This is a guest post sponsored by Nutrisystem.
Working mom of 3 loses baby weight (again) on Nutrisystem
My first child was born in 2006, after which I gave myself about nine months to get the weight off. And once it stopped coming off on its own, I decided to call Nutrisystem. Why Nutrisystem? Well, I had seen various ads on the Internet, on TV and in print, and it looked like everyone was having really good results with it.
But the main reason I chose Nutrisystem was for the convenience of the prepackaged meals and the meal plan, which helped me decide what to eat every day. I don’t have time to concentrate that hard on what I’m eating or to worry about counting calories, and with Nutrisystem it was all defined for me what I would eat and when. And I had never been one to diet, so it was important for me to learn the right choices to make, and what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. I wanted to avoid the yo-yo of dieting and fasting, and I was glad that I didn’t have to weigh in somewhere.
Honestly, at the time I was a little hesitant about ordering packaged food, but it was much better than my expectations. I thought it was very good! Add that taste to the convenience, and the program worked for me. I lost 25 lbs.* on Nutrisystem back then. I also wanted to use Nutrisystem after my second child, but I got pregnant again so close after my second child I didn’t even have time to call Nutrisystem.
Which brings me back to today. I’m now a mother of three kids, all under the age of five. I’ve been married for nine years and I have a full-time job that keeps me busy in addition to the kids. After giving birth to my third child, I decided to call Nutrisystem again to lose the extra baby weight.
The first thing I noticed was that the foods were better than ever. I gravitated toward the chocolate bar first, and I was surprised by the quantity of chocolate in the bar; it was not skimpy at all. (Actually, I thought all of the chocolate I tried was very delicious.) And I loved the ice cream! It’s light but very fulfilling at the same time. The ice cream bar in particular was very good. In short, Nutrisystem doesn’t taste like “diet food” at all. It’s just like ordinary food I would like to eat any day of the week—but it kept me full.
For me, the best thing about Nutrisystem is that you don’t have to do any upfront planning. As I mentioned earlier, I’m not only a mother of three, but I work full-time as well, so for me it’s definitely convenient being able to throw things in my bag. If I have to run the kids somewhere, or if I’m on my 30-minute lunch break at work, it’s just the right amount of time to get my Nutrisystem meal in. I can just bring them with me in my bag if we go on the road.
Speaking of eating on the go, with three kids you can definitely guarantee that we do visit fast food restaurants occasionally. And if I had no choice but to eat there, then I would choose a healthy salad while I’m out and then complement it with my Nutrisystem entrée whenever I return home. And if I did bring Nutrisystem with me I’d just open it up right there in the restaurant while everyone else was eating their food. Sure, other people might look around as if to ask, What is she eating? But so what? What matters to me is being happy and healthy.
Plus, with a growing family what’s important to me is that it’s easier to fix my family the same thing that I’m eating, so I enjoyed being able to purchase Nutrisystem items that were comparable to the foods I make at home already. It’s also important to me that the food is healthy. I want to be a good example for my family, and especially my little kids, so they can see the success mom has had (20 lbs.* lost!) and see that I am a good role model for them. And because Nutrisystem gave me the ability to make smart and healthy decisions about food and exercise, I can. In fact, with the information that I learned (especially about good carbs), I was able to educate my mother and sisters about healthy eating, too!
Fit, energetic and confident
I definitely look and feel better after using Nutrisystem again to lose weight. I’ve also gotten a lot of positive feedback from those around me, including my husband. And it’s nice to be able to buy new clothes and fit back into old clothes—in fact, I held on to an old pair of jeans and they are too big for me now! I haven’t been this thin since high school or early college; it’s been a long time since I’ve been this size—and I’m enjoying every minute of it! Plus, I’ve found that I have a lot more energy after slimming down to this size. And having more energy for my kids is very important to me; now I can get down with them and play on their level every day, which makes me feel great as a mom.
Overall, I think my confidence has benefitted the most. After having three kids within four years, I didn’t think that I could ever feel this good about myself again. Actually, I don’t think I ever felt this good about myself before. I’m ready to get out there and show my confidence and my happiness! I am very happy with where I am, thanks (again) to Nutrisystem.
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*Results not typical. On Nutrisystem, you can expect to lose at least 1-2 lbs. per week. Individuals are remunerated.
I am receiving the Nutrisystem Women’s Plan in exchange for blogging about my honest Nutrisystem experiences. All opinions are my own and my results may differ from others.