Well, I've made it through week one. Was I perfect? Not even close. Did I still find success? Why yes I did!
So I'll just tell you. Last Saturday when I weighed myself, I weighed a whopping 254.6 lbs. To the best of my knowledge, that's the most I've ever weighed. But today, I weighed in at 248.2! I lost 6.2 lbs in the last week! I know it's probably all water weight since I drank a lot more water than I normally do. But hey, the water weight needs to go too. I'm still stoked about the significant start to my weight-loss goals.
I honestly enjoyed the Nutrisystem meals. All but one, that is.
I have to admit, I didn't love the breakfasts. I'm not much into sweets, especially first thing in the morning. And the breakfasts, though not bad, are all too sweet for me. I had four different kinds of muffins and three different kinds of breakfast bars this week. In the future, the breakfast bars have to go. But I can do the muffins. I've been adding a boiled egg to breakfast every day. I'll continue to do that.
I really enjoyed every lunch...except one. I had spicy kung pao chicken, three cheese chicken, cheese tortellini, a loaded baked potato, and white bean chicken chili. I loved them all... except the spicy kung pao chicken. I had to force myself to finish that one. But since there are so many lunch options, I don't have to worry about EVER eating that one again. I added green beans, zucchini, or yellow squash to each of those meals. I cheated today and had a Subway sandwich while doing my laundry at the laundromat...turkey on wheat with onion, green pepper, and tomato. It was lovely!
I LOVED every one of my dinner options. I had a thick crust pizza, lasagna with meat sauce, chicken Alfredo, Italian herb flat bread pizza, chicken pot pie, and rotini with meatballs. I had broccoli or cauliflower with each of these meals. I cheated one night and had food/snacks at our Relay for Life kick-off. But I tried to eat relatively healthy with fruits, veggies, and cheese.
This week was the Nutrisystem Fast Five week. I don't know if Nutrisystem does that with ALL first-time orders or if it's a deal they have going right now. But the menu is a little more stringent. And for my morning and afternoon snacks, I was supposed to do a chocolate shake. The morning one increases energy; the one in the afternoon battles cravings. Well, this is where I totally lost it. I had both shakes on Sunday, the morning shake on Monday, the afternoon shake on Tuesday, and the morning shake again on Wednesday. I am so freakin' OVER these diet shakes. I didn't touch another one all week. The supply they gave me should last until summer! Instead, for my snacks, I had a Babybel cheddar cheese in the morning and a small green apple in the afternoon.
I also drank 64 oz of water every day...except today. I need to be drinking more, especially once I start working out. But this was a good start for me. I have a travel mug that holds 16 oz of water. I give myself two hours to finish it before I fill it again. And I was able to keep up with that schedule this week with no problem. I initially intended to flavor the water with my Slim & Sassy oil. But I quickly got tired of that taste. So I flavored it with MiO. It's no-calorie and has several flavor options. My favorite is orange tangerine! I ended up putting my Slim & Sassy oil in a veggie cap and took it like a vitamin. Every time I filled my water bottle, I took another Slim & Sassy capsule.
As for workouts, I didn't do the ones I'd intended to do. I'm not sure why. I was really excited to get everything started last Sunday. But maybe this is better, to build up to 'everything'. I got some walking in. I did some dancing. Setting up for Relay was a decent workout. But tomorrow, I start Les Mills Pump. Monday, I start T25.
Oh, I took "before" pictures too. I was at work and took them in our huge wall mirror in the ladies room. I'm wearing regular clothes instead of tight, short workout clothes where I show a lot of skin. But I think it's clear that I'm obese. My plan is to take a picture every month. I also need to do my measurements. Perhaps I'll do that first thing tomorrow.