Today marks the end of Week 8 on Nutrisystem. I did pretty well for an old, fat broad the first month, but I’ve stalled in the second, as far as any real difference in weight or measurements. To date, I’ve lost 12.5 pounds and 16 inches. I’m pleased to have any results at all, but I’m frustrated that my progress seems to have stalled. I’m fighting with the same 3 lbs.
One great thing about Nutrisystem is its online CHAT. Today I talked to Allison J. I explained my sad problem to her. She wanted to know what I ate yesterday, meal by meal. When she analyzed it, she said
- she noticed I was skipping my Power Fuel (PF) at breakfast. I admitted that I was skipping it, sometimes making up for it later in the day. I didn’t realize that WHEN you eat stuff – and in what combination – is very important for your results. (Today for breakfast I ate a Nutrisystem (NS) Blueberry Muffin, and then 2 tablespoons of Cashews).
- we decided that I was probably eating too much salad dressing during the day, since I eat it with my lunch veggies and also with my salad at dinner. I’ll cut WAY back on the ‘dip’ with the veggies at lunch and try to watch it better at dinner.
- she suggested that I swap ‘lunch’ and dinner’ entrees for a week and then get back with her next Thursday. I’m guessing that the dinners are higher calorie and that it might be best if I ate those during the day, rather than in the evening when I’m less active.
- she asked if each of my snacks (PFs and SmartCarbs (SCs) were at least 80 calories. I looked at my log on NuMi and found that my PFs were okay, but my SC was only 65 calories. She suggested that I eat 1-1/2 oranges, instead of just one, to bring the calories up. (Weird, isn’t it? – The idea of bringing the calories up.) I’m supposed to be eating 1200 calories each day, but I routinely came up with up to 200 short.
Thanks to Allison J., I now have several changes to try to see if this breaks through my plateau from Hell. Hopefully, by the time I report next week, the changes in eating will have wrought some changes in ME!