Weigh In and Medical Check-up

I had my first follow-up appointment today at the weight management clinic, and Joel from RoadWest Pictures filmed the entire thing.  The clinic was very open to the cameras and I look forward to sharing our discussion with you soon, but first, the results of the first 10 days of the FAT Project:

Drum roll please…

  • 9 lbs lost for a current weight of 408 lbs
  • 122/88 blood pressure, down from high 140’s over 90 (I may have had a little white-coat syndrome going on during my initial reading, today’s is much better)

Note that I do not weigh myself between these sessions, and the next one is scheduled for November 30, 2015.

Targets from the Nutritionist considering the results of my Metabolic Test that shows I burn 2750 calories at rest, daily:

  • Proteins 5 Servings
  • Grains 6 Servings
  • Dairy 3 Servings
  • Fruit 3 Servings
  • Vegetable 5+ Servings
  • Extra Fat 4 Servings

I really appreciate all the comments and interaction in the #FATProject Social Media feeds, please keep it up!  Some family and friends have raised concerns about the Diet Pepsi that has had a supporting role in a few of my food photos, concerns that it doesn’t belong in the diet of someone undertaking this kind of project.  I appreciate hearing all thoughts and concerns, and I look forward to learning more and fine-tuning my diet over the next few years.

My current philosophy when it comes to the food going into my body is that it should be reasonable – reasonable portions and reasonable choices.  I will continue to be open and honest about what I consume and sometimes I will make less than optimal choices.  Instead of feeling guilty about a choice that could have been better, I will feel good about it.  The FAT Project will never work if I place too high of value on deprivation or ‘good’ vs. ‘bad’ food.  If for now a can of Diet Pepsi fits, I am pleased to make its acquaintance.  Tomorrow I may choose differently, but I will always aim to be in control of the choice.

There are two promises I make to make to myself for the next few years:

  1. I will eat delicious and beautiful cake on my birthdays
  2. There will be no restricted foods on this eating plan, I will eat reasonably