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I am so excited to tell you that I am now going to be starting the NutriSystem program! I will be participating for 3 months and am so excited! Nutrisystem is a great weight loss program that sends meals right to your door! I was able to pick out my own meals for the next 3 weeks (they chose them for the 1st week)
So I am really opening myself up and am going to be a bit vulnerable so I hope you follow along as I start my weight loss journey with you! Make sure you stay tuned and read every week as I document my progress!
The reason I wanted to start Nutrisystem in the first place is to get back to my pre-baby Parker weight and really feel good in my skin again. I gained about 35 lbs with Parker and really don’t have any of my clothes that I feel super great in! I am so glad it’s winter because I can wear leggings,long shirts, stretchy jeans and sweatshirts in order to hide the weight that I haven’t lost yet.
One other reason I wanted to jump start my weight loss is to feel healthy! I know that when I eat healthy, I really do feel better. So I am opening up my weight loss journey to you our readers and am really excited to hopefully inspire someone else to feel good!
Ok a bit of a back story which I have never really shared with you readers before. About 11 years ago I was severely overweight, I am 5’2 and weighed in at 215 lbs. I knew I had a problem, I knew that I needed to loose weight. I had tried a lot of different diets and some would work then I would gain the weight right back again.. I decided enough was enough and I researched what I wanted to do for about 6 months. I talked to doctors, friends, family and knew that Gastric Bypass was the answer for me. I was able to loose almost 80lbs and I felt fantastic!
Now the reason I bring this up is I have always struggled with my weight. After I had gastric bypass I really felt the weight come off and have been able to keep it off until I started having kids. I have gained with each one and with Parker I just can’t seem to get off those extra pounds. Parker is going on 6 months and yes she is still young but I want to kick this into gear now so I don’t keep saying well I just had a baby. I won’t make excuses, food and I are best friends and always will be. But now I have a weight loss plan that the food won’t take control over me. I will have control over the food. I can make the most of Nutrisystem in my own way.
I love that Nutrisystem is starting me off on the Turbo Takeoff Plan! This is a fast paced program that will jump start my weight loss. Nutrisystem picked out what I was going to eat this week for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and then 2 of their shakes that will give me protein, energy and curb my appetite. I can also have as many veggies as I want and they don’t count against my calories.
I started the program today and weighed in at 149.5. I would love to loose about 15-20 lbs but I really just want to be healthy and have better eating habits.
I am also going to let you know that I am NOT a huge veggie eater. This is going to be a bit of a struggle for me. I think after this week it will be a bit easier and I can spice it up a bit. I can’t just live on cucumbers and carrots. I am going to really have to step out of my comfort zone and eat some other non-starchy veggies.
So today here is what I ate:
Breakfast: Nutrisystem Apple Strudel Muffin (super good and actually filling!)
Snack: Cucumbers with a bit of rice vinegar and pepper
Lunch: Cheese Tortellini and more Cucumbers! (yes I need to go veggie shopping!)
Dinner: Santa Fe Style Chicken (ok not my favorite but still ok) and carrots
I was also able to drink water and diet coke through out the day! Ok I am not gonna lie today was a bit torturous. Now because I had gastric bypass it takes less food to fill me up and I am still hungry! I will let you know next week how the rest of my week went.
I had my husband stop at the store on the way home and get spinach, broccoli and green beans so hopefully I can figure out some exciting ways to eat those. I am also not a huge water drinker, I am so glad they allow diet coke!
What I loved day one of Nutrisystem is that each product was labeled with Breakfast, lunch or dinner and the shakes are actually mixed with water! I actually really liked the shakes and was glad they tasted good. I also like that the portion control. I sometimes have the issue of overeating and then I really don’t feel good. I can not let myself overeat or it really becomes a problem. (another blessing of gastric bypass surgery)
I really hope to inspire some of you to take that step you have been waiting for! If your wanting to learn more about the program visit www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog
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