This Week On Nutrisystem

So, I didn’t use my Nutrisystem this week. I was in Norway, and I didn’t bring the food with me. I would not have been able to, with packing space and would have needed another bag just for it- plus I wasn’t sure there would be microwaves or ovens I would be able to use.  Also- I mean, I was in Norway.  I wanted to try the food!

The kicker?  I lost four pounds.  Hooray!  But frustrated- When I’m home, sticking to my diet and going to the gym, I lose one pound a week.  I go to Europe, overindulge, eat what I want, including desserts- and lose four.  What?  I swear, my body just likes to mess with me.  But I will take the weight loss, absolutely.  And we did do a lot of walking, so that helped I’m sure.
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Week 9 On Nutrisystem

Another week, another pound.  We are headed to a bunch of water parks and theme parks this week, so there will be a ton of walking (ok, chasing) kids around- so even if I miss the gym, it will be OK- I’m sure to get my exercise in. I will be bringing my breakfast and lunch bars with me to stay with the plan while I travel, as well as a waterbottle to make sure I stay hydrated and to help me feel full.

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Week 8 On Nutrisystem

I lost another pound this week, whoohoo!  As slow as the weight loss has been for me, at least I am losing.  I am either going to the gym or doing a workout video 5 days a week, and I’m pretty active on the weekends anyway.  I want to see a bigger drop, so I am planning on giving my Nutrisystem counselor a call later on today to see if they have any tips for me that I am not currently doing.  As much as I know that it is not all in the scale, which is true-  I want to see the drop!  I feel good and have a lot of energy, so that’s great.  I spent a very active weekend (as any of you who follow me on Twitter, Foursquare, or Facebook know) and had no issues keeping up with 4 kids at a waterpark, so that’s good news.
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Week 7 On Nutrisystem

Ok, I actually lost a pound this week, huzzah! This has been slow going for me- which is a little frustrating, but at least it’s going in the right direction.  I am following the plan and getting exercise regularly, and maybe next week I will see a bigger loss.  Yes, a pound is great- but I’m totally hoping for a few of those to drop next week- I’ve been doing really well following the plan, and getting  my workouts in, so I really (selfishly, impatiently!) want to see a big drop.  My Nutrisystem counselor reminds me that it is not all in the scale, which is true-  but I’m a brat, what can I say, ha.  I do feel good and have a lot of energy, so that’s great.  I spent a very active weekend (as any of you who follow me on Twitter, Foursquare, or Facebook know) and had no issues keeping up.  I also was really good, and stayed away from the birthday cake  🙂
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Week 6 On Nutrisystem

For the second week in a row, I neither gained nor lost anything this week.  Yes, this is frustrating, since I am following the plan and getting exercise regularly, but I’m hoping for a payout soon.   My Nutrisystem counselor says it’s not all in the scale, which is true.  I’d still (of course) like to see some weightloss on the scale, but I do feel good and have a lot of energy.

The food is easy to stick with and fast to make, which is a plus for any busy mom or working woman.  Who wants to spend all that time futzing with a complicated diet when you can just use the pre-portioned meals?

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With the 3 day weekend we just had, Nutrisytem emailed us all some healthier options for grilling and eating out since they realized many people would be having BBQs this long weekend.  Here are some of the options they sent-

Side Dishes
Mixed Green Salad with Fat Free Dressing
Veggies (Celery, Carrots, Radishes, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes) with Low Fat Dip
Low Fat Cheese with Whole Wheat Crackers
Hummus & Whole Wheat Pita Bread Slices
Pasta salad (Whole Wheat) made with Fat Free or Low Fat Dressing
Potato or Macaroni salad made with Low Fat or Fat Free Mayo or Mustard
Baked Potato Chips & Tortilla Chips
Coleslaw (Made with Vinegar)
Shrimp cocktail with Fresh Lemon
Mixed Nuts (Unsalted)
Baked Beans
Corn on the Cob- Boiled or Grilled
Pretzels (Unsalted)

NutriSystem Flame Broiled Beef Patty or Chicken Breast
Grilled Veggies (Asparagus, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Onions, Zucchini)
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Week 5 On Nutrisystem

I neither gained nor lost anything this week, which is (of course) a little frustrating.  I have been exercising daily as well, so perhaps it will show next week?  Sigh.  Always frustrating when you don’t see the results you’d like, but at least I feel good.

It’s very easy to stick to the food plan on Nutrisystem, since there is a variety of food options and the food is actually pretty good.  The fact that it is all pre-packaged makes it that much easier- no thinking required.  Supplement your diet with fruit and vegetables, dairy, and foods that are “pre-approved”  and it’s that simple.
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My First Month On Nutrisystem

Week four on Nutrisystem, and I lost 2 more pounds.  It’s not last week’s 6 pounds, but hey, it’s a weight loss, so I will take it!  What’s funny is, I actually made it to the gym more then I did the week before and I feel better- but didn’t lose as much weight- go figure.  I will take what I can get, and keep on working hard.

I will confess that we had a barbeque on Mother’s Day and I ate that for dinner instead of Nutrisystem, but I was careful with what I ate (I didn’t eat the hamburger buns like a weirdo, no mayo on anything, and things like that) so I did my best to eat better even though it wasn’t a pre-packaged meal.  Hey, life isn’t pre-packaged, we all have to learn how to eat well as well as follow the diet- and I think I did both well this week.  Now, if only the scale concurred, LOL.


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Week 3 of Nutrisystem #NSNation

This might be my third “official” week on Nutrisystem, but it’s really my first.  I sort-of did it my first week- being away for all of it made it hard, and the second week I was on a cruise with no food allowed to be taken on the ship, so.  The first week I did lose a pound, the second week I don’t count for anything, but this week?  I gave it my full attention.

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I made a few mistakes, like with the shakes (I thought you drank one a day, but with the “Lose 5 Fast” system, they want you to do two a day- oops!) but figured this out by calling my Nutrisystem counselor and asking a whole lot of questions. But all in all it was a success- I am down 6 pounds this week, and I am really excited about that.


As far as diet food goes, I really thought the food was going to be terrible.  But it’s not- honestly.  I’ve had a pretty good variety by now, and none of it has been bad. Most of you have been reading me long enough to know I say it like it is, and it’s fine.  Will you still miss all the food that made you fat?  Yes, of course!  Ha.  But this is good- it’s not something I dread having to eat.  The shakes are not chalky, and the food (even the shelf stable stuff) is pretty good.  I like the shelf stable because it’s portable, and the frozen because it adds a nice variety to the foods offered (and so far the frozen has been a little better then the shelf stable most of the time, taste wise- but it’s still fine either way).
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