Nutrisystem: It worked for me!

Starting weight: 142
Current weight: 138.8

I lost 3 pounds during my first 7 days on Nutrisystem. Not bad, but not great either. I have learned so much on NS. I feel like I could cancel right now. In fact, I KNOW I could cancel right now. NS is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It told me what to eat and when. All the books I read didn’t help me. I will do NS for the month of June and then I’m cancelling.

I know what to eat. I know when to eat. I even know what to eat if I ever eat out again (hint: the boring stuff). I don’t really need NS anymore…but I do sort of like most of the food so why not do 1 more month? It’s probably not the best decision financially…

I don’t even get hungry on NS. Most days I don’t even need a dessert but I eat one anyway to get between 1,200 and 1,250 calories a day. After I go off NS, I will probably go up to 1,500 calories a day. I’ll eat more on days I work out.

The only issue I’m still having is vegetables. I eat about 2-3 servings of broccoli a day. How long before I get tired of that? I forgot how much I love cabbage so I will be switching it up once I go to the grocery store. Sometimes I’ll eat a tomato just to get enough servings in. I wish I liked more veggies. I’ve been doing okay with my water these past few days.

I said I wouldn’t do anymore estate sells. Uh, yeah. A men’s clothing store is going out of business. I could not resist. I’m going to do my first sale on June 6. Since my mom has is coming and she has other things to do, we will only be out selling for a few hours. So I will be going back solo very soon after that. I need to stay a full day. Some people won’t get there until noon and I’ll be gone.

I’m excited and desperate to get rid of this stuff. I have so much. I know I keep saying that. But it is soooooo much. Too much to sell in one day. I can’t even fit all of it into my car. That is a good problem to have…if I can sell this stuff. I will get rid of it somehow, of course.

Maybe I was more alone than anyone in the whole wide world. Maybe that was okay.

– Cheryl Strayed

I’m finishing up the book Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I guess some of this is a SPOILER if you don’t want to know anything about the book but I’m not giving anything away that isn’t in the beginning of the book. I don’t get it. I know people grieve differently. People are different. etc. etc. But I just can’t relate to her. Her mom dies so she does heroin, has a ton of sex, and hikes a hard trail? HUH? Why VOLUNTARILY put yourself through the the trail part? I just can’t relate. Life is hard enough. I’m not going to hike a trail when I’m in a fragile state. I would die if I lost my mom so I do get her grief. But her reaction to it…. I can’t relate.

Someone close to you dies so you decide to put yourself through more grief?? Yeah, that make sense. I’m missing something. This is the definition of making life harder than it has to be. I don’t have time for this ish. lol.

So I’m not really enjoying the book. I’m surprised so many people liked it. I find it boring. I bet the movie is good though.