What's on your Thursday Menu?

JuniperBerry
on 11/19/20 1:59 am
RNY on 07/20/15

We made it to Little Friday... phew. One more day! I am ready.

Yesterday was a real mix of a day. I had a lot of really stressful things pop up at work that put me off schedule, and annoyed me.. but I also had a bunch of meetings, and it was nice to be with people all day, albeit virtually! Then I got to "see" some friends last night for a little zoom meet up. I am really missing people right now... so these days when I actual get to be with humans instead of just communicating via text and email is a really nice change of pace!

QOTD: If you could only have ONE traditional thanksgiving food, what would you pick? I had a hard time choosing and almost went with a pie, but I had to go with STUFFING for my final choice! Our family recipe uses bacon drippings and it is so rich and yummy. Grim has never tried stuffing--he is scared of it... I keep trying to convince him that meat flavored bread should be his ultimate food, but he is not convinced. Oh well--more for me!

I stayed on track all day with food and exercise, but added a glass of wine at the end of the night for my zoom, which ended my day at 1050 calories. I have been inching down an ounce a day, and today I finally made it down a full pound since getting back on track. I can tell it is going to be a slow road this time, but it was nice to finally feel some progress.



  • 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 11/19/20 2:55 am

I have to agree with stuffing. In our family, the cooking started the day before. My father made a soup with the giblets and the turkey wings. In the morning my mother sautéed celery and onions in butter. Then we tore several loaves of white bread into small pieces. It was mixed with the celery, onions, some of the chopped up giblets, poultry seasoning, and then moistened with the turkey soup. It was stuffed into the turkey, then the turkey was closed up and put in the oven in the roaster.

The other thing that fascinated me was the cranberries. They had to be boiled until they popped open and then made into a sauce with a lot of sugar. Stuff I would never do now, but I loved all of it at the time.

Any progress downward on the scale between Halloween and New Year's is a major victory for me. Of course this year there will be no parties with delicious treats and Christmas cookies, so maybe the upside for me will be no holiday gain.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

JuniperBerry
on 11/19/20 4:04 am
RNY on 07/20/15

Yes! I was thinking the same thing--if I have holiday gain this year there will be no one to blame but myself! No parties. No unexpected treats at work. No reason to make desserts for other people. Basically--no excuses.

  • 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)

Greateight
on 11/19/20 6:21 am
RNY on 08/29/18

I read once that animals gain weight this time of year also, not just pets.

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 11/19/20 7:07 am

I had a doctor who said he expected a seven pound gain in all of his patients in January. He said that raccoons and groundhogs did not celebrate Christmas, but gained weight because of the short, cold days and lack of sunshine.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Greateight
on 11/19/20 7:58 am
RNY on 08/29/18

Maybe raccoons ? celebrate but definitely not groundhogs.

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

Teenie
on 11/19/20 7:05 am - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

I see this as a good thing too. However I still been making Pumpkin Cheesecakes for friends and family. I think I have done 4 so far and I got another 2 to go. I'm having a hard time staying out of the kitchen since cooking is my passion. But the added bonus of no Christmas parties will be great. Do you think since our companies will not be having holiday parties they will give us bigger Christmas bonuses? LOL

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.

Partlypollyanna
on 11/19/20 7:19 am
RNY on 02/14/18

What's a Christmas bonus? Lol, I've never been in a business that does that but I hope that where it does exist, they share the wealth!

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

Jen

Partlypollyanna
on 11/19/20 3:41 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Yay Thursday!!! The weeks are so busy. I had several pieces of good news yesterday - I ordered a rower on Tuesday afternoon and it said 3 days for order processing, 10-14 days after that for delivery. It's being delivered tomorrow! Second good news, they decided to release Wonder Woman 84 in the theaters that are open and on HBO max on Christmas Day vs delaying it again. If they just add Dune to streaming as well, I can have the best movie watching Christmas!

qotd - cheesy, creamy, buttery mashed potatoes. I would give up everything else for them!

looks like my boss canceled my 5 am meeting at 415. That will give me some time to do my two hour anti harassment training!

i have a Pilates Fit class tonight, they close the studio tomorrow although I'm crossing my fingers we will be able to do private sessions. The new restrictions limit gyms to 10 people or 10%, whichever is less. That's 1 person for my 12 person studio. That may not be cost effective for them though.

i don't have a good plan for the day outside the usual coffee options and the last of the ever roast. I did find the chompies bread so maybe PB toast.

have a great mini Friday!

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

Jen

JuniperBerry
on 11/19/20 4:10 am
RNY on 07/20/15

So excited for your rower! I bet those iFit workouts on the rivers are going to be amazing :)

  • 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)

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