Long Day, preparation and changing tune of my doctor.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
This is one of my 15-plus-hour days in the office. I'm already here and expect to be here until about 10 tonight. Still aiming to get some projects completed by tomorrow and I have a late client meeting, goes with job. However, I am prepped as far as nutrition goes. I have my packed lunch and snacks as usual but I also decided to bring my dinner which I plan to eat before the meeting. Because it is going to be a dinner meeting and it would be weird to not eat anything, I will have a salad sans protein at the meeting. Already got my workout in this morning so I'm good to go.
Went to the doctor yesterday for a follow up. When I last saw him in January, he again strongly recommended that I consider weight loss surgery. I agreed to see the surgeon and to attend the support group meetings. Those meetings convinced me that the surgery was not for me. The changes I would need to embrace post-surgery are the changes I need to make now and learn the habits on my way down the scale. I felt like people who had the surgery were really struggling with the same issues but in a smaller body. I don't have any health issues so an immediate weight loss isn't required to save my life, so I decided I would really take the time I need to do this without surgical intervention.
I explained this to my doctor, he said he understood and that I had shown him I was committed given my results over the last 2 months. He said he wanted to be a resource to me on my path and would not try to push me toward surgery. Instead, we talked about nutrition and seeing a nutritionist, about exercise and he recommended a personal trainer who used to be the head fitness coach for a NHL team but who now heads a hospital-related gym. I think I will make an appointment to see the trainer.
Have a great days guys.