Taking that first step.....
Mar. 16, 2010 8:35 pm
Updated: Mar. 17, 2010 9:22 am
The hubbie and I are seeing a "health psychologist". He prescribed a "diet program" not a diet.
It is supposed to teach lifestyle lessons instead of "eat only cabbage for the rest of your life".
There are 12 weekly lessons and I started us out tonight.
Write down the Benefits and Sacrifices of starting a weight loss program-if the "S's" outweigh the "B's" then you are not ready to start. The only real sacrifice is junk and the easy way out. The benefits are
numerous, feel and look better, new clothes someday, more energy. I am wondering how taking
control will make me feel, paying such close attention will take away the "plausible deniabitlity" card.
There won't be any excuse now, especially with neither of us working. Don't have time better not
cross our lips now.
Another part of the first lesson, just making copies of the blank food records. I had to laugh because I
read the part about the making the copies being part of the lesson as I was waiting for copies to print.
Record every cotton picking little fricking thing you eat. Was that a tablespoon of butter or a tablespoon
and a half??? Were there 14 cashews in the container or 17?????? It has a space for steps but we don't
have pedometers, we do have a treadmill, recumbent bike and a Wii(the boxing will make you sweat
and it good for when you want to pound someone LOL).
There is also a weight change record. You don't write down the actual weight but once a week weigh
yourself and record the change -5 or +2. That way if you backslide a little hopefully earlier on you
lost enough that you can take heart in how much you accomplished so far.
All in all it should be interesting