Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Nutrisystem Week 9: This is my life.

Week 9 of Nutrisystem was just as great as the previous 8.  While my weekly losses seem to be slowing a bit, I am noticing big changes in my body from all of the exercise I am getting.  And I'd rather be fit than skinny so I am alright with that!

My Progress So Far:

Week 1: -2.4
Week 2: -3.8
Week 3: -1
Week 4: -1.8
Month 1 Total: 9 pounds lost!
Week 5: -.4
Week 6: -2.2
Week 7: -1.4
Week 8: -.4
Month 2 Total: 13.4 pounds lost!
Week 9: -.6
Total: 14 Pounds!

I really don't even need a success and confession post this week.  I followed the Nutrisystem Women's SUCCESS Select Plan exactly - drank enough water, ate all 4 servings of vegetables daily, ate healthy protein and carb snacks, and blew my exercise requirement out of the water. 

At this point, I don't even really have to think about what I'm doing.  I've tried the Nutrisystem foods and know what I like, so creating my monthly menu only takes me a minute.  Shopping for my snacks is easy too, because I have memorized the portions and choices and can pick and choose what I want for the week. 

I've been feeling kind of guilty because my blog is All Nutrisystem, All The Time.  I feel like I should be writing other things.  But truthfully, aside from my kids, this weight loss and exercise program is my life.  I get up, play with the kids from 6-9, exercise while Adelle naps and Olivia is at preschool, shower quickly and maybe look presentable (or maybe not).  By that time, Adelle is up and it is playtime again.  During Adelle's second nap, I've been job searching and submitting resumes and cover letters (which, OMG, or playing just with Olivia or getting dinner ready or...etc.

And not to be all Pity Me/Woe or whatever, but it has been a long time since I took care of myself properly and I am so motivated right now.  Exercise doesn't feel like a chore because I have so much more energy and feel so good when I'm working my ass off (almost literally).  So I guess when it's the choice between an hour workout or having the time to update my blog, the choice is easy.

Speaking of choices, I was just telling someone (Olivia's preschool teacher, actually) about Nutrisystem after she complemented me on my weight loss.  She said she had heard of it but was afraid to try it because of the cost.  And I get that.  It is expensive - I don't think anyone would try to deny that.  Truthfully, I don't know that I would have been willing to pay for it either.

A few weeks ago, I had to cheat and eat lunch out because I forgot my meal bar and was super hungry.  Do you know what I spent at lunch?  For ONE meal?  I spent $12 at lunch, and I had a cup of soup, side salad, and diet pop.  Nutrisystem plans vary in cost but the plan I am on starts at $11/day with plans starting at $8/day.  And you get breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert!  For what I spent for one lunch!

This is where I need to remind you that I don't have to say any of this stuff, I just want to.  The only thing I'm required to say is the disclosure at the bottom.  I get nothing if you sign up.  I just seriously love Nutrisystem so much.  And I've gone from feeling frustrated to feeling motivated and seeing results.  I can assure you, if you follow the plan and make changes, it will be worth every penny!

Good deal at Nutrisystem right now!

I've lost 14 pounds and 2 pant sizes in 9 weeks.  I've adjusted to eating smaller, more frequent meals and healthy snacks throughout the day.  I'm working out 6 days a week and I feel strong. 

That's it!  This week I absolutely HAVE TO take measurements again.  It slipped my mind but I think that I will see changes there for sure.

And maybe I will write about something else this week.  Or maybe not.
If you'd like to join me in using Nutrisystem to lose weight and start a healthier way of eating, follow this link: Join Nutrisystem or call 1-888-853-4689.

Disclosure: I am being provided the Nutrisystem Women's SUCCESS Select as a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, in exchange for writing about my experience with the program. All opinions are mine and have not been influenced in any way.


Katie Judge said...

You have inspired me! My NutriSystem package arrived today! I talked my husband into joining, too. Excited to get started!

Molly said...

So glad you are treating yourself well! Meant to comment last week to let you know that you also inspired me to join and lose my last 15 lbs. I started last Thursday and am so thrilled! Down 4 lbs already and a friend of mine was inspired by that, and her food arrives tomorrow! So yay for all of us!

JP said...

Great, great job! The enthusiasm you have is spectacular. Good for you for taking care of yourself and loving it!

HereWeGoAJen said...

I never mind sponsored posts as long as they aren't boring and you are entertaining me quite well. :) Also, I'm happy for you that you are doing so well and getting good results with this program.

Unknown said...

Costco currently has a $100 gift card to nutrisystem on sale for $49.99. It is a $30 instant rebate, and I forgot to look to see when it expires. Great job on your weight loss!

Mrs. Higrens said...

I was having trouble figuring out how you fit in exercise - 2 naps!!! Man, I miss those days. Congratulations to you for being so kick-ass!

Assvice: is awesome for job hunting stuff (like how to ace interviews & such, not job postings).

KathyP said...

Glad to hear it is working so well for you. Hope some of the other readers try it. Looking after yourself is great for your health, both emotional and physical- you deserve that !

Mindy Tate said...

Exercise is truly awesome! You should check out a program called has changed my life! I've lost 65 pounds so far since September.

You are looking amazing by the way! Congrats on your success!