Tuesday, September 21, 2010

An Emerging Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

Thank you for your kind comments and emails in support of my weight loss efforts. You have been so kind and I’ve enjoyed each one of your messages. What an encouragement to continue on! Computer problems have prevented me from personally answering each of your messages but I will get to them as I can. I have just a few minutes of access to my desktop computer before it decides it’s finished and not going to keep going for awhle. It needs to be repaired but will have to wait until I return from a trip later this week. Thanks to the special man in my daughter’s life I am now wireless. And loving it!

Monarch Butterfly 3

You asked how I have lost the weight and I’m happy to share my plan with you. I chose to enlist the support of a Northwest program. Monarch Medical Weight Loss Center provides the medical oversight I needed because of the issues that were affecting my heart. The Monarch program was founded by six emergency room physicians who wanted to help save lives and help people live life to the fullest. (Our niece is married to one of the founding doctors so I had a bit of knowledge of the background.) The plan is medically sound and each client is monitored for a number of issues in an effort to avoid potential problems. The Monarch staff and all medical people. They keep my doctor updated with my progress and any issues of concern. They are quick to refer to the client’s physician when needed.

Monarch Butterfly 4

I eat six mini-meals a day consisting of a good amount of protein, low carbohydrates and a healthy balance of fat. My mini-meals may be products I purchase at Monarch (such as protein bars or drinks), food I prepare or a combination of each. One main meal each day is made up of lean meat, veggies, salad and a small amount of carbs. I have a daily calorie allowance that is divided between my meals. I eat every two to three hours – that keeps my blood sugar balanced, my energy up and prevents hunger. I have found this to be a very satisfying way to fuel my body! It’s simple and easy – and that works for me. The program is well named – like a butterfly I’m emerging from the early stages of the ‘new’ me and I'm constantly growing and changing until I reach my weight loss goal and other goals that are becoming important to me.

Monarch Butterfly Emerging

I’ve only just begun. I’m emerging from the old – to the new. And beginning to fly!

Monarch Butterfly in Flight

Photos compliments of Google Images


  1. It sounds like a great and very sensible plan. You are doing amazing!

  2. lovely .. you.
    thank you for the link,
    checking it out after
    posting this comment.


  3. Hi Adrienne
    When I saw your new profile picture I thought, "Wow Adrienne looks great!" That was before I reaad about your weight loss. Congratulations. That is a tough thing to do. I'm happy to hear you are getting healthier.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  4. G'day Adrienne ~
    What a beautiful presentation of your efforts ... I do hope your heart issues aren't serious.

    Have a great day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  5. I have not heard of this program, but it does sound sensible. So very happy you had good guidance. And the monarch is indeed the perfect symbol.

  6. You are as beautiful as that butterfly and I'm so happy for your new life and energy.

  7. Adrienne, it sounds like a very balanced program. I'm glad it's working for you. I need to let the butterfly out that is hiding in me ;-)

  8. I'm very happy for you, my friend. I need to do something like that.
    Hugs ~


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