What's on your Monday Menu?

on 10/19/20 2:16 am
RNY on 07/20/15

Happy Monday, Team! Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was good--very productive! Grim and I bought and planted a few new trees, and continued on working on cleaning out closets and donating tons of stuff. We also accepted an offer on the house! There was a bidding war on Saturday--so exciting! Fingers crossed that it all goes through. If there are no hiccups, the closing will be right around Thanksgiving. Yay!

QOTD: What food or drink is your local area known for loving? I saw this about Boston the other day and had to laugh. We love our coffee!

My food choices were okay this weekend, but we did get a pizza last night because we were too tired to cook after a day of pulling closets apart. I have leftovers today but I promise to be good about not devouring the whole thing.

  • High Weight before LapBand: 200 (2008)
  • High Weight before RNY: 160 (2015)
  • Lowest post-op weight: 110 (2016)
  • Maintenance Weight: 120 (2017-2019)
  • Battling Regain Weight: 135 (current)

on 10/19/20 4:09 am
RNY on 01/23/19

Good morning all! It was also a productive weekend for me as well as I got a lot accomplished. I finally went Saturday to pick out my new glasses. They are purple this time. They may take awhile for me to get used to as I don't believe I've ever had glasses in that bright of a color, but purple is my favorite and I really liked how they looked when I tried them on.....well at least what I could tell about them as I'm completely blind without my glasses so I was basically looking in the mirror at a blurry blob! Lol They should be ready for me to pick up in about 7-10 days so that's when I'll be able to tell more about them. Fingers crossed I still like them! Lol

Accountability was pretty good yesterday.

QOTD: Sweet tea

B: coffee w/Splenda & sf creamer x 2

B2: protein shake

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

D: leftovers of some sort (clearing out the fridge)

S: L&F Greek yogurt and an apple

Surgery: RNY on 1/23/19

on 10/19/20 5:23 am
RNY on 07/20/15

New glasses are so exciting! I can't seem to limit myself to just one look, so I keep getting the cheap pairs at Zenni and I have 5 different looks now to suit my many moods and outfits. I just hope my prescription doesn't change much in the next year or they will all be trash!

  • High Weight before LapBand: 200 (2008)
  • High Weight before RNY: 160 (2015)
  • Lowest post-op weight: 110 (2016)
  • Maintenance Weight: 120 (2017-2019)
  • Battling Regain Weight: 135 (current)

on 10/19/20 5:34 am, edited 10/19/20 12:49 am
RNY on 01/01/14

I love Any shade of purple and lilac on redheads ! And I am JUST like that cartoon lol !! Always hoping the flat ass will poof out magically :)

I went rollerskating ( the first exercise since I got back) ( on quads , they're safer here in the rain and sandy conditions that stop inlines in their tracks ) which is a little annoying cuz they're not that fast or maneuverable. Skated about six miles , went to cross the road to the condo and saw a car coming- so turned back and did a SPLIT inadvertently. Of course I wasn't stretched or prepared ( this is a very hard trick in disco skating ) and pulled the whole back of any left leg including my ASS muscle !!!

Which means I can barely sit down a day later on a thousand cushions , really am struggling to sit on the toilet ( was peeing standing up in the shower until this morning ) and am generally in pain, grumpy, bored and limping around like a hundred year old.

At least I have a valid excuse to postpone hated cleaning!

Yesterdays food -sf ff chai tea latte ,

L/D scallops fat free in scampi ( garlic wine butter buds fat free halfnhalf sauce)

angel food cake ( half) w red sf jello poured on top and a bunch of fresh strawberries n blueberries (also coated in Jello ) on top

one package fresh raw peas

several Yasso low-fat bars and a Dominican ice milk tube (yummo but sweet )

today- SF FF chai latte

L- scallop/shrimp étouffée and jambalaya wild rice mix w pork loin n smoked turkey for taste fresh corn carrots and parsley .

Fresh baked roasted garlic FF mozzarella cheese stuffed crust home baked flatbread ( from ff pizza dough risen ) w low-fat truffle cheese fondue .

lowfat mostly skim milk Fondue is another high protein very satisfying and rich tasting fall dish . I make it w ff Alfredo sauce mix w butter ? buds and ff milk ? as a base , ff mozzarella ( about 1 cup ) about 1/3 of a cup grated truffle cheese ? mixed w 75% ff cheddar cheese.

Another more traditional Swedish Christmas variation uses a 1/4 cup grated smoked Gouda cheese for taste and nutmeg .

probably more ice milk

salad w fat free dressing

on 10/19/20 7:23 am - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

I use EYEBUYDIRECT for my glasses and can get 4 pair for the price of 1 from the optometrist office. I love being able to change my look and match to different outfits. New glasses are the best.

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 10/19/20 4:14 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Good morning JB and menu crew! I totally feel that meme, as soon as we finish butts at the Pilates studio, I always ask if I look like JLO yet!

Whoo hoo for bidding wars and congratulations! On the coffee qotd - 50% of those sales at at Dunkin, right? So many dunkins in Boston!

qotd - I would say green chile everything or Rocky Mountain oysters (maybe micro brews).

This weekend was tough, my end of day presentation on Friday did not get the result I wanted, right after I finished that the bad news I was expecting all week with my colleague came and so I had to make a lot of painful calls. Saturday, I ran errands, had a massage and then watched a zoom performance out on by Theater of War, a performance of Antigone called Antigone in Ferguson followed by a community organizer presentation. We also had two more fires breakout in more populated areas so the number of people I know prepping to evac seems to get higher by the day. It's all too much sadness and stress. Sunday I just stayed off line 100% and read, watched tv and checked out a bit.

Back at work today, and I'm going to go vote this afternoon; otherwise nothing exciting planned!


slice gluten free toast with pb

cold brew skyr

pistachios and cheese stick

small cheese burger

pumpkin cheesecake filling

have a great day

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


on 10/19/20 5:25 am
RNY on 08/11/14

Sorry you have so much going on. I hope this week is better for you.

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 10/19/20 5:28 am
RNY on 07/20/15

Yep so many Dunks in Boston--it's hilarious how many places have them literally across the street from each other or multiple on the same block. I used to work in the financial district and my walk from the train was about 1/3 mile and I passed 1 Peets, 1 Brueggers, 1 Au Bon Pain, 3 Starbucks, and 4 Dunkins along that walk alone!

Sorry to hear about your rough weekend. I hope you were able to recharge on Sunday

  • High Weight before LapBand: 200 (2008)
  • High Weight before RNY: 160 (2015)
  • Lowest post-op weight: 110 (2016)
  • Maintenance Weight: 120 (2017-2019)
  • Battling Regain Weight: 135 (current)

on 10/19/20 5:53 am
VSG on 06/28/17

Our city has been waiting for a Dunkin to finish the process of opening in our city forever it seems. Toss us a bone 2020 lol.

on 10/19/20 7:31 am - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

No Tim Hortons? Wow that is my go to for coffee out. I am not a Dunkin fan.

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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