What's on your Thursday Menu?

JuniperBerry
on 10/1/20 2:04 am - MA
RNY on 07/20/15

Morning everyone! It's the FIRST DAY OF IN PERSON SCHOOL! We are starting slow with a hybrid model just for the highest need students (SPED & ELL) so across the whole district we only have about 3,500 kids coming in today, but anxieties are high everywhere, nonetheless. Yesterday the City of Boston announced that they are in the "red" zone again for the first time in many months and the city is close to a shut down again, so it's likely we'll only be in person for a few weeks before this all ends, anyway. Sigh. Anyway, today should be SILENT on my end. All of the scrambling to get ready is done and everyone should be too preoccupied to reach out to me today. I am looking forward to the quiet :)

I have been a total mess about eating. I have no idea why I have been such a jerk to myself about sticking with a plan. I ask myself, "are you really hungry?" and the answer is a resounding "NO" but I still can't keep my hands out of the refrigerator. Anyway, I am admitting it here and today's plan is to really reign in back in with low low low points to make up for the overages I have had all week so far. Now that work is calming down, I also plan to give more time to exercise. I have been doing just the minimum because of my crazy schedule and heat, but it's no excuse anymore.

QOTD: What are the top 5 most used emojis on your phone? We played a cute game at work the other day. Everyone had to submit their top 5 emojis ahead of time anonymously in a google form. Then they put them up in the zoom screen and we all had to guess which employee matched with which set of emojis. It was really funny. Anyway, mine are: 1.) Red Balloon 2.) Smily Face with Tears 3.) Surprised Face 4.) Rainbow 5.) Praise Hands


  • 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)

Partlypollyanna
on 10/1/20 3:41 am, edited 9/30/20 8:41 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

I hope today is a good and quiet day for you and you get a couple of quieter weeks.

i am shocked that it is October and also wondering how it?s only October. This year will never end.

Have the usual full slate of meetings today but I?m looking forward my Pilates bookcamp this evening.

Editing to add QOTD - ? (orange), ð?- (beach umbrella), ð?'? (Purple Heart), ð?"¥ (Fire), thumbs up ð?'

I am thinking a protein oatmeal for breakfast, some cheese for lunch, a light and fit before workout, maybe some chili for dinner. It?s a few rough plan though.

anyone have any ideas for a good, transportable side dish? We?re doing a socially distant bbq on Saturday and the house is making grilled meats and veggies. I am thinking a quick caprese with cherry tomatoes and the little boccacino but it seems too simple.

have a great Thursday! The weekend is in sight.

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

Jen

supershopper
on 10/1/20 4:18 am

the caprese sounds good or a bean salad which I hate.

potato salad? or pasta salad?

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

Sheila_H
on 10/1/20 7:05 am - Central Coast, CA
RNY on 06/26/17

Side dish that you can munch on with no guilt or for everybody?
Something that you can eat too: broccoli cheese bites.
Something for everybody but not so good for you: rice salad. This is a typical Italian summer salad but always a hit here when I bring to bbqs because not many people have had it.
Let me know if you want any of the recipes.

SW:261 6/26/17 GW:150 10/6/18

CW:145.8

Partlypollyanna
on 10/1/20 10:42 am
RNY on 02/14/18

ohh, broccoli cheese bites sounds fantastic! I would love the recipe!

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

Jen

Sheila_H
on 10/1/20 12:49 pm - Central Coast, CA
RNY on 06/26/17

12 servings (I usually double everything for a party)

  • 16 oz of broccoli florets (steamed & drained)
  • 1.5 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 Cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl
  3. Form small patties and lay on a parchment lined baking sheet
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, turning the patties after the first 15 minutes
  5. Let it cool & enjoy.

SW:261 6/26/17 GW:150 10/6/18

CW:145.8

Partlypollyanna
on 10/1/20 1:03 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

Oh yeah, I'm making these!!

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

Jen

Teenie
on 10/1/20 7:36 am - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/228277/tomato-watermelon-s alad/

Watermelon Tomato Saald. Lovley with meat and unique.

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.

Partlypollyanna
on 10/1/20 10:42 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Oh, I've done a watermelon feta with lime vinaigrette but never with tomatoes. that looks yum.

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

Jen

White Dove
on 10/1/20 8:32 am

I love caprese salad. I always add red onions, fresh basil, and a balsamic vinaigrette. Also some crusty Italian bread.

I sometimes make a layered fruit salad in a clear glass bowl. It looks very pretty with layers of strawberries, orange slices, fresh pineapple, kiwi, bananas, grapes, and blueberries, in a syrup made from fresh juices. I have a recipe if anyone wants it.

Another dish that gets completely eaten is a tray of shrimp wrapped in bacon and grilled.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

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