The Steps to a New Me

August 12, 2013

Hello and welcome to the blog I seem to never update. Some things that have happened?’

  • I graduated college with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science
  • Alan has started at a Montessori school
  • Elaine got a promotion
  • My van got into an accident and is awaiting repairs (for almost a year now)

Things that haven’t changed:

  • Still no job
  • I don’t get out much
  • Did I mention no job?

But the main reason I’m starting to write again is I’m going to try to document my quest in losing weight (very original I know) and I’m hoping putting things out in the public will make a difference and help keep me honest.

Last week I started an HMR diet. HMR stands for Health Management Resources. The diet is run through a branch of the local hospital. I’m on what’s called the “Decision-Free” diet. Meaning I don’t add extra things to the diet I have to have 5 meal replacements a day which can be shakes, entrees, soup, or cereal. They are all very low-calorie. I typically try to do 1 cereal, 2 entrees and 2 shakes. Although this week I’m picking up some of the soup. My weight started out around 301.5 lbs so we’ll see where it goes from there. I have to attend weekly classes that are about an hour where we talk about the week and challenges we had. I’m also supposed to do 2000 points of physical activity a week (which if you look at the charts it means burn 2000 calories). I’m falling a little short there it just gets to be so boring when exercising.

My first week is almost done and I think I’m doing OK. I almost cracked on Saturday as I went to a get together and there was a lot of other food there. But I managed to make it through the day without eating any of the temptations lying around.

So one week pretty much down. They think I can lose around 100 lbs in 4-5 months. Here’s to hoping that’s true.

One Response to “The Steps to a New Me”

  1. Liz

    I think you’ll do fine. You did great on Weight Watchers, but just didn’t keep it up (for whatever reason). Just remember that when you reach your goal the key is to maintain. Major body weight fluctuations aren’t healthy.