As you know I began a new diet back in January (or as we like to say, a new lifestyle change), and since that time I have lost 13 pounds. I had already lost some weight and this is helping me to continue on my journey in developing a healthier lifestyle. It has not been easy considering I still cook ‘normal’ meals for my darlin’ hubby Rick, and those fried taters and cornbread fritters for Tami, Olivia and Rob. And even Madison has begun to eat right along with them, just smacking her lips at that good ole greasy food.
The Nutrisystem food (NS) actually tastes very good and very filling. I have never gotten hungry since beginning this ‘diet’. Because I am on the diabetic plan I get to eat six times a day – 3 meals, 2 snacks and 1 dessert. Sometimes I feel as though all I do all day long is eat, eat, and eat. And I enjoy every bite of their food, and am even beginning to enjoy drinking all that water. I also count all the times I have to go to the bathroom as part of my exercise for the day.
Today I received my third box of food and I knew that I had earned a little red ‘NutriBear’ for losing my first 10 pounds, but I had found that sometimes they will forget to send you the ‘bear’. I was all excited about getting my bear and afraid to open the box to see if it was inside. So I asked dear hubby Rick to check it out. And sure enough, he got a big grin on his face and announced that indeed the bear was right there. I was so proud to get Mr. Bear and you would have thought I was a kid at Christmas time opening a special gift. Who would have thought that a 61 year old woman would get so excited over a little bear. But to this woman it was something to be very excited about and very proud of because I have tried to lose weight in the past and it just didn’t work, but now I’m losing and in the not so distant future I’ll have to either alter some clothes or buy some new ones. The ones I’m wearing now are getting a little ‘baggy’. And I can already rub lotion on my feet without moaning and groaning.
Next time maybe I’ll have my 2nd bear, which will be purple, and I’ll be even more proud and excited.