I have been walking with one of my neighbors more in the last few weeks. Her husband has had issues with his heart for years and recently has lost another 5% of heart function and is on the mend from his most recent stint this past December. Today's walk included my visit this past Wednesday to my new cardiologist (still contemplating if I am going back to him) and well, we put the pieces together and low and behold - said neighbors husband and I have the same cardiologist. As we walked and talked she indicated she knew which way my appointment might have progressed. She said that her husband got the same sort of "sales" pitch at his first appointment, too. He has never received more then the one time mention, but the same conversation, words, phrases and sentences were told to the neighbor as they were to me. I felt like I was in Dejavu land.
After talking to my walking buddy (by the way, much warmer today - and the rain is coming in - we made it our 45 minutes just in time for a few sprinkles to hit us in the final turn - so glad we got in our walk today, I wanted it!!! NO EXCUSES!!).....but back to my story - getting more information I have found out the following:
800 Calories a Day
$100.00 per Week
Drink your meals
Yikes. Okay - I know I was told that my insurance will pay for the program (not the food portion), but I am not looking to do that. Thanks for the option, but I need to do this without a "trick" or "fix it" moment. I do know many who would pick this plan and there are many out there doing things like this and I applaud them for doing so. But, I am the type of person that likes to go into the grocery store, pick out good foods, cook them, enjoy my accomplishment of making something fresh - heck, maybe I will even start a garden in the future. And the cost !! Wow!! Is that for the food, the nutritionist, the counselor, the rest of the medical team to help me? Where will they be when I get down to goal? Do I keep paying for the rest of my lifetime??
Nope - not on board with this. Nope - don't need to research it anymore then what I have already heard. Good to hear that I am not the only one that got the sales pitch. I applaud the doctor for what he is doing, but I like the way I am losing weight. It might not be fast, it might not work all the time, I might slip, might hit a bump in the road, not be motivated 100% of the time, but there will be many scale and non-scale victories because this is my time, my commitment and I am glad that I have FINALLY started to be committed to getting healthy!!! I have come a short way (or long, however you look at it) and looking forward to more success in the very near future!! I don't want to drink my food, have to overpay someone or worry about what might happen when I stop "drinking" my calories. Yes, we can sit here and debate this, but not going to. Eating healthy, exercising and losing weight the way I am doing it now is what I enjoy and I don't foresee changing my mind anytime soon.
Have a most wonderful weekend!!!!!
Staying MO-tivated MO