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

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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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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I Have a Piggy a.k.a. Shit Machine

 

My sister about a month ago asked if I would take her Guinea Pig, because she would no longer be able to take it and keep it at her new apt, as she already had 2 cats and a small dog. I figured what the hell, my cat could use a new friend, since she gets lonesome sometimes.

They were great at first, but now my cat is starting to be a little more playful than Roxie (the guinea pig) likes. My roommate says that’s a total stripper name, but I don’t care. Yasmine isn’t exactly a cat’s name either, but I dig it and so does she.

My Yasmine was spayed when she was a youngster, so she never got a chance to have any kittens. So, now she treats Roxie as her baby, and Roxie is not happy about having Yazzy’s wet tongue all over her. In fact, she starts chattering her teeth to tell her to get the hell away. It’s so amusing to see two different animals interact though.

I’ve been snapping a lot of pictures, since every time I’m near Roxie or have her cage open, Yasmine has to be right there as well.

My sister informed me that she would be inexpensive and low maintenance, well that was wrong! This pig, shits out 20 tiny little pellets, like every 10 minutes. So you have to be right there cleaning her cage out, or it starts to get way messy and smelly. Damn her!

I don’t mind having her, but I like things low maintenance right now or I would be having a million kids. Okay so maybe only one or two. But, obviously I want ME time, not PIGGY time. Does that sound selfish, even though it’s really not all that bad?

I think Roxie would do well with a bigger cage and another piggy, but damn their cages are close to a hundred – which is too damn spendy for my tastes. I would like her to have a friend though since I think she would be a little happier, instead of just sitting in her cage. I do take her out quite a bit, but not as much as she would like – I’m sure.