Here I am in my 7th week on Nutrisystem and I feel like I have taking two steps forward and then two steps back. Yet, this week was a good one. I lost a pound. Now that would usually bum me out, but considering I cheated like mad while on vacation, I figure I really lost about 3-4 lbs! So yeah me! I was totally scared to weigh myself, but did a little happy dance when I got off the scale.
I'm back on the program big time! Fashion Week is 2 weeks away and I have a lot of clothes to fit in to, so I am on the straight and narrow. There is nothing more harrowing than feeling uncomfortable during Fashion Week, trust me. You see stick thin models and well dressed fashionistas everywhere you turn. If there is ever a time I feel insecure it's these 2 weeks of the year. Yet, I'm feeling pretty good since people are telling me I look like I have lost weight! So I only expect to be about 10 lbs. from my goal weight by Fashion Week. Not the worst.
I even managed to keep on my diet last weekend when I went for Chinese food with the family. I ordered steamed vegtables and chicken with garlic sauce on the side (which I used very little) as well as some brown rice. I used chopsticks so I wouldn't over-eat. You know what? I was happy as could be. In fact, I shared it with the table. You know you are onto something when others want to eat your diet food.
Drinking enough water is still a problem for me. It's not that I don't like it, it's just that I don't have time to be running to the bathroom all day. TMI? So I am trying to force myself to drink all my water.
There are also a few Nutrisystem food items I'm obsessed with: Pancakes (I add fresh blueberries and use some sugar free syrup), the Fudge Graham Bar for lunch, the Cheese Ravioli with Basil Tomato Sauce for dinner and for dessert (my favorite and what I live for) either the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pudding or the Peppermint Cookie Patty. You must order these if you are planning to do the Nutrisystem plan.
-Lauren Dimet Waters
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