Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Not to deceive you I added half a fruit serving in blueberries. This pancake was super good! Then I had my other half of fruit serving in strawberries and my protein a scrambled egg. I normally would just have a big bowl of cereal and then be hungry 2 hours later. this kept me full till lunch. My chicken Caesar salad-
I added 1 oz of a chicken breast I cooked up myself to romaine and tomatoes. I fruit serving for plums is 2 so there they are. I had a carb to use from breakfast and I found the lovely feature "My additions" feature and added my low sodium pretzels. I didn't have any croutons so decided to use those instead and the nutrition info they had for what they entered for pretzels was way higher. I ended up breaking these up into my salad =) The dressing is pretty good. The consistency of their chicken was a little odd. The gel they had it in was really gross. Other than that I will get this again because it was a quick and easy meal.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I have this phobia of heating things in plastic so my little pyrex dish is the perfect size for most of these meals. There are 2 decent sized ravilois in there. I was excited to see sliced mushrooms too! You may think only 2! Hey too many of these is why we are overweight! Here is what my whole meal looked like.
Yes people this is everything that I was allowed tonight. Veggie,Veggie, fruit, nutrisystem meal, fat and carb. The purple container is my water bottle. I have been assuming that it holds 2 8oz water but it really holds 4! So I have really been doing well with my water intake. I always was a huge water drinker. I was told you should drink half your weight in water so that has always been my goal.
Well back to the food. I have to say this hasn't been one of my favorites. It wasn't bad it just wasn't that great. The sauce was really good but the filling in the raviolis was pasty dry. Thank goodness for the sauce to mask the powdery taste to it. I'm not saying I'll never order it again but I think the side dishes made the meal for me tonight.
Tonight I went with the fudge brownie for dessert.
Since I didn't have my dairy/protein serving for my snack this afternoon I had it with my brownie. This was good. I was a bit suprised by how tiny it was but I think it's becuase I was waiting for my chocolate fix all day and in my mind my brownie was bigger. Of course in the past my brownies were twice this size with ice cream on top.
So far I am seeing how Nutrisystem is not a diet. It's here to teach us that we can still have all the normal food we love, we just need to learn how to portion control. These meals show us exactly how much. Maybe it will get embedded in our minds by the time we lose what we need to. Plus it's making sure we eat the veggies, fruit, protein and dairy we need daily. It's making me eat more veggies that's for sure.
I havn't added exercise to the routine yet. I am letting myself get use to this for now. I don;t want to go overboard and then fall off. Baby steps....
Then for lunch I decided on try out the Bean and Ham soup. I went into this meal thinking it was going to be discusting! I am not a big ham eating person but I wanted to try something new. For my added protein I added some more of my hubby's lunch meat ham to it and a cup of strawberries for my added fruit.
Also a nice big salad-romaine, carrots, baby spinach, cucumber and leftovers from the kids lunch NSA canned green beans. Plus 2 tbsp ff raspberry vinegarette. I ended up dumping my strawberries in it.
After eating this lunch I felt guilty. Why? Because I was so full I felt like I overate like I usually do when I have pizza or any of the other bad choices that I made to get here. Yeah I am going to need a mental makeover through this all too.
On a happier note Biggest Loser tonight!
Monday, September 27, 2010
It was cheesy potatoes BUT I found a recipe to make it into a potato salad here. It was delish! I also had some baby carrots with it. I was going to refrigerate and eat it cold but I tasted it warm and it was fine that way so why wait? Of course afterwards my stomach started to hurt so I am hoping it wasn't that.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
ADDED: I saw what my weight was when I first started this page and was happy to see I hadn;t gained it all back. I was 267 and I am 257 now.....