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Day One

Thursday, September 05, 2013

So I met with the weight management Dr. yesterday. After a few more medical tests and talking at length, we came up with a plan. I am going to follow the Opti Trim plan. This plan is 4 shakes/bars a day and one low carb meal. I will go to weekly weigh-ins and classes and meet with the Dr. and nutritionists. It should result in 1-2 lbs lost each week. I bought my shakes and a box of bars and am starting this morning.

Everything has gotten so difficult for me lately. Even the most basic things like shaving my legs or giving my son a bath are challenging now. I am embarrassed that I let myself get this far out of control. Right now I feel like the plan will be easy to follow since I am at such a low. But we will see. I tried Dr. Oz's three day detox once (smoothies all day) and got really light headed and dizzy by late afternoon.

I feel really good about this plan. I feel hopeful for the first time in a very long time.
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    May this plan really work for you, and may you breeze through the D tox phase.
    Wishing you the best!
    1688 days ago
    Keep us posted on how you feel. It may take your body some time to adjust to the new way of fueling it.

    It is great that you are being monitored by a doctor, the nutritionist and classes should really help with making this a life long healthy lifestyle change... and not just a diet!

    1690 days ago
    I have faith that you can to this, if you need to talk, you know how to get ahold of me. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1691 days ago
    Don't worry that you let it get a little out of hand - you've done something amazing for yourself in seeing the doctor and getting your nutrition plan ready. We're all wishing you great luck and success - well done for seizing the day x
    1692 days ago
    Keep us posted how it works for you!
    1692 days ago
    Good luck to you! I knew someone who had great results with that plan. Take care!
    1692 days ago
    You are going to do great. You can do this! If you have problems, there are ways to work the system. If you need to have your low carb meal for breakfast or lunch so that you don't get light headed, then you do it. Arrange your meals so that they work for you. You'll be amazed how filling those shakes can be and they have plenty of nutrients and the weekly check ups are a big help to keeping yourself accountable.
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    1692 days ago
  • JESS0107
    Good for you!! I cannot wait to hear of your results!!
    1692 days ago
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