( I am trying not to overwhelm anyone with one huge blog, so I am breaking this first one down)
So, I went to the seminar and tried to absorb as much info as I could and asked many questions. Then called days later with more questions. Knowledge is power!!! My insurance requires 3mths (for doc visits) of a doctor monitored diet and exercise. I went on June 10th to get that going. I went today for my 6 month check on my blood pressure and was UP 2 lbs. Oh, good grief!
I went 2 weeks ago to meet with the nutritionist. LOVED her!!! One of the things I loved was not only do they say, do this, don't do that, but they tell you why. I am more apt to obey if I know why. She gave me a list to try and start making changes. I am now off sodas. Good bye Diet Mt. Dew, so long Diet Dr. Pepper. You are no good for me, so I must sever this relationship.
I went to a support group that is hosted by our nutritionist and it was awesome. So much knowledge and trust me, I asked questions. Looking forward to going thru this new journey with the new friends there.
I took the psych eval test last week. (my husband told me to just tell them I was crazy and get it over with. lol He thinks it is unnatural for someone to be happy all the time.) :) Anyhow, I met with the psychologist today and he was very please to see how much research I had done and how I am already practicing to chew and chew and chew and also not drinking during meals.
He was quite helpful. He gave me the idea to use a child's divided plate and to use children's utensils. Hmmm, should I get Barbie....maybe Shrek......hey, that little monkey is kind of cute. Will let you know later what I decide.
With that said, I did get an idea. I know some of this is gonna be difficult. Especially going thru Bander Hell or what ever it is called. I am sure I will give it a name. Anyhow, I thought, why not get my own pretty dishes....just for me. Something that brightens me up, makes me happy. Heck, beats using the same old stuff.
Well, more to come as I learn more on this new journey and thank you for visiting me and please feel free to share your wealth of knowledge with this newbie.