Day Four is over and I lost another pound, bringing the total to 5.5 pounds. I begin this day not sure if I will be able to make it. I know that this is the last day (thank goodness), but I have been so hungry.
Nutrisystem Cinnamon Bun Bar
1 cup fat-free milk
This little bar surprised me at how it really tasted pretty good. It is just so small and overall unsatisfying.
1 cup non-fat cottage cheese
1 cup sliced cucumbers
Not a bad snack. Cottage cheese does provide some satiety.
Nutrisystem Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar
1 cup low-fat yogurt
2 cups side salad
I was out of regular low-fat yogurt, so I picked up a small container of Greek yogurt. It was lower in calories than the one cup that is called for. I am getting to like having a small side salad. The peanut butter bar was okay.
1 medium banana
I was out of bananas, so I omitted this. (Confession: I ate the dessert shown below for my afternoon snack. What can I say?)
Didn’t see an extra salad listed? It’s because it is not. I cheated. I have been too hungry. I used about 3 cups of salad mix, several squirts of super low-cal dressing, and a little cheese. I guesstimate that it was probably 135 calories for the entire salad. Finally, a little satisfaction.
Nutrisystem Rotini & Meatballs
1 small whole-grain dinner roll
1/2 cup French cut green beans
My son had soccer practice at 5:30. That is such an awful time – not enough time to eat dinner before going and by the time we get home it is near 7 pm, a good hour after we normally eat. I grabbed the roll and ate it on the way to the soccer field. (This, Coach, is why my son was 10 minutes late. I apologize. It was my fault, not his. Not having shin guards on – well, that was his fault.)
I broke down. I couldn’t stand it. I felt like I have had nothing good to eat. I added those two pieces of fish that are pictured at the top of the photo. They were quite tasty, too. I think the rotini was decent. I was not a good judge of the flavor and taste because I was concentrating too much on eating the fish. To offset the extra calories from the fish I omitted the green beans.
The aforementioned brownie. It was decent.
So, now that I have hit the end of Day Five (and cheated!), what do I think about the diet? Well, it worked. Was it worth it? Yes, for the fact that I can still wear the clothes that I already have. Would I do it again? No, I would figure out how to do it on my own. It mainly comes down to calorie control and self-control.