Sunday, March 11, 2007

Week 1 Weigh-In

Start: 154
Week 1: 150 (-4)

Calories eaten Thursday: 1564
Fat: 36g (21%)
Carbs: 119g (30%)
Protein: 120g (31%)

Calories eaten Friday: 1314
Fat: 26g (19%)
Carbs: 106g (34%)
Protein: 78g (25%)
Weight Friday morning: 144.4
Calories burned in exercise Friday: 283

Weight Saturday morning: 144 (10 pounds lost!)
Calories burned in exercise Saturday: 0

Weight this morning: 150 (back up again)
Calories burned in exercise today: 227

Don't forget to not just set your clocks back today, but also the clocks few people think of - like the one on your digital camera.

The weekend was okay. Brad and I went walking Friday and then hung out at my house. He came over Saturday afternoon, too, but when I asked him to set my VCR back to where it was before we fiddled with the DVD he couldn't do it. He worked at it for hours before finally getting it. Kind of ruined the whole evening. :-p

I was a bad girl Saturday. After getting all the way down to 144 on Saturday morning I was back up to 150 today - yep...a six pound gain in one day. The whoosh fairy came and visited and then left again. :( I hope she comes back this week. I'm just going to change my ticker on Sunday since that is my highest weight of the week.

I ate three homemade tacos last night on high fiber tortillas. Bad idea - way more fiber than I can handle (with the predictable effects today) ;), not to mention the calories.

Made it to the gym today, but I am wiped out. Hopefully it's just the time change messing with me.

To address a couple questions:
Will NutriSystem be a long-term diet for me? No. One, I can't afford it (I'm going into debt just to do the two months I decided on, and two, I don't believe an ultra-low-fat diet is healthy long term.

Is this a lifestyle change for me? No, it's just a diet. I'm sure I can learn things from it that I can incorporate into my maintenance plan (more low-GI carbs, less fat, portion control), but NutriSystem is a diet to me. Maintenance will be closer to Atkins maintenance. I have learned too much about fat and carbs the last three years to ever make such a low-fat diet a lifestyle. Carbs aren't necessary; fat is.

I'm taking pictures of some of my NutriSystem food. I'm linking it in reviews if there's a picture. Here's the Flickr set.

More NutriSystem food reviews:
Hearty Beef Stew - A little small for a dinner, but very filling for its size. This will be a keeper for me.

Chocolate Crunch Bar - Tasty, but way too much sugar. If I ate this everyday I would break out. This was a "free" item I won't get again.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes - Very good with a few extra sugar-free chocolate chips tossed on top. Delicious, but a bit high in carbs. I will not order it again, though. My fasting blood sugar was 78 and about 45 minutes after eating the pancakes (about 22g carbs) I was up to 119. That's a jump of 41 points. Not good. I won't order this again.

Honey Mustard Pretzels - I don't like pretzels, but I liked these. Something I will buy again.

Tuna Casserole - Nasty. Bland and way too much gravy. Very little tuna, noodles, and vegetables. I will not buy this one again. Yucky!

Chocolate Shake (dessert) - I had this for breakfast and it was okay. It works as a dessert, but the similar one marketed as a lunch isn't enough food for a lunch. It mixed well. I may order one with my second order. Not sure.

Here's a cool way you can help out shelters in your area. I just found this through Snopes, and Seventh Generation is a good company.

donate sanitary products to shelters in your area

Think about it. Women in shelters need sanitary products just as much as any other woman.

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1 comment:

Arthur_of_Old said...

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