I promised to keep you updated on my weight loss journey and here is me, keeping my promise. Whew, so much has happened I don’t even know where to begin. Perhaps….the beginning? 🙂
A quick recap; I’m trying to lose weight to be healthy and because I like to tie my shoes without becoming winded. I spoke to my doctor and she referred me to a few classes to get more information.
The first one I went to the medical weight management meeting and it was basically a diet with a bunch of doctors monitoring your progress so you don’t become ill. It was a 960 calorie a day diet for four months. Basically a liquid diet followed by an intense support and behavior modification to help you keep the weight off. This sounded a bit too restrictive for my lifestyle, not to mention the 960 calorie a day diet is not something you can maintain. Giving me the impression that its not about a real sustainable lifestyle change. And here’s the big kicker….IT COSTS 4300.00 DOLLARS.
Yes, you heard me right, four thousand, three hundred dollars. Um, I get that its an investment in my future, But hello, that’s not something I can afford.
So I went to the next meeting. It was the medical weight loss surgery meeting. Do you guys know what they do to your stomach?! They cut it up! And in one they REMOVE a chunk of it, never to be seen again. This diet is also very restrictive. You cannot have hardly anything to eat. Like, ever! Forever! I don’t know if I’m ready for that invasive of a change.
There are some serious pros to this operation though, It’s free to me, covered by my insurance. Woo Hoo! And the success rate is very good. And the majority of your weight loss happens in the first year, so yeah for fast resuts! Also, they offer some great support after to help with your transition. But I’m still on the fence right now, because they want us to give a lot up and I would have to work out 5 days a week for 45 minutes for the rest of my life. Why do I need the surgery if I’m gonna be doing that anyway? I don’t know, I got the referral to meet with the surgeon, I have some more questions before I accept or reject this option completely
Which leads me to my next meeting. A one on one consultation with a nutritionist. She will help me with my portion sizes and let me know what dietary changes I need to make. Couple that with my gym membership and I think this is a good start for me. Its at least a start in the right direction.
So now I have a trainer and a gym membership to start off my birthday month. Seems like slow and steady may be the ticket for me right now. I’m very excited to see where this journey takes me. I’ll check back with you guys in a couple weeks to update you on my progress. For now, I’m looking forward to leg day. These thighs need some lovin’!