I just finished week 8 on Nutrisystem and I want to be honest with you. I did not lose a pound. In fact, I went to BlogHer and gained 4.6 pounds. So, to recap I was at 235 last week when I weighed in on Nutrisystem and now I am at 239.6. I am not happy about this but I wouldn’t trade my last week in Chicago for anything, not even 4.6 pounds.
Now, I don’t know if it was from the constant noshing on finger foods that never seemed to fill me up, the lack of my daily intended runs, the lack of sleep, the extreme stress or perhaps, just perhaps, it was the consumption of cocktails. Any way you slice it, I did not follow the program and I definitely am paying for it. This is a setback. In 5 days, I gained back what took me 2 weeks to lose. You do the math. Those finger foods with champagne were definitely NOT worth it.
I learned a very valuable lesson; the program doesn’t work unless you follow the program. You can’t think that you can eat whatever you want and still lose the weight. There has to be discipline, portion control and exercise and unfortunately, no alcohol. I knew when I was drinking a “real” coke and eating cupcakes that it was not the right thing to do but after a day of running around the expo and to sessions, I was famished and I would have eaten just about anything set in front of me. This was bad planning.
I followed the program by eating grocery add-ons at breakfast and lunch. I did not bring my meals because I had no way to prepare them. I made healthy choices; salads, lean meats and lots of water but dinner usually ended up being rich h’orderves and glasses of champagne. I also was up late nights and would get famished and eat just about anything I could get my hands on after midnight. Just ask the 3 mini cheeseburgers I wolfed down at CheeseBurgHer. I was so hungry that it’s a miracle someone didn’t lose a digit.
I am in no way holding BlogHer responsible for how I ate last week but I will tell you that I fell right off the Nutrisystem wagon and square onto my ass. I went to BlogHer stressed out and that made the previous week’s loss minimal but completely going off the program with wild abandon, well that proved to me that to lose weight you have to change your habits or in the end, it will all be for nothing. If I lose all the weight I intend to and then go off the program and start eating food that is bad for me, stop working out and stop controlling my portions, I.WILL.GAIN.IT.ALL.BACK!
I hate that I gained weight this past week but I am glad that I learned my lesson now; instead of after losing it all and gaining it all back. So, I’m off to reboot my Nutrisystem; back on plan and trying to recover from this flu bug I contracted. Hopefully, by this weekend, I will be able to do some cardio again.
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