Nutrisystem Day 27 - Dancing as Exercise

Nutrisystem Day 27 - Dancing as Exercise

Today's Nutrisystem Tips:

* If you’re going to be bumming around the house all day, make sure you have plenty of activities to keep your hands busy and out of the fridge.

* Dancing is fun exercise!

And now, here are the details of my 27th day on the Nutrisystem diet...

What I Weighed Today: 198 lbs. (8am)

Today was one of those weird days where I just hung out at the house all day. But I knew I'd be singing and dancing tonight. so I thought I'd spend a quiet day at home.  But then I kept thinking I wanted to do something.  Actually, I felt like I needed to do something. In the old days, I would have been thrilled to spend the day at home by myself because I would make sure I had something yummy to indulge in and then I would nap…and then wake up and eat again. 

Funny, but I am having emotional moments of missing the days of indulgence and self-medicating with food. "This too shall pass," I tell myself. Maybe, maybe not.  I am thinking that the “choosing” between temptation and health will be a part of my life forever. It will probably get easier but it will still be there. It’s easier to make those choices when you see results. 

The scale is finally dropping again and I am juiced. I made all the right choices yesterday (except the bacon cheddar cheese) and I was rewarded today. It wasn’t easy to make the right choices, either. The Whole Foods Market is where delicious food goes to birth more delicious food.  Some of it is healthy and some of it is just downright decadent.  You walk in and are assaulted with yummy from all sides.  I was proud of my restraint.

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: NS Garden Vegetable Omelet, 3 oz. Low-Fat String Cheese, 1 apple – 365 calories
Lunch: NS Roasted Vegetable Pizza, 3 oz. Low-Fat String Cheese – 330 calories
Snack: 3 oz. Low-Fat String Cheese – 140 calories
Dinner: NS Margherita Pizza – 190 calories
Dessert: None  – 0 calories

TOTAL CALORIES: 1025

EXERCISE:
Dancing, 2 hours

So now, with one day left on this plan I am joyful but worried. I will have seven days left to my own devices to eat what I want after 28 days of torture. After that, it's back to dieting, though at least it will be a different diet (which is what keeps me from suicide).

All kinds of questions are running through my head.  Will I put on weight during my week off, and if so, how much? Will I enjoy the things I used to enjoy? Will some of my favorites make me sick?

As happy as I will be to let go of Nutrisystem, it obviously works so now I’m afraid to go back to making choices for myself.  My friends have already filled my calendar with dinners and lunches. They’ve been waiting all month for my “eat week.” I also am going to drive up and see my mom for her birthday, which definitely means a copious amount of eating will be required.  Pray for me. Or dance for me. Or pray I keep dancing!

Product Reviews:
* NS Garden Vegetable Omelet  – 100 calories
WTF? Vomit, vomit, vomit!! I tried cooking this in the toaster oven to avoid the rubbery texture I got when I cooked it in the microwave.  OMG, after cooking it for ½ hour it was runny on the inside and I’ll be damned it that sh*t wasn’t rubbery on the outside!! 
* NS Roasted Vegetable Pizza & Margherita Pizza – 190 calories(each)
YUM! They hit a home-run with these.  They came with the frozen entrées so they were pre-assembled in contrast to the vacuum-packed version.  The crust was thin but still bready and even without much cheese rationed out to each portion it still managed to have enough to feel satisfying and be tasty.

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