Wednesday, January 30, 2013
i joined a weight loss program at work a couple weeks ago. it's run by a dietician and naturopath. i've had individual meetings with both practitioners and we do weekly meetings as a group (there are about a dozen of us).
i last saw both practitioners over 2yrs ago when i was at my heaviest and stopped seeing them due a program i had started at the time. so it's been a great "reveal" to show them how hard i've worked and the progress i've made over the last 2yrs.
the dietician has given me a food plan to follow. seems straight forward and not much different than what i was following before this program. i say 'was' as i have recently fallen off the wagon and looking to jump back. she took the measurement of my waist and i'm happy to say that i am no longer in the high risk category. i'm actually in the non-risk category. my bmi is in the "over-weight" category, but not by much. i don't pay much attention to bmi, but i will be happy when i'm in the "normal" stage.
i met with the naturopath this morning. she's suggested some supplements (fish oil, multivitamin, etc) to take during the program. she runs a bia on us (reports on water levels, fat and muscle levels). i have the right percentage of muscle in my body and about 24.5lbs to lose to be at my ideal weight. I was hoping to lose 15-20lbs before my wedding in november, so 24.5 isn't far off my personal goal. i am happy to hear that i'm finally in a good place for my health.
there are 8.5 more weeks left of the program (even though i feel like it just started) and i'm looking forward to seeing results. i've started eating cleaner and stopping myself when i'm wanting something outside of the food list provided. last week i struggled a bit, but i understand that cheat meals are allowed in moderation. i've been really good this week (i know, it's only been a few days).
my goal this week is to continue eating clean and next week, my focus is to get my butt back to the gym. the naturopath has recommended that i work on maintaining my level of muscle by doing strength training more often than i was doing as well as adding cardio in between.