And So It Begins – Diet Day 1

I awoke this morning ready to begin a new adventure. For the first time in my life I am going to try losing weight in a scientific manner using a set program. In years past when I thought I needed to lose some weight I merely changed my eating habits temporarily until I felt comfortable. Now as I am getting older that doesn’t necessarily always work.

Add to this the fact that everyone’s body changes over the years and what may work at one time in your life doesn’t work in another. As time marches on I also find myself entrenched in a series of bad habits that have equated to a sedentary lifestyle where I spend way to many hours in front of a computer with little or no exercise.

I’ve perhaps done more homework selecting this program than I ever have in my life and now I find myself almost eager to begin a healthy transformation of my life. I’ve ordered and received the food, I’ve read the manuals and assignments from my health coach and now is the time to get started.

I began by getting up early and preparing for the day. The first thing to do was step on the scale to get a starting number. It appears that my “last meal celebration” was not well advised. I had added three pounds to my total making it 210 the heaviest I have ever weighed. After some cursing under my breath I let it go to focus on what lies ahead.

For my first diet meal I’m trying the Southwestern eggs. This is probably going to take some getting used to. Mixing powdered eggs in a glass with water seems very unnatural. I’m likewise going to need to get used to the taste and texture. Overall it wasn’t bad and I didn’t find myself choking it down like I feared. Good start anyway.

The key to this program is to eat regularly and they recommend every 2-3 hours. At the 3-hour mark I was still full from breakfast, which surprised me since the egg package said it was only 100 calories. Regardless of whether I felt hungry or not I drank a Dutch Chocolate shake again made with water. It was surprisingly good.

The remainder of my day from a food perspective will include a cup of Chicken Noodle soup, a snack bar then my “Lean and Green” meal. Tonight is grilled salmon and fresh asparagus. I’ll end the night with a brownie.

The food part of this doesn’t seem too bad; the drinking though is a challenge. I am to drink 105 ounces of water every day, which is a lot more than I am used to. I’ll try to preload the water intake in the morning so that I won’t be up all night tonight.

I do have to question the timing of this whole program. What exactly was I thinking when I decided to start a new diet on Friday the thirteenth? I’m half expecting Freddy Krueger to show up and try to help with my weight loss by slicing me into small pieces.


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