Calories eaten Thursday: 1652
Fat: 53g (30%)
Carbs: 79g (20%) (Damn, that seems high!)
Protein: 132g (33%)
Weight Friday morning: 146.6
Calories burned in exercise Friday: 0
I think my weight was down because I was dehydrated. I was so busy yesterday I did a terrible job of drinking my water. I drank a 20 oz. bottle of water before bed, but I don't think that undid all the wine I drank. So my weight is lower than normal, but it's just dehydration.
The Great Oatmeal Experiment, Part 1, March 2, 2007
What I ate: 1/2 dry Quaker oatmeal (5 minute type) with 1 cup Soy Slender chocolate soy milk
Food stat totals: 220 calories, 6g fat, 24g net carbs, 12g protein
First bite: 11:20 a.m.
Blood sugar before - 82
12:05 p.m. - 140 (Yike!)
12:20 - 117
12:40 - 78
12:55 - 92
This does not bode well. Even whole grains spike my blood sugar.
My shipment arrived today and I was thrilled until I opened the box. I specifically chose my foods to pick the lowest carb, highest protein options, and even selected the diabetic plan. But my free week - I think they TRIED to find every high carb food and send it to me! Are they trying to kill me???
I called about it but was told *I* had to pay for return shipping. So let me get this straight...I either have to let them slowly kill me with high carb foods, or I have to pay to send their IGNORANCE back to them. Wonderful choice.
It's even worse because the guy I originally ordered from TOLD me that he would give me my free week from the foods I'd already picked. Instead I received a diabetic carbohydrate nightmare!
I had to compare my original order with what they sent (that took a while) to weed out the foods that will kill me and the foods I can tolerate.
If this is how NutriSystem usually works then I will not be staying past the 2 months I'm committed to.
I am EXTREMELY unhappy with this so-called wonderful program right now. I'll start the program Sunday...well, at least what I can eat. But this is costing WAY more than I thought since I now have to sent a week of food back to them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, now that you all know how bad NutriSystem is, Friday was busy in other ways. I had another visit to the dentist. This one was for my tooth whitening. They advertise 1 hour Zoom whitening. What they don't tell you is the hour and a half of set up and clean up. They did a bunch of stuff to my teeth before, and after they had to take my teeth impressions to get me a bleach tray. I was in the office for over THREE hours.
The good news is that my teeth are a few shades lighter. They took a before and after photos and there is a definite difference.
After my dentist appointment Brad picked me up and we went to the health food store to buy Soy Slender. I also got some Walden Farms 0 calorie dressing. I was told not to drink anything dark like coffee, tea, or red wine for two days, so I also got some Hansen's soda since most don't have carmel coloring. Then we went to Office Max. Did I mention the battery in my pedometer died? I didn't? Well, the battery died so we went to Office Max to buy a new battery. They a two pack of batteries so I got that.
Then off to Safeway for cat litter and beer - heavy items that are hard to drag on the bus. There's a Starbucks in the store so I bought a small nonfat sugar-free latte for Saturday. I can't have coffee, but I figure the latte is light enough to be okay.
Then home to open and sort the NutriSystem box and find out what a nightmare diet they think is healthy for diabetics. Then Brad had to leave very early to go see another friend, a kid who can't be skipped out on for any reason (you know how kids are).
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