When I first started on Optifast, I mostly purchased the individual pouches of powdered shake mix to prepare with water and ice in the blender, instead of the ready to drink, pre-prepared shakes. After all, I was home most of the time and the powdered shakes are a bit less expensive.
Today, I was making my Optifast order for the next seven days (I go to the doc each Wednesday) and I noticed that my need for the ready to drink shakes has increased to over half of my order. Though it may be costing me a few dollars more per week, I couldn’t be happier. More shakes on the go, mean that I’m going places and no longer living my inactive, semi-reclusive lifestyle.
Another clue that I’ve been out and about more has been my high gasoline bill. In fact it’s been so high that my husband and I decided, last week, to trade in my sporty little gas guzzler for a more sensible economy car, which I was lucky to find in my favorite electric blue color.
These little changes are all proof that I’m moving forward. My bariatric program’s little slogan is “What can you gain from losing?” Even though I’m still working for my weight loss goal, I feel like I’m most definitely gaining a lot more confidence, mobility, social interaction and best of all, fun!