You know how I'm always telling you that Nutrisystem isn't just a diet, and that it is a lesson in how and what to eat? Well, that lesson was reinforced for me this weekend. Because when you eat like crap, you feel like crap. To say I strayed from the Nutrisystem program this weekend is an understatement. I pretty much threw it out the window.
It all started Saturday morning when we went to see a sneak peek of Cars 2. I got a small bag of popcorn for Rylie and I to share, and I ended up eating most of it by myself. I decided to skip lunch, since I had already had way too many calories for the day, and because we were going to a birthday party that evening. The birthday party was a potluck. I made my artichoke dip and macaroni and cheese, so I had to eat some of those dishes. I did have some pita bread with hummus on it, so that was pretty healthy, right? Ha! There was also fruit and a bean salad on the table, but I skipped over those and went right for the chicken fried rice. Yum! There was an incident with Bryce (more on that tomorrow) which caused us to have to leave the party early, and my dreams of eating that delicious looking chocolate cake were crushed. I did manage to grab a brownie on my way out, though.
And then there was today. Today was a very emotional day for me, since it was the first Father's Day I was spending without my dad. So I let my emotions control my eating. Rylie chose Chili's for lunch, so off we went with my mom. I didn't even look at the healthy choices on the menu and instead went straight for the Triple Dipper appetizer platter that I shared with my mom. On my drive home, I stopped for a venti iced latte from Starbucks, and didn't even get the sugar free syrup. Why bother when I was also getting a cake pop?
Food always makes you feel better, right? WRONG! I feel horrible right now. I feel bloated, and my fingers are even swollen. I'm thirsty, and can't drink enough water to quench my thirst. Oh, and there's that headache that won't go away. And now that I wrote out all of my food choices for the weekend, I seriously feel nauseated. Trust me, I learned my lesson. I can't wait to start eating my Nutrisystem food tomorrow, along with all of the other healthy fruits and vegetables. I am soooo looking forward to feeling better, and I know I will. The truth is, food that is good for you makes you feel better, and "comfort food" really isn't comforting at all. Thanks, Nutrisystem, for teaching me that valuable lesson!
Speaking of the Nutrisystem foods, some of the foods I enjoyed this week were Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal for breakfast, Turkey Hot Dog for lunch, Salisbury Steak with Macaroni and Cheese for dinner and Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pudding for dessert.
Now for my weekly weigh in. When I stepped on the scale this morning, I weighed just over 136. But after my day of eating horribly, the scale wasn't so kind. My official weigh in for this week was 139.2. This is the smallest loss I am reporting yet, and I am kicking myself for it. But a loss is still a loss, and I'll take it!
Week One Loss: -3.2
Week Two Loss: -2.0
Week Three Loss: -1.0
Week Four: Vacation
Week Five Loss: -1.4
Week Six Loss: -1.0
Week Seven Loss: -0.4
Thank you all for following along with me on my Nutrisystem journey! I hope you will check back next week to see my progress.
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