Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I made an appointment for Friday to get started on a medically supervised nutrition/lifestyle program/counseling. A friend's roommate is the nutritionist and trainer for the program, and she put us in touch after I had kind of a mini-meltdown on facebook a few weeks ago. I spent some time getting my crap back together and working the nerve up, but I got back to her yesterday, and away we go!
I looked at their website after I made the appointment- this is a legitimate doctor's office, the physician offers a variety of medical, as well as general internal medicine services. The fitness and nutrition program is a 10 week program. You meet with Carrie (the nutritionist and the girl I've been talking to, ie: the friend's roommate) once a week the first five weeks, then every other week for the rest of the time. Afterwards they touch base with you about once a month to make sure you're still doing ok.
My appointment Friday will be setting up a chart and having blood work done, like at a physical, so Carrie will know what she is working with on our first session. I'll be able to explain more after Friday, I'm sure. I'm excited and a little nervous, but it's something I've wanted to do for a long time, get some professional help.
Friday, August 15, 2014
First of all- thanks everyone for all the support and comments on my office food blog. I'll make sure to make some time this afternoon and give you a personal thank you for stopping by!
I had my monthly check in with my trainer at the gym, so I thought I would put the numbers up from last month versus this month. It's good to have to look back on during the hard days.
Weight: July 322.8 August 300.8
Body Fat%: July 49.8 August 48.5
Water %: July 37.8 August 38.3
Muscle Mass lb: July 153.8 August 147.0
BMR: July 2364 August 2283
Metabolic Age: July 50 August 50
Bone Mass lb: July 8.2 August 8.3
Visceral Fat%: July 16 August 15
Waist: July 50 August 49
Hips: July 59 August 58.5
Thigh: July 31 August 31
Upper Arm: July 14.5 August14.25
Calf: July 19.25 August 19
Waist to Hip Ratio%:July .85 August .84
I have had a friend's roommate who is a nutritionist reach out to me a couple of weeks ago, when I had a backslide and was reacting badly to it. I took a few weeks to sulk, and work on a game plan, and while it does seem to be working, I have been giving some serious consideration in taking her up on her offer to come to her office. They accept most insurance, and even if my insurance won't cover it, I do have a healthcare savings account I can use to help pay the $45 office visit fee if I have to. If it helps me from backsliding again, I'm all about it. I've been wanting to see a nutritionist/dietician for a while now. I'll have a chat with her and see what happens.
Here's to hope, hard work and good nutrition that I can kick that .8lb this week! Thanks again for being here, Sparkers.
Yours in good health!
*Edit- man, I took all this time to format my little coloumns and when it posted it looked like confusing crap. I fixed it. Kind of.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I had some delicious oatmeal this morning, and my tummy will be satisfied until I eat my much anticipated butternut squash risotto that I made last night for lunch.
I got up to get some water and I find this has appeared:
This is the fourth day in a row of some kind of crap being brought into this office. And to top it all off, a few minutes after we were emailed about this "breakfast" being available, which consists of: apple pie, doughnuts, bagels, lemonade, sweet tea and fruit punch; my manager comes over looking grumpy, knocks on my desk and points over at it. I just shook my head at her. Then she proceeds to wander through our desks, almost yelling at us that we must not be reading our emails, I guess because not much had been taken at this point. I know I'm over sensitive to this stuff, but is wan't just me; a couple of us talked about it after she went back into her office and the general feeling was that she was acting hostile. About junk food of all things.
This makes me so angry. I sit here and listen to people complain about needing to lose weight and then watching them stuff their faces with crap like this, not drinking the first stitch of water, trying all these absolutely mad diet schemes. And there is absolutely zero support from the place that we spend half our lives at. Oh, we can get a discount to Weight Watchers. Which does no good when you have people like my management who have turned sometimes foods into everyday buffets. This is food pushing to the extreme. It was kind of funny at first, but I'm really getting sick of this. It's bad enough that it's here so often in the first place, but to try and bully me into eating it?? I don't like the toss this word about trivially, but it's almost harassment at this point.
I have threatened to bring in an oatmeal breakfast bar next week.
Thanks for listening to my rage-y vent. I've got a meeting in 15 minutes, so I'm going to go get ready for that. Have a great day!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I've been doing a lot of cooking lately, and sometimes I just don't feel like digging through dozens of recipes looking for one that strikes my fancy. So a couple of times now I've just decided to wing it and give making it from the top of my head a try. The three recipes I've tried so far are: black bean enchiladas, spinach bacon and feta quiche, and tuna noodle casserole. I know just enough about these things to get into trouble.
I pleasantly surprised myself by them all turning out into things that I would happily eat again! Which is a good thing since the tuna noodle and enchiladas got portioned and frozen as part of my homemade frozen lunches campaign! Even the hubs enjoyed them! It's nice to have some new things to put into the rotation. I was getting awfully tired of the same basic menu every week. These casserole style dishes help stretch our budget, too. I enjoy feeling competent in the kitchen.
Speaking of, we split a swordfish steak for dinner last night- might I just add that I put the perfect sear on that sucker and it was still just as tender and moist on the inside? When I'm good, I'm so very good. Now just wait till I get to share the flipside to that, because when I'm bad, I'm so very very bad! (Like when I turned down the wrong burner and left rice "simmering" on high for over half an hour. Bar Keepers Friend was my friend that day!
Happy, healthy eating, my friends!
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