So, looks like I didn't have to be so worried about being put on a shake diet before Christmas. There's a 6 month wait to start the program. So I have until then to show I can lose the weight on my own. I found out more about this program and it's not just about having shakes for your meals. You have to commit to being in Guelph for half a day every week for 6 months. The sessions are for group therapy and counselling. Yah, that sounds 10 times worse than eating nothing but shakes for 3 months. I think that will provide sufficient motivation over the next 6 months.