What's on your Monday Menu?

Queen JB
on 11/15/21 1:43 am
RNY on 07/20/15

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I mostly worked to get through the millions of emails I had from taking last week off, but I feel mostly ready for the week, I guess. I will be doing amended hours in the office for the next two weeks so that I am not driving in the dark because my vision is still a struggle.

QOTD: Tell us about your first pet! I had a cat when I was a baby that I don't remember at all, but the first cat I remember was named Sunny. He just showed up at our house one day and he was ours after that :) We named him Sunny because he was an all grey cat but he had a patch of bright orange under his neck. I don't remember what happened to him, but I think I had him from about age 3 - 6. My favorite memory of him was that when someone rang the doorbell, he used to jump up on the counter and reach up to the curtain that was over the kitchen door, and move it to the side to see who was there. He was a funny, helpful kitty!

I have been eating terribly. I am defining having too much "comfort food" and not paying attention to my overall diet. I think getting back to a normal routine will be good!

B: Protein Coffee & Eggs with Goat Cheese

L: Chicken Sausage

S: Balanced Break

D: Garden Veggie Soup & Toasted Cheese

  • 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)

Melody P.
on 11/15/21 3:24 am - TX

Good mornin everyone...sorry to hear you're still having vision issues JB...that just sucks!

I am feeling rather cruddy. Pain levels are quite high. The weather is just insane. We're supposed to be 85+ tomorrow and then maybe 55 Wednesday. This is just absolutely ridiculous. I just want it to stay one way or the other. This roller coaster ride of temperatures is really rough on me.

No big plans for the day. That I know of anyway. We have the kids after school. We are pretty much done with Christmas decorating. My mom just has to do her elves. The tree is so so. I can't bring up a lot of stuff out of the basement so we're not doing as much as usual. It still looks nice though.

QOTD: the first pet that was "mine" was a poodle mix named Dolly. Some arse hole kid opened our gate and she got out with our other dog Jake. Jake came back but Dolly never did. We looked for her and my only hope is that she was picked up by someone who loved her. She was so so sweet. I still get teary eyed over it. Cat wise it was a kitty named Nutty Buddy. He was really my moms cat but he is the first cat I remember us having...even though there was a Goober when I was really young. Nutty Buddy got hit by a car...still teary eyed over that one too as I was the one who found him on my way to school. I sincerely loved all animals...I cry when I see animals that have been hit. It's a soft spot in my heart.

B: GF waffle, lunch meat, vegan mayo and coffee

L: haven't figured this one out yet

D: either stew or BBQ roast...I think my mom might wait until tomorrow to make the stew with the leftover roast

S: cassava cinnamon chips, quest protein cookie and 1 1/2 cups popcorn

Sometimes life is like sunshine and rainbows ... other times it's a big steaming pile of . . .well you know what.

Just keep swimming!

on 11/15/21 7:12 am - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

I did the lemon fudge. All I can say is Lemon Starburst. That is all I can think of when I tasted it. Not terrible but probably never again. DH and Mom will definitely fini**** up. At least I was able to use up all the marshmallow in the house.

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.

White Dove
on 11/15/21 8:10 am - Warren, OH

I love Starburst but that sounds totally overwhelming. I guess I think fudge should be chocolate. I can only eat it around Christmas when I make it with Eagle brand milk. Any other recipe is just too sweet for me.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 11/15/21 9:19 am

i only like chocolate, peanut butter, or smores fudge

HW 305 SW 278 Surgery weight 225 GW 160 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

on 11/15/21 1:27 pm - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

Yeah I am definitely a peanut butter fudge person. But I do make a Jack Daniels one that will put you on your ass if you over do it.

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.

Melody P.
on 11/15/21 10:30 am - TX

Thanks for the review! I appreciate it. I think we'll skip it as it sounds so rich. Well I mean starburst sweet and how much it makes.

my mom picked out a caramel apple fudge for me to make. Going to do chocolate and peanut butter. I do the one with evaporated milk...have never cared for the kind that uses sweetened condensed milk.

thanks again!

Sometimes life is like sunshine and rainbows ... other times it's a big steaming pile of . . .well you know what.

Just keep swimming!

on 11/15/21 3:27 am
RNY on 09/30/20

Good Morning!

Not here to spread any negativity.. but there is snow outside. Dog is impressed, I am not.

QOTD: she was a black lab/Newfie mix.. she was my dads before us kids were born and she was quite old when she came to live with us. Her name was Brenna and she was super sweet. We ended up having to put her down because her back legs stopped working. Until we moved from that house us kids still always jumped off the bottom step of the basement steps because she always used to lay there and we didn't want to step on her.

b: fairlife latte, egg whites, salsa, avocado, cheese

s: yogurt

l: salad w meat

S: cheese and crackers

d: steak, sweet potato and veg

Surgery 09/30/20

CW: 147.6 |SW: 221.6 |HW: 255

Learning my new normal, one day at a time.

on 11/15/21 3:57 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Welcome to the new week everyone!

I had a great weekend and am ready for the week. If anyone is a marvel movie fan, my review of The Eternals is that it's not very good but it is very long, so there's that. Also, if you're going to cast two of the leads from Game of Thrones maybe don't have the female lead be named Cersei.

Qotd - the first dog I remember was our afghan hound named Wendy; for someone reason I was convinced she was really the dog nana from Peter Pan (who was not an afghan hound, lol). I was very little, under 3.

today I have morning Pilates before the days meetings start. Yay meetings.

menu today is

coffee plus half and half x3

Greek yogurt

ozery with pb

grilled houlumi

Have a great day!

HW: 306 SW: 282 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19) CW:150


on 11/15/21 3:59 am
RNY on 08/29/18

Good morning everybody!

Big win for Baylor Saturday!

I'm in Orlando at a conference for work. It's mandatory COVID testing before everyone leaves home and as soon as they arrive at the hotel, so I can feel safe.

Although I've been going into the office once a week for the past few months, I've been wearing sneakers. In fact, I believe that I have only worn shoes once in almost two years (I wore shorts every single day I was in Florida last year).

I found out yesterday that The sock situation is a disaster. mismatched sock's, missing socks, socks I would never wear that have remained intact throughout the years like dinosaurs DNA in Jurassic Park. You name a sock problem, I've got it. I absolutely cannot explain what happened in that sock drawer over the last two years.

I was tempted to throw all of the socks into the trash and start over.

QOTD: My parents didn't want pets. I believe we got a salamander from a school project. Don't know if it had a name.

Not sure about food, this is my first time at this facility. They have lots of coffee and a wine bar I know.

Have a great day, all!!

Jim Age 55 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

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