Thursday October 20, 2016
Total Steps: 13,634 ( walks only)
Total Calories: 1054
Water Intake: 64 oz
Weight Loss: 0 (-14.7 lbs loss total to date) didn't weigh
Ok so I'm a coward. I didn't weigh today. Just knowing the sodium content of the dinner I had last night made me shy away from the scale this morning. We'll see how it goes tomorrow.
I have 3 Nutrisystem breakfasts left. I chose the Nutrisystem Turkey Sausage and Egg Muffin. For my extra protein I shredded a stick of string cheese and tried (unsuccessfully) to melt it atop the sausage on my muffin. I should have known better given there is not enough fat or moisture in that cheese to help it melt. Well, I tried! (If you want to read more about why some cheese melts and others don't read about the Science of Melting Cheese). The flavor was pretty undetectable as well. I also had 4 ounces of V8 juice (low sodium).
I got a good walk in, my usual 58 minutes, about 7K+ steps. Now I'm back to my old habit of having a protein shake for my morning snack. I had my usual half of a Nutrisystem Nutricrush Shake.
Given I'm completely out of Nutrisystem lunches I dug around in my pantry and found a tin of sardines. I had 2 ounces with a slice of my Dave's Killer skinny bread. Later I sliced a tomato and ate that too.
I still had some cream cheese that has not molded so I slathered 1/2 ounce on a few lengths of celery. It made me long for the days when we used Cheeze Wiz out of a jar. For some reason I liked that stuff. I also liked that it came in little juice glasses you could keep. This snack would have been improved with some little pieces of roasted red peppers which I do not currently have.
I got a second walk in to more than complete my 11K for the day. As usual the walks cause back pain. Oh well, such is life. Someone at the gym the other day said "I'd rather wear it out then rust it out" and I liked that philosophy.
I got semi-creative tonight. I tried the Nutrisystem Thick Crust Pizza for the first time although I think it's just a clone of the Nutrisystem Flat Bread Pizza with one being round and one rather rectangular. This is a shelf stable item that you assemble by topping the crust with sauce and a packet of cheese. I jazzed mine up with a 1/2 ounce fresh Parmesan cheese, 1 slice of Canadian Bacon (aka ham), chopped mushroom and chopped red onion. I also add a sprinkle of Italian dry seasoning. Out of the box this would be pretty boring but it can be easily enhanced with anything you have in your vegetable bin. You could also do more of a hack and skip the packet of red sauce and spread on some pesto (if you have it) then your favorite toppings.
I enjoyed half of the pizza with half a package of the Nutrisystem Ravioli Formaggio (a frozen entree). I topped mine with a little of the shredded Parmesan I didn't put on the pizza.
I had one last yellow squash to use so I sliced that and pan cooked it, adding 1/4 ounce of butter at the end before serving. Very tasty indeed!
Above are the pizza components.
If you didn't add anything else to the pizza, this is what it looks like assembled. I did add the dried Italian seasoning over the sauce on the crust.
This is the little pizza assembled with some custom toppings ready for baking.
Just a little side note. Don't serve these ravioli in a bowl like I did. I just wanted to keep the sauce from commingling with my squash and pizza (yeah, I'm one of those, I don't like my foods touching one another). That all said you could not cut up the ravioli easily. I ended up eating everything else them dumping them out on the plate.
Given I had an eclectic but conservative meal I decided on the Nutrisystem Fudge Brownie. This is the shelf stable dessert I've had several times. I'm really shying away from coffee in the evening these days so I had it solo, followed by another 8 ounces of water.
I'm getting into the habit of drinking 64 ounces of water a day. I also try to make sure that by 12 - 1:00 in the afternoon I've had at least half of that water. I got plenty of walking in today and my calories were actually pretty low. Hopefully they'll be good news on the scale tomorrow morning. We shall see.
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