What's on your Thursday Menu?

Queen JB
on 11/10/22 2:23 am
RNY on 07/20/15

Morning Gang! Happy Thursday. I had another great day yesterday. I got a lot checked off of my to-do list and I got a ton of unexpected cookie orders which is getting exciting!

I also met some of my goals yesterday and hope to do the same today. I recovered from my headache after taking allergy meds and I jogged 1 mile on the treadmill.

I also stayed away from alcohol for the night. I know I promised to extend sober October into November, but I really hadn't done a great job. I am going to double down on that one goal and make it my focus. The reduced calories and increased exercise haven't fallen off my radar but I think I was being too ambitious to try to fix everything at once.

QOTD: What is something you did recently that you are proud of? I noticed that I have been hard on myself lately about things not being perfect so I am going to try to be a little kinder, starting with noticing what is going well. I am proud of my first semester grades and proud of this month's cookie sales, which are just over triple what I made in September.

B: 2 egg whites with feta & coffee

L: Last of the spicy chicken

S: Babybel cheese

D: Roast beef - From made an entire roast in the air fryer last night! It was really good, juicy, and no mess!

  • 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 11/10/22 3:01 am - TX

Mornin everyone.

My A1c has gone down .40 so at least that's a little win. I see my surgeons NP today so I'm hoping they'll knock the Ozempic up to at least 1. My weight has been hovering around the same number for months really. I also need to improve my eating more. Plan more and yada yada. It also looks like I'm not getting enough protein. Ugh.

I also have an appointment with my new case manager at the mental health clinic. It's not looking promising as she never returned my call on the 31st.

I'm really not in a great mood. Pain will do that.

QOTD: not having a breakdown over my appointment Tuesday.

B: JUST egg bowl & coffee

L: PP shake

D: ?????

S: ?????

on 11/10/22 3:50 am
RNY on 02/14/18

good luck with the nurse! Try adding more dense protein like chicken breasts if you can; I know they make me feel fuller longer...and I notice a difference between when I have the deli chicken which is shaved and part of a chicken breast itself.

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


Melody P.
on 11/10/22 5:33 am - TX

Chicken breasts are the hardest for me to eat...even an oz makes me feel sick. Which sucks! I may get some chicken thighs though...thanks for the tip!

on 11/10/22 6:57 am
RNY on 10/29/19

Melody, chicken breast can feel "stuck" when I eat them and I have a hard time processing them. But shredding them up in a couple ounces of cottage cheese and adding some spice like EBTB makes it slide right in and fills me up for hours! And a great double source of protein. Not sure if you have tried it that way, but wanted to share. Wishing you good luck and good feels!

on 11/10/22 6:57 am
RNY on 10/29/19

I think I just remembered you are dairy free. Dang it. Is there a dairy free version close to cottage cheese?

Melody P.
on 11/11/22 1:31 am - TX

I do eat dairy now! It's mainly eggs I avoid and boy do I miss those!

on 11/10/22 7:32 am
RNY on 03/24/21

I cook my chicken in the crockpot, put it in when still frozen, add water with Boullion plus spices. Cook for at least 6-8 hours makes it super moist but make sure that the breasts are "soaking" in the broth to keep them moist. I find this works well for me. If the chicken is dry I also have problems with feeling stuck or foamies.

HW 296 SW 267.8 GW 130 LW 128.2 CW 134.4

Age 53 5 ft 4 inches

Roux-en-Y 3/24/21

Internal Hernia 1/14/22

The last of the human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances. (Frankl, 1946)

Melody P.
on 11/11/22 1:32 am - TX

That's a good tip, thanks!

on 11/10/22 7:07 am - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

I take the breast and pulverize them in the food processor and add some kind of topping. Sometimes Mayo, ranch, gravy. Like you make chicken salad. They go down much easier.

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.

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