Tuesday, November 9, 2010
My Life's Little Lessons: Part 2
Photo: Me in Melbourne, Australia at Rod Laver Arena, home of the Australian Open! (Feb. 2010)
Total Weight Lost: (since September 2009): 42 LBS!
Total Weight Lost on Nutrisystem (since November 2010): 2 LBS! (I'll take it!)
My Lesson: My body needs healthy food and nutrients to be strong everyday in my normal life, but especially during my workouts.
My Nutrisystem: I've lost 2 lbs in one week on the Nutrisystem program and it hasn't been much work. I'd say I've actually averaged about 2300 calories a day - a little high. My goal is 2000, but days are long and my workouts are hard! (She whines!) I love ANY and ALL of the peppermint bar products that Nutrisystem created. They are absolutely delicious. I recommend the Peppermint Cookie Patty, Thin Mint Crisp Bar or Mint Chocolate Crunch Bar. I stick to bars for breakfast, dessert and most lunches and then eat their dinners. I really love the Cheese Tortellini for lunch. I was bummed to find mass quantities of mushrooms in the Cheese Ravioli w Basil Tomato Sauce - not a fan of mushrooms at all but i love the pasta solo, without the sauce or with my own sauce. I would love it if it was a strictly a basil tomato sauce - I find the two giant ravioli pretty filling.
Words of Wisdom: Our bodies need the right kind of food energy to get through each day. Overeating, undereating or not eating right can really interfere with everything from brain and overall muscle function to my personal ability to kick it up a notch in spinning class. I had a tough day today and ate way too many homeade cookies I had made for a friend. Bad Kelly. Spinning for 60 minutes was agony because my body was trying to burn all that butter and sugar. If I had just stuck to my usual diet I would have been blasting through the ride.
Here are a few of my winning weight loss foods that go great along with Nutrisystem or with a regular diet: Low Fat Cottage Cheese, Deluxe Nuts Mixes, Apples, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Broth Based Soups, Mozzarella Cheese, Lean Sliced Turkey or Ham, Chicken Breasts and Salsa. More details and recipes to come and of course, as many fruits and veggies as you can get - I just named a few faves.
FTC Disclaimer: I am receiving the Nutrisystem program complimentary in exchange for my personal reviews each week.