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on 5/25/20 6:23 am
RNY on 06/03/15
Topic: RE: Whats On Your Sunday Menu RNYers (and a few VSGers:)

they're so commonplace now that I doubt anyone gets offended, but really obvious ones like huge ones on people's faces still seem to get a reaction.

on 5/25/20 5:51 am
RNY on 06/03/15
Topic: RE: What's on your Monday menu? RNY? and some VSG

Mornin' All!

we're supposed to have thunderstorms off & on again all day today, so I'll probably be stuck indoors. Boo. Online Mah Jongg game with the usual group at 10:00, then....??? I guess I should do some reading. I haven't made much headway on the stack of library books next to my bed...

QOTD: I've been a mix of stressed and down the last few days, which is very unusual for me. I still follow all the guidelines, although we've gotten together with my MIL a couple of times recently after not seeing her for six weeks. But we wear masks and stay six feet (or more) apart from each other. Our county moves to phase 1 of reopening tomorrow (most of the rest of the state stupidly went wide open a week or so ago, thanks to the state supreme court. I'm glad I live in this particular county!!). This means a few more types of places can open - like restaurants, hair places, and more types of businesses - with some major restrictions. I'm trying to decide what to do about hair. We have an appt scheduled for next Sunday which was made back at the beginning of the year, before all this started. My stylist has her own, one chair studio which is in a building of other mostly one-chair studios, but it's Sunday and she's the only one open. And we're the first appt of the day ("we" as in DH and I). She'll only allow one of us in the building at a time, and she...and we...are required to wear masks. And the building owner has gone nuts with cleaning and sterilizing, all furniture in common areas has been removed, and there are security cameras so they can see if anyone is hanging around the outside of the studios (because they're not supposed to be!). I go back & forth. My hair looks like crap, but I can live with it. I can just put it in a ponytail, and I hardly go out *anyway*, except for my daily walks and an occasional grocery store run. DH has really been complaining about his for the last two or three weeks, though. I don't know what to do. Part of me thinks this will be part of adjusting to the "new normal", we'll be living like this for awhile, and it sounds like she's taking the precautions she should be taking - and the other part of me thinks we just shouldn't be doing this. And if she happens to pick up the virus sometime this week from some asymptomatic client and she herself becomes infected but asymptomatic before we see her on Sunday when we're there - well, there's that. UGH.

accountability was good the last few days but I'm feeling bloated this morning and my weight is up. I'll be pounding the fluids today...

TSS: 4y11m

B: protein pancakes with plain Greek yogurt and blueberry compote, coffee with half & half

S1: protein shake

L: 2 shrimp skewers

S2: Greek yogurt with diced mango, maybe a skinny bagel with whipped cream cheese

D: Thai-style chicken and broccoli currry, no rice

have a great day, everyone!

on 5/25/20 5:41 am
RNY on 01/23/19
Topic: RE: What's on your Monday menu? RNY? and some VSG

Good morning all and happy Memorial Day! My stomach was a mess yesterday. Hurt all day long. Probably from all the junk I consumed the past few days. Since yesterday I've been trying to get back on track.

QOTD: I'm ready for things to get back to somewhat normal. I enjoy working from home, but not being able to do normal routine things is hard. I'm bored with staying at home all the time which is why being on vacation now has been nice. I miss simple things like going to a store and trying on clothes.

B: coffee w/Splenda, 1 pancake and sausage link


D: going out for crab legs

S: L&F yogurt or some watermelon chunks

Surgery: RNY on 1/23/19

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 5/25/20 5:18 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16
Topic: RE: What's on your Monday menu? RNY? and some VSG

Happy Memorial Day remembering those soldiers who gave their lives for us. It doesn't look like a cookout day here and I still have 3 quarantine days left but Justice and I will take a long walk. I do have a bunting up on my house because DH always used to put it out. I may add some small flags along the garden in a bit.

QOTD: I am bored, tired of hanging around at home and truly feel that life is too short. If I wasn't worried about giving it to others I'd just say the heck with it. Though I don't want to get it again I was at the life is too short place even before this started. But I couldn't live with myself if my actions killed off someone else. I have noticed a lot of people loosening up over time. I had Florida friends who wouldn't leave the house at first who now take daily walks with the group again and have socially distanced BYO get togethers in driveways. I DO always bring my mask and wear it when likely to be within 6 feet of others but I do not wear it when outdoors and far apart from others.

TSS: 4 years, 2 months

B: Coffee! WW zero point banana/egg pancake (final VERY RIPE banana)

L: Sliced turkey and laughing cow cheese

D: Salmon burger with yogurt dill sauce and broccoli

S: cauliflower fried rice or yogurt with strawberry compote, blueberry lemon yogurt pie and/or WW one point blueberry muffin

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 121.4 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!

on 5/25/20 5:05 am, edited 5/25/20 5:10 am
Topic: What's on your Monday menu? RNY? and some VSG

I know most are off today, but I'm not... so

accountability was pretty good- it was my bday Friday and I did have a few bites of ice cream Sat which was planned. Thursday night I had indian food and it was very yummy.

Now back to my more normal food eating

QOTD: how is everyone doing with this pandemic. I have ups and downs. People in my state apparently have forgotten that they need to wear masks so things are sketchy going out.

Food plan:

B: protein pancakes

L: last of the non chicken patties and leftover chicken wings? air fried cauliflower

d: unsure but need to figure out something with baked beans for DH?

s: unsure

S: unsure

HW 295 SW 278 Surgery weight 225 CW 160 GW 150 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 5/25/20 4:09 am
VSG on 06/28/17
Topic: RE: Whats On Your Sunday Menu RNYers (and a few VSGers:)
On May 24, 2020 at 4:59 PM Pacific Time, Melody P. wrote:

I'm a huge fan of most tattoos....just something about face ones!

I have seen a lot of poorly done tattoos and it is just so hard to hide them on the face. You really have to think about how the skin will change as you age, too. It is harder to live with tattoo regret when it is staring you in the mirror every day lol.

on 5/25/20 4:07 am
VSG on 06/28/17
Topic: RE: Whats On Your Sunday Menu RNYers (and a few VSGers:)

I didn't know that either. I am not ashamed of my tattoos but I usually will wear layers out because I don't want to unintentionally give a bad impression or offend anyone. I don't have anything outrageous but I know some people don't like the look of ink and other than my tattoos that I got pretty late in life after my divorce I am a pretty vanilla looking plain jane, lol.

on 5/24/20 7:29 pm
RNY on 06/03/15
Topic: RE: Whats On Your Sunday Menu RNYers (and a few VSGers:)

you're welcome! I love the concept of thinking about "things" you want to buy in terms of how many hours you'll have to work at your current hourly wage to pay for them. Is the "thing" worth working 10 extra hours? Or six extra months? I still think of things in those terms, all these years later (even though I'm retired now - but it still puts purchases into perspective!)

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 5/24/20 4:24 pm - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16
Topic: RE: Whats On Your Sunday Menu RNYers (and a few VSGers:)

I agree! It was the "Magnolia" influence I think...

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 121.4 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!

on 5/24/20 3:41 pm
Topic: RE: Whats On Your Sunday Menu RNYers (and a few VSGers:)

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