Last night I attended my first instruction/accountability class for the Alegent Health Weight Management program, and picked up my first order of food. I began my first day of the program today with a breakfast of HMR Hot Cereal and a serving of strawberries. I have also had an apple for my mid-morning snack, and an HMR Mexican Enchilada entree with a serving of black beans for lunch. My mid-afternoon snack will be a chocolate HMR shake with a serving a raspberries. My dinner plan is to have the Beef Stroganoff with Noodles entree with green beans, and a shake for dessert. My late snack will be a Vanilla HMR shake with a serving of raspberries.
So far for my daily activity I have gone outside on this beautiful Midwest day and walked for 20 minutes. I also plan to do some form of weight lifting for about 20 minutes later.
My diet will consist of at least 3 shakes, 2 entrees, and 5 servings of fruit or veggies. That is the least I can have from the program appropriate foods. I can have as many fruits and veggies as I can stand. The HMR philosophy is “more is better”.
As promised, I have provided a before picture. Since I have gained so much weight I have shied away from having my picture taken let alone post it in a public place. I am hoping this will be a motivational factor. The Lord willing, I hope to have have thinner pictures to follow. All for the glory of God.
Soli Deo Gloria!
Update: I forgot to include the ugly starting point facts.
Waist size – 44
Poundage – 294