Monday, February 21, 2011

Nutrisystem {Week 8}

NutrisystemHere it is eight weeks after beginning Nutrisystem and I can't help but feel like it has been a lifetime already.

The way that I look at food is just so different than it was nearly two months ago and the surprise of that is what shocks me the most. I wouldn't say that I have a willpower of steel now (and please, keep the pans of brownies away), but when I see the full pot of pasta I don't have the urge to pile my plate up high with it. Or when my kids have leftover peanut butter and jelly sandwich smashed on their plate at the end of lunch, I can just throw it away.

The concept is pretty amazing, I know.

As well as seeing the results on the scale, I am really starting to feel smaller. I'm not tiny by any means, but I just feel like there's a little bit less of me when I look in the mirror. Plus, this weekend we went to visit my in-laws and my husband and I had the chance to have an evening out without the kids so what better thing to do than a little shopping?

I was looking at a shirt hanging on the sale rack that was only available in one size... a size that I was pretty sure wasn't going to fit me. But, as I was trying on a few other items, I tossed it over my arm and brought it back to the fitting room as well. After putting it on and looking in the mirror I first thought what a strange shirt it was (it had these odd ruffle-like sleeves) but I was also floored that IT FIT.

I didn't buy the shirt, but I still left the fitting room with a big smile on my face.

At a different store I couldn't pass up a steal on a pair of jeans that were available in the shorter length that I needed but my husband commented later, "Don't you have a pile of jeans at home?" and it made me stop and think. I do. I have a pile of jeans that I just can't bear to get rid of either because of how much a pair cost or because of how stylish they were... even though they all don't fit me. That pile inspired this month's video...

No, I haven't tried on the pile yet. Right now they're all sitting there, still taunting me (some even still have tags on them). Even though I have lost weight I have to build up the confidence to try them on, not to mention that I know that I'm not too far from the weight I was in high school so they'll have to fit then, right? And, with the help of Nutrisystem and another two months on the program, I know that I'm going to get there... and then pass that number right by.

It's going to happen.

I'm even more sure of it from having stepped on the scale this morning and seeing...

Nutrisystem NationStarting weight: Too much
Week 1: -3.0 lbs
Week 2: -3.0 lbs
Week 3: -1.0 lbs
Week 4: -1.4 lbs
Week 5: -1.0 lbs
Week 6: -0.8 lbs
Week 7: -0.8 lbs
Week 8: -1.4 lbs

Total loss: 12.4 lbs

Woot! I got on and off the scale quite a few times to make sure that it was right because it's been a few weeks since I've lost more than one pound, but it kept telling me the same number! And that's even with my husband and I going out to eat - although I kept portion sizes in mind when we were there and only ate half of my meal and a tiny piece of the bread that they brought to the table. Nutrisystem has taught me well!

If I can do it, anyone can do it. The combination of the support and the tasty food that Nutrisystem provides has been the foolproof weight loss method that I have been looking for for years. Open package, eat food, lose weight. Done! I highly recommend checking them out today to see what they can do to help you on your journey to being healthy today!

Want to hear how other awesome bloggers are doing? Head over and visit with Heather at Living on Love and Cents, Sara at "Deal"icious Mom, Heather at Our Kids Mom, Melissa at Sippy Cup Mom and Brett at Mama Loves Her Bargains and cheer them on as well!

As a member of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing their food and program to me to review. However, all thoughts, opinions and results expressed are completely and honestly mine; your experience or feelings may differ.


Mellisa said...

Your doing so well!!! Keep up the good work :)


Kelly's Lucky You said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I'm so glad you linked up at Motivation Monday and shared this - words of success and hope, love it!

Nichol said...

Those jeans don't have a chance! You'll be in them before you know it. When I was losing weight I took out a pair and was shocked I got them up to my thighs. I knew it wasn't long before they'd pull up and then button. You are doing amazing. 1.4 pounds YOU GO GIRL:) Congrats!!!!

Sippy Cup Mom said...

Yay! I'm so proud of you! You will sp be able to fit in those jeans and need new ones!!!

I love the video! ;-)

I'm so proud of you!

QueenB said...

YEAH!! great job!

Sonja said...

Good luck with your weight loss! It's so hard! Now following you from blog hop. Will you follow back? I'm at

blueviolet said...

I'm so impressed with your continued weight loss, especially after that delicious meal at Chili's! LOL

Now go try those jeans on. You deserve to wear them!

Alison said...

Yahoo congrats!! I love to see that it's working for you. I hope you tackle that pile soon. :)

Jenny said...

I am so happy for you! Congrats!

That's awesome about the shirt fitting you, I remember when I had lost weight and was shocked to buy a shirt that was a size small. I had brought in larges, LOL!

Mommy Is Green said...

Wow, Xenia! You are rockin' it with your Nutrisystem program. Your video is awesome too. You never fail to amaze me in any way. Keep it going, friend!

Froggy said...

Great job!