Wednesday I went to my first appointment for a program I’ll be starting soon. Its a medically monitored weight loss program called VLCD or Very Low Calorie Diet. I have such a long way to go to get to a weight that I’ll feel happy and content with that normal dieting wasn’t going to do it for me.
During my pregnancy with my my daughter I basically ballooned! Crazy ballooned. I’m not going to share how much I weigh now but lets just say that even though I could barely keep anything down the entire pregnancy (just the smell of chicken and beef could send me to the bathroom!) I almost doubled my weight. Then after my son, which thank goodness I didn’t gain with, I felt too dang tired to try and bring the weight down. Now I feel like I am ready, willing, and hopefully able to do something about it!
I met with Dr. White and had my history/check up to get the ball rolling and on the 23rd I’ll meet with the dietitian, exercise physiologist, and behaviorist to develop my specific plan and dive in! I have to go weekly for classes and check ups, have blood draws and meetings with the Dr bi-weekly for at least the first couple of months. So far from meeting Dr. White and some of the staff, they seem so supportive and ready to help. I was weighed on this special scale that sends a small electrical current thru and measures how much of you is water, muscle, and fat, then analyzes your body type and give all sorts of info like BMI, % of fat then recommended % and tons more. That’s actually kinda cool even though its slightly depressing lol.
I wanted to keep track of my progress and be able to have a spot to keep my thoughts down so I made this mini album. The white with green dots is oil cloth and the back is fabric (not sure by who right now). I made some double fold bias tape and bound around. I wanted it to have a rough feel so did alot of stitching. I bound some kraft cardstock pages inside with bakers twine.