Nutrisystem Reviews, Tips, Promotions
I did hit some bumps in the road. My children are older now, but I think it is just as important now to have lost the weight as it was then. Now I am totally able to do anything I want to do. You can also use the forums on the Nutrisystem website to connect with other people using the program. I am able to make it through the day without feeling sleepy at all.
I wish I would have done this first
Then, there were times that they would also beg me to take them for ice cream after playing in the hot sun and I would tell them no…because I didn't want to be tempted by ice cream while I was somewhat trying to lose weight. My children are older now, but I think it is just as important now to have lost the weight as it was then.
The older they get, the more I think about the fact that I want to be around to see them get married, have children of their own and to be able to play with those grandchildren when they do eventually come along. The healthier I am, the longer I get to enjoy my family and my family means the world to me. Looking back, it wasn't that I didn't try to lose weight, because I did. I would lose weight and then gain it back, lose it again and gain it back again.
I was a mess. I have so many mixed feelings about all those wasted years. I can't believe I spent so many of them unhealthy and overweight. Not only did it have a physical impact on my life, but an emotional one as well.
I had ballooned up to pounds at 5'2"…that's a scary number to see. I hated to leave the house. I managed to lose 40 pounds on my own. Then I hit a wall. The wall was called hyperthyroidism. My doctor prescribed medicine, which I didn't take, because I was afraid the pills would make me fat hahaha, the joke was on me …. I ended up with a goiter the size of a softball. I could barely swallow. The specialist recommended that I have radiation therapy.
Soon after the therapy, I gained 20 pounds of the 40 that I lost back. I felt like I was fighting a losing battle…. I write a blog and Nutrisystem had a new program for bloggers.
They were asking bloggers to try their program, by providing them food and access to their website for their honest review of their program. I just knew I had to try it. Right before I turned 40 last year , I made a promise to myself that this was the year I was going to lose the weight once and for all, one way or another. Then on my 40th birthday, I got word that I would get to be one of the Nutrisystem bloggers.
Praise God, my prayers were about to be answered. When I first started Nutrisystem I weighed pounds. I was depressed, had severe asthma, was afraid I would end up with Type II diabetes both types of diabetes run rampant in my family and all I wanted was to feel normal.
I wanted to play with my kids and not feel tired. I wanted to walk up stairs and not be out of breath. I wanted to feel like if my kids wanted me to go down a slide or fit in some ridiculously small tunnel at the playground, that I could do it without fear of getting stuck. When those first few boxes of Nutrisystem arrived on my doorstep it felt like Christmas. I had such an overwhelming feeling of hope.
I read all the information and booklets that they sent. I went to the store and bought all the extra groceries that they recommended, like fresh fruits and veggies and whole grain breads. I became a label reader. Everything I put in my mouth I wrote down in the daily planner that they provided. I started exercising again. Nutrisystem lets you break exercise down into ten-minute increments, three times a day. Since my asthma was so horrible it was hard at first. I honestly had to set a kitchen timer for ten minutes and just walk in place.
I did that three times a day. At first I felt a little silly, but then I thought, who cares, no one can see me and if I can feel my heart pumping fast for those ten minutes than it must be working.
I gradually increased the time and eventually added walking outdoors to my program. My children did it with me. They kept me company while I walked and encouraged me on those days where I just didn't feel like going. When I first started telling people that I was using Nutrisystem, I heard a lot of negative comments…. It was hard to stay positive with all that negativity floating around me, but I remained positive and I started losing weight.
In the first month, I lost 10 pounds. After that, things did slow down to a pound or so a week which is totally normal. It took me almost a year to lose 35 pounds, but I learned that slow and steady does win the race. Weight loss is not a sprint, it's more like a marathon…where you just need to find the pace that works for you and go with it. I wear a Medium size shirt and in pants. I have some small dresses and shorts.
I can wear clothes for nearly any store. I used to be limited in where I could shop, but not anymore. While I was losing weight my sister also joined Nutrisystem. She lost over 70 pounds and really enjoyed the program as well. She lost her weight a lot quicker than I did.
