Had a very productive sick day at home yesterday. I probably could have gone into work. I got the kitchen organized a bit, finding places to put a couple boxes that were sitting out. I also organized the area under the sink. I threw out a bunch of stuff in the freezer and got that organized. I went through my FitDay journal and cleared out a lot of the foods. If I need to add some back in later I can, but for now it's pared down quite a bit and it feels great! I pulled a bunch of my tax stuff together and began organizing the stack of papers sitting there. I even found a $40 check I had forgotten about.
I cooked and froze the extra-lean ground beef, and took the cooked chicken breast, individually packaged them in sandwich baggies, then put all the baggies in an extra large baggie and marked them. I found some more high fat stuff to give away - two jars of pasta sauce under the sink and a small jar of mayonnaise in the fridge. I brought them to work today and Brad snagged them.
I ate way too much yesterday, but today I begin anew with a planned out lower-fat, lower-calorie (and of course low-carb) menu.
Well, I finally bit the bullet today and signed up with NutriSystem. I went with the diabetic program since it is a bit lower in sugar than the regular program, something very important when it comes to the free meals they choose for you. I went to the Web site, picked 28 days worth of meals, and then called the guy at NutriSystem I talked to Saturday. On Saturday he said that if I sign up via telephone I get two weeks free instead of one (the second month also has a free week) so that's why I did it by phone.
I opted for the "pay later" option, which will give me the option of paying over time. If I'm careful with my money I could probably pay about $200 a month of the $300 program cost, so roughly 2/3. He did a quick credit check (which I guess I passed) and I'm good to go.
When I got the invoice by e-mail I saw that the guy had forgotten to apply my $30 coupon code to my order. I called back and talked to a lady and she said she could apply it to my next order, which is fine since I'm planning on giving this program at least two months and then I will see where things stand. I don't know if this will work, but I guess I am desperate. I should have the meals (35 days worth including my free week) by the end of the week. The guy I talked to said that he would make sure my free meals came from the choices I'd already made, but we will see. He couldn't get the coupon right, so I don't know if I can trust him in this.
I am not giving up the principles I learned on Atkins: sugar is bad, low-carb is healthy and gives me energy, protein is essential, and fat is not unhealthy.
During my bimonthly run into the City I stopped at Old Navy and bought another pair of jeans. I got size 8 because I will wear them again! They even had my favorite "just below waist" type. :) My umbrella got turned inside out and snapped in the wind, so I also stopped at Ross and bought two new umbrellas and a pair of sunglasses (my old pair broke ages ago). It was pouring rain when I got back across the Bay, so I didn't get to walk to work from BART.
Don't know if I will go to the gym or not tomorrow. With all the rain I really need to do something for exercise.
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