Nutrisystem Day 12 - Acid Reflux

Nutrisystem Day 12 - Acid Reflux

Today's Nutrisystem Tips:

* Don’t use medical issues as an excuse to blow your diet.

* Anti-depressants can’t cure your emotional or co-dependent relationship with food.

And now, here are the details of my 12th day on NS...

What I Weighed Today: 201 lbs. (8am)

I am having a shockingly difficult time controlling my acid reflux on this plan.  I think it is because my body needs a steady stream of food to burn.  Otherwise, it starts to crawl up my throat looking for something to destroy.  If I am able to do the eating every 90 to 120 minutes thing in these small doses then I seem to be okay, but as soon as I get into the neighborhood of 180 minutes without food it is like a freakin’ furnace gets lit in my chest and esophagus and I literally feel like I am going to spontaneously burst.

Some days I have to take my normal dose of Prilosec in the morning AND a Zantac later in the day to get it under control.  I have a physical with my doctor next month so I will check with him to see if maybe I need something stronger or if there is another course of action I can take so I have 24 hours of comfort.  I’m not good when I’m not comfortable. 

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: NS Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, 2 oz. Low-Fat String Cheese, 1 nectarine, 4 cups Coffee w/8 tablespoons Fat-Free Creamer & 4 tablespoons Sugar-Free Hazelnut syrup – 430.7 calories
Lunch: NS Beans & Ham Soup, 4 cups Tri-Color Bell Peppers (raw), 3 cups Jicama, 3 cups Baby Carrots – 445.3 calories
Snack: 1 Nectarine, 1oz. Low-Fat String Cheese – 130.7 calories
Dinner: NS Cheese & Spinach Ravioli with Meat Sauce, 3 cups Mixed Steamed Vegetables, 2 tablespoons Light I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Butter  – 525.8 calories
Dessert: Frozen Fruit Cup - Ruby Red Grapefruit  – 120 calories



Today I was pretty up and down emotionally, too.  I felt a little--dare I say it--CRAZY!  Like one minute I was feeling lovey and wanted to be a better person and then a few minutes later I wanted to shake the shit out of my boss. I wanted to shake her like a bad baby……just rag doll her ass. See what I mean? CRAZY.  WTF is that?

I wasn’t super hungry, but I was wishing I could have some sushi.  Friday is usually the day I want to go around the corner to my favorite work area sushi joint and have my favorite special roll, The Rolls Royce.  It’s a California Roll covered in spicy tuna sashimi and miso dressing.  So good you want to slap your mama!   Sometimes I wish I could eat it naked.  It just seems like it would be delicious that way.

I’m all CRAZY today and I have no way of placating myself when I’m on the down-swing.  So it becomes more of a struggle and I stayed at work really late to try to avoid going home and being tempted to eat things I shouldn’t. It worked….kind of.  It wasn’t so much that I controlled myself, it was just that by the time I got home my mood had swung the other way so I wasn’t concerned with food and just had a fruit cup and went to bed.

I am one of the weirdest people I know so the CRAZY doesn’t really bother me but I am trying to study myself and learn what makes me tick.  If it turns out that food has more to do with my moods than my daily dose of Celexa (my anti-depressant), then that is huge and I will know that I can go off the meds and just regulate with ice cream (just kidding).

Product Reviews:
* NS Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal  – 150 calories
MEH. Just ok. Little bland. 
* NS Beans & Ham Soup  – 180 calories
YUM! I still really like this and I wish now that I could order about 28 cans of this and just have it every day for lunch to get through this program.
* NS Cheese & Spinach Ravioli with Meat Sauce – 270 calories
YUM! So freakin’ good!! The sauce was delicious and homemade-tasting and it was obvious a lot of thought was put into the ravioli.  It was heavy, too.  Not what I expected. Good taste and filling??? That never happens on this diet but it did tonight.

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