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Hi y'all. Sorry to be MIA. Serious work schedule. :(

Ok, so here's yesterday. Don't have any numbers though. Trying to move a storage unit, so didn't get to eat much yesterday, then was too pooped and fell asleep before I could eat more.

Saturday, Maintenance 5'4" / 20.5mo PO RNY / 131.0 lbs

B-4oz Premier Prot + decaff coffees

L-none

D-1/3c fried cheese curds with jalapeno cilantro dressing

2 chicken wings nekkid fried + garlic parmesan sauce

3 sticks celery + 4 baby carrots + blue cheese dressing

1 tequila shot with lime wedge no salt

1 miller lite with lime wedge

Here's how the day shook out. Everything beyond the PP is an estimate of size/weight. I'm sure I probably had more cals/macros. I forgot to add the lime wedges. LOL. Sue me.

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Yesterday, Sun, Nov. 3
Maintenance : 5'2" / 1yr PO Sleeve / 113.9 lbs

...OK. I said it before and I'll say it again: Carbs (esp. sugar) totally take away the skeletor look from my face, and give me fake abs. They also give me bloaty feelings and cramps and nausea , so our relationship can't last. Will have to settle for flings once in a while.

I went to town with a Costco-sized container of candied mixed nuts yesterday (which made up over 1500 cals of my intake). I wonder if its because of my quitting-smoking attempt, or my time of the month. Either way, I feel pretty ick this morning, and gave Mr. the container to bring to work.

Oh, and I ate a breakfast yesterday for like the fist time in forever. Mind you it wasn't traditional breakfast food, but it was traditional breakfast TIME. lol.

7:30am - salad greens + olive oil + carrots + Candied Mixed Nuts + sunflower seeds

2:00pm - salad greens + olive oil + carrots + cucumber + red bell pepper + Parmesan cheese + Candied Mixed Nuts + 3 squares dark chocolate

5:30pm - salad greens + olive oil + cheddar cheese + blueberries + 1 cup Chili Verde #yum

7:00pm - Candied Mixed Nuts + 2 squares dark chocolate + 1/3 cup raspberry lime sorbet

9:00pm - Candied Mixed Nuts

11:00pm - Candied Mixed Nuts

Totals: 2859 cals - 127g Protein - 120g NET carbs - 208g fat

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8 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

Yesterday, Sun, Nov. 3
Maintenance : 5'2" / 1yr PO Sleeve / 113.9 lbs

...OK. I said it before and I'll say it again: Carbs (esp. sugar) totally take away the skeletor look from my face, and give me fake abs. They also give me bloaty feelings and cramps and nausea , so our relationship can't last. Will have to settle for flings once in a while.

I went to town with a Costco-sized container of candied mixed nuts yesterday (which made up over 1500 cals of my intake). I wonder if its because of my quitting-smoking attempt, or my time of the month. Either way, I feel pretty ick this morning, and gave Mr. the container to bring to work.

Oh, and I ate a Breakfast yesterday for like the fist time in forever. Mind you it wasn't traditional breakfast food, but it was traditional breakfast TIME. lol.

7:30am - salad greens + olive oil + carrots + Candied Mixed Nuts + sunflower seeds

2:00pm - salad greens + olive oil + carrots + cucumber + red bell pepper + Parmesan cheese + Candied Mixed Nuts + 3 squares dark chocolate

5:30pm - salad greens + olive oil + cheddar cheese + blueberries + 1 cup Chili Verde #yum

7:00pm - Candied Mixed Nuts + 2 squares dark chocolate + 1/3 cup raspberry lime sorbet

9:00pm - Candied Mixed Nuts

11:00pm - Candied Mixed Nuts

Totals: 2859 cals - 127g Protein - 120g NET carbs - 208g fat

Yeah, it's the quitting smoking thing. Nuts are deadly unless as you said somewhere else, you're actively trying to gain. They are so easy to over consume. Especially the candied kinds or the pre-made cocoa nuts (have sugar mixed with the cocoa). You are better off eating raw nuts with dark chocolate and real raspberries just until you get the monkey off your back. ((hugs))

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15 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

Yeah, it's the quitting smoking thing. Nuts are deadly unless as you said somewhere else, you're actively trying to gain. They are so easy to over consume. Especially the candied kinds or the pre-made cocoa nuts (have sugar mixed with the cocoa). You are better off eating raw nuts with dark chocolate and real raspberries just until you get the monkey off your back. ((hugs))

Yeah. I know you are right.

Sooooooo easy just to keep snacking endlessly on that stuff.

Thanks to the nuts I'm all bloaty and icky and CRANKY. (Actually I could probably blame the lack of nicotine too. And my period. Oh and the fact that I'm choosing to go alcohol-free for a while).

