26 11 / 2013
My first visit with my health team was today. I had a comprehensive assessment, blood was taken, weight, blood pressure, height, neck size measured, body composition and resting metabolic rate?!? I met with my nutritionist, my chiropractor and my naturopathic doctor. This is it - I can’t imagine anyone else being called in. The team of professionals are supportive. I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to help me through this.
Intellectually I am fully aware of what’s to come - withdrawal, disappointment and resentment towards myself…how did I let my weight get this out of hand??? The bigger challenge will be to keep my “inner gremlin” in check. This is not intended to be a beat yourself up exercise. This is more of a shock therapy reboot of my relationship with food and forcing good behaviour for myself.
My meal plan is lean protein and veggies with very little flexibility. The good news is there is no need for measuring things and counting points or eating “astronaut food”. It’s real fish, real chicken, regular produce from the grocery store.
Lemon, garlic and onions will become my staple flavour enhancers - no salt, no sugar, no fats :/
I’ll have to make a mental note to brush my teeth 4 times a day…keep garlic and onion situation in check :)
I did a quick produce run - I have prepared my breakfast, snacks and dinner for tomorrow and dug out my loose leaf tea tumbler.
The goal is 25lbs and then we go to Phase 2 and a new meal plan.
Next check-in appointment is in 2 weeks.
Fingers crossed - the buck stops here and the needle on the scale starts to tip in the downward direction!
12 11 / 2013
It’s November 12 2013. It’s my Do or Die Day. I went to my doctor, I was weighed, height measured and blood taken to measure my starting point.
Weight = 129kg
Height = 163cm
While at my doctor, I completely broke down. I couldn’t get it together or even begin to articulate why I was crying. It’s come to this.
While intellectually, I am fully aware about what needs to happen. I have never been able to get it together.
These next 2 weeks will be a complete purge of all carb related foods from my kitchen. That means no crackers, croutons, cereal, oatmeal, pasta - I’m not worried about this. It will be the no sugar that will be the challenge.
Fruit options will be limited, my morning coffee will have to change - it will be the high alert that will be the bigger challenge.
It’s Do or Die Day. Time to get my big girl panties on and power through. There is no other option.