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Friday, November 20, 2009

It's a Good Thing

Nutrisystem is providing me the Nutrisystem food free of charge for my weight loss journey. The compensation received will never influence the content of my posts. No other form compensation has been offered or given.


This week I been been lazier than sin and not exercising as much as I should. I have been really unmotivated to get my lazy ass up and exercise. I have also been really busy with my review blog. But I know, I know, no excuses.

But it is a testament to the Nutrisystem program because I still lost weight. I am not down a full pound this week and I am not sure why. I thought I was doing really well and did follow the program but maybe it is the lack of exercise. I don't know. Then it could be my crappy $10 and 10 year old scale or the Evil Wii Fit Plus is screwing with me. I don't know but every week that goes by and I don't gain weight is a week I celebrate.

I think it really comes down to the calorie counting and eating less. I have started to realize that we eat a lot more than we really need too. I notice when I eat out now, I can't finish my whole meal nor do I want to. Whereas before I would shove every last piece into my greedy fat mouth. Now, at least, I think twice about eating the whole meal.

I think it goes to show that we get conditioned to eat more because of the portion sizes we get used to. When I watch news programs on the fattening of America, I have to hang my head in shame and say yes I am guilty of being a piggy girl. There are no excuses either. I mean, in my case, I love food. I love cooking and eating. If I could eat a chocolate cake with ice cream on top every day, I would. But I am learning that I can eat what I want if I eat less of it.

Honestly, I think if I followed the program to the letter, I would have lost more weight by now. But I also think that I would have felt like I was missing something especially since there were events in my life the last few months that required me to go off the program. I do believe by allowing myself to eat out and sometimes eat what I cook has helped me stay on the program and continue the weight loss. I don't think I have felt like I am being deprived of anything during this process.

Somehow at this point, I am feeling pretty confident that the weight I am losing will stay off. I can't promise that but the slow weight loss and integration of "real" food along with the Nutrisystem food makes me feel that once I am off the program I can continue losing or maintaining the weight.

I have to tell you that I got new Nutrisystem foods to try this month!!!!! I haven't tried all of them but I got some good stuff. The other day and I am digging through my box of food for breakfast and pulled out a cinnamon roll. Yep folks a teeny tiny cinnamon roll but it was a cinnamon roll, nonetheless. And while it wasn't a Cinnabon cinnamon roll, this baby was pretty darn tasty. I also got blueberry and chocolate muffins. Delish! I also got new lunches and dinners.

The variety of food makes it so much easier to stay on the plan because it gives you the feeling that you are not missing out on anything. I am thrilled I got the new stuff to try. I can't wait to try the other new foods.

So that was my week. Not the results I wanted but I can't let the slow weight loss get me down. As long as I keep losing, as Martha would say, it's a good thing.

2 comments:

  1. You know, I think you're doing this in such a realistic way that it will carry on beyond the program when the day comes and you go off of it.

    I think it's important to learn how to eat in moderation while still enjoying those tasty treats. It's when you start to deny yourself that it all goes south.

    Yay you!

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  2. Good job. Don't be down on yourself tho, if it's "work" then at some point it's going to be a struggle. The fact is tho, that it is working and so, that something to celebrate and help reaffirm that you are doing the right thing.

    Be well!

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