Sunday, January 30, 2011

Checking in with my RD

So last Wednesday I had an appointment with my RD, and to be honest I was very excited to go to see her. Last time I was in her office I was in a low place, very frustrated with myself and just not in a healthy state of mind. I had been reverting back to some of my binging habits, I felt out of control and it took all my will to not break down in tears in her office.

This visit was different, I am back in control and things have been great since the start of the new year. My RD told me she could tell from my face expressions that I was doing better, she knows by the look on my face whether I am struggling or kicking ass and taking names. She weighed me in and the scale said I was down 6 lbs since the last time I saw her which was in December. I was pleased with that, of course I would like to have seen a larger number but after getting down to 387 lbs and then sabotaging myself back to 416 lbs I was just happy to see the scale moving in the right direction again.  

So my official current weight is :

407 lbs 
After I weighed in we discussed how my eating was going and I showed her a copy of my food diaries that I have been tracking through MyFitnessPal, she loved them! I have never been able to write down what I eat in the past, I would always stop after about a week. MyFitnessPal makes it so easy and I would highly recommend everyone check it out. I told her since I was finally back on track I wanted to jumpstart my weight loss a little bit by cutting my calories some and she agreed that we could do that. So we changed my meal plan and took my daily calorie intake from 2300 to 2000 calories. 

Overall it was a great visit. I walked out of her office confident and ready to hit it hard. I go back to see her in 6 weeks, I got some work to do between now and then!

6 comments: said...

Way to go breaking through what seemed to be a rough patch! Just keep putting one foot in front of the other :)

Roo said...

Way to go, Alan! Glad the scale is moving in the right direction for you! You can do this! :)

Bill said...

Any time you have a loss, it is great! Keep up the good work, it helps motivate a lot of people.

damanlovett said...

Alan you are an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your journey. You make it real, and people can see that there will always be good and bad days! Thanks, you are SO MONEY!! BTW, I agree MyFitnessPal is great

Life as a Caterpillar said...

Go Alan! - You can do it!


Yum Yucky said...

I think you're one handsome dude. (yeah, I said it)