Start at the very beginning......
Monday, August 07, 2017
Well, I went to the informative meeting/class regarding the medically supervised weight loss program. Most of the people there are completing the program as a requirement of their insurance company before bariatric surgery. I was surprised to see over 50 people in the room. I was also surprised to see some very young girls (maybe 14-15) with their parents.
The program sounded great. First you meet with the team of weight loss people - a dietician, an exercise person, a counselor and they help tailor a plan for you. Cost of the meeting $150. Then you meet with a physician for a physical - $144. You have an EKG - $65. You get lab work done - $100+. Once approved to begin the program, You are placed on a 800-1000 calorie a day diet. Of course they recommend you buy their prepackaged food - cost - about $15 per day. The program is a 16 week program. You attend weekly classes and weigh in weekly. cost of weekly classes $25. Every other week you have labs done to make sure your diet is not lacking anything - additional lab fees. Every other week you see the PA who checks for health issues - $50 . So the program costs roughly $1200 plus the cost of lab fees. My insurance will pay 0, including labs.
I pondered the idea all weekend. It is a lot of money. I would have to put it on a credit card as I go and pay it off over time. Yep, I am worth the investment. However, I am a little apprehensive of an 800-1000 calorie diet. That sounds too low to me.
I thought about weight watchers. I thought about spark people. I know what I need to do. I need to change my lifestyle.
So today is day 1 (once again). For some silly reason I have this image in my mind
I got on the scale this morning. It said 220.0 I tried to take a picture of the scale - but the numbers don't show up on the photo. I am owning every one of those 220.0 pounds.
I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. 100 pounds to lose. I know it can be done. Some of you are proof! I know I can do it. I just need to take it one day, one pound at a time and not look at that BIG number. And then I saw this:
So here we are again. What have I done so far for my health today? I got a good night's rest last night. I took a shower this morning and weighed myself. I ate breakfast. I parked far from the door and took the stairs. I packed a healthy lunch. I blogged on SP and am tracking my food and water. Hopefully I will be able to say I got in 30 minutes of exercise to day and had a healthy dinner and snack ... but that is yet to be!
Trying to gather up some steam. Here we go!