|Italian Turkey Meatballs with Whole Wheat Pasta|
Recipe can be found at Skinny Taste
... and I didn't go here (which is located next door to my gym).
Also, I had a good reminder today of why I'm doing this. I found out that the weight loss plan that I'm following is reimbursable from my health insurance if I have a letter of medical necessity from my physician. So, I filled out most of the form and faxed it off for my physician's signature. Here is my returned form...
I wrote "Obesity", she added "morbid". She also wrote, "Patient is morbidly obese and at great risk of comorbid conditions". How scary is that? When I think of someone who is morbidly obese or at "great risk", I think of the people that you see on TV... 600 pounds and bedridden. I run, I lift weights, I don't take the elevators. Yet, I am obese and at risk. This hit home.
I am proud to say I am no longer considered "morbidly obese" (my current BMI is 37.6 - she was taking information from a former visit). Either way, when I read what she wrote, I realized if I don't do something about my weight now, there will be consequences. Although this makes me sad, it actually motivates me. Someday, I won't need a letter of medical necessity for a weight loss program. Someday, I won't be morbidly obese or even obese. Someday, I won't be at great risk of any conditions due to my weight.
I'm back on track.