Aiming For a Healthier Me
This spring, I’ve decided to make a concerted effort to do something about the weight this baby boomer has gained over the last five years. I’ve tried several different diets; online dieting programs, and a suggested 1000 calorie per day diet that my doctor recommended.
I’ve fell off the wagon each time. However, I’m sure that the plan that I’m on now is going to work. I’ll make it work. My niece is getting married this coming July in Boston, and I’ve found the most beautiful dress to wear in the city. Not to mention that losing weight will hopefully help me get off of some of the medication that I’m presently taking.
Years, hormones and my ethnicity have caught up with me – not to mention that you probably could say I lead a fairly sedentary lifestyle working in a cubicle all day, and at my home office all night. An athlete, I am not.
Overweight and obese people are constantly on the look out for new gadgets, devices or miracle plans that they can use to shed off unwanted pounds. Some have success stories, some fail. Some understand the concept of healthy weight-loss, some are looking for a quick fix. Some opt to do it the natural way, some choose surgery. One of the well known weight loss surgery availed by obese people is bariatric surgery.
Recently I returned to the beauty salon that I used to go to. My favorite stylist had moved back to Texas, and I moved on. But I’m back again. I hadn’t seen the masseuse that works there in awhile and was taken back by how much weight he had lost. We talked for awhile, and he provided me with some literature for a medically supervised weight loss center staffed by health-care professionals – physicians, physician assistants, nurses, behavioral counselors and certified medical assistants.
The program follows strict protocols that are consistent with the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP).
I’ve had my initial consultation, was weighed on a special body fat monitor and scale, and signed up for the 12-week program. One of the recommendations was that I drink at least 70 fluid ounces of water per day.
Staying properly hydrated is an important aspect of any weight loss plan. With the summer heat soon upon us, hydration plays an even more important part in a healthy active lifestyle.
Check back for my weekly updates to see how I track my weekly weight loss and see how I’m doing!