What's on your Tuesday Menu?

JuniperBerry
on 11/10/20 2:30 am
RNY on 07/20/15

Morning Everyone! Reporting in from the start of an awesome staycation week. I was really busy yesterday and didn't get a chance to even come back and read, but that's good because I was worried I was going to be super bored all week, but I wasn't at all.

The weather here has been unseasonable warm and it's been really nice to get outside for a walk along the beach. I also did some grocery shopping, some cleaning, and lots of indoor exercise. I used the bike, elliptical, and the treadmill yesterday on top of the beach hike! Like I said--my mini goal of seeing the surgeon on Friday is helping me stay motivated to do well this week. But I must admit, I feel a little like the lady in this meme today. I tossed and turned a lot last night because my hips were fairly sore from all the extra movement yesterday. I need to do a better job stretching today.

Today I am going to find another awesome walk. My plan is to head over to the Blue Hills Reservation which is a really nice hike near a pond. I am also very motivated to keep up my 'Home Edit' organization kick. I bought some clear Fridge Bins and I am going to tackle the entire fridge today. It's going to be gorgeous, dammit!

QOTD: Game time! Ruin a song by adding food to the title! Here are mine :)

  • I Wanna Hold your Ham
  • Here Comes the Gum
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow Trout
  • Smoothie Operator

My only indiscretion at Trader Joe's yesterday was a buying coffee cake type like thing that has a pancake/syrup flavor. I love pancakes--they are definitely my number one breakfast indulgence so I couldn't resist... The stats are not so bad with a 1/2 serving so I am making it work in my menu this week :)


  • 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)

White Dove
on 11/10/20 2:46 am

I love my clear refrigerator bins. Once you get it all organized, then it all stays in place. No more looking for things that are hidden behind something else, because everything has a home. And you will keep opening up the refrigerator just to admire how great it looks.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

JuniperBerry
on 11/10/20 2:47 am
RNY on 07/20/15

Nice, show us some pics of your organized fridge! I am looking for inspiration and ideas :)

  • 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)

White Dove
on 11/10/20 4:49 am

The eggs are in their clear container on the top shelf. Any leftovers in containers are also on the top shelf.

Meat is in the meat drawer along with cheeses. I have a fruit drawer and a vegetable drawer.

On the door I have one tray just for mustards. I have a tray with all sauces - A1, Heinz, ketchup, soy sauce, oyster sauce, a tray with seasoning like Better than Broth, garlic, ginger, basil. On the other door I keep milk and wine, although this week it also ended up having margarita mix.

One of the clear containers is for drinks and juices. One is for salad dressings. I used one of the clear containers for vinegars, but keep that in the pantry. I keep canned or jarred fruits in the middle.

Hope this helps. I can't wait to see how you end up organizing your refrigerator. I bought the clear containers a few years ago and it really made a big difference.







Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Emiepie
on 11/10/20 5:17 am
RNY on 08/11/14

Wow! I'm in love- lol!

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

JuniperBerry
on 11/10/20 5:57 am
RNY on 07/20/15

Awesome job! I think half of my problem is that I have so many dips and dressings and sauces that take up a ton of space and I should probably purge! Hoping mine gets as organized as you today!

  • 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)

White Dove
on 11/10/20 6:15 am

Purging is important. I usually buy the smallest size so they take less room and get used up quickly. But I purge every week on the day they pick up garbage.

There are so many ways to organize and you have to find what works for you. Once you figure that out it is so much easier to maintain.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

supershopper
on 11/10/20 7:23 am

I did until last week when we lost power and I had to toss everything :(

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

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 11/10/20 5:58 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Impressive! I don't think I could make it work with Mike or the folks at home though. They would mess up my system!

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

White Dove
on 11/10/20 6:07 am, edited 11/9/20 10:08 pm

That is one of the great things about living alone. I also keep the garage perfectly organized and my husband would have never adjusted.

My sister and brother-in-law were visiting for a few weeks and she asked her husband why their garage wasn?t organized like Mary?s. He said it was because my garage is bigger. But he did not like the question.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

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