What's on your Tuesday Menu?

on 10/6/20 2:54 am, edited 10/6/20 2:57 am - MA
RNY on 07/20/15

Happy Tuesday! I am happy to report that I slept like a normal person last night. Whooo! I think it was the cool temps that helped. I woke up at 4:25am and just laid in bed for an hour on my phone because the temp was so perfect under the covers! I would still be there, except that my cat was rather insistent that he be fed...

QOTD: When is the last time you wrote a poem? We always do fun things for our Wednesday staff meetings, and this week we are writing Haikus to tell each other about our week. I haven't started mine yet! Before that, I used to write poems with my students all the time. First grade poems are epic :)

Food was good yesterday. Thankfully it was a small pouch day. Fingers crossed for another :)


  • 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)

on 10/6/20 3:39 am, edited 10/6/20 2:41 am
RNY on 01/01/14

It's definitely getting cooler here on Long Island.

Purchased a little electric heater to put behind me at the kitchen table ( where I work) to take the chill off when I don't feel like doing the elaborate clean ashes-fetch wood-crumple cardboard routine of setting a real fire in the wood stove ( thankfully that option still does warm the whole house) and am using a ceramic space heater ( and warm cuddly cat) upstairs to sleep.

Obviously this " happy state " ( still have no ho****er either ) won't last long - I MUST get busy trying to fix the storm broken gas line the Isaiah underground storm surge pressure broke to the main house before hard frost sets in .

This , plus an Oct 16 deadline for a HUGE and very important project, plus needing to start the dock restoration when I can't even find the wholesale dock folks ( or their phone number even ) on the internet ( they're THAT old fashioned lol ) combined with - no working dishwasher ( that's a tragedy in my world), no working stove, barely working dryer and NO SHOWER !! is just a bit too much pressure ... reading this I'm like PLEASE get OVAH Urself GUHL...

B- Giant never-ending Chai tea latte , walk to and from early morning twelve step beach meeting

S- Probably part of mini fruit tart with extra sugar free fresh fruit filling added on top before warming.

L- Fat free fresh broccoli/cauliflower Mac n cheese made yesterday .

S- Commercial Lobster Bisque hacked to half fat with fresh lobster meat added ( wasn't hungry last nite )

D- Greek salad

Midnite Snack- Kettle cooked air popped popcorn w organic raisins and a bit of cereal for taste .

By the time my fall garden looks right - its gonna FREEZE . Its already getting too cold to pleasantly work on it when the sun's not shining... Why do I always feel like I'm barely catching/keeping up with the responsibilities I've taken on?

I wrote some super-awful poetry when I was " stuck " in the bed from drinking ... before that my last attempt was something about Ishtar or Jezebel or all of those rebel Grrlz deleted from the Bible ... also awful. A poet I am Not.

on 10/6/20 4:11 am
RNY on 01/23/19

Good morning all! Another busy day of work ahead. Accountability was ok yesterday.....could have been better. Decided to have a protein shake for dinner last night instead of the leftover steak and salad I had planned which probably wasn't the best choice because I got hungry later and the munchies kicked in full gear. I only did that because I bit the side of my mouth yesterday and it has been sore ever since so I didn't feel like having to chew anything.....especially steak.

QOTD: probably high school or maybe college. Seems like I wrote one in college too, but high school sticks out the most.

B: coffee w/Splenda & sf creamer x 2

B2: protein shake (premier protein shake mixed with a frozen banana)

L: 2 oz low sodium turkey breast and a hard boiled egg

D: leftover steak and salad I did not eat yesterday

S: L&F Greek yogurt and fruit

Surgery: RNY on 1/23/19

on 10/6/20 4:20 am - MA
RNY on 07/20/15

The other day I was remembering how FULL I used to get while drinking shakes. Remember when it was impossible to finish one? Oh how I miss those days :)

  • 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)

on 10/6/20 5:00 am
RNY on 01/23/19

Oh yes! Definitely miss those days! If it were like that now I would have been already met my goal and then some! Lol

Surgery: RNY on 1/23/19

on 10/6/20 5:38 am
RNY on 11/22/16


This made me laugh. I remember asking my surgeon if it was okay that I ate a whole yogurt! Those were the good ole' days!

on 10/6/20 6:16 am
RNY on 02/14/18

haha, mine is "remember when a single scrambled egg was two meals?" ahhhh, those were the days.

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


on 10/6/20 7:54 am
RNY on 08/11/14

Totally! Or. not being able to finish a container of yogurt. I remember the peeps on my team used to fight over who would get the portion left over that I couldn't finish.

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 10/6/20 10:00 am
RNY on 01/23/19

Ah yes....the yogurt! I'd many times have breakfast lunch and dinner off of one yogurt. Sigh....those days are long gone now. I wouldn't mind at least having one day per week of eating like that now. Sure would be nice!

Surgery: RNY on 1/23/19

on 10/6/20 6:46 am - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

Cheek biting is real in weight loss patients. It is the extra saggy skin. And damn it hurts when it happens. Hope you feel better today.

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.

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