Needed more help...

Friday, April 20, 2012

I went to the next step after I couldn't help myself. I went to a bariatric doctor. Not for surgery, but for a physician monitored weight loss program.

I started last Wednesday, so it's been a little over a week now on this program. I'm eating 1000 calories or less a day. 2 of my meals are supplemented with their food and then dinner is 8-10 ounces of meat and then a vegetable... However, the ONLY vegetable that I like on their list is lettuce... so salad it is! At least I can have fat free dressing! -- my lifesaver haha!

I'm getting more used to it, but I've been weighing myself everyday and of course it fluctuates and gets me upset. I've decided I'm going to try not to weigh myself until I go back to the doctor this upcoming Wednesday.

I'm not sure how long this program will last. I didn't ask too many questions at the first appointment because I was so upset and in shock. I'm used to eating pretty much whatever I want and I had to cut everything out cold turkey!!

My biggest goal is to start exercising too... I just need to get into a schedule. I work full time and go to school full time plus all the homework that comes along with that and the classes aren't getting any easier :(. Plus I'm a full time wife :). So time is not very easy to come by. I'm thinking about at least getting some hand weights and I can lift them while reading or whatever. I'd really like to get to the gym, but that is easier said than done for me. Yeah, it may only be an hour, but I literally don't have an hour or a half hour. My new classes start up in 2 weeks so I'm gonna have to set up a schedule for myself. LOL I'll have to make appointments for different activities... but whatever gets it done.

This is a battle that I'm not going to lose this time. I have real accountability here with the doctor and I don't want to disappoint. I can make excuses for myself but not for her.

Hope this works!
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  • no profile photo RIDLEYRIDER
    You are handiling this big change pretty well, it seems to me. Don't hesitate to get specific advice from the doctor too. They must have others who have tried it and could give you some suggestions.
    Adding the exercise slowly is a good idea. And I agree that weighing only once a week is the best thing too. Good luck to you! emoticon
    3236 days ago
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