Nutrisystem Weight Loss Review ~ Week 4 #NSNation #spon
As I begin week 4 of Nutrisystem, I realize just how much I normally snack. It’s strange, because I would probably otherwise say that I eat healthy and I’m not sure why it’s so hard to lose weight. But, when scrutinized (or at least, when I’m actually paying attention!!) it’s plain and simple. Simple. Not easy.
Certain seasons of the year make me want to eat differently. For example, in the summertime I can’t get enough fresh veggies and fruit. But when it’s cold outside, the last thing I want is crisp, snappy lettuce. No, at that time I want hot chocolate or pasta! It’s like being a bear that prepares to hibernate. That extra layer of fat I’m storing must be some instinctual attempt to keep warm. Silly, huh?
But the worst part is it seems like every fun food-filled holiday happens when the weather is colder. Super Bowl Sunday got off to a good start. But then I found myself rationalizing. “Hey, I could have picante sauce – it’s just tomatoes and stuff!” While that’s true and it’s low calorie, the tortilla chips are NOT! Not. Even. Close.
And I drank “skinny margaritas” (and was so proud) except that when I drink – even a little – I rationalize even more, and subsequently snack even more.
Last week I told you about how sick my dog was. Well, he passed away Thursday morning (I knew I shouldn’t have said anything!!) 🙁 My husband, my little girl and I are devastated at the loss of our beloved Mickey Moo. He was a little black and tan “Min Pin mixed with something fat.” We adopted him from a high-kill shelter in Southern California. They didn’t know how exactly old he was, or what breed he was (they said “Chihuahua” which is just not possible). They thought he was 4 years old when we got him, which would have made him 9 now. Turns out he was more like 13 (according to the vet). He had a brain tumor, and thankfully was quite happy and healthy until the very end of this life. He struggled the last few months, but we were able to find medication that helped him be his fun-loving self until he died. I miss him so much. I find myself moping around… and I want to feed the emotional pain with something sweet or salty! I haven’t, but it’s eye opening to see how strong some of these triggers can be.
It’s with a sad heart that I let everyone know our Mickey Moo passed away on Thursday morning after a long (and courageous!) battle with cancer.
Micky dog may have been a “min pin mixed with something fat,” but he thought he was 4 feet tall. He was fearless and fiercely loyal. He took on a coyote about 4 years ago, and lived to tell about it. He survived one of this highest-kill shelters in southern California (ironically, we adopted him 6 years ago, yesterday). His time in the “big house” didn’t harden him though. If you look up “Best Friend” in the dictionary, it’s likely you’ll see this little guy’s picture.
He was such an awesome dog. A good boy. When we got him he would not stop running away. But within a few months, he was a super well-behaved dog that made other dogs jealous.
We loved him so much, and we miss him terribly. I keep “seeing” his tail wagging like crazy when I walk into a room. I see him jumping around excitedly hoping for a “TREAT” (a word you couldn’t say around him without producing something bacon-like!) I see him standing, face pressed against the car window as we drive to the cabin – because he knows where we’re going and can’t wait to get there one more time. I see him peeing on everything, twice, because it was his. I see him rushing like a mad dog to wake up his girl every. single. morning. Because she was his, and it was his job.
Rest in peace, sweet Mick. Until we meet again.
We also found out that my husband’s aunt, his mom’s twin sister, is very sick in ICU. She’s stable but not expected to live long. They’re doing tests to try to figure out exactly what’s going on. Not surprisingly, everything I’ve touched this week has broken – from our internet connection to the stastics that help me see how the website is running. Ugh. I kinda want to go to bed and try again next week.
I didn’t lose any weight this week, but I’ve lost another 2 inches off my waist. In looking through my free Nutrisystem app, I’ve measured myself a few times over the past two years. I was surprised to see my measurements didn’t really change, despite losing weight. So, losing inches right now is a good thing, and I’ll take it!
- I’ve liked almost all of the food so far
- Managing life, sadness, loss and losing weight; then maintaining a healthy weight for life, while life happens!
- I lost 8.5 lbs my first week! No loss this week.
- I lost another 2″ off my waist, added to .5″ off my thighs and chest, and 1″ off my hips, for a total of 4″)
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