and then puked. I'm not feeling very good either. Stomach is a bit upset and lots of pain in my legs. Hoping for a good rest today but I've got lots to do. Moving a cat pan upstairs so it's easier for my mom after Tuesday. Other stuff too but nothing exciting...lol

qotd:I'm not a fan of public places due to social anxiety but I imagine if there was a beach near me I'd be all about it!

b:oatmeal with flaxseed

l:oatmeal with 1/2 a banana

d:egg and waffle

s:????

39 F and 6 foot 2 inches

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

One day at a time.

catwoman7
on 7/19/20 6:41 am
RNY on 06/03/15

Mornin' All!

I'm feeling bloated this morning - calories weren't great but were OK yesterday (shouldn't have caused issues, in other words), but probably too much sodium. Plus the heat and humidity doesn't help. Lots of fluids and lighter eating is on the agenda for today!

the HVAC place called yesterday and said they think they can get a new central air until installed later this week. Halleleujah! Luckily, it won't be as hot or humid today as it was yesterday (high of 84 F today), and the rest of the week will be even more tolerable - high 70s and low 80s. So I think we'll survive! I may go out for a bike ride later this morning if it's not too muggy out.

QOTD: the only two public places where I've spent much time during COVID, and where I feel very comfortable, are - 1) outside (on bike trails, in parks, in my neighborhood) walking & bike riding, and more recently, coffee places that have outdoor seating (and tables spaced out appropriately). These weren't open during the complete lockdown early on, but they are now, and I enjoy hanging out at them. Plus it allows me to get together safely with family and friends.

TSS: 5+ y

B: coconut Greek yogurt with 1/2 diced mango, coffee with half & half

MS: protein shake (or an iced latte with 2% milk and SF Torani, if I can get DH out! I'd love to bike over to a coffee place!)

L: 1-2 Costco chicken skewers with either 1/2 C bean salad or a regular salad with light dressing

AS: L&F yogurt with raspberries

D: if it's not too hot in here to cook, I'll make the zucchini fritters I originally planned for last night. If it IS too hot (or I'm not up for cooking), I may just have a piece of lime yogurt pie with light Cool Whip

have a great day, everyone!

Melody P.
on 7/19/20 1:01 pm - TX

Yay for an earlier time!

39 F and 6 foot 2 inches

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

One day at a time.

karenp8
on 7/19/20 6:47 am - Brighton, IL

Thanks for starting us out, Liz! I just didn't.have the enthusiasm today. Miss Lily and I got up at 5:45 to get our walk in and walked as far as she would go(2.5 miles). The older she gets the more the heat and humidity bother her and I just go by what she'll tolerate. I'll go this afternoon by myself and then right before dark with her just around the block. It's tough to make myself get out without her but I know I can do it. Dinner was switched out last night for 1/2 c cashew chicken but overall accountability was good. Weight is 120.6. Here's the food plan B 1/2c steel cut oats with protein and peanut butter L 1/2 c chicken salad D 4 oz better with cheddar brats. QOTD at the park walking. If we meet a person we walk through the grass more than 6 feet away. I do take a mask with me in case I find a persistent person who won't stay back. No one here wears masks so inside places are unnerving to say the least! Although if I had your ocean,Liz,I would be there at sunup every day! Have a great day full of healthy choices and stay safe everyone!

   

       

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 7/19/20 10:39 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Lily would love it here - the ocean breeze makes a big difference even on a humid day!

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

Julia S.
on 7/19/20 11:10 am - Beaverton, OR
RNY on 02/12/18

QOTD- Sad to say that right now I don't feel comfortable anywhere except my home and the barn. I used to love walking on our trail near my house, but some people really don't get social distancing and do not have masks.

I have been having massive anxiety the last few days, all I want to do is cry. I don't know what has changed but this whole mess is making me crazy. My roommate is gone for most of this week, and I worry about him. In a world where unarmed black men are shot for no apparent reason I don't feel that the world is safe for him. It's nothing that I can do anything about, so I have to just let go of the worry.

I know it's easy to say not to let it get to you, but saying it doesn't make it so. I hate feeling powerless, and in this situation we honestly all have very little control. For me eating has always been one of the few things I could control in my life, which is what got me into trouble in the first place. It is hard not to feel hopeless.

Sorry to be such a downer, I'm trying to stop my whining and just get on with it.

Have a great day everyone!

5'5" Age 62 HW 291 SW 275.8 CW 168.4

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 7/19/20 11:36 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Feeling like one has no control is perhaps the worst feeling one can have. The only way I can cope is to find one small thing to gain control over. It doesn't change everything but relieves a bit of the powerless feeling.

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

Melody P.
on 7/19/20 1:06 pm - TX

I'm so sorry you're having a hard time. I've been having a hard time as well. Lots of anxiety and lots of panic attacks. So much out of our control! With the surgery I have coming it's been wild for me. The pain is out of control, it seems like everything is out of my control. I like Liz's idea of finding one thing you can control and focusing on that. I think I'm going to try that from here on out.

You're not alone and don't feel bad about saying how you're doing. Life isn't always easy...or ever easy!

39 F and 6 foot 2 inches

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

One day at a time.

catwoman7
on 7/19/20 6:45 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

I've been feeling that way because of COVID. I feel like we're never going to get over this, even though I know we will eventually. But I hope I don't lose any friends and family in the process (or myself, for that matter). I think a lot of people are feeling anxious and depressed right now. This is really awful - there are days I feel hopeless (and helpless), too. A lot of days, actually.

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