It's a new day today, I've had my coffee and a run (hey! I didn't run yesterday either!!! another reason for the crank probably...) will make a concentrated effort to be cool today.

P.S. @FluffyChix: also wanted to give you a thanks for inspiring a quit-smoking tip you mentioned in another thread (it was probably the maintenance thread...) The other day I sat outside with my coffee SANS cigarette and did some deep breathing. While admittedly not as satisfying (yet), it was close. ❤️

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2 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

Yeah. I know you are right.

Sooooooo easy just to keep snacking endlessly on that stuff.

Thanks to the nuts I'm all bloaty and icky and CRANKY. (Actually I could probably blame the lack of nicotine too. And my period. Oh and the fact that I'm choosing to go alcohol-free for a while).

It's a new day today, I've had my coffee and a run (hey! I didn't run yesterday either!!! another reason for the crank probably...) will make a concentrated effort to be cool today.

P.S. @FluffyChix: also wanted to give you a thanks for inspiring a quit-smoking tip you mentioned in another thread (it was probably the maintenance thread...) The other day I sat outside with my coffee SANS cigarette and did some deep breathing. While admittedly not as satisfying (yet), it was close. ❤️

WOW!!! Soooo many things all at once! I would be a huge crank, too!!!! Don't forget to hug yourself and give yourself huge proppahs for being hellah strong! You are doing this girl!!! Running and deep breathing will become your best friends!!! When craving bad, deep breathe. If that doesn't work, get moving outside in very brisk fresh air. Run fast, fast fast!!!! :)

Drink lots o Water today. Will help your brain come off of everything. Part of your bloat is period. That's also part of your cravings I bet?!! Also without the alcohol, the body wants sugar/carbs - hence the candied nuts as well. ((hugs)) Hang in there. You're a rockstar!!

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Ok, yesterday was a feast day for me. So weird. After being hung up in the 135-140lbs range for so long, my body is deciding on a new set point and moving down to 130ish area "semi-permanently".

My week in maintenance looks like this: M-F 750-800 ish cals per day and not eating until lunch--so roughly either a 16:8 or an 18:6 TRE. I "ralk" in the mornings for 30minutes to an hour every day--at least 3X per week, I do a solid 60minutes at one go.

On the weekends I allow myself whatever sounds good within reason. I still try to maintain some semblance of sanity. But if I want a bite of Mr. F's grits, or a bite of a friend's mashed potatoes and avocado/rice casserole, then ok...So weekends are usually in the area of 1200-1400cals.

Today I'm back to being my goal weight: 130.2lbs. That's pretty significant cuz after a weekend of food frills (bites add up) and some wine, I'm not bloated and up in weight. That means I can expect to be down a couple of pounds by Friday.

Sunday Menu Nov. 3, Maintenance, 5'4" F, 20.5mo PO RNY / 130.2lbs

B-4oz Premier Prot + decaff coffees

L-1/2 grilled chicken salad (tomatoes, romaine, rbp, ro, cabbage, yellow cheese, avocado, chicken, blue cheese dressing)

AS-2 glasses cabernet + celery/carrots/ranch + grilled chicken breast l/o

D-1/3 almond crusted catfish + 1/2 dinner salad w/blue cheese dressing + 1 bite mashed potatoes + 1 bite rice/avocado/cheese casserole + 3 bites yeast roll with butter

BS-1 slice Longhorn cheese smeared with a teaspoon of creamy Peanut Butter.< /span>

Here's how the day shook out. Everything beyond the PP is an estimate of size/weight. I tried to be overly generous with logging my "bites" in order to try to get closer to real consumed cals/macros.

1335 Cals; 69g Protein; 66g Fat; 68g Carbs; 11g Fiber; 57g Net Carbs

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Today it's back with my nose to the grindstone. Healthy habits. No Crap Mondays.

Edited by FluffyChix

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Well I haven't logged in here since Thursday, I had family come on Friday and still here and my weight has gone up past my cut off. 171.6 this morning sigh. Too much food and too much junk !! Back on the wagon today.

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19 minutes ago, Tracyringo said:

Well I haven't logged in here since Thursday, I had family come on Friday and still here and my weight has gone up past my cut off. 171.6 this morning sigh. Too much food and too much junk !! Back on the wagon today.

You got this girl!!! Bear down with us until Friday and you will be back inside your window!!! It's No Crap Monday!!!! YAY!!!!! Go Tracy Go!!! Go Tracy GO!!!!

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12 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

You got this girl!!! Bear down with us until Friday and you will be back inside your window!!! It's No Crap Monday!!!! YAY!!!!! Go Tracy Go!!! Go Tracy GO!!!!

Love it.

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Breakfast chicken Soup.

