Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Sunday Skinny


Friday's are proving to be nearly impossible to get my weekly post up, so I've decided to rename this "The Sunday Skinny". Let's go!

Starting Weight: 218.7 lbs

Last Week's Weight: 222.0 lbs

This Week's Weight: 222.2 lbs

+Gain/-Loss This Week: +.2 lbs

+Gain/-Loss Overall: +3.5 lbs

This was a really tough week and not for the reasons that you might think. Yes, I'm not exactly happy about the gain this week, but I'm more upset that my master plan of a new weight loss program was put off for another week. I hate when money is the impeding factor between myself and progress. And I really hate it when the money issue is completely out of my control. However, that has now been resolved, so my new plan will be taking off this week. Yay! And what is the new plan, you ask?

There is a company called Blue Sky MD and they have an office in my city. It's a medically managed weight loss company that offers vitamin shots and personalized meal plans to help you achieve your goals. I have 1 friend who had a lot of success with the plan last year and my bestie is currently doing the program (with success, but while kicking & screaming).

I was very skeptical about the program for a couple of reasons. First, I'm totally needle-phobic and hate the idea of weekly shots, but I've researched it and it seems to be safe. Second, I didn't like the idea of exercise not being part of the program from the start. However, this program is about making the lifestyle changes necessary for a long-term solution, which starts with the food choices that I make. The program does incorporate exercise about 6 weeks in, which seems logical to me because the calorie consumption count during the first 6 weeks really doesn't allow for any exercise. It would be counterproductive to weight loss.

So, I'm going on Wednesday for my initial bloodwork and physical and then on Friday I'll go for my first shot and my meal plan. I know that starches are outlawed for quite a while and that I'll be eating a lot of protein for the foreseeable future, but I'm ok with that. I've been obese for so long now that I'm scared of my complacency. I don't want to be this person anymore. I am a happy person who enjoys doing things but this body prohibits me from living the life that I want to lead. I am so happy that I finally see a light at the end of this tunnel!

Next week's post probably won't show a lot of progress, but stay tuned to start seeing big results with me in the coming weeks and months. 2012 is the year of a new ME!!

3 comments:

Shannon said...

Kicking and screaming? More like, wallowing and crying, LOL! ;)

Angela said...

You can do it! Im excited for you!

Cerise said...

Sounds like an interesting program. It's more important to focus on the lifestyle change so don't worry about the exercise. When I first started losing weight a majority of my exercise was just easy walks with my eldest. Once I got used to my new diet I was able to add in more. :o)
Can't wait to here how it goes!!

 

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