What's on your (PHOTO) Friday Menu?

Queen JB
on 2/2/24 2:52 am
RNY on 07/20/15

Morning all! Happy Friday. Here to start you off with a little HR humor!

I finally motivated and decorated a LOT of penis cookies yesterday. Valentine's Day is a wild time to be a cookier, haha. Today I need to keep myself motivated and get to a set of corporate logo cookies that are due in a few days. I must start as soon as I swallow the last sip of coffee here.

Pics are more innocent Valentine's Cookies :)

QOTD: Media round up! What movies, tv, books, or podcasts can you recommend? We started the first season of For All Mankind, and whoooaaaa. It's really good and very thought provoking. If you don't know the premise, it's imagines that Russians landed on the moon before the US, and because of that, a whole lot of history changes in its wake. It's really mind-blowing. I read a whole bunch of books in a row that were kind of duds, but I finally have 2 in a row to recommend, thanks to Sheila, Jen and Emily! First, The Last List of Mabel Beaumont, which starts off so sad, but becomes a very life affirming sweet story. Second, Killers of a Certain Age, which is kind of like Charlies Angels (if they were assassins) meets the Golden Girls. I haven't finished it yet, but it totally got me through my long day of decorating and I can't wait to keep going. I've also had a run of no-so-good podcasts, so looking for good recommendations there, too.

Accountability: I found leftover m&ms from m Christmas class.

  • protein coffee
  • egg bites
  • last of the leftovers
  • tbd - chicken?
  • 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)

on 2/2/24 3:50 am
RNY on 08/29/18

Good morning, everybody!

Of all the rodent-based holidays, I would have to say that GroundHogs Day is my favorite.

Rodent Power Rankings:

5) Beaver

4) Porcupine

3) Squirrel

2) Capybara

1) Chipmunk

If you are thinking "Jim doesn't know anything about Capybaras", you are probably right. I do love a good chipmunk, though.

I leave for the airport at 1:30. I was able to make it into the gym last night. Marilyn is away this weekend, so it will be a quiet one for me. I plan to find a good slow cooker recipe and make that tomorrow or Sunday. Then I will be good for food until she returns on Tuesday.

QOTD: Reading The Eagle's Claw, which is Jeff Shaara's book about the battle of Midway in 1942. Watching True Detective North country.

Breakfast: Ham and eggs

Lunch: Pizza

Dinner: TBD, we will see what time I get home

Have a great day, all!

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 2/2/24 5:41 am
VSG on 08/09/21

Good luck with the slow cooker. What foods are your bachelor foods to enjoy when Marilyn is not home? IE types of cuisine she won't touch.

HW: 371 SW: 333 CW: 248 Surgery: 8/9/21

"The best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none." -Albert Einstein

on 2/2/24 6:16 am
RNY on 08/29/18

She is a pretty similar eater to me, so I'm not sure. She used to refuse to try sushi, now she loves it and same with curry.

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 2/2/24 5:52 am
RNY on 08/11/14

Rodent power ranking ! I hope you enjoy a relaxing weekend.

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

on 2/2/24 5:53 am
VSG on 11/19/14

Hi Jim - I will have to read the eagles claw, I love reading WW2. Are you going to watch the new series the Mighty 8th? Have you ever tried Mississippi Pot roast in the crock pot> High Fat/Calories/but delicious. We use the leftovers on quesadillas/wraps/nachos.

Pot roast

packet of au jus

packet of ranch

stick of butter cut in slabs on top

1/2 jar of peppercinni juice

8-10 peppercinni on top

Slow cook for 8 hours and then pull apart like a pulled pork. We usually serve with turnip and mashed for the kids

  1. Pre- Surgery/ Type 2 Diabetes, High BP and Cholesterol, treated with 6 medications, including Insulin. Post Op- low dose BP med 2022, Mounjaro 10/2023

HW - 299 , Consult day weight - 277, Day of surgery ( 11/19/2014) - 259,LW - 178, GW - 190, CW- 194.4 - 4.4 lbs to goal

on 2/2/24 6:14 am
RNY on 08/29/18

That recipe sounds good, I may try it. What channel is the show on?

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 2/2/24 7:37 am - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

I do this at least once a month. I use Dry French onion instead of Au Jus and I throw garlic cloves in. It is a great source of protein.

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 2/2/24 6:40 am - Amarillo, TX

I saw Dead and Company is doing some shows at the sphere in Vegas...made me think of you!


on 2/2/24 7:12 am
RNY on 08/29/18

I had not seen that! I wonder if Sheila's son knows?

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