The leaders seem very nice and knowledgeable. In fact, the behaviour specialist works at the children's hospital and we met her when DJ was in NICU back in 2003.
The group is larger (haa haa, in more ways than one!) than I had imagined. There are about 20 of us. We all have varying amounts of weight to loose and have all come for different reasons. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know my fellow "loosers".
I am pretty pleased with myself. Between my personal session and the group session no expectations were given. I decided I could lament food and bid farewell to my favorite foods by binging and eating everything "one-last-time", or I could show reserve and take one step closer to being in control. I took the second route - though I did enjoy a wonderful steak dinner with all the trimmings last Saturday and a large margarita! I am pleased that during my last "non-monitored" week I actually lost 3 pounds.
This week I am working on a 1200 calorie diet. They gave us some great menus and suggestions, so, I am hoping to be successful this week as well. I got a bit of a kick start when I woke up with the stomach flu on Wednesday. I am hoping to be back on food soon...and I have promised myself to stick to plan.
Here begins my journey to a healthier and happier person.