Week 4 on Nutrisystem #NSNation Program

This weekend I went on a little trip to the beach to hang out with the fam, and I knew I would be led into temptations of eating unhealthy if I didn’t pack along my Nutrisystem food. We did end up going out to dinner at Sizzler and I made sure I checked over all the calorie information, as well as what I shouldn’t and should stay away from there. Obviously the deep fried onion rings were a no-no at the salad bar area. So I decided to go with the unlimited salad and had everything that I could remotely think of as being healthy with about 2 tablespoons of ranch. For some reason they did not have light anything. I also ended up having grilled vegetables along with 1 Malibu chicken. Normally I would have ordered 2 before this diet, but I knew I needed to continuously control my portions in order to see results, plus, 1 of them was about 330 calories, so I figure adding in the salad and vegetables I am probably pushing around 500 or a little more for dinner. This was acceptable to me and was a much better option than putting in over a thousand calories a meal from a fast food restaurant. Have you seen their new menus with the calories listed beside them? Wow, that was a real eye opener for me. Now I know why I have gained 40lbs over the last 6 years.
The next day, we were all out shopping at the outlet mall and got a bit hungry, so we decided on the McMennamins there. I knew they would have options for me to eat without feeling guilty so I went ahead and tagged along. I ended up choosing the half turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, which had purple onions, a slice of Swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce and a little bit of cranberry relish with a side salad. It was delish! I figured after getting home, my scale was going to read that I was a pound or two over, but I was wrong. I woke up to 1.6lbs loss for the week and I am thankful that my dedication to this has changed the way I think about food. I have the willpower to say no to greasy pepperoni pizza, even though it may be cheaper or taste better, but I will not sacrifice my body anymore to indulge in high calorie, bad food.
Favorite Nutrisystem Meal: Carrot Cake (Almost as good as the real thing)
My Least Favorite Nutrisystem Meal: Biscuits & Gravy Mix (way too bland)
Starting Weight: 5’11” @ 230.8 (hate admitting to that)
Current Weight: 219.4
Week 1 Loss: 6.4lbs
Week 2 Loss: 1.8lbs 
Week 3 Loss: 1.4lbs 
Week 4 Loss: 1.6lbs
Total Loss: 11.4 lbs
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Week 3 on Nutrisystem #NSNation Weight Loss Program

I can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks so far while being on Nutrisystem. Seems like the time is flying by fast, but I guess it does that regardless.

This week, I didn’t lose any real weight until I woke up on the scale today and noticed a 1lb drop. The whole entire week, I was only down .4lbs and I was following the meal plans religiously. That was until the Superbowl was on. We had a UFC party the night before, so we had leftover food that surely couldn’t go to waste since my boyfriend can’t eat it all, so I decided to dig in but knew I needed to control my portions. My boyfriend was giving me grief the entire time while I had a couple of appetizer wraps (turkey & ham with lettuce, tomato, cheese and a dab of cream cheese), since they weren’t the Nutrisystem food. I said as long as I learn to not overeat, which this program teaches you, then I should be fine. So I rubbed it in his face this morning when I woke up to a 1lb loss. As long as I keep doing what I am doing, I should be down to my goal weight in 5 or 6 months if I keep averaging over a 1lb a week.

I cannot wait until I start to feel comfortable in my own skin again!

 Favorite Nutrisystem Meal: Spinach & Ricotta Cheese Stuffed Shells
My Least Favorite Nutrisystem Meal: Pretzel Sticks
Starting Weight: 5’11” @ 230.8 (hate admitting to that)
Current Weight: 221
Week 1 Loss: 6.4lbs
Week 2 Loss: 1.8lbs 
Week 3 Loss: 1.4lbs
Total Loss: 9.6 lbs
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I’m Almost Down 10lbs!

So far while being on Nutrisystem, I have lost 9.6lbs. Not exactly the huge accomplishment that I would have expected while being on it for 3 weeks, but it is better than nothing for sure. Typically you only lose around 1lb a week on it anyways, so I guess I am “technically” ahead.

These 3 weeks have not been that hard really, since I think my stomach has shrunk and gotten used to the smaller correctly portioned meals. I am no longer feeling hungry through out the day like I was on week 1.

AND OMG, the peppermint cookie patties are simply to die for. I never thought any of the desserts on a diet regimen would actually taste normal. Now some have that weird aftertaste, like the caramel desserts, but this one is amazing. I had to place an order for 7 of those in my next batch of food for the month. If I could just order those for dessert each and every time, I would be in heaven, and losing weight while eating it would be mind boggling as it tastes too damn good to be true.

