Joe and I have been talking for a while about my starting Nutrisystem, to try to get some weight off, and learning that we could purchase a gift card at Costco that would let me get the food for a whole lot less money kind of started everything off. We bought the giftcard, and I ordered my first five-week supply of food, last Saturday. It arrived yesterday evening.
Joe brought the box, too heavy to lift, into the house, and I opened it up. Neat little packages of colour-coordinated food filled the box. 35 breakfast items, 35 lunch items, 35 dinner items, and 35 snack/dessert items. All a little surreal. I read the planner and guides that came with the food, and learned what to add to the little dry-pack entrees to make a full meal.
Last night I dreamed that I was an anorexic with multiple personality disorder. One of my personalities was anorexic, and refused to eat anything larger than a small morsel of food at any given time. The other personality was desperately trying to save my anorexic self, and was also, for some odd reason, trying to find fondant to make a dachshund-shaped cake. The two personalities ended up merging in the end, and all was well.
When I dragged my lazy fanny out of bed this morning, I got up and ate breakfast: a blueberry muffin, some blackberries, and some rice milk with protein powder. Joe insists I take the protein powder every day.
Anyway, the food was good, I’m satisfied, and really optimistic that this will work.
It doesn’t exactly follow the plans I’d made for the next few months, but I have to admit that the convenience of just grabbing a colour-coded package and having it along with some fruit and veggies will make it more likely that I’ll actually stick to this for a while.
Now I’m off to the grocery store, and then to do a litle cleaning. Very little cleaning. Because housework makes me ugly. 🙂