February 16, 2012

Week 3 Check-In

Do you know that popular weight loss show that's been on TV for a long time?  You know how week three is always a crummy week?  The contestants lose, like, 42 pounds week one, and 28 pounds week two and then 0.01 pounds on week three? 

Week three is hard, people!  I think that somewhere around week three you realize that the lifestyle changes that you are making are not yet a habit, but that you've also lost some of the zeal that you had starting out. Rock, meet hard place.  This is exactly what happened to me on my third week of Nutrisystem

I realized that when I placed my Nutrisystem order for an entire month, that I did not order enough variety.  After all, when I was filling out those little order forms, I thought... DUDE!  I love spinach ravioli.  Sign me up for 15 of those for a month!  And then the reality hit of eating said spinach ravioli every other night.  Not good planning on my part, even though the spinach ravioli rocks.  So, I placed my second month order yesterday with a whole lot more variety.  Live and learn!

I had some slip ups this week as well.  Miles chose to celebrate his adoption day at a fast food restaurant with an indoor playground.  I ate a greasy chicken sandwich and fries.  (They were delicious, by the way.)  Surprisingly, I had no guilt doing it, which is new for me when I'm trying to make dietary changes.  I enjoyed the meal and the togetherness of my family and then jumped right back on the Nutrisystem bandwagon in the morning.  That's the major positive or having the food already preordered and waiting here for me. 

Some other positive lifestyle changes are happening.  I've just about lost my craving for sugar.  A month ago, I was eating chocolate cake for breakfast and that just lent itself to craving and eating more sugar all day  long.  I've never been a protein in the morning kind of girl, but these protein shakes in the morning are really  helping to curb my appetite and keep me full (and not wanting sugar all the time!)  And those Diet sodas that I've been addicted to for years?  No, I haven't kicked them, BUT I'm down to two a day and actually getting in 8 glasses of water a day.

I've found that clementine oranges and almonds are some of my new bff's.  They have become my go to foods when I need a little something extra to jazz up the day.  That zeal that I lost this week is slowly returning.  Part of that is due to the fact that the Nutrisystem peeps are so awesome that they are letting my hubs start the program next week with me.  Losing weight and getting healthy with a buddy is always so much easier and I'm really looking forward to do this with him.

So... here are the totals....
-1.2 pounds for the week
- 8.6 pounds since beginning Nutrisystem  three and a half weeks ago (20% of the way to my goal of losing 40 pounds!)

Nutrisystem is still doing their 40% off sale until the end of the month.  If you've ever though about doing it- NOW is the time!  I'd love to have you join me on this journey!

Disclaimer: As compensation for sharing my journey with Nutrisystem, I am provided all meals and support services free of charge.  However, all opinions about the program are entirely my own.

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