I started seeing a nutritionist/registered dietitian in the beginning of Oct. 2008. My weight has slowly creeped up 40lbs since entering my 30's, and after ignoring it, wishing it away, and trying and failing at Weight Watchers for over a year, I decided to try this.
It was a good move. I like Susan and her no nonsense approach to weight loss and getting fit. She focuses more on what you should eat daily, instead of what not too. I have my guidelines to follow, and the more I work with her, the more I find following them is becoming a habit and not something I'm constantly thinking about. It's real life eating and moderate exercise with no gimmicks. I still eat bread, I still drink, I eat well, and even have a weekly indulgence meal. It's really all common sense; watch portion sizes, eat healthier foods, move more, etc. I think the key for me this time is having that bi-weekly one on one time. Having someone to report too and helping you along with expert advice and tips.
I lost 10lbs before Christmas, but as expected gained a little of that back over the holidays. It's a new year, and I'm climbing back up on that weight loss wagon. I turn 40 this coming June 10th, and it's my goal to look and feel better in my 40's then I did in my 30's. No more wishing and hoping, I realize it's the doing that's going to get me there. I've committed to seeing Susan til my birthday, and have also purchased a good quality exercise bike to help me reach my goal,"Fit & Fabulous by Forty!"