Monday, June 27, 2011

Nutrisystem {Week 26}

Nutrisystem BloggersI've got no sugar-coating for this week, as this? This is the Nutrisystem wagon. And this? This is me falling off of it.

I'm not sure what happened in my brain, but I clearly just made a whole list of poor choices. And each day that passed had me feeling... blah. Both mentally (knowing that I was going to regret whatever I was putting into my mouth) and physically (my body just feels heavy and gross and unhappy).

I am still focusing on the overall picture and how far I've come and the non-scale victories and all that... but I won't say that I'm not disappointed in myself, because I definitely am. However, today is another day and I know full well that things can be completely different by next week. It's time to re-focus!

As well as the support and love from the Nutrisystem Nation, I know that Nutrisystem will be there for me. For instance, they have a whole list of great tips for all of the cookouts and barbecues that we'll all be attending this summer, just in time for the July 4th holiday:

Surviving (and Enjoying) the Summertime BBQ Season While On Nutrisystem
  • Bring your "BBQ-esque" Nutrisystem meal of choice - Nutrisystem’s Hamburgers, Chicken and Hot Dogs are great on the grill! That way you still feel part of the BBQ eating festivities while staying on program.
  • Offer wheat rolls and buns - this way you give everyone a healthier option.
  • Follow the guidelines of your grocery guide – create a garden salad with all your favorite vegetables with various dressings on the side. That way everyone can choose what dressing is best for them, you to get in your add-in additions while on program. To make a complete meal, top with some grilled chicken.
  • Grill some vegetables on the BBQ. One fun way to do this and to have the kids get involved is to make vegetable shish kabobs! Then all that is left to do is toss them on to the BBQ and have a great side dish (or condiment too).
  • Try to steer away from items drenched with BBQ sauce as this will only add in extra calories and typically is high in sugar and sodium.
  • Make sure to have iced water on hand. Toss in some slices of citrus fruits (i.e. oranges, lime and lemons) or even cucumbers, too. This makes it different and is quite refreshing!
  • For dessert you can have your Nutrisystem dessert with the group, but also have a healthy option such as fruit salad or fruit kabobs for you and your guests. The kids can even help out with making them.
I'm going to have to keep these in mind with the upcoming holiday, because I know that there is going to be far too many tempting foods available! For now though, I have to suck it up and admit that...

Nutrisystem NationPrevious loss: 23.2 lbs

This week: +2.0 lbs

Total loss: 21.2 lbs

Why does that third Nutribear seem so far away all of a sudden? No more excuses for this week, it's time to get serious! 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 Living on Love and Cents, "Deal"icious Mom, Our Kids Mom, Sippy Cup Mom, Mama Loves Her Bargains, Closer to Lucy, The Life of Rylie...& Bryce, too! and Shibley Smiles 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.

7 comments:

fraub said...

How do you justify spending the money on Nutrisystem's food? I want to do it SOO bad, but my husband says the food costs more than our groceries and we cannot justify spending the money. How much of the food you eat can you make yourself or does the majority of it have to be nutrisystem's food? Thanks!

Xenia said...

@fraub - your email isn't listed in your profile, so I can't contact you. But I'm happy to tell you more about Nutrisystem's food and how many add-ins I eat with it. Send me an email!

xpsundell at gmail dot com

LeeAnn said...

You have been on Nutrisystem for SO LONG, that I think it is perfectly understandable to fall off the wagon every now and then. Even though the food tastes great, Nutrisystem is still a diet that requires some work. I think you are doing fabulous! You have lost over 20 pounds, which is something that is not easy to do. So get back on the wagon, and stay on it, and you'll get that third Nutribear in no time!

You are definitely an inspiration to me! I would LOVE to get that second Nutribear before my journey with the NSNation comes to an end. Keep up the great work!

Mommy Is Green said...

At least you are not quitting. Some people would. Instead, you are looking at this as an opportunity to start doing well again. Spirits up! :)

blueviolet said...

Honestly, you're entitled to a little splurge now and then. I couldn't last on the program as long as you have without some free days now and then. You'll drop it again.

Jenny said...

I'm with blueviolet. You've done so well, this little set back won't last long!

Nichol said...

Don't get discouraged. Take it from someone who has lost weight many times. It is something we do, it's okay! Trust me. Hang in there you are doing wonderful and have made it so far! I'm so proud of you.