I just finished week 3 of being on the Nutrisystem program; I’m down 9.2 pounds and 18 inches, in 21 days! I am in the 230’s not the 240’s and that makes me very happy. In fact, I’m ecstatic. If Nutrisystem were a person, I’d kiss it on the lips!
This change has been about much more than just weight and inches, though there is a satisfaction in seeing changing numbers and feeling my clothes not strangle or cut me in half anymore. My clothes are fitting better and looking better on me. The best change is the change in my self-confidence. I don’t know if it is because I see the change, or because I know I am doing this the right way, or if it is because my perspective has changed but I am actually starting to feel less uncomfortable in my skin.
This is the first summer since, maybe ever, where I have not felt self-conscious at the pool in my bathing suit. I pull on my suit, walk to the neighborhood pool with my family, get in the pool, swim with my daughters, cool off, get out get some sun, talk to the neighbors and how I look in my suit isn’t even crossing my mind these days. I am a work in progress.
I’m wearing cuter clothes from my closet because I feel worthy of them and they FIT! You probably can’t understand the “feeling worthy of clothing” thing but maybe you do. When you are consumed with your body shape and size, you feel unworthy of a lot of things and it makes you miserable. That is how I have lived my life since I was 12, so being able to walk around in my bathing suit and not fixate on what I look like or fidget is almost a miracle.
I’m getting dressed in the morning without starting my day off in a bad mood. I know some of you know what this is like. I’m getting up and walking/jogging in the morning. I’m looking forward to it. I used to HATE running. I’m the girl who wouldn’t even run if a movie maniac with a chainsaw started chasing me. Last week, I bought new running shoes and I am enjoying it. I’m not worrying about what anybody else is thinking about how I look while I do it. It’s about me. It’s about my life.
Next week, I will be posting photos and a vlog to catch you all up. How’s your summer going? Are you enjoying the pool this summer? Wearing your shorts?Or are you being held hostage by your body?
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Disclaimer: Nutrisystem is providing my program free of charge for my participation in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program but all opinions are honest and my own.