Good Morning All!
I got up this morning, still happy from my TweetUp last night with a group of great gals, brushed my teeth, and stepped on the scale. Expecting to see weight loss by many pounds, I was shocked when I saw a 1.2 pound weight Gain?
I truly feel lighter so I am a little confused!
I started to think. Did I cheat? Sure, we went to dinner at friend’s houses over the weekend and at one, I did have 2 helpings of lasagna. Bu that was 7 days ago and – surely – did not cause a gain like that?
Other than that, I have been pretty good. Even having Salmon last night at my meeting.
And then I remembered that I am averaging about 3 hours of sleep a night. I have been very tired this week and very bloated feeling most of the week. SO I wonder if my lack of sleep and “full” feeling all week caused the number to go the opposite way of what I was expecting?
Or it could be that I am still forgetting to eat most days until almost lunch time? And even though I am only consuming about 1200 calories a day, I am consuming most of them in the later part of the day?
But then I started to think. 1200 calories. That is a very low number for someone who is as active as I am. And I know that sometimes if you eat too little, your body holds on to what it has.
I looked at my plan again and have to be honest. I am eating the Nutrisystem food all day… but that is all… most days…
I do eat a TON of raw carrots but all that does is put a little hop in my step.
I know I know… bad Lori, bad Lori.
I suppose my mind is still stuck in the “eat less lose more” mentality. And I have to shake that. Because we all know that good, healthy foods help burn calories and fat.
So here I go into week 4. A little humbled because I know that if I had done everything right, I would have lost, and praying that setting my phone alarm to remind me to eat every meal will make me eat when I am supposed to!
And promising I will get more sleep… because nothing is coming off if I do not get some sleep!
I continue to be amazed at the quality of food that Nutrisystem has to offer. And my kids know it is good too because every time I open a package, they swarm wanting to know if they can have some of my “diet” food!
Though this was an incredibly hard post to write – to admit I am kinda doing it all wrong despite the amazing support I get – I am glad I did. And this renewed understanding of the real reasons I need weight loss to begin with can only help me do better!
March is National Nutrition Month!!!
So this is the perfect time to get healthy with me and Nutrisystem!! You can join online HERE or call and talk to one of their awesome customer service reps at 888-853-4689!
**I am receiving Nutrisystem to try for myself and post back on. My opinions are 100% my own and all writings can not be duplicated without prior permission. Your experience with the program and foods may not be the same as mine.**