What's on your Tuesday Menu?

White Dove
on 10/20/20 7:04 am

I hope the doctor can get you relief from the hot flashes. They are miserable to go through. Using the machines at the gym really helped me a lot after surgery. I built a lot of muscle that pretty much filled in the loose skin except for my tummy. That flap of skin did not respond to any kind of workout and only a tummytuck took care of it. That was in 2008 and I can still feel the muscle tightening that he did.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 10/20/20 7:05 am
RNY on 02/14/18

I hope your doc appt goes well! I am the opposite, I would always rather go to that appt than the dentist!

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


on 10/20/20 7:31 am

Have you considered taking black cohosh? My mom swore by that stuff, when she was having hot flashes. It takes a bit to build up in the system, but once it does, she said it was a game changer.


Let it begin with me.

White Dove
on 10/20/20 9:48 am

You mom was right. I started with Premarin and learned to replace it with progesterone and black cohosh.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 10/20/20 10:59 am

And, of course, wild yam.

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 10/20/20 5:55 pm - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Hot flashes suck, and I am about in year 20 of them (they aren't as bad as they used to be)...

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

on 10/20/20 7:31 pm
RNY on 08/11/14

I hope you hear about the car soon!

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 7:07 am - Central Coast, CA
RNY on 06/26/17

G'morning everybody!

My heart is full of joy. DD told us she is planning to stay with us after thanksgiving through Xmas. The original plan was for her to be here for thanksgiving but going back to DC and then coming back home for Xmas. At the time I asked her why she was going back to DC for only three weeks if she is telecommuting for work anyways. Yesterday she told me she changed her mind and staying through Xmas. She said "do you mind?" DO I MIND? Are you kidding me? I'm on cloud nine.

The flip side of my joyful heart is that DH is sick with man cold. He thinks it's COVID and I indulge him, but don't think so. He took the test yesterday, the company provides two tests a week, and we should get the answer by Wed. I sometimes have a hard time not laugh when he tries to come up with things to prove it's COVID. Like, do you remember last weekend my foot hurt? Maybe that was the first sign? I just nod and say, yeah maybe! He is such a big baby when he is sick. I sent a text to the kids saying dad is sick with a rolling eye emoji. DD responded good luck!

QOTD: so this is a very touchy subject. When I order in Italy it's arugula and shaved Parmesan. In US it used to be pineapple and ham but recently it has become pineapple and jalapeños. If you ever told my family (back home) that I order pineapple on my pizza I'll deny it!

My meals yesterday:

  • B: protein coffee
  • L: tuna + hb eggs
  • S:pretzel crisps - not planned
  • D:TJ chicken fajita
  • E: 30 minutes cardio + 50 minutes strength training

Happy taco Tuesday, everybody.

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


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


My heart is happy for you!! I love it when my kids call and say, would it be okay if we stayed for the weekend! Enjoy your time with your daughter! After you posted your care packages last week, I texted my son and asked him if he would like a care package. He sent back a text and said, if you want and he added a heart emoji. I miss him so much. I know they have stores where he is stationed, but I am the mom and it's what I do.

on 10/20/20 7:29 am - Central Coast, CA
RNY on 06/26/17

Absolutely! They never admit but they love getting stuff from hone. I usually add in something they can't get where they are but reminds them of home. In my case is usually baked cookies. I'm excited for you! Share your care package with us.

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


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