Whatcha Eating Today VSGers? Tuesday, 2/6/2018

on 2/6/18 3:03 am - Jacksonville, FL
VSG on 09/29/17

Happy Tuesday! Chores planned for today and some cooking and cleaning.

QOTD: Cut flowers or live plants? Which would you rather receive as a gift? I prefer cut flowers. My thumb is not green, it is brown. I kill everything. So, I'd rather enjoy a bouquet of cut than have to be responsible for a living plant.

M1: Coffee, PP vanilla, miralax

M2: LO lobster, crab, scallop

M3: Korean sous vide ribs

M4: Brisket, swiss and an egg

M5: Stone crab claws and shrimp

S: Something protein forward if necessary

E: Nothing specific.

Water/Vits: on track


VSG with Dr. Wanchick - Sept 29 2017

Age 52 Height 5'2" HW 585 (2012) Initial Consult Weight 522 SW 460 (9/29/2017) CW 350 (4/5/2018) Next Goal 325 Starting BMI 95.5 Current BMI 64.0

Pre-Op: 62 M1: 36 M2: 20 M3: 15 M4: 19 M5: 10 M6: 10 M7: ?

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 2/6/18 4:11 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Good morning! It is supposed to be very sunny and warm today so I think we are going to the beach this afternoon. The wind has been too chilly to go up until now.

QOTD: Definitely cut flowers because I too kill off green plants, but also because I love to add color.

1 year, 10 months post-op

B: eggs, cottage cheese and Canadian bacon

L: Tuna salad, pickles and cottage cheese

D: Fish and veggies

S: Cottage cheese or yogurt

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

on 2/6/18 1:30 pm
VSG on 12/14/17

This is the taco casserole recipe that I made!


I used lean ground turkey, reduced fat fiesta cheese blend, homemade taco seasoning, and yellow squash instead of zucchini. I also added some chopped garlic to the squash and onions as they cooked. I had a few pounds of squash already in the crisper (It's a staple at my house!)

It was delicious and easy. The fam had it with flour tortillas and hot sauce and I had 3.5 ounces in a bowl with a dab of plain Greek yogurt on top.

Amanda 12/2016 HW: 393 11/2017 Consult: 378 12/2018 SW: 350

2/2018: 309 3/6/2018: Broke a barrier! 297 4/2018: 286 5/2018: 279

Pre-op: -28 M1: -25 M2: -16 M3: -12 M4: -11 M5: -7

Short-term Goal: 250 by August 15th!

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 2/6/18 5:21 pm, edited 2/6/18 9:21 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Thank you! It sounds great (and easy - both of which are important)!

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

on 2/6/18 4:37 am - Woburn, MA

G'day! I'm feeling like "OMG, it's only Tuesday" today... woe is me, lol.

QOTD: Cut flowers for sure. I am a disaster when it comes to growing plants. My father (born in Sicily) always grew a tomato garden and passed away last June. I felt obligated to keep the tomatoes alive last summer. They did grow and were delicious, but the weeds! I cannot believe the maintenance for weeding the garden. I don't know how he did it up to 91 years old. I intend to plant again this summer since nothing tastes like a home-grown tomato and am hoping to get more help this year.

B: steel cut oats with blueberries and banana

L: leftover taco stuffed pepper

D: maybe steak, cauliflower

E: def walking the dog, maybe a walk at lunch around the building

L/V: on track

     VSG on 04/28/2014 

Gwen M.
on 2/6/18 6:33 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Hi all! I'm heading out soon for my allergy shot and grocery shopping, then it's back home for schooling. I'm wearing jeans today because I realized this morning that I've worn all my skirts (I've got 20ish and wear them all once before washing them all, as they get washed differently than all the other laundry). While I prefer to wear skirts because they're comfy, I am super thrilled to share that a size 4 fit today. (And not even an Old Navy size 4!) It's funny - I used to wear skirts all the time in high school and middle school, then I stopped and I have no idea why. I love them, though :)

I've still got weird pain in my abdomen, but I've been constipated for 3-4 days now. Finally starting to see some improvement there after some full doses of Miralax!

QOTD: Not to be contrary - but neither. I'd rather see flowers growing outside. This might be from years of having cats who would get into any sort of plant life that was inside. I'd rather have one of these bouquets :D

1: protein shake
2: lamb chop
3: deep-fried pork fillet (weird name for a recipe, it's pork katsu, though. Made with pork tenderloin. From the cookbook of the week - Japanese Cooking.)

liquid and vites: on track
exercise: who knows :(

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

on 2/6/18 7:30 am - Jacksonville, FL
VSG on 09/29/17

That is one of the things I like about you Gwen, you provide alternative points of view. I LOVE the idea of a plush bouquet. No wilty flowers, just a glorious bunch of cuteness!

on 2/6/18 7:21 am
VSG on 12/18/17

Good morning all! I prefer cut flowers! I have never been very good at planting or gardening. Mostly I don't have enough time to really focus on it. It's funny cause my mom and loves live plants and I always give her mine. Once she told me I could kill a plastic plant- lol!

M1 premier protein

M2 Greek yogurt

M3 Chicken and vegetable soup

S1 Greek yogurt

S2 sliced turkey

Jess Says Yes
on 2/6/18 7:39 am
VSG on 10/24/17

Good morning. Feeling overwhelmed with work this week because I'm writing a grant that's due Friday, I have a massive interim report due Monday, and I'm adding a new Trauma group to my weekly rotation. Instead of my typical 45 - 50 hour work week I'm looking at 60. Trying not to let the stress get to me! #pityparty

QOTD: I love fresh cut flowers! I feel I'm in good company here with all the other black thumbs. My goal this spring is to grow an indoor herb garden. This will be my first attempt at keeping a plant alive in a decade!

B - Coffee & Protein

L - eggs

D - I think I'll throw some chicken in the crock pot

E - I doubt I'll have time, but I'll try to get up and move around throughout the day.


To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. - Oscar Wilde

Age: 36 Height: 5'9" HW:326 GW:180

Pre-op:-32 M1-26 M2-11 M3-13 M4-10 M5-13 M6-8 M7-12 M8-7 M9-7 M10-0 M11-11

on 2/6/18 7:41 am
VSG on 04/11/17

QOTD: Cut flowers...I'm not good at keeping plants alive :(

Breakfast: hard boiled eggs, coffee

Lunch: chili

Snack: Greek yogurt

Dinner: Shrimp and green beans

Exercise: Jogging and weight training