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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
NutriSystem - Day 4
Ok - MUCH better day today. I had always heard that the 3rd day of any major diet change (carb deplete, detox, etc) is the hardest. Judging by yesterday I hope that is accurate because yesterday SUCKED. I was very ready to quit, and in fact, "cheated" and ate 1/2 a banana around 9:30 last night. I just couldn't concentrate on anything else. Even watching TV was too much effort. Today is much improved. I can honestly say I didn't ever get ravenous the whole day.
NS Chocolate Chip Scone
Already reviewed the scone - still love it. Wish I had more. And note - no coffee this morning. Maybe that was part of what helped but I really did try and suck down the water today. I also slept with my humidifier on 45% last night to try hydrate some overnight.
Garden Salad (no cheese)
Light Ranch Dressing
NS Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar
I'm guessing having the large salad was part of the key today. After eating the salad (at lunch with a friend) I walked back to work and decided to have my NS item about 30 mins later - so probably an hour after I finished the salad. The PB Bar was not good. It wasn't horrid, but when I opened it (after having it in the fridge with my lunch), it had a VERY strong chemical smell. I almost didn't eat it (but who are we kidding). It literally smelled like vinyl - like the pages from an old photo album. After I got into it I guess I either got used to it or it warmed up and was ok.
Almost didn't even need this. Ate it on my way out the door of work at 4:30 just in case I would get hungry before I could get home and make dinner.
NS Stroganoff Sauce with Beef and Noodles
The NS entree was good. Really nice portion, lots of mushrooms and carrots, and the beef was not scrungy! I would definitely eat this one again.
Loved em last time. Love em now. They taste great and you get a ton of them in a pack. It doesn't feel like until you open it and start munching, but if you eat them one at a time they last a long time. I'm sitting here now totally satisfied and almost what I would say is "full".
Overall today was probably my best day hunger-wise and food-wise. I almost felt like a normal person. I did have "light" ranch instead of fat free dressing, but I accounted for it in my calories for the day and reconciled it with not having as many snacks later. The down side was that I only lost .6lbs at this morning's weigh in - even after having a horrid day yesterday. Bummer. But I knew at some point the mega loss had to stop. Unfortunately. So we'll wait and see what tomorrow brings!