Lunch 2 oz pork tenderloin with mushroom and onion. 3 bites mashed potato

Dinner 3 oz taco meat with 5 chips and mixed greens, tomatoes, sour cream and cheese.< /em>

Snack Braums small frozen yogurt twist

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Yesterday, Mon, Nov. 4
Maintenance : 5'2" / 1yr PO Sleeve / 114.4 lbs

...am such a rebel. I put my vinaigrette back on my salads out of cranky defiance of all things that suck. Day 5 smoke-free and counting...and I KNOW that it is not related at all, AND that there are a gazillion reasons for this, BUT my inner crank is annoyingly pointing out that since I quit smoking again, my weight has steadily increased by fractions of lbs daily (a whole 1.5 lbs since, the HORROR). So its all like "See?!?!?! you need to go buy a pack and stop this explosive weight gain ASAP!!".

Shut the eFF up, Crank.

10:30am - coffee with Stevia

12:00pm - salad greens + vinaigrette (❤️) + carrots + 1/2 avocado + 1oz salted Herring

4:00pm - salad greens + vinaigrette (❤️) + cucumber + 1oz salted Herring + 1.5 oz turkey Jerky + 1 fl oz pumpkin seeds

6:00pm - 2 tbsp crunchy almond butter

7:00pm - salad greens + vinaigrette (❤️) + 1 tbsp corn kernels + 2 tbsp green peas + 1oz Parmesan cheese + 1/2 avocado + 1/2 slice bacon + 1 can smoked oysters w/ seafood sauce + 1 oz grilled octopus

9:00pm - 1 fl oz almonds + 2 squares dark chocolate + 1/4 cup blueberries

Totals: 1480 cals - 86g Protein - 58g NET carbs - 95g fat

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1 hour ago, Tracyringo said:

Breakfast chicken Soup.

Lunch 2 oz pork tenderloin with mushroom and onion. 3 bites mashed potato

Dinner 3 oz taco meat with 5 chips and mixed greens, tomatoes, sour cream and cheese.< /em>

Snack Braums small frozen yogurt twist

Nice! Way to switch gears 💪🏼

GO Tracy GO! (I swear for some reason, I've been repeating this in my head since Fluffy posted it yesterday...but I say it á la Forrest Gump...LOL)

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1 hour ago, Tracyringo said:

Breakfast chicken Soup.

Lunch 2 oz pork tenderloin with mushroom and onion. 3 bites mashed potato

Dinner 3 oz taco meat with 5 chips and mixed greens, tomatoes, sour cream and cheese.< /em>

Snack Braums small frozen yogurt twist

Wooohoooo! Look at you go girl!!! Great day!! Great change!

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36 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

Yesterday, Mon, Nov. 4
Maintenance : 5'2" / 1yr PO Sleeve / 114.4 lbs

...am such a rebel. I put my vinaigrette back on my salads out of cranky defiance of all things that suck. Day 5 smoke-free and counting...and I KNOW that it is not related at all, AND that there are a gazillion reasons for this, BUT my inner crank is annoyingly pointing out that since I quit smoking again, my weight has steadily increased by fractions of lbs daily (a whole 1.5 lbs since, the HORROR). So its all like "See?!?!?! you need to go buy a pack and stop this explosive weight gain ASAP!!".

Shut the eFF up, Crank.

10:30am - coffee with Stevia

12:00pm - salad greens + vinaigrette (❤️) + carrots + 1/2 avocado + 1oz salted Herring

4:00pm - salad greens + vinaigrette (❤️) + cucumber + 1oz salted Herring + 1.5 oz turkey Jerky + 1 fl oz pumpkin seeds

6:00pm - 2 tbsp crunchy almond butter

7:00pm - salad greens + vinaigrette (❤️) + 1 tbsp corn kernels + 2 tbsp green peas + 1oz Parmesan cheese + 1/2 avocado + 1/2 slice bacon + 1 can smoked oysters w/ seafood sauce + 1 oz grilled octopus

9:00pm - 1 fl oz almonds + 2 squares dark chocolate + 1/4 cup blueberries

Totals: 1480 cals - 86g Protein - 58g NET carbs - 95g fat

Ok, I hear ya. That regain fear is so real!!! ((hugs))

Let me point out:

Exhibit A: Shark Week

Exhibit B: Smoked herring, turkey Jerky, salted pumpkin seeds, smoked oysters, seafood sauce are all salty. :)

Fluid hon. Drink lots o Water and more raw veggies when muchies hit, less salty Snacks. :)

Congrats on Day 5!!!! Don't go back to the ground floor. You're 1/2 way to the top hon!!!! You got this. Deep breathe! Run. Run Fast! In the outdoors! Barefoot! ;) hehe

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