Nutrisystem Day 15 - NS Ice Cream Sandwich Gets Thumbs Up

Nutrisystem Day 15 - NS Ice Cream Sandwich Gets Thumbs Up

Today's Nutrisystem Tips:

* Nutrisystem’s ice cream sandwiches may be the company’s saving grace.

* The biggest threat to my Nutrisystem diet may be menstruation.

And now, here are the details of my 15th day on NS...

What I Weighed Today: 202 lbs. (8am)

So I wake up this morning and feel normal again.  The most important note to make is that I am not hungry…or CRAZY. It's getting warm out, so my thoughts go to...ice cream. But no, not yet. I should get out of bed first, dont'cha think?

I’m moving through my morning and I realize it’s payday, which means it’s the 15th, which means “Cuzzin’ Dotty” should be coming to visit any day…WHICH MEANS ALL THE CRAZY WAS BECAUSE I WAS PMS’ING!! That’s what all the mood swings and starvation was about.

I have no idea why I don’t anticipate the time-of-the-month thing every month, but I am caught by surprise nearly every time. So how am I going to keep myself in check through PMS time every month?

I don't know the answer to this, and that's a problem. I don’t want it to interrupt my plan. I don’t want to take the road of the weakling and allow myself any leeway during that window of time. That is the slippery slope back to the insane cycle I was in before.

I am thinking that next month I will leave the house and go to the gym every time I feel ravenous.  I am going to need to be sure I have my gym bag packed at all times so that if the urge hits when I’m not at home I won’t have an excuse to stop at the house.  This would be dangerous. 

It’s starting to get warm now so I may also go sit at the beach.  Better yet WALK on the beach.  I love the beach and it is very soothing to me. 

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: NS Lemon Poppyseed Muffin, 4 cups Coffee w/4 tablespoons Fat-Free Creamer, 4 teaspoons Powdered Creamer & 4 tablespoons Sugar-Free Hazelnut syrup – 230 calories
Lunch: NS Vegetable Beef Soup, 1 Non-Fat Yogurt, 1 cup Baby Carrots – 265 calories
Snack: 2 cups Coffee w/4 tablespoons Fat-Free Creamer & 2 tablespoons Sugar-Free Hazelnut syrup – 40 calories
Dinner: NS Pasta Fagioli, 4 oz. Low-Fat String Cheese  – 539.9 calories
Dessert: NS Ice Cream Sandwich – 130 calories

TOTAL CALORIES: 1204.4

EXERCISE:
None

Developing these new habits could change my life.  Even when I was in the throws of my eating disorder I never had to fight so hard against my own body.  Age, habits, hormones….they all seem to be ganging up on me, but I am going to ride this wave and come out on the other side stronger and smaller.  People fight much bigger battles than this every day and how much of a loser I would have to be not to win this little fight with myself. 

I thought that I would reach out to Syd more for encouragement but I haven’t.  Truthfully, I’m scared that she will tell me she’s not doing well and I will take that as license for me to lose my mind.  I wonder why she hasn’t called me.  Maybe she has the same fear.

Product Reviews:
* NS Lemon Poppyseed Muffin  – 150 calories
W.T.F.! Still nasty.  
* NS Vegetable Beef Soup  – 160 calories
MEH. Not bad, but a little bland and not hearty or satisfying.  Just thin and boring.
* NS Pasta Fagioli – 260 calories
YUM! Nice. Tasted like someone cared.  The sauce was bright but not too sweet.  There was a good deal of pasta and I was pretty full when I finished it.  I actually enjoyed it.  It tasted like restaurant food.
* NS Ice Cream Sandwich – 130 calories
YUM!  This was super good but an ice cream sandwich is a no-brainer.  If they had found a way to make this nasty I would have sent my flying monkeys to kill them all.  Seriously, I’m glad I have another one of these.  The cookie was tasty, the size was sufficient and the ice cream was good even if it was obviously extremely low fat.

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