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
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.
* 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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