My First Shot of Ozempic – Starting my Weight Loss Journey

I had been looking forward to finally starting Ozempic for quite some time. I had heard about it from my doctor and did a lot of reading online about the potential health benefits and side effects. So I was excited to finally get my first shot of Ozempic, but at the same time, I was also a little nervous.

That said, I had discussed the potential risks with my doctor in advance, so although I was somewhat apprehensive, overall I was hopeful that this treatment would really help me.

After almost a year of trying to lose weight through calorie restriction and exercise with no results, I had almost given up hope. But now that I was getting ready for this new step, the butterflies in my stomach were starting to kick in. What if it hurt? Would it work? Could this miracle drug help me?

I took a deep breath and prepared myself as my husband counted clicks, and I closed my eyes as he pressed it against my tummy fat. I had just had my first shot of Ozempic!

But to my surprise, I hardly felt anything at all! It was like a small pinch and then it was over.

Suddenly a massive weight was lifted off my shoulders. I was so relieved to know that things might start to improve soon. Knowing that science was now on my side instead of working against me renewed my motivation to continue on this journey to a healthier version of myself, and to stay focused on my goals.

What Research tells us about Ozempic and Weight Loss.

Ozempic (or semaglutide) is a medication used for treating type 2 diabetes as well as (off label) obesity in adults who have struggled to lose weight through diet and exercise alone.

It works by helping your body release insulin more slowly after you eat, which helps manage your blood sugar levels. This helps you feel fuller sooner so that you don’t overeat and keeps your energy levels stable throughout the day.

Additionally, Ozempic helps burn fat faster than diet and exercise alone so that you can see results quickly instead of waiting weeks or months to see any progress.

On top of that, Ozempic has some other great benefits as well such as reducing inflammation and helping to regulate cholesterol levels in your body.

The Dangers of Obesity

Obesity is a growing health concern that affects individuals of all ages and genders.

It has been linked to a wide range of negative health outcomes, most notably type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and certain types of cancer.

Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly common chronic condition characterized by abnormally elevated levels of sugar in the blood. Individuals with obesity are at an increased risk for developing this disease due to excessive fat tissue in the body’s cells that can interfere with insulin action and glucose metabolism.

Heart disease is another major concern among individuals with obesity. Higher body mass index (BMI) has been found to increase an individual’s risk for atherosclerosis or hardened arteries.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is also linked to obesity and can lead to further complications such as kidney damage or stroke.

Lastly, certain cancers including endometrial, breast, pancreatic and colorectal cancer have all been linked to obesity due to abnormal cell growth caused by excess fat tissue.

My Stats

I started my journey weighing 190.7 lbs with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30.8, so I am obese. You can check out my week-by-week progress on this page.

A few years ago I was prescribed anti-anxiety medication after going through a very hard time at work. The meds helped me feel better, but it also led to me putting on 50lbs. I have been trying to lose weight for a year, going to the gym twice a week and being careful what I eat. However instead of losing weight, I kept gaining.

In despair, I even stopped taking the anti-anxiety meds, but that did not end well because I rapidly reverted to my previous anxious behaviours.

My hope is that Ozempic will help me overcome this vicious cycle and give me the opportunity to finally be able to lose weight.

I am ready to take on this next step in my journey and make lasting changes to my lifestyle, so that I can achieve my weight loss goals. I am excited to see how much Ozempic will help me in this process. Wish me luck!

Final Thoughts on my First Shot of Ozempic

With my first Ozempic shot under my belt, I’m officially on the next leg of my health journey. It feels liberating to begin this process. It’s also Valentine’s Day today, so this is my gift to myself!

For now, I plan to enjoy the journey while keeping everyone posted as I go along. Here’s to new beginnings and fresh starts!

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