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Medical Weight Management Centre & Saxenda

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Wednesday I had my intake assessment and consultation at the Medical Weight Management Centre. I was prescribed Saxenda (Liraglutide), which has been approved as an injectable adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adult patients. The specified criteria are an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater (obese), or 27 or greater (overweight), in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbid condition (mine is borderline diabetic).

I will be attending more than 50 group glasses in the next year. The classes will include nutrition, cooking, exercise, stress management, and topics covered at the Mayo clinic, etc.

It may seem extreme to do this but I really need to take the weight off in 2019. In October I was supposed to have breast reconstruction surgery (post mastectomy) - get the expander replaced with a breast implant and get a breast reduction and lift on the other side. I should look quite perky ;) But the crazy thing is after I get it done, when I gain or lose weight the natural breast will change size, but the other one won't. The surgeon's office called to book the surgery but I did not return the calls. I want to lose weight before I get new my new perkies. How is that for an incentive? OK I will make the call this week, and see the doctor this month to let him know what I am doing.

I will be attending more than 50 group glasses in the next year. The classes will include nutrition, cooking, exercise, stress management, and topics covered at the Mayo clinic, etc.

I am continuing to learn Spanish, and have now done 40+ days. Today my friends and I are going to a fundraiser for the homeless. We will attend a fashion show and there is a silent auction. Should be fun. Tonight we are going to our friend Ken's annual Christmas party - always fun.
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