I hate to report this because I had such high hopes for this week, but I did gain a pound.

It was a very stressful week here culminating with the putting down of our 2 year old black lab/ chow mix.   The evening I put her down, I realized that I had not eaten all day.  And I knew that the scale would not be kind come weigh in day.

All week, I tried to find time to sit down and call a dietician.  To no avail.  And then I realized that I was not utilizing another fantastic resource that Nutrisystem has for me.  24 hour a day email to a dietician!

I emailed her asking her what I have been asking myself for weeks now.  What is going on?  Is my eating schedule really that detrimental to my weight loss?  Should I be eating less carbs?  And on and on.

Within hours, I had a detailed, personal email back in my box addressing every issue and asking questions about other lifestyle changes that could be affecting my health.  Did I have any medical conditions?  Was I on any medication? And so on.

And then she went on to tell me that my gain this week could be water retention and to watch my sodium intake with my ad ins.  Oh?  Shoot?  I was adding salt instead of Mrs. Dash!  Could it really make that much of a difference?  I suppose if I add it to my continually erratic eating and sleeping schedule, it certainly could!

And this line in the email really stuck out, “Unfortunately there isn’t a magic bullet to losing weight, but staying consistent, eating at regular times and exercising is the surest way of promoting a healthier you.”

I started wondering if I was expecting the Nutrisystem foods to just take the pounds off.   Like, ‘OK, I’ll eat this every day and I will be thin!  Wala!”  It works a little, which is why I have lost 12 pounds.

No diet plan works like that all the time.

So, Lori, with an email dietician by her side and a new order going in tomorrow, now has a renewed understanding of what she is trying to do here!  I am not trying to get “thin”, I am trying to get HEALTHY!  And to do that I have to use all of the invaluable tools that Nutrisystem has to offer. And not feel bad that I need a little hand holding along the way!

Stay tuned.  It may not be this week, but it will be soon that you will see the numbers slowly reducing on one side and a more balanced, nutritionally sound Lori progressing on the other!

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