Step Two Part Two: Weight Management Class Month Two
My insurance requires 4 months of a doctor supervised weight management program. I learned today that most insurances require 6 months. Also if you are having a difficult time adjusting to the program the nutritionist can require more time on the program. If you miss a month or are late to a class you are required to start again.
Today I arrived to my class super early. I really didn’t know what to except and I didn’t want to be late. When it was time for class the nurse was there waiting for patients to come in. She quickly asked me to get on the scale and she took my vitals. She was a little confused that I had weighted in last week. I explained that I had my regular doctor appointment last week that’s why I have a weigh in. For a moment she thought I was at this appointment too soon. She scrolled back to my formal consultation with the surgeon to check on my start weight. I lost 4 pounds. I followed the weight management handout that was giving last month closely. How would have thought this stuff actually works? HA! The nurse congratulated me on my lost. She told me that if I stick to it I’ll have my surgery in two to three months. I was like whoa! Things are going really quick. More patients started coming in and I can hear the nurse talking with each other. She tried her hardest to speak quietly but was unsuccessful. Each person had at least one health issue.
The nutritionist arrived and got right into it. She shared all the information for what to except in this class and next class. This class was set to be 90 minutes and my next class is 120 minutes. During this class we focused on portion control and what to avoid and reduce now so that there’s no issues after surgery. As the class went on I realized that my food addiction is as bad as those in the class with me. One of the patients started sweating when she was told that she can no longer have carbonated drinks.
At the end of the class everyone had a chance to speak one on one with the nutritionist and share our goals and past attempts at weight loss. Of course I wrote down my 2nd marathon goal and my weight goal of 175 pounds. The nutritionist was impressed by my goal. I am her first patient who is a runner. I also shared the amount of half marathons I’ve done (16). She said. “Wow.” I said, “I know I have a small addiction to running.” I also shared that I injured my knee in 2015 slowing down my running goals. She really didn’t have words of wisdom to share. I seem to have that effect on this team. HA!
Over the next month my goal is to better meal plan and work out an hour 3 days a week at the gym.