Friday, May 10, 2013

Nutrisystem Week 12: (my) Behind (is smaller-ish)

My week 12 of Nutrisystem actually ended on April 26 and I am so far behind that I am now fondly looking back on the week and telling you about it.  Thankfully I keep good notes in the same place where I track my foods so I'm good to go.  I'm not sure why I'm so behind with things, but everything is good and I'm catching up now. 

So.  It was the end of Nutrisystem week 12 and And AND the end of my first month of crazy workouts.  I'm wearing pre-twin clothes and buying new things and actually feeling like a normal human being.

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
Week 10: -.6
Week 11: -1.4
Week 12: -.8
Total: 16.8 Pounds Lost!

I feel like I've totally mastered Nutrisystem at this point.  Thinking about snack options while shopping just comes natural.  Organizing my shipments of food is so much easier than that first shipment - I have my shelves cleared and everything has a spot.  I know which foods to order because I've tried everything they offer. 

One thing that has bothered me a bit is that Olivia has picked up on the fact that I'm not eating what everyone else eats, and that she cannot eat my food.  Because these Nutrisystem foods look as yummy as they are, and they look mighty appealing to a four year old.  Which is fine, but it bothers me that the topic of weight and weight loss and dieting would be on her radar.  I've told her that sometimes mommies need special food to get healthy and strong after having a baby, and she seems ok with that.  But I want to make sure that she grows up to be confident and proud of her body.

I want to make sure she grows up and doesn't pick her nose.  That too.

What has made me so happy is that Olivia loves to watch me exercise, and often jumps in and does the moves with me.  I want her to grow up with the idea that you should work your muscles because it is the good thing to do for your body and health.  NOT to be "skinny" or whatever.  We flex our muscles together and talk about how strong we are.  Obviously Olivia's muscles are bigger but it is probably from all the flexing she does while nose picking...

April 1-April 26: High Intensity Interval Training
Lots more definition in my stomach!  And in my arms.

I look back at my weights that I've tracked when I get discouraged.  It helps give me perspective on how far I've come.  I weigh just over 51 pounds less than when I was full-term with Adelle.  I weigh 32 pounds less than what I weighed when the crazy fast post-baby weight loss stopped.  I am only about 10-15 pounds away from my goal.  Nutrisystem has definitely been the kick start of my success and I am always telling people how much I love it.  If you think you might love it too but have questions, please feel free to email me!  I will shoot you straight I swear!

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.


Aimee B said...

What workouts are you doing? You look great!

amandacbb said...

I think I know what workouts you're doing and I'm in the same boat as you with a 3.5 y o and 9 month old girl. My friend just had a baby named Sean and my 3 y o said "oh, like Shaun T?" I am totally with you about worrying about approaching the body image issue with my girls! You are a champ for doing all of this!!!

Ashley said...

You look awesome!

Brent, Katy, Mia and Ben said...

You look awesome and I'm so proud of you for all your hard work. But just to be honest, I miss your "old" blog.... ;( but I hope this is successful for you and wish you all the best.