What's on your Tuesday Menu?

on 10/20/20 7:16 am
RNY on 11/22/16

Good morning everyone! Yesterday was a good day and very productive. I was on plan 100%. The scale is coming down. I am debating about going to town today and getting groceries. It's an hour each way. They are calling for cold weather this weekend and possibly snow. I just want to stock up a bit. I also need to go winterize my work building.

QOTD- Grim cracks me up!! I am loving Kelly's lavish bread, BBQ chicken pizza. If I had to pick on topping, it would be fresh jalepenos.

Food plan for today-

2 eggs, 1/2 c. cottage cheese

1 can albacore tuna, onions, pickles, mayo

Grilled halibut, asparagus.

chomps in the car if needed

Lots of water and hot tea, vitamins always.

on 10/20/20 7:34 pm
RNY on 08/11/14

Yay for lavash pizza!!

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 10/20/20 7:41 am
RNY on 06/03/15

Mornin' All!

this is my heavy (online) class day - three of them. I also have to pick up a prescription for one of the cats at some point - and do something else which is escaping me at the moment. Online yoga class at 6:00. I wi**** was a lot warmer today, but then again, I'd be pretty much stuck inside regardless, so...

accountability sucked yesterday. It was fine up until late afternoon, when I became an eating machine. I managed to put away 2200 calories by the end of the day (my maintenance range is 1500-1700), so I blew it big time. I HAVE to get back in control today. I'm going to try to work in some fiber and healthy fat today so I'll feel more satisfied than usual - hopefully that'll help.

QOTD: we always get pepperoni and sausage since that's DH's fave - but I also love just plain ole Margherita pizza (esp Italian style where the thing isn't buried under a ton of cheese. I like cheese, but...really???)

TSS: 5y4m

B: coconut Greek yogurt with 1/2 diced mango and 1/4 C Kashi Go Lean granola, coffee with half & half

MS: protein shake

L: turkey breast slices, tomato sandwich (on light bread)

AS: maybe pumpkin yogurt topped with high fiber cereal (?). Or maybe a couple of tablespoons of homemade chocolate hummus or some peanut butter on whole grain crackers (??)

D: leftover Indian food (never got around to this last night because I'd eaten so much around 4:00 pm that I didn't want to blow it even MORE)

I have lots of apples and pears around - and baby carrots - and SF Jello - so hopefully I can keep control today!!

have a great day, everyone!

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 and 03/29/19 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

HW: 373 SW: 316 GW: 145 LW: 138 CW: 150

on 10/20/20 8:01 am, edited 10/20/20 1:02 am
RNY on 08/29/18

Good morning, everybody!

I am becoming increasingly interested in this narcotics/candle/broomstick/raccoon fire that happened the other night. Apparently, this guy settled down to a relaxing evening of drugs and candlelight, only to be tormented by raccoons.

Apparently, while trying to chase away the raccoons that were living under his house, he accidentally knocked over his candle with the broomstick and set his house on fire.

Details are skimpy, leaving me with a number of unanswered questions, such as: if the raccoons were outside the house, why was he poking at them with a broomstick inside his house, if he was using the sort of wild, flailing motion that would knock over the candle, wouldn't he be at risk of being scratched by the raccoons as his broom traveled its long elliptical path up and away from his primary object of combat?, and what is the appropriate drug to consume by candle light, anyways?

Erring on the side of caution and seeking to appear non-judgmental, the authorities advised residents to be careful while using candles.

Shockingly, this did not happen in Florida, but in Washington State. Probably not in Au Contraire's neighborhood, I'm guessing. Stay tuned.

QOTD: Hamburger and green peppers my favorite.

Breakfast: Protein bar

Lunch: Chicken sandwich

Snack: nuts

Dinner: cod

Have a great day, all!

Jim Age 54 Height 6 Feet Consult Weight 344 SW 289 Pre-Surgery -55, M1 -25, M2 -16, M3 -21, M4 -10, M5 -5, M6 -1, M7 -4, M8 0, M9 +4, M10 -4

White Dove
on 10/20/20 10:01 am

One night I came home from work at 2:00 AM. My cat was in the living room looking at me with big terrified eyes. A racoon had managed to push the cat door completely out of the wall on the back porch.

It had gone into my bedroom and taken grass in and built a nest on top of my bedspread. I think it was planning to have babies there. I opened the door and used a broom to force the raccoon out of the house. Then I got some bricks and blocked the opening where the cat door had been. Then I had to strip that bed and wash everything.

The next day I got a friend to come and install a new cat door. He made sure it was not capable of being pushed in by another animal. He wanted to set a trap to catch the raccoon and then shoot it, but I did not think it should have to die. I hope it went into the woods and lived happily ever after.

If he was poking at the raccoons, I am pretty sure they were inside the house.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 10/20/20 11:20 am

He was living in a small trailer. From the news reports, it sounds like they were living underneath it.

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

Is there absolute certainty that the raccoons were real?

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


on 10/20/20 10:24 am
RNY on 08/29/18

30% - Raccoons were outside but he thought they were inside

20% - Too lazy to walk outside - tried to poke through the floor

15% - Racoons came inside the house

35% - No raccoons

Jim Age 54 Height 6 Feet Consult Weight 344 SW 289 Pre-Surgery -55, M1 -25, M2 -16, M3 -21, M4 -10, M5 -5, M6 -1, M7 -4, M8 0, M9 +4, M10 -4

on 10/20/20 11:21 am


on 10/20/20 11:18 am, edited 10/20/20 4:37 am

That's pretty hilarious, though I'm glad that nobody was seriously injured (including, presumably, the raccoons). Evidently the guy was living in a trailer, which is now a collapsed, smoking pile. Hope he has alternate lodgings as we are forecast to have freezing temps later this week. I had to look up where Benton County is (it's southeast of Seattle). Actually I have been a bit surprised at how different WA is from CA. People here, at least tons of them, are very rugged, vastly preferring intense outdoor activities to quieter pursuits like reading. It's very marked. Sometimes I feel like I've been transported to Alaska. It's very different than Santa Barbara, where I moved from. To be honest, though I like a bit more rain and more pronounced seasons than Santa Barbara offers, I really miss it. But soon I will be moving cross-country to Bay Head, NJ, and I know that I will find that area to be more of a natural fit.