End of week 1 on delivery
Friday, December 18, 2009
Overall, I'd say this experiment with eDiets Delivery has been pretty good. I had to get used to the portion sizes, because they seem very small, even for someone who has been eating close to this calorie range. It does make me wonder if I've been completely honest with myself about my own measuring and serving sizes in the past. I have a big bin of salad that I keep in the fridge and I eat that when I don't feel full or there aren't enough veggies in the meal.
The flavors of the foods are appealing to me, and the variety has been interesting. It's a bit like going to a new restaurant every night and not knowing what the chef's special will taste like. The only totally nasty things to me have been a problem because of packaging or my own personal taste (peas and pearled onions--Ick). The packaging issues do bother me because when they do dumb stuff like put a pita on top of a pickle, you get a soggy pita that you can't make a sandwich with. I'm going to try not to order many more pita meals until I see on the eDiets board that they've resolved this packaging issue. All they need to do is stick the bread in a ziplock, for heaven's sake.
The best news of all is I'm down 1.2 pounds this week! That's the first real loss I've posted in months, so the eDiets thing seems to be working for me. Next week I get my test results back to see if my doctor has identified any metabolic issues that make it necessary for me to eat so few calories (I'm down below 1200 to actually lose--no wonder the portions seem small!) to lose anything and why my weight loss has stalled for so many months. If she finds some "fixes" then maybe I can ease up on the calorie restriction. Wouldn't that be a nice gift for the holidays?