Monday, February 29, 2016

Nutrisystem Update Week 7 Favorites

I am now going on almost 2 full months on Nutrisystem, so it is safe to say I have developed some favorite foods!

I have realized I like to have a quick breakfast. Shakes and bars are my go to for an easy quick breakfast. I throw some fruit in my shake made with milk so I have a full meal on the go.

For lunch, I like to have something a bit more filling. The grilled chicken sandwiches are amazing. I spread on just a smidgen of avocado with a bit of hot sauce and light ranch makes it is fit for a king! A few cucumber slices to cut the heat and round off the meal then we move on to snack time!

Who ever thought you could have chocolate on a diet. There are many chocolate choices on the menu. Chocolate cupcakes, fudge bars, ice cream sandwiches, biscotti bites, nutri-chocolates, and others. My all time favorite though has to be the chocolate covered pretzels!!!

Dinner time doesn't leave you wishing there were better choices either. With lots of delicious food to choose from everyone can find something they like. I love the pizzas! There are a few different ones to choose from and you can throw on some of your personal fresh veggies and make it just how you like it!

I have been progressing well. I have had some awful news the last few weeks with my father receiving a recent diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer. So I have been quite busy and haven't been focusing as well as I should on my diet but I guess that is to be expected. My total weight loss with up and downs to date is about 9.2 lbs. Not great but every little bit counts!

Try to be positive.
If someone asks how you are, think about it and say, "I'm good. Really good."
There might be something going on in your life that's not really good, but if you start by saying you are good, chances are you're going to feel better.

*I received Nutrisystem free in exchange for sharing my progress. My opinion is my own and not influenced in any way.*

Monday, February 22, 2016

Nutrisystem Update Week 6 - Small Wins

Weekly inspiration comes first this week. 
Set yourself a goal, and do it. Even if it's something as simple as walking up the stairs without getting winded, make it happen. Each accomplishment, no matter how small, helps you build towards greater ones. 

With that thought, I come to this week's topic, small wins. I have been grateful to accomplish what little weight loss I have so far. 14 pounds total as of this week. Aside from the scale, I have noticed some small wins. I have an increased energy level, better mood, overall better feelings about myself. I am able to walk farther and a little faster than before.

All of these things are small wins towards one larger goal. Each small goal I set and fulfill for myself makes me even more motivated to continue and work that much harder because I know I can do it. 

I have not been as consistent with showing the different foods available with Nutrisystem.  There are some very good choices, however. I am a huge fan of the whoopie pies. They are so indulgent but make you feel like you are cheating. 

Even when I am out and about I am able to reference my eating out guide until I am used to what is best for me. This guide is complete with "choose this and skip that" choices. Easily understandable and with many popular food chains. I keep this handy little guide in my truck for those such emergencies. I am getting pretty good at choosing the healthier options though!

I am so proud of myself.

*I received Nutrisystem free in exchange for sharing my progress. My opinion is my own and not influenced in any way.*

Friday, February 12, 2016

Nutrisystem Update Week 5 - Compliments

I am really feeling great about myself. I can tell I am really losing more inches than pounds because my jeans that i bought just a couple months ago are already feeling loose. That makes me feel so good. This weight loss journey is really opening my eyes about how I had been eating and what I really should have been eating. I was clearly not eating right at all. I needed to be taking in many more vegetables and a lot less carbs.

 It feels good to have people compliment me and tell me that they, too, can tell I am losing weight. My mom is my biggest supporter and always tells me that she can tell I am losing weight.

My hardest meal of the day right now is breakfast. I want a hot hearty breakfast in the mornings. I just cant get satisfied in the mornings with a small breakfast. Pastries and a shake just doesn't cut it for me. I like the morning I can have the Nutriystem omelet and a shake with a slice of wheat toast. That helps but I still miss my fried potatoes. I am still working hard at curbing my cravings.

Weekly Inspiration:
Visualize yourself at your goal weight. Remember, Muhammad Ali didn't tell himself he was second greatest. He said he was the greatest, believed it, and became it. You can, too.

 *I received Nutrisystem free in exchange for sharing my progress. My opinion is my own and not influenced in any way.*

Friday, February 5, 2016

Nutrisystem Update Week 4 - Feeling great

Nutrisystem has some of the best foods. But it isn't all about the food. It actually isn't all about the pounds either but how you feel inside. My scale is quickly becoming my friends but I a trying not to dwell on the numbers too much.

I have been doing pretty good but this week wasn't as glorious as the couple weeks before. I admit I slipped up a bit. It can be difficult to cook for the family and then eat something different. I am determined to remain on track though. I still have plenty motivation to keep me going. It does make it easy though with just being able to grab a quick meal for myself, customize it for myself, and not worry about what everyone else likes.

The numbers might not be in my favor this week, but I am still feeling great. My energy level is through the roof and I love it. I have been so pumped and staying busy but I just cannot seem to get a regular workout routine down. That is my goal for this week. Get in the zone!

 *I received Nutrisystem free in exchange for sharing my progress. My opinion is my own and not influenced in any way.*