Friday, June 8, 2012

One of these things is not like the others!

So, Try to guess which hamburger is mine, and which ones are Gene's.  Come on, it's not as hard as it looks.

So I thought I'd give you a little update on the weight loss adventure since I first let you know that I was going to give this stuff a try.  I decided to try nutrisystem for a few months because I felt like I needed a jump start.

This is an example of one of the dinner meals.  It's a "hamburger".  I have to put it in quotes because I'm not sure exactly how much is beef and how much is beef flavoring.


Most of the food is pretty ok.  It's not incredible cuisine such as Tavern on the Green, or say... Waffle House, but it doesn't make me want to vomit (well most of it anyway).  The hamburgers kind of amaze me.  They come shelf stable. 

Yes, you heard me.  shelf. stable.

Sounds kind of scary really but it's really not.   You get this little tray and you add boiling water to it.  In a couple minutes you have a hamburger.  I know a lot of people will wrinkle their noses at that, but I'm figuring there's a lot of guys (and gals) out there with an M16 strapped to their back right now that would seriously kick my ass for a "just add water" hamburger.  So I just tell myself to STFU and eat it.

Besides, I add ketchup and mustard and it's fairly ok.

Oh, and sometimes I throw it in the skillet with the real hamburgers for a couple seconds.  Helps a LOT.  Although it's not part of the plan.  Getting me to eat it and stay on it is a great plan so I do it.

Speaking of flexibility, I decided that I would take most weekends off.  That means that I'm not going hog wild or anything.  But if we go out for dinner I might have my salad with regular dressing instead of light.  I might partake of 2 slices of pizza (and a couple cookies like I did on Memorial day. Mmm).

I've found that if I just do the same thing day in/day out, my body eventually stops losing weight.  If I shake it up a bit, It keeps going down.  One of the plus sides to this is that a 4 week program will last me 5 weeks - so I save some dough.

So the grand total is....
I've lost 22 pounds!! eee!  About half of that was before I started NS a month ago, so don't get too excited. 

Having said that, I'm very happy with that number.  I have a long way to go yet, but the scale is finally moving (it really hadn't moved anywhere but UP for the past 8 years).

Gene has taken me clothes shopping not once, but twice (he's a keeper).  The pants I bought 3 weeks ago are almost too big for me now, and my "beginning" snug pants are unwearable.  My "skinny" capris that I bought last weekend - they're now just comfortable.

I'm kind of hoping at some point someone will actually notice.  I wanna say "come on DAMMIT, I see you every week, don't I look DIFFERENT?" 

So, nearly half way to my first goal of 50#.... where, Gene and I will be buying kayaks.

This should be entertaining.


Amy Jo said...

That's awesome Lana! Shaking it up a bit on the weekends is a great way to keep your metabolism from hibernating and then going into survival/storing mode so keep that up. Plus, little treats keep women sane! Lol. And definitely keep that Gene fellow, he seems to have his head on mostly right. ;)

Stephie @ Our Marriage Adventure said...

OK I wont deny your burger looks....well unburger like. But have you ever tried turkey burgers? They are pretty dang good with the fixin's! (Lettuce, tomato, ketchup...)

Mz-Cellaneous said...

Hey Stephanie...
I used to eat them but haven't for a while. These are pretty dang "ok" and included in the program. I'm going to try to stick with NS as long as I can tough it out. LOL. I did have to get some lean cuisines to fill out my dinners because some of the ones I got - super yucky.

Anonymous said...

Keep it up!!! And eat some real food, will you? I'll help you with that if you like. I don't need to tell you the NS is not a lifestyle (and I know you only wanted it as a kick start).

By the way... I have a challenge for you. I want you to run or walk a charity race with me. 5K. If we can't do it in person we will each pick a race in the same month that is close to us.

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