I have been a bit lax in my weight management updates lately. So in order to remedy that I am going to write about my end to Phase 1 of the program and what I might expect in Phase 2, which begins in less than two weeks.
This past Wednesday I did the follow up nurse visit for the weight management program I have been on for the past 12 weeks. The results of this visit are very encouraging for a loser like me. Here is the list:
I have lost 43 lbs.
I have lost a total of 8 inches around my trunk.
I have lost 2 inches in my neck.
I have dropped 36 lbs of body fat.
My BMI has dropped 6 points.
I have dropped 7% body fat.
I will update the results of my lab work in a following post.
Since I have also been doing resistance training with free weights and resistance bands, my lean body mass has remained mostly intact.
I am looking forward to Phase 2 of the program as I will be able to introduce additional foods from the grocery store. The very first week I will be able to select one serving of lean meat protein. Woo Hoo! During the transition into Phase 2 I will be slowly introducing more and more grocery purchased proteins and more servings each week. Phase 2 is not near as structured as Phase 1, hence it is a bit more risky in nature. I will once again be learning to plan for eating the right foods. I have found that planning is the key. We live in a fast paced culture where food and meals are not given nearly the thought and consideration they should be given. We tend to grab whatever is most convenient. This way of thinking usually has a devastating effect on our bodies.
My prayer request would be this:
Please pray that God will continue to do the work in me that He has begun in this, and that I will not lose sight of Him and His sovereignty over my life. I give Him all the glory for what has been accomplished so far, and for any and all future happenings in my life.
Soli Deo Gloria!!