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summerset

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  1. summerset

    Food Before and After Photos

    Tomato sauce based stew with zucchini, pinto beans, red and yellow bell pepper and peanut butter. Ras el hanout spice.
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    OOTD

    Shopping for groceries after work. I simply didn't bin the mask before I got home. Unfortunately there are still only a few people with masks. I've seen a few people of East Asian origin with masks but otherwise... At least many patients are getting masks now on the wards before they go to the radiology department.
  3. Working in health care at a clinic of maximum care is kind of scary these days. We're still waiting for the big fall out. We have several ICU patients with COVID-19 so far, two of them were referred from another clinic in the country and man their lungs look scary on the CT scan... This feels so much like only waiting for this sh*t biting your ass. Right now everyone is convinced that every one of us will catch it sooner or later with protection clothing still a problem etc. My husband belongs to a group of people with higher risk as well. We don't know yet how we're going to handle the situation. Not visiting for maybe several months? One mustn't think about what could happen. Well, of course the thoughts pop up and anxiety comes in wave. Better not engage with them and stop the catastrophizing.
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    Food Before and After Photos

    Two different sorts of bread with cashew cheese and herb spread, yellow bell pepper, cashew nuts, Alnatura's "toskana balls", dried figs and apricots.
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    Regret

    Yes, but not for thread starters only,
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    Food Before and After Photos

    Hmmmmmm, I maybe could make pita pizza this weekend...
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    Regret

    Yes, and that started this whole mess.
  8. summerset

    Food Before and After Photos

    Lunchbox for tomorrow. Dried coconut strips, kaki and sour cherries, cashew nuts. Leftover herb dip hidden under rucola cress (protection for transport), roasted mixed vegetables with tofu "feta".
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    Food Before and After Photos

    Since the cafeteria is more or less closed: my brand new yum box with food for tomorrow:
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    For soda/diet soda drinkers..

    While I don't know why you posted this, I LOLed at this. 😂 There is a lot on controversy about carbonation among surgeons, like maybe it will stretch out or pouch or not or if it will wreck your anastomosis over the years or not. I don't know what to make out of this. Evil tongues claim that surgeons say "no carbonation" to scare patients away from regular soda forever and use the scare mongering tactic because us fatties can't for sure ever be trusted to follow the rule "no regular soda".
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    Stalling for TWO MONTHS.

    Did they recommend upping the calories because of the stall? It's hard to tell if an amount of calories is too high or too low. There is way too much variety between persons, even if they have the same height, gender, weight and even activity level. Sometimes playing around with macronutrients helps or switching up exercise routine. Some people benefit from IF, some from eating at maintenance level for a while before lowering calories again (you might want to take a look at the MATADOR study regarding this). In the end there is only trial and error. If it works, it's all good. If it doesn't work, you need to change something.
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    How is everyone holding up?

    Yes, I know what you mean. But then again I have that thought every time I leave the house and go shopping. Part of me wishes to catch it soon, have a mild case of course and be over with this s*it.
  13. summerset

    OOTD

    While these simple fabrics are not offering adequate protection for yourself you can still help protecting others by wearing a mask. Show them off!
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    Stalling for TWO MONTHS.

    Forget about sugar, carbs, fat, protein. How many calories are you eating?
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    How is everyone holding up?

    My husband works home office and my job is considered "essential" as well. Our friends and relatives all seem to either work in "essential" jobs as well or are in retirement already.
  16. summerset

    exercise and hunger

    More exercise -> higher energy expenditure -> more appetite. It's actually pretty normal.
  17. Post-op diet recommendations differ a lot, so speak to your treatment team. I was cleared after 4 weeks for all foods (this time only 3 weeks). I tolerate raw vegetables just fine.
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    14 months and NOT my goal

    As long as it's temporary. How often do you weigh yourself? --- You could also try intermittent fasting to get weight loss going again. No guarantee here as well, of course.
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    14 months and NOT my goal

    Don't worry it's just your muscles hoarding more glycogen plus the (normal) inflammation effect that occurs after weight training and that draws some additional fluid into them. Just make sure you're not training the same muscle groups two days in a row. It's important to give enough recovery time so the muscles can grow/repair.
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    14 months and NOT my goal

    Hm, I'd get the weight training going again and mix up exercise a bit. What's also helping some people is playing around with macros a bit.
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    14 months and NOT my goal

    Since you know how many calories you're eating in a day I guess you're tracking? How do you track? Volume or weight? What kind of exercise are you doing and how long does it last?
  22. Preach! Toilet paper still out of stock this morning! People also seemed to be more tensed today than yesterday. There were also more people at the grocery store this morning, though it wasn't really crowded. More like the usual amount of people you would expect at a store this size. I guess this is because of the weekend coming up. Or there are some news I haven't heard of so far. Yes, it stinks but it's just the way it is for us.
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