Although we are almost two months into 2011, I’ve finally decided to get started on my New Year’s Resolution and a healthier new me. First I’m starting the Countdown Hormone Diet with InShapeMD tomorrow with the goal of losing twenty to thirty pounds in the next month. The diet will give me the ability to lose weight rapidly on a VLCD (very low calorie diet) without hunger or losing muscle mass. During the next thirty days, I’ll be blogging about my experience, including the challenges. My ultimate goal is to attend the Art of the Olympians Grand Opening with Roald looking and feeling my best.
To start off I did the InShapeMD lab panel, and I’m pleased that my cholesterol, thyroid and chemistry panel were all within range. With a total cholesterol number of 150, I am looking forward to seeing how low it goes after giving up my beloved cheese and butter laden desserts. (I guess I should stop watching Ace of Cakes too.)
I’ve also learned that my medication for acid reflux can cause a B12 deficiency, so the weekly B12 shots that are included in the Countdown program should increase my energy level.
After taking the Any Lab Test Now allergy screen, I found out that I’m actually allergic to cheese and other dairy products. I must admit that my love of high fat dairy products seems to outweigh the discomfort, so I’m looking forward to seeing how life is without ingesting items that cause me so much discomfort.
Finally, I’m going to celebrate Heart Health Month by getting a heart scan at Wellstar, as well as celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving Roald a heart scan too.
Are you on track with your New Year’s Resolutions?