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Nutrisystem week 11 Update ~Victory is Mine

by Deborah Cruz

This week, I stepped on the scale and I was a little disappointed to find that I had not lost anything.Not even 1 pound. We’ve all been here. But it didn’t make sense to me because I’ve been following the plan. I’ve even added a consistent cardio exercise routine to the mix, Zumba. Yes, I have been waking up every morning at 5:30 A.M. to get my Zumba in before the girls wake up. I have to say, it has made a big difference in the way I feel. It really rejuvenates me and wakes me up in the morning. Plus, I can really see a difference in the way my clothes are fitting.Everything I own is getting lose. Luckily for me, a couple weeks back I had decided to measure myself. This morning when no pounds were gone, I decided to measure myself again.Guess what? In two weeks, I’ve lost 3 inches from my chest, 2.5 inches from my waist and 4 inches from my hips! I don’t know about you but I will take it. VICTORY IS MINE! I guess what I am trying to say is, sometimes the scale may not always reflect what you wanted or expected but that’s no reason to stop. If you give up, failure is inevitable.If you power through, victory will be yours.At first it may be small victories like a few inches here or there, or maybe being able to buy a smaller size but eventually those small victories will get you to where you want to be! So, this week we are still at 15 pounds lost but we are down 9.5 inches!Rock on! I’m feeling more and more comfortable in this skin of mine. By BlogHer,I’m planning on being full on Hot Mommy!

Next,as promised, I wanted to share with you my favorite dinners. My favorite shelf stable dinner is the Cheese and Spinach Ravioli with Meat Sauce. It’s so easy, you pop it in the microwave for about 3 minutes. Let it cool for a minute and voila dinner is served. I like to eat it with a big salad.Actually, if you eat the salad before the meal is even better.The meal itself tastes delicious. I top it with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. I feel like I am eating at an Italian restaurant, minus the guilt ( bread sticks:)

…….and yes, it does taste as good as it looks!

Now, for my favorite Select Gourmet frozen dinner ( drum roll please) the Turkey Pepperoni Pizza. Of course, if you know me at all, you are not surprised. I am a lover of the pizza. Always have been. I could probably live on pizza alone. In fact, during pregnancy #1 I practically did.It’s all I ever wanted.My body literally craved it. So, when I saw that Nutrisystem had this pizza I was ecstatic. You pop it in the microwave or oven, just like you would any other frozen pizza, let it cool and there you have it…all the taste and none of the guilt. It is fabulous. Again, I like to pair this dinner with a salad and usually a diet Coke.Yummy.

Don’t forget Hooray YOU! This is the year you start your NEW YOU Revolution! and become the you that you want to be.

DISCLOSURE: Nutrisystem is providing their  program to me free of charge  in exchange for my participation in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogging  Program and weekly updates. I am not required to write a positive  review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am  disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16  CFR, Part 255</em>

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Bruna 2011/01/19 - 4:14 pm

I thought you were a HOT Mama even before you started Nutrisystem. Just saying …

You are doing so well! Go Zumba!

Truthful Mommy 2011/01/19 - 5:13 pm

Thanks sweetie.I have my moments:)LOL I love the Zumba. Have you had a chance to try it yet?

Abbi 2011/01/19 - 4:25 pm

Hey, your posts aren’t showing up on my blogger dashboard anymore!!!

Truthful Mommy 2011/01/19 - 5:15 pm

It’s probably because the domain name has changed to http://www.motherhoodthetruth.com You may have to re add it:) I knew I was missing someone important.I tried to send out a newsletter to all my GFC followers. Welcome back!

Kelly from Kelly's Lucky You 2011/01/24 - 5:30 pm

Congratulations on losing inches! WOW! Good point about the scale not always being the whole story.

Please come link up your post here with a #NSNation (or as much as fits) after it and others can read about your journey!



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