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One day more!

Tomorrow is the big day! I met today with the nutritionist and bought all of the food for the first week. Now I’m just waiting on the all-clear from the doctor for a blood test result (to reduce the risk of getting gout), which I should receive tomorrow morning. I can’t wait to share my day one experience with everyone!!

I’m super excited, and a little scared, but I know I can do this!!

DEXA scans and metabolic rate

One of the many opportunities afforded to me during this program is the ability to take part in a number of research programs.  All of them are opt-in, meaning that I got to pick and choose which to participate in and which to pass on.  A cool feature, not common in many research studies, is that they share the results of many of the tests with you.

After going over the list with the research coordinator, I decided to sign up for the dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan, the resting metabolic rate test, and the mixed-meal glucose tolerance test.  Each test will be repeated three times – once before I begin the program, once when I reintroduce food for phase 2, and once at the beginning of phase 3.

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The journey begins

Hello, and welcome!  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  Though this weight loss journey may be mine, I could not do it without the support of so many caring and wonderful people.  This blog will serve as a chronicle of my successes and struggles, as well as a way for me to share my progress with everyone.  I invite you all to join me on this great adventure!

So how am I going to do it?

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