This last week, I done the soup diet. The information I had about it, said that if you do not cheat, you should lose between 4.5 and 7kg by the end of the week. Well yesterday was the last day and I got up this morning and weighed myself and I had only lost 2kg. I was really upset. DP had lost exactly the same amount and he had McDonalds yesterday! I walked for one hour yesterday, I ate soup, rice and vegetables, and I only drank water. All week I have smelt like an onion! And worked my backside off, and all for just 2kg
So I made an appointment with the GP and went to see him at 7:30 this morning. The doctor I usually see is away and there was another guy filling in for him. But the new guy was great. His wife had actually been a nutritionist for 30years, so he had alot of tips for me too.
I sat down and he asked me what was up.. With tears in my eyes already, i said that i had been trying to loose weight and it wasnt going so well. He then gave me the usual speil about to lose weight you have to do 2 things - cut down fat in the diet, and exercise. When I told him I had done all that and gave him a run down of what I had eaten and how much exercise I had done, he was quiet worried for me seeing as I had had to wipe the tears from my face numerous times within those few sentences. When he asked me what I weighed, well I just burst into more tears. I felt really bad having done it in front of the doctor. But perhaps that was what I needed to get me heading in the right direction. He wrote me a script for duromine, just to use as a helper. He doesnt want me relying on the pills for the weight loss, I have to do all the hard work. He also refered me to a dietician until January 2008. If I need to keep going after that, he will write me another referal. But atleast now I feel like I am not alone and like I have the help that I have so desperately needed. On my referal to the dietician he even wrote under the heading of goals "reduction in weight and improvement in self-esteem". God knows I need that!! So I am quiet excited about what changes the coming weeks are going to have.
I also wanted to let everyone know some advice the doctor had given me in regard to the attitude we should have toward weight loss. It was something that really stuck in my mind and makes total sense. He said alot of people that are trying to lose weight think "I MUST, MUST, MUST lose weight". Or that they "should" or "have to". This is the wrong thing to think. We need to say to ourselves "I will do my best to lose weight". This way we are still working as hard as we would be with the other attitude, but if we have a slip up, which he has guarantee'd we all do, we are not so hard on ourselves. We know that we have done our best.
After reading over what I just wrote, it is no wonder that I failed english in school
lol. But I just wanted to tell everyone how excited I am