Life Changing Decisions
Tomorrow is the first day of a very long and at times difficult process: losing weight. I’m not one who likes to talk about her weight or her health(although, other than being overweight, I’m fairly healthy). I just don’t think it’s kosher, but tomorrow starts the journey towards the rest of my life. I think that if I start being a little more open about these things, maybe over time they’ll be less scary. Also, as I lose weight, that will become a less touchy subject.
I’ll be on a strict 900 calorie diet.
This first week I will be making accommodations for the holiday, so I will be eating 700 calories(approx.) of the food provided by my nutritionist and one meal of regular food. This one meal can consist of 2 portions of lean meat and 2 portions of vegetables from a list of suggested veggies.
After Christmas, I will only be eating food provided by my nutritionist:
Proti Max Vanilla Drink- 100cal
Cappuccino Mix- 80cal
Decaf Iced Tea with Lemon- 20cal
Sour Cream & Onion Soy Snacks-120cal
Chicken Noodle Soup(x2)- 90cal
BBQ Soy Snacks- 120cal
Soy Nuts- 180cal
Strawberry Creme Smoothie- 100cal
and 64+ ounces of water a day(which means I’ll be peeing all the time)
I will have 6 meals a day. Breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, and an evening snack. The idea is that by eating few calories at more points throughout the day, I will speed up my metabolism.
Second, Vitamins and other medicaitons:
Metabolism Essentials Multivitamin- 3 twice daily
Cal-6+Mag. -1 twice daily
Salt Tabs- 3616mg
St. John’s Wort- 600mg
Ultra Green Tea- 800mg
Ultra Omega-3 – 4 once daily
Vitamin D-3 -6000 IU
Chromium- 3 once daily
These dosages are spread out throughout my day so as not to throw my system into shock and to be the most efficient.
And Third, Exercise:
20-35 minutes 4-5 times a week of aerobic exercise(walking, jogging, biking, etc)
10 or more minutes 2 times a week of strength training(weight lifting, Pilates, stretch bands, etc)
And 5,000+ steps a day
All to be recorded in my Weight Loss Journal. It’s going to be a struggle, but I know I can do it. This may not be what you want to read about, but it’s going to be affecting my life a lot in the next several months, so there will probably be plenty about it in this blog. Please bear with me. All I ask is for a little support and encouragement. I’m going to need it.
Starting weight: 292lbs.
Yes, there was a big cringe there.