She was inspired to join because she saw me losing weight. My sister is a little older than me and after having two children she felt as though she would never get the baby weight off. Nutrisystem made it possible for her to get the baby weight off. Nutrisystem provides counselors to help you with your plan. You can call and talk to them when you hit a plateau. You can also use the forums on the Nutrisystem website to connect with other people using the program.
With Nutrisystem you will never feel as though you are doing this on your own. You have a whole support system. They have been around over 40 years and they are here to stay because they really do know what they are doing.
Nutrisystem works and they provide a sure fire way to get the weight off and keep it off. Nutrisystem is different than the other programs out there before they make it simple. You just follow their plan and eat their food along with some additional add-ins that you purchase at the grocery store and watch the weight come flying off. On Nutrisystem you are eating several times a day. Nutrisystem allows you to eat a dessert each and every day. The desserts are really good too.
I love the ice cream sandwiches. They are absolutely my favorite. I also enjoy the cookies. While on the Nutrisystem program I received the shelf stable foods and the fresh frozen foods too.
I love the fresh frozen foods but I also enjoy the shelf stable foods. There is not a breakfast or dessert that I did not enjoy. I could eat any of the shelf stable and frozen desserts and breakfasts. They are all delicious. My favorite breakfasts are the turkey and egg breakfast sandwich, the breakfast burrito, the muffins, and the peanut butter granola bar. I enjoyed having the burrito for lunch and the tuna salad was another favorite of mine. When you eat the tuna salad you get to put it on sandwich thin bread.
I always eat a big green salad with some Nutrisystem approved dressing with my lunch. The dinners were a little trickier for me to find the ones that I liked. I love the hamburger, the chicken, the pizzas and the spaghetti. I sauté some veggies and add them to the dinner entrée and that makes them delicious.
So a typical day on Nutrisystem would go like this. I get up and exercise for 30 minutes to an hour. I drink coffee and water after my workout to get my body moving. Then after a shower I get ready for work and when I get to work I have breakfast. Breakfast is a protein shake and a breakfast entrée.
Most mornings I would have a muffin with a protein shake. Then mid-morning I would have what they call a power fuel and a smart carb, which is some greek yogurt or cottage cheese with fresh fruit.
Next I would have my lunch in a few hours. For lunch I would have a big salad with lots of veggies and a low-fat low-calorie dressing. My favorite dressings are Greek yogurt based and considered a limited extra on the Nutrisystem plan because they are 35 calories per serving. You can have up to 3 limited extras throughout the day.
A few more hours after lunch, I would have another power fuel and smart carb. Typically that would be an apple with peanut butter.
Finally I would have my dinner with some more veggies and a dessert right before bed. See how much food you get to eat on the Nutrisystem plan? I always saved my dessert as long as possible because looking forward to the dessert helped me stay away from temptations throughout the day. I work at a fairly large office and there are lots of birthdays and other celebrations. Each celebration is a temptation that I am able to either resist or give into.
I choose to resist those temptations because I do not like how I feel when I give into them. Nutrisystem gives me chocolate so I can resist other chocolate temptations. There is always a food selection that will meet your cravings and satisfy your hunger.
With Nutrisystem I just grab my food for the day on the way out the door. I have everything I need to stay full and satisfy my hunger throughout the day. The truth is that Nutrisystem is actually less money then I spent on food before I began the program. I am so happy that I decided to take the plunge and order Nutrisystem. It has truly changed my life and I am so grateful that I have found a way to live that I feel happier, healthier and have so much more energy.
I am so happy that I have lost this weight. My initial goal was to get to pounds. Once I reached easily I just kept going for another 10 pounds. I love the way I look and I love the way I feel even more. Words cannot describe the amount of energy and confidence I have. I have always been fairly confident but now I feel as if nobody can stop me.
I feel as though I can do anything I put my mind to. Being overweight had me living a life with lots of limits. Now I am totally able to do anything I want to do. I am able to keep the weight off by monitoring my caloric intake as well as continuing to do my daily workouts. Keep up the great work. Yo go girl you look great. I need do this and train myself with eating healthier options.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. The time literally flew by. Comments Lindsay Sorensen says: You can definitely see a difference just after three months!! Keep up the great work! Nutrisystem makes it so much easier. Your face looks so much better now. Congrats on a successful 3 months. Keep up the good work. The Latest on Instagram.