So that is where I am at as far as my weight loss goals. I need to step it up and start walking, but I find very little time to do everything during the day that has to be done, let alone adding exercise to the mix. I went elliptical shopping yesterday, but I am having a hard time finding something that is smooth, comfortable and under $600 price wise.

So if anyone has any recommendations of those, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. I need all the help I can get!

Nutrisystem #NSNation: Week 2

I was on the Nutrisystem forum trying to meet new people, and one person told me not to expect to lose the same amount each week and to not worry if its lower than the previous. Well needless to say, she was correct. This week I have only lost 1.8lbs, and I ask myself, did I already hit a stalling point? Don’t get me wrong, I am happy to have lost anything, but I guess I expected it to be a little more.

I have noticed that my stomach has gotten more used to the smaller meals (which are correctly portioned for weight loss), and I no longer feel hungry throughout the day like I did my first week. This is to the point, where I almost forgot to eat my in-between meals, which I read can cause no weight loss, because you’re not getting the right amount of nutrition to keep your body going and burning those calories. I also slacked a little bit on the water. I was drinking copious amounts last week, so I need to buckle down and start drinking more this time around.

Whole Wheat Ricotta Crepes 

I also had dinner plans with family on Thursday, and we ended up choosing Applebees, because I knew they had meals under 550 calories there. I was good and stuck with my original plan of eating light. I didn’t even order a drink, even though my boyfriend had a couple. I had the determination and willpower to say no to myself, which was kind of difficult.

I am now thinking that I need to incorporate exercise into this program, even though its not necessary in order to lose weight, but even so, I need it in order to build up the muscles in my back, since I seem to have problems with it every so often. So I am on the hunt for a good elliptical since we already have a weight lifting gym out in the garage. Anyone own one that has any recommendations of what is good and what is not?

My Favorite Nutrisystem Meal: Peppermint Cookie Patty (TO DIE FOR, OMG!) and Whole Wheat Ricotta Crepes.
My Least Favorite Nutrisystem Meal: Ham and Cheese Omelet (Not an egg fan)
Starting Weight: 5’11” @ 230.8 (hate admitting to that)
Current Weight: 222.6
Total Loss: 8.2 lbs 
Week One Loss: 6.4lbs
Week Two Loss: 1.8lbs

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Nutrisystem #NSNation: Week 1

I have made it through my first week of Nutrisystem and I must say it was rather tough the first 3 days!! I was getting monsterous headaches from adjusting to smaller portioned meals, but so far they have seemed to calm down. It may have partly been due to the fact I was also stressing out this week about school, since it’s pretty much full time work. Either way, I am good!

The first day of eating Nutrisystem, I noticed a huge jump on the scale that resulted in me panicking, trying to search Google or the Nutrisystem forum for an answer in why I gained 4 lbs. I learned that it was pretty much impossible unless I somehow managed to get 16,000 calories down my throat, which was not true since I had ate only 1159 calories for the day. So if you see a significant jump on the scale when you’re trying to lose weight, just know that it’s water weight, and glycogen and you’ll be absolutely fine.

I must say though, that the Nutrisystem meals do not look anything like the photos on the box, but then again, do fast food commercials look anything like what you ordered? Nope. I was willing to tough it out and get through it regardless of what it looked like, but figured I should share that for those who are wanting to get on Nutrisystem like myself.

I was also surprised with how small the portions were, which made me realize how much I was over eating to achieve the feeling of being completely full, sometimes stuffed. They ARE the right portions to control ones weight, which is why I have lost 6.4 pounds this week and I didn’t even do any exercise program. I do however, need to remind myself to add stuff to the meals, so that I am not feeling hungry throughout the day, like for instance, you can have unlimited vegetables, so I made myself a raw spinach salad with grilled zucchinis, tomatoes, green peppers and onions and added a little bit of lemon juice and dill-weed to give it some flavor. I just have to continue to do this and all should be fine.

Overall, I think this week was great, and I hope I continue to see great weeks ahead of me.

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My Favorite Nutrisystem Meal: Lasagna in Meat Sauce.
My Least Favorite Nutrisystem Meal: Mac and Cheese with Beef.
Starting Weight: 5’11” @ 230.8 (hate admitting to that)
Current Weight: 224.4
Total Loss: 6.4 lbs

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog

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