At your initial weight loss appointment we will discuss how you want to track your progress. While this may seem like a fairly obvious answer, I want you to give it some thought.. Is hitting a certain number on the scale the most important benchmark for you? Or is it fitting into an old pair of jeans? Maybe your goal is to be able to keep up with your grandkids or lose enough belly fat so you can comfortably bend over to tie your shoes. Maybe you want to feel like your old self or you have an event coming up you want to slim down for.
Whatever your goal is, we will help you set and reach benchmarks along the way. We will keep track of your weight at your follow up appointments but keep us updated on your progress toward your personal goals. While your scale weight is important to refill your medication, you non-scale victories are incredibly important to your progress in the weight loss clinic as a whole.
One suggestion I give every person interested in losing weight is to take progress pictures. The first one will be terribly uncomfortable and you may have to force yourself to do it. As you begin to lose weight and feel your body change it will feel amazing to look back on your starting point and realize how far you’ve come. You can take progress photos as frequently or infrequently as you wish but try to take them with a uniform background in similar lighting with similar clothes on; this will aid in your personal comparison and highlight changes you’ve made.
If your goal is to fit into an old pair of pants, I suggest you take your progress photos with the pants on. Again, the first few photos are going to be hard to take but after you reach your goal, it will feel great to look back at that first photo.
While we will monitor your weight at your appointments, scale weight does not have to be your ultimate goal. Determine what you want out of the weight loss clinic and we can help you get there
Progress pictures will be uncomfortable to take at first but will be invaluable to look back on when you hit a plateau or when you reach your goal