Thursday, June 23, 2011

More Nutrisystem info...and a little shoe/tat porn as a side dish.

I thought I’d give a little more detail about what my normal day looks like on Nutrisystem so you can see if it’s something you would like or not. I’ll map out two days. Seriously – this is boring stuff – but someone might want to know so I’m putting it out there. 

Day 1

NS breakfast muffin
Dairy or protein – 2/3 c. of cott cheese
Fruit – apple
NS lunch – fettucini alfredo
Dairy or protein – cheese stick
Veggie – carrots
Dairy or protein – 2/3 c. cott cheese
Fruit – orange
NS supper – deep dish pizza
Veggie – lettuce/spinach salad w/ ff ranch dressing + 6 croutons
Fruit – strawberries – 1cup
Fat – unsalted peanuts
NS dessert – nacho crisps

* 9 glasses of water (pre-NS – I drank ONE if that)
*Add 4oz of Mt. Dew
* first day in a long time I haven’t fallen asleep at work

• Total cals for the day = 1167.4

Day 2

NS breakfast bar
Dairy or protein – 2/3 c. of cott cheese
Fruit – 15 grapes
NS lunch – choc pb bar (YUMMO!)
Dairy or protein – cheese stick
Veggie – carrots
Veggie – celery
Dairy or protein – 2/3 c. of cott cheese
Fruit – strawberries
NS supper – burger on whole wheat bun w/ ½ pc provolone cheese
Veggie – lettuce on burger
Fruit – skipped
Dessert - skipped

• add 4oz Mt Dew
• 10 glasses of water
• add 1tsp ketchup
• slept GREAT (which I never do)
• 45 mins on treadmill

* Total cals for the day = 1037.5 (burned 263 on the treadmill)

And here’s the thing with the 2nd day. I could have had another fruit AND a NS dessert but I just wasn’t hungry. And I could have eaten tons more veggies as they are basically unlimited but the only veggies I eat are spinach and lettuce, carrots and celery. (I told you I was picky)

Side note:  regarding fruits and veggies.   Tonight Rambo and I went to the grocery store.  I kid you not - the ONLY thing in our cart was fruits and veggies.  Cucumbers, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, lettuce and carrots.  I was actually proud to put my stuff up for the lady to check me out.  Also note I’m a girl that can eat the same things every single day and be a happy camper. If you give me variety my tastebuds want more variety and more new things and I eat too much. Give me the same thing and I know what to expect and I’m in control.

Some people hate having the same thing every day…but I’m okay with it. My protein, dairy, fat and veggies/fruit will be the same things every day. Once I find which meals I like, you’ll probably find me eating the same couple of meals over and over again each day. I may order 28 deep dish pizzas for suppers for next month. You never know!

So there you have it! You basically get a list of acceptable fruits, veggies, proteins, dairies and fats and the serving size and you pick from those and put them in your day where they say. Keep in mind if you’re a man you add TWO carb options AND an extra snack to every day. Damn them and their penises.

See what I mean about having food from nearly every food group? I feel like when you are done with NS – that’s a good thing because it’s not like Atkins where once you begin to eat carbs again – all the weight comes back instantly. You ARE already eating all the food groups.

And listen – before I started NS – I never ate a fruit or veggie to save my ASS. I knew I should but I didn’t want to and now that they are the only thing I have to shop for or put in a Ziploc or care about – I can do it. Before they were too much work to add to everything else I had to cook. Not worth the effort. Now they are my only effort. So if this gets me in the habit of craving and wanting veggies – GREAT.

Rambo is having trouble eating everything he is supposed to too. He’s just not hungry. For him – because he eats WAY more veggies than me – when he makes a salad he can add cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, onions, etc etc so by the time he’s done with the salad, the NS lunch or supper is about all he wants. Yet the plan says he could eat a carb, a fruit, more veggies, a fat AND a dessert.

I have to say I’m confused by this. I don’t get why I’m not hungry or dying for some sugar. I used to eat candy A LOT – and soda (prob 2 a day) and just crap. Chips, pizza, desserts – whenever and in whatever quantity I wanted. I never stayed below 1200 cals and I was always hungry it seemed. It’s so weird. I just feel full and calm.

I think it’s just that I feel like I have control – I know what my choices are. They are clearly defined. I don’t put together a frozen pizza just because I don’t feel like cooking and it’s fast. It’s not necessary anymore.

Hmmm – hard to explain but let me just say – this is odd. I’m a high quantity eater. And yet I’m fine.

It’s completely mind-boggling and Sheniqua is pissed off in the worst way. I finished Day 3 and I’m down 5 pounds so far.

Holy spicey buffalo giblets right?

Oh here's a pic of the peanut buttter lunch bar.  Freaking turdfiddles - it's like a candy bar it's so good!

