Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Nutrisystem Day One: It Begins
Well, hello there!
So I've decided to try Nutrisystem. The challenges of a 1) long winter 2) feeding two small children and a man and 3) having little time to workout and/or prepare my own special diet foods have led me to believe this will be a good fit for me. At least a good jumping off point.
I also have noticed there aren't many blogs or very much info on the food - reviews, modifications, etc. - for the layperson. So I decided to jot down my daily intake, workouts, weight loss and review the food as well as my fresh food additions.
Today was day one. Ashamed to admit that I totally binged and didn't workout yesterday, knowing I was starting today. Don't want to think about how many calories I consumed. I ate so much I couldn't even finish the medium double fudge cookie dough Blizzard that was to end my day of eating, if that tells you anything.
Alas, I choose to forgive myself and move on. Today is a new day, and I am a beloved child of God.
B-yoplait light yogurt, half banana
L-carrots, cucumber, ZONE fudge graham bar (NS box hadn't arrived yet)
S-apple, latte (iced, SF hazelnut, nonfat - um, YUM! Will be having this daily.)
D-meatloaf and mashed potatoes in tomato sauce, one can low sodium green beans with ICBINB spray, garlic powder and sea salt (My take: Surprisingly filling and yummy. A little bit mushy and a little undersalted, but that was easily remedied. Overall, it was good, filling comfort food and my tummy was happy after a day of very light eating.)
S-chocolate chip scone toasted (This is a breakfast but since I didn't have my box this a.m. I decided to save it until this evening. This may be a regular thing for me since my morning hunger level is low and my post-workout, sitting-on-my-butt-after-Rainn-goes-to-bed hunger level is quite high.) (My take: A toasty, warm and satisfying chocolatey snack that left me fuller than expected.)
S-peppermint patty cookie (My take: Um, delicious. Like a York but more substantial. This does not taste like diet food! I would eat this for dessert any day of the week.)
W-Ripped in 30 level 2, 12 minutes eliptical, 28 minutes treadmill run/walk
My NS tracker calorie intake: 1284
My Bodybugg calorie burn today: about 2800
My weigh in day is Friday, so I'll keep you posted on that. My goal is to burn between 1000 and 1500 calories a day. I have five weeks of food, which I plan to be impeccable about eating and following. I hope to lose 2 lbs a week for a total of 10 lbs. I'd like to weigh in at my wedding weight of 125. Here we go!