VLCD-The Deets

6 Jun

The diet I am currently on is a very low calorie diet.  This diet is geared to losing a large amount of weight quickly.  The clinic I am going to has nurses and a doctor who monitor you on the diet.  I will have regular blood work and EKG’s to make sure that even though this is an extreme diet, that I remain in good health.

Normally such a plan would not appeal to me, but as I mentioned in my first post, I am done with being fat.

This food addict has hit her rock bottom and this is my rehab.

On this plan, I have meal supplement protein shakes and protein bars.  I am allowed a reasonable amount of non-fried approved vegetables daily.  I also need to take a multi-vitamin and drink at least 64 ounces of water daily.

Once a decent amount of weight is off, they will work with me to reintroduce the foods that are currently cut out of my diet.

After the first week, I will begin to integrate cardio into my life.  I have aspirations of hitting the gym and trying my hand at running…that one excites me and scares me.  I love the idea of just walking out of my house and exercising.  As opposed to driving to the gym parking, etc.  However, I don’t want people seeing me run and seeing all that jiggles when I run.  Also, how much will I actually be able to run? Especially in the beginning!

However, I know I have to start somewhere.  Starting and getting off the fat rump is something to be proud of not ashamed of.

I want to leave you all with this blog post I came across.  This is one of the most empowering and supportive things I have ever read, from a non-fat person.

Hey Fat Girl,

Yes, you. The one feigning to not see me when we cross paths on the running track. The one not even wearing sports gear, breathing heavy. You’re slow, you breathe hard and your efforts at moving forward make you cringe.

You cling shyly to the furthest corridor, sometimes making larger loops on the gravel ring by the track just so you’re not on it. You sweat so much that your hair is all wet. You rarely stay for more than 20 minutes at a time, and you look exhausted when you leave to go back home.  You never talk to anyone. I’ve got something I’d like to say to you.  Read more…

2 Responses to “VLCD-The Deets”

  1. Ingrid July 5, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Hi,

    I just discovered your blog today and have been going back to the very beginning as you (just like me) seem to have taken up blogging your progress not so long ago.

    I just wanted to tell you “thank you” for sharing that awesome post about the fat girl running. That could be me ! I run/speedwalk on the quiet roads so as to avoid the fit folk on the track … maybe I should give the skinnies more credit than I do. Apparently they’re not all poking fun at us big girls.

    Good luck with getting to a healthy weight. I’ll be keeping an eye on you. 🙂

    Ingrid

    • chirpybleu July 5, 2012 at 8:52 am #

      Thanks so much Ingrid! I know there are always going to be jerks in the world, but that post proved to me that not all “skinnys” are looking down on us. We should be proud of getting out there and doing something about our situation and others should be proud of us for taking the steps to do it. I loved that post and I am so glad I have been able to share it! Best of luck to you!!!! I am following your blog and look forward to keeping up with your journey as well!

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