What's on your Tuesday Menu?

Maddymoe2
on 11/30/21 4:34 am
RNY on 11/22/16

Matt,

I too have felt in a funk also. Fresh air, exercise, and no****ching the news helps me. I am not a fan of winter. Brighter days are ahead!

AnnyBananny
on 11/30/21 4:12 am - PA
RNY on 03/18/14

It always feels so good to get the thing you've been dreading out of the way! I love that a grown adult is giving you the silent treatment - Yesh!

QOTD: I was underwhelmed with sales this year, but now I need to check out those craft classes.

Today is my only WFH day this week that I have Busy all day. Being able to WFH and not need care for her is an amazing gift from my boss, but also super stressful. I don't know if you guys know this, but almost two year olds demand A LOT of attention

8:30 coffee, egg bites

11:30 yogurt, chia seeds, fruit

2:30 protein shake, veggies

6 Taco Tuesday

8:30 nuts, rice cake, PB

RNY @ Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia with Dr. Tatyan Clark 3/18/2014

Partlypollyanna
on 11/30/21 4:25 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Toddler moms and teen girl moms have it tough. My 2 year old niece is currently wearing all her coats upside down because that's how she likes them...and my sister is just happy that she'll put on a coat (apparently one of her friends will only wear her pajamas). I'm definitely on team don't fight the small battles. Good luck!

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

Jen

Emiepie
on 11/30/21 5:47 am
RNY on 08/11/14

As a teen girl mom, I feel all of the "pick your battles".

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW291.4/CW165/GW150

Partlypollyanna
on 11/30/21 7:12 am
RNY on 02/14/18

I am in awe of the young women you are all raising though. They have confidence and voice I didn't develop until I hit 30 and I credit that to the moms and dads of our generation!

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

Jen

Greateight
on 11/30/21 6:21 am
RNY on 08/29/18

We had a pajama only neighbor a few years ago. It passes.

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

AnnyBananny
on 11/30/21 6:28 am - PA
RNY on 03/18/14

Seriously! I keep reminding myself that "this too shall pass" and "little kids, little problems - big kids, big problems" but that doesn't always help in the moment!

One thing about being an "older" first time mom is that I have a lot of perspective from all the other kids in my life. Obviously that doesn't mean I know what I'm doing LOL, but it does help.

RNY @ Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia with Dr. Tatyan Clark 3/18/2014

Sheila_H
on 11/30/21 6:06 am - Central Coast, CA
RNY on 06/26/17

I can relate to this. I started wfh when my kids were born (now 23 & 19). With the older one I thought I could schedule my work and conf calls around her naps. Big mistake after I scheduled a very important call during her supposed nap but she decided to wake up from that nap 1/2 hr into it. She was screaming from the other room and I was presenting/sweating in my office. Thank god back then there was no video calls for anybody to see my stress. Learned my lesson and hired a baby sitter for the two days I was working from home. With the second one I was wfh 4 days a week so I hired a nanny from 8:00-5:00. People were puzzled why I would need a nanny while wfh but I knew I couldn't handle both. As soon as they could go to preschool the pressure was off and we had a very good routine.
My hat is off to all the moms of little ones who during pandemic had to do it all: work, take care of little ones, and be a teacher.

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

CW: upper 140s

PGW: 140-142

AnnyBananny
on 11/30/21 6:26 am - PA
RNY on 03/18/14

Busy was born in January 2020 and I was planning to go back to the library half days in mid-March. Needless to say, that never happened. The extra time home with her in the beginning of the pandemic feels like both a gift and a curse. I've continued to work half from home and half from the office.

When I look back at the first year of her life, I'm at once so bitter at everything she and we missed - time with family, baby storytime at the library, breastfeeding support group, etc - and so thankful she's so young that she likely won't remember much of the pandemic, we didn't have to make choices about school, and we never had to explain what was happening. Being a new mom can be so isolating, period, but going it in forced isolation was... interesting.

RNY @ Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia with Dr. Tatyan Clark 3/18/2014

Sheila_H
on 11/30/21 6:37 am - Central Coast, CA
RNY on 06/26/17

Very true. Being a mom is hard! Period.
Each stage has its own challenges, then throw in a pandemic and isolation and it seems we are on a non ending roller coaster.
Hang in there!

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

CW: upper 140s

PGW: 140-142

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