Today My weight loss journey begins.
After a month of prep and psyching myself out to finally do something more extreme about my weight I have finally started a medically monitored weight loss plan thru The Emory Clinic. The Clinic is part of Emory Hospital, which is Part of Emory University in Atlanta (for those not familiar with Emory)
The program involves a three phased system. The first phase is based on a limited calorie diet with a super controlled diet that involves shakes and soups provided in the program. The "food" part of the program is Optifast. Phase one lasts 14 weeks.
Phase two will reintroduce food in a very controlled environment.
Phase Three will be a maintenance program.
More on the details of the program as the program develops.
This blog will have essentially two types of messages. First my daily (optional) diary related to the issues of the diet. The second set will be a weekly update that will include my measurements and an updated picture. This will be published either Thursday evening or Friday morning. There will be a picture based on the same exact shirt and shorts that I started out with and then there will be a shirtless picture as well.
In addition to these updates there will be a synopsis of what my weekly lesson was about. ( I will explain the program more fully later.
Meals- 5 meals a day once every three hours. Liquid shakes (chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry) and two options for soups Garden Tomato and Chicken.
Feeding times will be 9, Noon, 3, 6, 9
Beginning weight 287.6
September 21. I have had two meals so far. 9 am and 12 Nooon.
Chocolate Shake for Breakfast - Nice
Garden Tomato Soup for Second Meal- That is actually not bad at all. I had it in a tall coffee mug.