Sunday, July 3, 2011

Nutrisystem {Week 27}

Nutrisystem BloggersIt was an exciting time in my Nutrisystem life this week. No, not because of meeting any new milestone or goal, but because another month of delicious pantry and frozen foods arrived.


Since joining the Nutrisystem Nation and having experienced the success that I have, the first question that people always, without fail, ask me is But how's the food?

I understand, it's a valid question.

However, it's not the question that always manages to catch me off guard, it's the tone of voice. Because people don't typically ask about diet plan food in a positive way, it's more in a you can tell me the truth, it's gross isn't it? sort of way.

I won't claim to be an expert on Nutrisystem, as I have in no way tried the majority of foods that they offer (being on the Vegetarian Program, I've actually tried far less than a lot of people have). However, here's my opinion. The real and honest truth to how I feel about Nutrisystem's food:

I love my favorites. Absolutely love them.

Four of my top picks: Chocolate Chip Scone for breakfast, Double Chocolate Caramel Bar for lunch, Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells for dinner, and a Creamy Fudge Bar for dessert.

There is no way that I could have stayed with a program for 27 weeks if I didn't like the food, it just wouldn't have happened. Does that mean that I love all of Nutrisystem's meals? No, of course not. As with any foods, homemade or store-bought or at a restaurant, you try things and you see if they fit your tastes.

The benefit of ordering each month for Nutrisystem is that then if you've found something you're not especially fond of, just don't order it next time. And if you've found something that you could eat for every meal (e.g. those Double Chocolate Caramel Bars shown above, mmmmmmm), then order a whole bunch of them.

When I open my new shipments and find big stacks of my favorite pastries for breakfast, soups and bars for lunch, and pizzas for dinner, I couldn't be happier. Then I just add in my fruits and vegetables and lots of water and here I am, 27 weeks later and more than 20 pounds lighter.

But I'm still not to my goal yet and I'm not even close to ready to give up now. I'm posting this week's update a day early because I won't be home tomorrow morning to step on the scale, so one day I early I find that...

Nutrisystem NationPrevious loss: 21.2 lbs

This week: -1.2 lbs

Total loss: 22.4 lbs

Not too shabby... but of course I'm still making up for the gain that I experienced last week. However, dedicating myself to not making any more excuses and being sure to try harder this week obviously helped and I'm happy to be back on track! Now I just have to make it through the July 4th/Birthday celebrations that we're going to this weekend and hopefully next week will be even better.

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.


Jenny said...

Awesome! Those caramel chocolate bars do look tasty!

Anonymous said...

Congrats girl! I love spinach stuffed shells. Happy 4th hope you are having a great weekend.

Alison said...

Happy 4th! And congrats on the weight loss. :)

LeeAnn said...

You're doing great! You are such an inspiration to me. It is so hard to stay on any diet, and you have been doing so well for 27 weeks!!! Keep it up!

Happy 4th of July! I hope you and your family had a great weekend!

MIG said...

Yay! You're back on track. I knew you would be. You're going to get that third bear. I just know it!

Liz Mays said...

I knew you'd drop that again! Your determination with this program is inspiring!