May 29, 2012

Checking in- Week 14

I'm 15 weeks in on my Nutrisystem food program.  Since the last weigh in I am down .2 pounds.  It's taken me almost 4 weeks to loose the latest pound.  But you know what?  THIS IS OKAY!  I actually feel really proud of the fact that I am doing this slow.  It goes against everything that my mind has ever told me to do to take off the extra pounds.  Before, I would crash diet, deprive myself, and feel utterly miserable counting calories all the live long day. 

This time feels different.  I know the options that I'm supposed to eat- and I eat them.  I know that my options are balanced.  This is better for my mind than any other thing that I've ever tried.  And if it's good for my mind- my body will follow.  In fact, it's already starting to follow.  My doctor complimented me on my weight loss and said my blood pressure was fabulous! This is one of those "diets" that doesn't have to take over your life and for me, that keeps me sane and it keeps me from treating my body like a tool that I can put through the extremes.  Nutrisystem is helping me be kind to myself.

Overall, in the 15 weeks, I am down a total of 17.4 pounds.  I know that if I had done this more "hard core" I could be down more.  But I've taken the program and worked it into the life that I actually lead.  If I am home, I'm eating my Nutrisystem meals.  If I'm invited out to dinner- I eat what is fixed for me.  If we go to a restaurant, I try to make better choices.  In other words- for me- Nutrisystem doesn't travel out of my house.  Sometimes this means that I splurge.  It means that if we go out to celebrate the end of the preschool year and everyone else is having dessert, then I'll have a dessert.  Or if it's a special date night, I'll eat my favorite dish at the restaurant that we choose.  Nutrisystem is helping me let go of the guilt of celebrating.  I know that food doesn't always make a celebration, but the deprivation of food can sure ruin one! 

This works for me because the next morning after a celebration, I'm right back on my tasty NS muffins for breakfast.  This gives me hope, that even through some splurges, I'm still able to lose- even if it is ever so slowly.  It helps me know that this program has finally gotten through my thick skull that it's all about balance!

Next stop: 20 pounds lost!  I'm going to get there!

I'd LOVE for you to join me on this journey to improve my health and lose some extra "fluff".  If you'd like to read how other bloggers are doing on NS, then follow the twitter hashtag #NSNATION.  You can also follow Nutrisystem on twitter (@nutrisystem) to keep up with the latest promotions and news.  They are carrying over their 40th anniversary sale, so if you want to get started, you can take 40% of your order.  (It's a steal!)

Disclosure: In exchange for this review, I am provided the entire Nutrisystem program free of charge.  All opinions are my own and are my honest thoughts about the program.

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