What's on your Jr Friday Menu?
on 5/4/23 3:26 am
Good morning and what do I see peeking around the corner? Friday!! Thursday is good day for not quite being friday, lol.
Today is an in office day, and full of meetings so it will go fast...it means that I will drive to the office to sit on zoom all day with my door closed but I am a team player so I will do that. I have to send back some shoes to Zappos (the model of Hokas I liked has been d/c'd and the replacement was not great so I tried on too many pairs) and then meet a friend for dinner before my first concert of the year at Red Rocks. Rainy and low 50s for the show is the forecast, probably no snow which is pretty unusual for an early May show.
I did use my free evening last night wisely and got in an extra pilates workout and cleaned out my car and still had time to read on the deck. Today's exercise will just be climbing up all the steps at red rocks (that's an actual weekend exercise activity for people).
QOTD - have you seen all the Star Wars movies/cartoons/series? Read any of the books? I have seen all the movies and all the live action series but non of the cartoons. I read the 90s books that were released before the prequels were a reality but none of the others.
coffee plus half and half X3
jalapeno meat stick
tbd on dinner out
Have a great day!
HW: 306 SW: 282 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19) CW:150
Jen, you're such an inspiration! Spending a free evening working out and cleaning out your car is pretty awesome. I would have opted for watching Netflix most likely.
I could not be less knowledgeable about Star Wars. Fun fact - my dad wanted to name my brother Luke Skywalker but my mom put her foot down and they went with Lucas lol
I had a ridiculously fun long weekend in Montreal and I've decided to do dry May. Much wine and food was had. I started Contrave yesterday and it made me feel sort of blech but nothing I could put my finger on. I did feel less hungry! I'll stay on it and see if I adjust!
B: iced coffee and boars head ever roast, cheese, and avocado if I can grab a ripe one at the store in a bit
L: rotisserie chicken made into chicken salad
D: I'm thinking impossible meat and snow peas and an Asian sauce - it's a fan favorite over here!
Have a fabulous day, all!
on 5/4/23 4:54 am
I'm on ozempic. 16 pounds down. I was ill icky for a good while.
on 5/4/23 6:15 am
my sister has lost 40 on monjaro (has not had WL surgery) her insurance covers it.
I could only get oz, phentermine, or metformin. metformin made me very sick so that is a no.
i don't know how long insurance will continue to cover. It's been since mid dec so verrrry slow losses.
on 5/4/23 6:18 am
I know that they say Metformin causes weight loss but I have been on it for 20 years and never seen it. No loss on Jardiance either.
They are studying Metformin for anti-aging properties.
Jim Age 57 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
on 5/4/23 9:04 am - Warren, OH
Metformin weight loss was less than 10 pounds. Average was 8 pounds. We would not have been impressed.
Real life begins where your comfort zone ends
same here. I'm on phentermine (since right after Thanksgiving) and have lost about eight lbs (well, I bounce up and down between 165-168 - and have been for awhile (got up as high as 175 last fall - YIKES! - thus, the phentermine). Although if you look at that weight loss expectation calculator thing I posted here about a month ago, that's pretty much what would have been expected at this point, given my data (starting BMI, age, gender, etc). I'm thinking that this is probably my "set point", and to get lower, I'd have to cut calories even further, but that's not likely to be sustainable for long...at least not for me. I have some decisions to make (my PCP is fine with my weight, but I'd like to be about 10 lbs lighter - but not sure this is going to happen)
Here's that weight loss predictor calculator thing I mentioned. I'm taking that upper division nutrition class this semester on obesity and weight loss. The professor thinks this thing is pretty accurate. Depressing - but for those of us who are "overweight" (as opposed to super morbidly obese, when the weight comes off pretty quickly - at least the first few months), it probably IS pretty accurate...