Week 2 came and went and here I am, starting week 3.
Status? Down a total of 11 pounds! So, for those of you doing the math, 7.6 pounds the first week and 3.4 this week. I struggled with eating the dinners this week as it neared the end and that had an impact.
Calorie wise, I struggled to get much over 800 calories because frankly, those shelf stable meals are from Satan himself. And I’ve still got some to go. I mean, having them once was manageable (for some of them). But others? Man, I nearly lost it.
I haven’t measured inches lost – that has to wait a couple more weeks.
I’ve got some exciting updates to share tomorrow though for today’s day. But, you gotta come back tomorrow to read those! (See what I did there? Now, how do I make you all comment and interact?)
So, what’s next? 2 weeks of FreshStart down. I said I was going to do 3, but I’m going to move off this one to try and get some more calories down. I’m starting to feel lethargic, but yet I still seem to not be able to go to bed or sleep. It’s like struggling with insomnia for the first time in my life.
So now that I’ve switched off FreshStart and onto Nutrisystem, what does my meal plan look like?
So glad you asked!
- 9:30 AM – Nutrisystem Breakfast Entree + 1 PowerFuel. (More on these later)
- 11:00 AM – 1 PowerFuel
- 1:30 PM – Nutrisystem Lunch Entree + 2 veggies
- 4:00 PM – 1 PowerFuel and 1 SmartCarb (More on these later)
- 6:30 PM – Nutrisystem Dinner Entree + 2 veggies
- 8:30 PM – Nutrisystem Snack
That’s supposed to be a 1200 calorie intake, not counting veggies. Veggies range anywhere from 30-100 calories, so you’re looking at roughly 1500 calories max.
So here’s what I did for Day 1:
Turkey Sausage Muffin and Celery with Barney’s No salt/sugar Almond Butter
So, let me be clear that the almond butter tasted like
absolute hell boring almonds. Y’all listen. I know I’ve got a sweet tooth but it’s ridiculous how bad it is and I’m noticing it. Food is BORING without sugar. I mean, how do you EAT this crap? I’m so so so proud of myself for eating it though. I mean, let’s be honest. It wasn’t great. But, I feel satiated after eating. I don’t feel hungry or heavy like I used to after eating my normal food. I feel like I have a decent amount of good energy and my stomach feels good and not bloated or distended. I mean, I do feel good. I just literally am not fond of the food choices. I want something more exciting. Like pizza or vanilla iced coffee. Or Chick-Fil-A chicken breasts. But the reality is, I know I would probably be sick if I ate it. I don’t think I could process the grease.
For morning snack, I had my Chocolate FreshStart shake, nothing else. I liked it better when I had veggies during this time, so I may add that back in later.
Oh yeah, baby. Pizza time!
I mean, more like a Hot Pocket. But, this was DELICIOUS! By far, my most favorite entree so far. Can I just eat these, for like every meal?
If you like Pepperoni Pizza, this is a great option. It’s not a true pizza or a hot pocket with tons of pepperoni, but it’s good. I mean, like really good.
For my afternoon snack, I had packed 1 cup of grapes and 2 tbsp of unsalted almonds. By this time, I had suddenly realized how many calories I had for the day and how many meals I had left (2) and started to panic. I had like 350~ish left. What in the world? Where did my calories go?
I don’t care for unsalted almonds and the only grapes we had were cotton candy ones for our kids (which, y’all, these are gross). So, I hate half the grapes and half the almonds.
I didn’t even want to think about it. I had two more shelf stable meals. The rotini from hell and the chicken alfredo I had not yet had.
I know, I’m beating a dead horse here, but.
Seriously, I’m not putting ONE MORE THING in my mouth that can outlive me. First, it smelled absolutely hideous – so bad I wanted my mom to be miserable with me and I called her up and told her how I wished she could smell how bad it was. I took a few bites. Then, fed that junk to the trash can. (My son even knows how much I hate it because he literally apologized to me for ME having to eat it. What a guy, right?) .
PM Snack I couldn’t even get down. I was over the MRE and quite frankly, this snack at 8:30 thing isn’t going to work for me. I’ve got to figure that out.
Oh, on a side note, every 10 pounds you lose, you can get a bear or a band. I can’t wait!
More on that later, too.
Anyway, I promised to post – and it’s weigh day..so, you can’t beat that! Until tomorrow…
Well done on a great weight loss, and for trying with the food!
Thanks! I’m finally done with shelf stable, too! It should get better from here!
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fingers crossed 😀 good luck