Sustainable Weight Loss
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
I met with a dietician last week....it was something my doctor had suggested when I had my physical. My insurance paid for it, which was awesome! I was kind of skeptical about it. After all, I'm a nurse....I've educated myself on healthy eating....have implemented it to some degree of success. However, I continue to be close to 100lbs overweight....ah hell....I'm obese! who am I kidding?
So....I met with her. I was surprised at how emotional I got at times. I hid my tears from her, but it was still a surprise to me that opening up and just talking about the stress in my life and poor food choices and lack of control.....well, it just got to me a little.
She set some goals for me....actually, we negotiated them together. I think they are realistic for me. Exercise goals, increase fruits/veggies per day, rate my hunger, use My Plate (1/2 veggies, 1/4 protein, 1/4 starch), and eat 2200 cal/day. The 2200 cal/day really threw me. SP has set my goal for MUCH less than this.
But she cautioned that I should be striving to lose weight at a rate that is sustainable. Sustainable. That got my attention. After all.....I want to not only LOSE the weight....but I want to SUSTAIN the weight loss! That means I need to commit to this for the LONG haul!
Here's to sustainable weight loss!