Monday, August 22, 2011

Nutrisystem {Week 34}

Nutrisystem BloggersOne day when I look back at this time in my life, these months when Nutrisystem managed to get me to a weight that I never thought truly would be possible, I'm sure there will be weeks that I pinpoint as being the highs and weeks that I can see the lows.

This past week was one of the lows.

Not weight-wise, but pride-wise.

I'm not proud of the way that although I've come this far and I've learned so much with the Nutrisystem Nation that I couldn't seem to stop myself from eating things that I shouldn't have been. It was as though my hunger was on full-force this week and although I made a few good choices, the bad far outnumbered them.

Instead of making sure to follow the program and have my nutritious snacks when I should have (therefore making it less likely that I would be starving later and over-indulge on something not good for me), I just ate. And ate some more. And probably ate some more after that.


Not only am I unhappy about it mentally, but physically I can feel the difference. Instead of feeling healthy, I just feel sluggish and puffy and like every last piece of candy that I picked up or handful of chips that I ate is sitting in my stomach mocking me.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Nutrisystem works, it really does. But the key is that you have to actually follow the program.


I'm trying hard not to, but I just sort of feel like this:

unhappy babyA big ol' mix of unhappy about it.

I know I need to focus on the big picture and that this is just a blip in the overall journey, but of course it's hard to not be frustrated with myself when I find...

Nutrisystem NationPrevious loss: 25.0 lbs

This week: +2.8 lbs

Total loss: 22.2 lbs

In 34 weeks I think that's only the second time (third?) that I've had a gain, but it's by far the largest one yet. All it means is that I'm going to have to stick to the Nutrisystem meals even more closely than normal and work extra hard to lose every last gained ounce this week! I'm not going to be a part of the Nutrisystem Nation forever and I don't want to look back with any regrets - it's time to get serious again!

If you want to see how you can lose weight and get healthy with me (I love this program!!), visit Nutrisystem today or call 888-853-4689!

Want to hear how other awesome bloggers are doing? Head over and visit Our Kids Mom, Mama Loves Her Bargains, and Closer to Lucy 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.


Liz Mays said...

Oh I know you. You'll rapid reverse in no time!

Jenny said...

It is so hard to stick to diets. I know you will get that weight right off!

Molly said...

Diets are the bane of my existence, it's a constant struggle for me, so I understand where you're coming from. Keep looking at the big picture, you've lost so much weight, don't think of it as a low.

and thanks so much for your comment on my Triathlon race report : )

Leanne - Rave and Review said...

Awww, I'm sorry, those weeks are the worst! Does it help that you looked awesome at BlogHer and those extra pounds certainly aren't noticeable to anyone but you? It should :)