Sustainable Weight Loss

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I met with a dietician last 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!
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    This seems so promising.
    I wonder if you have checked out the Beck Diet Solution? It's a great addition to any diet because it helps you to change your mindset so that you stop making the thought mistakes that prevent you from sustaining a weight loss. I've found kt very worthwhile, I am really changing my thinking around food. It is recommended by the Sparkers who have maintained quite substantial weight loss over a long period of time.
    2017 days ago
    The My Plate idea really worked for me and, after I lost some weight and needed to eat fewer calories to continue to lose, I began using the same idea with a smaller plate. Very brave of you to meet with the dietician, discuss your issues and blog about it!! emoticon emoticon

    2019 days ago
  • EVANS62201
    Good luck
    2020 days ago
    I am happy to hear you got a lot out of the meeting. You never know when you will hear a little "nugget" of information that really hits home. I think an open mind is just as important as a closed mouth in weight loss. 😊
    2020 days ago
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