The Crazy Suburban Mom: You can't beat good cholesterol with a stick

Friday, January 13, 2012

You can't beat good cholesterol with a stick

When I joined  Nutrisystem I thought my weight was about the food... but not all about the food and I was right.  As an emotional eater;  Nutrisystem was an adjustment.  Food was what I used to take my mind off anything I didn't want to think about.  I'd while away hours looking at cookbooks, watching cooking shows, planning meals, and writing shopping lists.  I'd read the newest diet books and plan to start the following week; while eating what I couldn't ever, never, have again.


And there was the more damaging grazing when troubling thoughts arose, eating if I was out and passed a drive-thru that yummy smells were wafting from, and circling hors d'oeuvres tables at parties as soon as no one was around so I could take all I wanted with no one seeing.


The funny thing about all these strange behaviors is they take huge amount of time and I was using that time as a buffer; something that cushioned me against anything I considered painful or uncomfortable.  When I began Nutrisystem it was like my mind started twiddling it's thumbs and it was anxiety producing.  When you are used to eating every time you have a twinge of, What do I do? What do I say? What next?  Not eating in those circumstances produces some anxiety.


I've learned to fill those spaces.  I'm filling them slowly, but I'm filling them.  An example is last week I went through my clothes and got rid of anything I was wearing that didn't make me feel good and I even mean ratty things no one sees.  I got rid of some truly horrific underpants last week, y'all...


I also let go of some pajamas that, sad to say, all of my son's friends have seen.  Other things that are no longer with us are a denim skirt that should have left this world two years ago and a pair of pants that fit but looked a fright.  When I go to dress for the day several shirts (that I wore a lot) are no longer there and it's a good thing because even though I always meant to work on those stains and sew on those buttons, I never did.


I got rid of two pairs of boots that made my feet look like the QE 2 and half a drawer of socks that had many things wrong with them.


I did some replacement shopping too.  I was able to find 5 shirts, not one over $16 - all on clearance and I love them all to pieces.  I have plenty of room for them because I got rid of what wasn't working.


This was all very time consuming and I accomplished it over several days which works for me because if you're used to thinking about food all time, face it - You need another hobby!


Nutrisystem is always there if you're looking for something to keep you out of the fridge.  They have a very active forum on their website here,  blogs  and their facebook page is very active and SO supportive.


Oh, I almost forgot Twitter, they are very active on Twitter!

Nutrisystem  made a lot of positive things happen for me and I'm not just talking about getting rid of all that truly awful underwear although for everyone who has to look at me on the days when I vacuum but am too lazy to get dressed -- That is truly a gift and they thank  you too. 

  I had a physical last week.  My triglycerides are down to normal (108) and that cholesterol ratio doctors  lecture about endlessly till your eyes glaze over and you finally say, What?

Well, no one is haranguing moi; my brand new ratio is 3:1 and my LDL is 65.  


I  believe she used the word - "Great!" I understood why after googling it and thinking back I can't remember the last time I heard that word at a physical...


My weight loss is slow but weight loss is only one benefit of Nutrisystem Besides some new clothes that make me smile each morning, and some rockin' new underpants... I will never tire of hearing my Doctor call me great and face it, you can't beat good cholesterol with a stick.



If you want to lost weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem click HERE! or call 1-888-853-4689




If you want to have your steak and lose weight too; click the picture.

*This post was sponsored  by Nutrisystem who is providing me with the food and apparently great labwork!  and program materials in exchange for blogging. 




1 Comments:

Babes Mami 1/14/12, 2:01 PM  

Yay! I start soon and I can't wait!

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