Thursday, March 25, 2010

Met with my Dietitian today!

I had a great visit with my dietitian today, I see her every 2 months. Since the last time I saw her I lost 19 pounds so she was super proud of me. Honestly she has helped me so much. She is helping me stay on a structured food plan but at the same time teaching me everything I need to know so that one day I can do it all on my own. She had me eating 2500 calories when I started with her back in September 2009. Two months ago she dropped me down to 2250 calories and today she dropped me down to 2050 calories a day. Probably gonna stay at 2050 for awhile.

Anyways she showed me this book called "cook this not that" written by the same guy who wrote "eat this not that". Looks like a great book, everyone should check it out!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Twitter - what took me so long?

So I recently joined twitter because I got sick and tired of hearing people talk about it and not knowing what it was. Now I am ADDICTED! I am meeting so many amazing cool people who are on weight loss journeys just like mine. The support out there is amazing. I am really glad I joined!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Never give up...

Thankfully my weight loss progress continues to move forward. I try to set small reasonable goals for myself and it feels great when I meet them. But somedays its the big picture that gets me down. Yes I am losing weight but I have a long road to go. I can even imagine myself not being overweight, but I cant wait to find out. I think its important to be patient. Yes I have a long road ahead of me but its a road that I have to take, no detours aloud. Really cant wait to get to the end though!!!!

Todays weight in!

I weighed in this morning, I lost another 6 pounds!! Always a great feeling!

Friday, March 19, 2010

My take on weight loss surgery...

I want to discuss my views on weight loss surgery. Many people including family members, doctors, and friends have tried talking me into getting either a gastric bypass or lap band surgery. My answer has been and always will be NO!. Yes some people honestly need the surgery, they have health issues that wont allow them to lose the weight the natural way. Also some people who can lose the weight the natural just don't want to attempt that battle. I do not fall into either of those categories. I want to step up and destroy this challenge.

I remember I once went to a informational session for gastric bypass. Basically a team of doctors thoroughly discussed what exactly the operation consisted of and the requirements to receive it. There was about 100 people at the session. So I was sitting there listening to some of the questions people had and I thought to myself I am not like these people. Some guy asked if he had to work out if he had the surgery? One lady asked if she could still drink the same amount of alcohol? One lady wanted to know if she could have the surgery that same week!! Yes everyone in that room was overweight including me, but I wanted to exercise, I wanted to watch what I ate, I wanted to change my lifestyle. So I walked out of the session, I knew I could do it the natural way.

Surgery wouldn't solve why I became overweight. Instead of eating to fuel my body I had spent 20 years of my life eating to heal my wounds. I didn't eat because I was hungry, I ate to fill the voids in my life. I have the mentality of an engineer, It took certain actions to get where I am today and it will take certain opposite actions to get back to where I want to be. So that's what I am going to do. Surgery will never be MY solution.

I am back!

Ok so I abandoned my blog for awhile, but I realized that I really need a place to express my thoughts and also learn from others. So with that being said the log is back on!!!