Well, it’s been 5 days since I began my journey with Nutrisystem. We decided we would do updates every Friday to share how our week went. So since it’s Friday, I’m here to update you all on my progress!!
I have never been a girl who wanted to diet. I just enjoy food too much (see my announcement post for more details on that). Since I gained a lot of weight with my pregnancies over the years, it’s just not as easy as it used to be. A diet seemed to be necessary to get me back down to the weight I’d like to be. I also wanted to do Nutrisystem with my friend at The Christmas Fairy for support (as well as several other friends, including our very own Renee). I was stoked to hear I was accepted into their program and super excited to receive my food, so I could get started.
Then the food came and I was even more excited because it all looked SO good! I wanted to wait on TCF to get her food though, so we could begin together. When her box arrived, I decided I would start the next day. I wanted to be able to get to the store to pick up veggies and other allowed “extras” before I started. That night though, I started to panic a little bit.
I hadn’t really thought about it before (not REALLY thought about it, ya know?), but I wasn’t going to be able to have a regular Coca-Cola for 4 MONTHS! Those who know me well, know I love my cokes. I drank WAY too many of them in a days time. I made my husband run to the store, right then, and get me a coke so I could drink “just one more” before the big day. I also started to think about all the foods I was no longer going to be able to eat, haha. Funny thing is, just that morning I was having to keep myself from digging into the Nutrisystem items because they just looked tasty. My mind was trying to play tricks on me. Luckily, I have great friends and family that helped me relax a little and realize it really wouldn’t be hard with the strong support system I have and I would do well with this diet.
I woke up the next morning (Monday) and filled my bottle of water, made my protein shake, and picked out my breakfast. The day ended up going by really fast and easier than I thought it would be. There are a lot of foods that you can add-in that I didn’t realize would be acceptable. Cheese for instance (low-fat or fat free), nuts, whole wheat bread or crackers, fish, diet drinks, fresh veggies, and lots more which really helped me stay on track. I was extremely nervous about the required water intake as I normally do not drink water (horrible I know). I drank my 2 full required bottles with ease, and even managed to drink another half a bottle. Shocked? Me too! Even more shocking? I’ve been drinking 2 1/2 to 3 Nutrisystem bottles of water EACH day! Yay me!
I had a lot of cleaning to do that day (scrubbing floors/toilets/tubs, vacuuming, laundry, etc) and used those things as my “Daily 3” for my activity. I like that you can do normal things like housework, yardwork, dancing…and it’s deemed as an acceptable daily activity for your exercise. I don’t do well with having to exercise all the time either, which is why I was so pleased with the list of “Daily 3’s”. Tuesdays and Thursdays they suggest a workout video for strength training and things. So this week I chose a “Dance off the Inches” workout video on Netflix for Tuesday, and Thursday I did a Yoga Workout Video. How many of you have ever tried doing Yoga?? I was under the impression it would be relaxing and pretty easy to do. Boy was I WRONG! Oh. My. Goodness! Yoga is NOT easy! I can feel muscles I haven’t felt in 5 years! My entire body is feeling last nights yoga session, haha! Props to all you regular Yoga ladies!! You have my FULL respect!
Some of my favorite meals from this week:
- Butter Flavored Popcorn
- Chicken Salad
- Asian-Style Beef
- Garden Vegetable Omelet
- Both the Strawberry & the Coffee Protein Shakes
Now I’m going to list a few of the things I learned this week. First and foremost, not drinking cokes has really not been a huge deal. Drinking the required amount of water is easiest for me to do with the supplied Nutrisystem Water Bottle, as I don’t feel like I’m really drinking “that much”. The Nutrisystem food is freakin’ fire! It’s great to have a support team when you are trying for any goal (especially a diet). I love using the website to keep track of my food/calorie intake and weightloss. And last but certainly not least, Yoga is hard-core (seriously, if you haven’t tried it – you should! H-A-R-D-C-O-R-E!).
- Starting Weight: 140 lbs.
- Weightloss after 5 days: 4.5 lbs.
- Current Weight (5/11/12): 135.5 lbs
- Goal Weight: 115 lbs.
I just want to add, my weight goal is approximate. I am really more concerned with where the fat comes off, as in losing the kangaroo pouch belly, and overall…being healthy.
Below you can see my before pictures. I wore a tight shirt for the purpose of showing a good before and after pic. I normally do not wear this shirt, as it’s not flattering on me right now. Hopefully by the end of my Nutrisystem Weightloss Journey, the shirt will fit like it’s supposed to and you’ll be able to see a side-by-side comparison of me in the same clothes. 🙂
Have any of you tried Nutrisystem? Are you currently dieting or starting a new exercise routine? We’d love to chat with you all and include you in our support system!!
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I have been selected to participate in the Nutrisystem Blogger Program. I will be receiving food & services in exchange for my participation in the program and updates throughout 4 months on my progress. All opinions expressed are that of The Daily Goodie Bag’s and no one else. I will be providing my honest feedback and progress throughout my weight-loss journey.