Monday, April 11, 2011

Nutrisystem {Week 15}

We're back!

It took a long day of flights being rescheduled and walking to one end of large airports only to find that the gate had been moved to the other end, but Big Sister E and I made it home safe and sound from our vacation.

Aside from the little cold that she picked up somewhere, it was a wonderful trip.

I have to admit that I was more than a little worried about getting on the scale to see what might have happened with being away from home for a week, not to mention eating things that haven't been on my menu for quite some time.

And I'm not necessarily just talking about the meals, as those weren't nearly as hard to keep up with as I might have thought. My mom eats healthy and makes restaurant-worthy salads, so aside from eating out a little (in which I made sure to take home half of my entree), it didn't feel too difficult to try to stay on track with Nutrisystem while being away.

No, for me it was the days leading up to the trip, returning from the trip, and the traveling days themselves. You could say that I'm not a fan of flying, so it doesn't take a psychologist to see that I soothe those worries by snacking. Unfortunately, I had packed Big Sister E a big bag of various things to eat on the planes... and I think I ended up eating as much out of it as she did.

And, even more unfortunately, my mind managed to convince the rest of me that since I had already blown things that I might as well just eat some more... which meant that even after returning home I still found myself snacking.

In the past I would have just been done. Another failed diet, why even bother? But this time I took a long, hard look at that 17 pounds that I've worked so hard to lose and I'm already back on the right path. Cut it out, Brain! I'm not throwing in the towel that easily!

I told myself that no matter what the scale said this morning, it would be okay. If I gained a little, it wasn't the end of the world and I would continue receiving just as much love and support and encouragement from the Nutrisystem Nation as ever before. So, with a deep breath (and crossed fingers), I found...

Nutrisystem NationPrevious loss: 17 lbs

This week: -0.6 lbs

Total loss: 17.6 lbs

Complete and utter shock is probably a good way to describe how I felt when I saw that the scale hadn't gone up. Even though .6 is a pretty small loss, it's NOT A GAIN! The fact that I went away on vacation and came back to have not gained anything is a huge success in my book!

Plus, it not only inches me closer to the 20 pound mark, but it puts me only .6 away from moving down into the next set of digits... something that I haven't seen in as long as I can remember. Woohoo! I can't wait! If you want to see how you can lose weight and get healthy with me, visit Nutrisystem today or call 888-853-4689!

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, Brett at Mama Loves Her Bargains, Kari at Shining 2 Save, and Mellisa at Fun Saving Money and cheer them on as well! I guarantee you'll be inspired!

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.

11 comments:

Mommy Is Green said...

Coming back from vacation without gain certainly is a success! Don't give up. I know you'll reach 20 lbs. soon. You can do it, Xenia!!!

Sippy Cup Mom said...

Palm Trees!

Yay Xenia, I am so happy for you!!

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

You did awesome! Yay!!!

blueviolet said...

Ok seriously, who loses weight while on vacation? Unbelievable, mama! So happy for you!

Jenny said...

That is awesome!

Nichol said...

Congratulations on the pounds lost. I agree it is difficult to stay on track while on vacation and away from home. You still lost, yippeee!!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Hooray! You are doing great. Thanks for stopping by.

Marissa said...

You are doing AMAZING! Keep it up! Glad you had a fun trip and those pictures of her are precious!

Alison said...

yahoo you did great with not gaining while on vacation!! Going on vacation next week... and I need to remember to only eat half portions...

Mellisa said...

Great job and especially while out of town! Love the pictures :)

Scented Leaf said...

The picture with palm trees with blue sky background... is lovely.I'm glad you had such a great vacation, welcome back!