I just finished week 2 of Nutrisystem and I have lost another 1.5 pounds. I will admit I was a little upset that it wasn’t the 3 pounds of last week but then again it was my ‘water retention’ week of the month. Not to mention, I ate dinner away from home twice. It wasn’t like I ate fast food but it also wasn’t my Nutrisytem food so I am sure that had a lot to do with it. But then again this is real life and I want you to know that I am not perfect and life throws us unexpected curve balls. So, what did I do? I took it for what it was and I jumped back on the Nutrisystem plan. That’s the key, you can’t give up and have the mentality that “I messed up on this meal, the whole day’s a wash. So,I’ll eat whatever I want.” It’s so easy to fall into that.I’ve done that many, many times before and look where its landed me..wondering why I gained so much weight, even though if I had just been honest with myself…I would have know exactly where my plan got derailed.
I am still loving the food. Obviously, there are some foods that are better tasting to me than others but of course that is a matter of personal taste.I can tell you that if you eat a piece of Nutrisystem pizza while your family has Papa Johns or Pizza Hut, you will be just as fulfilled. Of course, I wouldn’t recommend, for me anyways, eating the Nutrisystem Orange chicken while your family is eating P.F. Changs…its just not the same when you are looking at their plates.One thing that I have been eating a lot of and really loving is buying those big bag salads and then sauteing some stir fry chicken cut breasts and topping the salad.I’ll have that with a Nutrisystem trail mix bar for lunch some days and it is amazing!
So, here I am week 2 and I am down 4.5 pounds and I am ecstatic because 4.5 pounds down is better than even one ounce up, especially at this time of year! My way of thinking is changing too as my body is changing. I have noticed that I am a lot more aware of what I am putting into my mouth.The mindless eating has ceased. Writing everything down and knowing the correct portion sizes has made a huge difference. Another thing that I have done, which is helpful to me, I have taken a poster board and divided it into four columns 1)Date 2)Actual weight ( when I weigh myself each week) 3) Goal weight (I’ve set a goal of 2 pounds a week, just to keep me focused) 4) Exercise ( I tick how many times a week I exercise). This is just a visual to help keep me accountable and on task. And last but not least, a very valuable lesson that I have learned this week is DRINK YOU WATER!!! It really makes a difference.
I can feel with each passing day, I am getting a little more comfortable in my skin. Thanks for all the support, my friends. I am loving this journey and can’t wait to share with you all when I reach my final destination.
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