Nutrisystem Day 17 - Celebrating Breaking 200 pounds

Nutrisystem Day 17 - Celebrating Breaking 200 pounds!

Today's Nutrisystem Tips:

* Celebrate victories in increments. I highly encourage dancing around the living room for every 5 pounds lost.

* Avoid the Nutrisystem Cranberry Orange Pastry like the plague.

And now, here are the details of my 17th day on NS...

What I Weighed Today: 199.5 lbs. (8am)

I broke the 200-pound mark today!! HUGE, HUGE, HUGE!! Haven’t done that in years! I am so thrilled.

Depending on your goals, certain milestones are a giant deal, and anyone who has ever been 250 or over will tell you that being in the 100’s is a gi-normous accomplishment. What does it mean? It means that when you stand on the scale at the doctor’s office, the nurse doesn’t have to slide that little weight over to the 200 mark when she’s weighing you.

I’m not sure why but every nurse on the planet insists on putting the big weight at the 150-mark first no matter how huge you are, then she takes her finger and sends the little weight flying across the scale.  This indicates that she needs to move the big weight up another notch to 200.  Why not just start there and spare me the humiliation? But I digress...

Being below 200 also means that you are closer to being ‘normal.’ People are far more accepting of someone who is 199 pounds than of someone who is 200 pounds.  When you get to 200 moving in the other direction, gaining, you suddenly feel morbidly obese. The weight seems insurmountable and it is a shocking number when people hear it.

The psychology surrounding the 200 number is amazing to me because it seems a much bigger deal than saying you are over 300 pounds. It’s almost as if 300 isn’t shocking because if you let yourself get over 200 it is assumed you will eventually hit 300. 

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: NS Cranberry Orange Pastry, 1 oz. Low-Fat String Cheese, 4 cups Coffee w/6 tablespoons Fat-Free Creamer, 2 teaspoons Powdered Creamer & 4 tablespoons Sugar-Free Vanilla syrup – 280 calories
Lunch: NS Oriental Steak with Green Peppers and Noodles, 5 cups Butter Lettuce, 2 tablespoons Girard’s Light Champagne Dressing, 2 tablespoons Kraft Fat-Free Ceasar Dressing – 306.6 calories
Snack: 1 Nectarine, 1 Non-Fat Yogurt – 140.7 calories
Dinner: 1 Apple, 1 cup Brussel Sprouts, 1 oz. Low-Fat String Cheese  – 162.9 calories
Dessert: NS Double Chocolate Almond Cookie  – 150 calories

TOTAL CALORIES: 1040.2

EXERCISE:
None

I have been entering my weight on my driver’s license for years as 198. I finally feel like I will get there. I finally feel like I can get below that number.  My next milestone will be breaking 175. That was the lowest I got in my crazy eating disorder days and believe it or not I was actually quite little at 175. I had a lot of muscle because I was working out so hard then so I think my shape will be a bit different when I get down to that weight this time. But I will cross that milestone and this time I will actually be healthy and happy when I do.

Product Reviews:
* NS Cranberry Orange Pastry  – 130 calories
W.T.F.  Triple-D.  Disappointing, Dry & Disgusting. Thank God for coffee.
* NS Oriental Steak with Green Peppers and Noodles  – 220 calories
Meh. This was edible but it didn’t taste ‘Oriental.’  Are we even allowed to use that word any more? Anyway, the meat was tender and it had lots of veggies and a few noodles.  But the gravy just tasted like….gravy, to me. 
* NS Double Chocolate Almond Cookie  – 150 calories
Meh. Aftertaste! When you are first eating it you definitely get a yummy cookie vibe, then it turns on you and keeps turning on you for hours.  Would have had coffee but it was too late at night.

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