I had the flatbread pizza for supper. 
Yup - pretty sure I'm gonna order about 20 of those for supper next month. 

Also - just so my blog hasn't become ALL about food...I give you ME loving the placement of my newest Drazil (lizard) tattoo.  (minus the scaly peeling skin cuz it's still healing)

I wore snakeskin shoes today and Draz was right at the edge of them - peeking out taunting me.

Excuse the wanky position of my feet. 
I was sitting in my office trying to hide my camera flash when I took these.

This was my first tattoo that I didn't pre-plan or think about for months.  I decided in 5 minutes where and what - so the chance for regretting it was pretty high. 

These snakeskin shoes sealed it for me today though.  I love it and the placement!!!

Who says an over-bearing, OCD, hives ridden, no liking change kinda girl can't be spontaneous??


Ronnie said...

Thanks for the info!
And still loving the lizard tat, it's too cute for words, especially the placement. :)

Dawnya said...

NS sounds like a good thing for you. I think I will look into it for my mom. I wonder if they have a plan for diabetics. She needs more structure.

That lunch bar looks yummy.

Cute shoes and the tat is perfect for you.

Andrea Brooks said...

Cute tattoo and shoes!

Hippo Nymph said...

Thanks for all the great NS info! Love the new tattoo!

Banded Mommy (Angie) said...

Ohh the tat porn. I should send you the one on my foot... it takes up almost the whole top of my foot. Its two sea turtles. It represents my son and I. I LOVE it and will always love looking down and knowing what it means to me.

Laura Belle said...

Ummm. I want your shoes. Now. Shocker, I know. But I do. And I even want a little foot tat like yours. Can I just be a little like you all the time. (ok, a little stalkerish, but it's cool, just showing my love.)

So glad the NS is working out for you!! I think it's so great that you actually FEEL great, getting good sleep and energized! Yippee for eating healthy!

Losing It said...

Love. Those. Shoes.

Rachellabelle - My Hips Don't Lie said...

5lbs already! Wow, I can see why Sheniqua is pissed off. You rock!

Loving the shoes!

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Drazil, Good for you on the weight loss and for sticking to the plan. All those veggies have to be good for you. I think you are probably feeling fuller because NS is soy protein based and protein is so filling. It sounds like you and Rambo are doing great with this. I'm so pleased for you.:)

Amanda said...

Sounds like it's working well for you! Told ya the pizzas were good :)

I tend to eat the same thing over and over again myself, and like you I seem to find it keeps me on track better. Too much variety and I lose it. Kinda like at the Father's Day brunch I went to this past Sunday (oops).

Cat said...

I bet the low hunger/calmness etc is because NS follows the glycemic index and making sure most of what you eat is going to keep your insulin levels all nice and stable.

Sorry - I'm drooling over your shoes and holy crap, how cute is your little Draz? /love love

Justawallflower said...

Thanks for all the info!

I also LOVE the tat. I think it is such a part of who you are, and what your doing to better yourself, that you'll never regret it! I'm getting another on my food too! If not before Chicago, then while I'm there. I'm definitely getting one there tho.

bbubblyb said...

Loved the shoes and the tat, I need some style tips from you :) All the talk of nutrisystem makes me want to try it but I'm cheap lol.

PS_Iloveyou said...

Loving the shoes and new tat!!

And all this food talk has made me hungry for lunch and its only 10:30! Is the nutisystem expensive compared to regular shopping? Did you already cover that and I missed it? Don't throw a shoe at me if you already did... on second thought ... what size are you? THROW BOTH!!

Bodacious Boomer said...

Very chi-chi zapatos kiddo. Way more stylish than my Crocs flip-flops.

Good luck on your new plan. It sounds like it's working for you.

Jess said...

Love the new tat! It's too cute! I have a tat in the same spots on both of my feet. Go tattoos!!! woo hoo!

~Lisa~ said...

Sounds like NS is working for you, that's soo good to hear!! I love, love, love those shoes too! They bring out the best in the lil' lizard!

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Sexy mama with the sexy shoes! Love em!

vickyd said...

I love the shoes (although I would probably fall flat on my face in them) and the tattoo is adorable!

Kelly said...

Hey sexy lady - love the shoes, love the tat! Next time, how about a pic right after a much deserved pedicure? Glad to hear you're liking NS.

Laurie said...

I came for the tat and shoe porn, LOVE!

Raven said...

LOOOVING that tattoo!!! love love love. I have seven and want at least two more. Haven't regretted any YET.

I need to do Nutrisystem. I have lost of lose, and I could SO DO with eating that menu above! I love veggies, could live off them, not a fan of fruit. Ok, so my favorite foods EVER are tomatos and avocados but those totally seem like veggies to me! GOOD LUCK!!!

Clumsy said...

Love the tat....My foot is covered in tats, I have great respect for you my friend, feet tats hurt! Very cute!