One of the more frustrating things when you are on a weight loss journey is when you hit a plateau or when you see all your Facebook friends losing 10 lbs in a week. That’s where Lisa comes in with her comment of:
I have lost 25 also but still have much farther to go. Sometimes it is hard to hear the stories of people who lost 20 pounds in three weeks. But I know they are using radical fad diets and I am making a life change. Keep it up!!!
She is totally right too! I see people doing cleanses and all this weird stuff. Yet, as soon as they stop doing that, they gain the weight back. Sometimes more too! Nutrisystem isn’t a fad diet though. Instead, they are teaching people like me portion control. I already can see how Nutrisystem is changing my thinking and changing how I eat. We had a super crazy weekend. We had to put Will’s new bed in his room, and Madison had a soccer game on Saturday. Needless to say, I didn’t eat a whole lot, and I had a ton of calories I could have spent for dinner. (We ended up at Chili’s at 7 pm on Saturday night. Let me also add, holding calories till the end of the day is not recommended by Nutrisystem. However, real life does get in the way at times). Now, in the past, I would have ordered the Fried Shrimp, because well, I love fried shrimp. However, I decided to order the Lighter Margarita Chicken. Now, that is still a little over 500 calories, but it was good. I have to admit that I am proud of myself that I did chose the better choice. In the past, I wouldn’t have thought twice (though I was wondering how many calories a strawberry margarita was LOL), and I would have have gotten the shrimp. Something else I have noticed with some of the fad diets out there is that they often leave out essential nutrients—sometimes entire food groups! With Nutrisystem, I love that I can eat a chocolate muffin for breakfast, pizza for dinner, and chocolate cake for dessert and still lose weight. I also am able to add in fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s part of my daily schedule. (On top of the Nutrisystem food you get, you add powerfuels and smart carbs as part of your meals and snacks. You cut out no food groups — including chocolate. LOL). To be honest, I don’t consider Nutrisystem a diet at all. Instead, it is helping me to make a lifestyle change that is making both my family and myself healthier (and thinner just happens to be a great biproduct of that).
On a more personal note, this has been a weird week. We were coming off of Easter, I got sick, and my monthly visitor decided to visit. When I went to Zumba, I had to bring a box of tissues with me!!! Even with all of that going on, I still lost weight. It wasn’t the normal 2 lbs. like I like to see, but I will take the 1 lb! That puts me at 30 lbs in 12 weeks. To be honest, I don’t know the last time I was this weight. I think about 10 years ago if not longer!
What are some of the crazy fad diets you’ve seen out there? If you are losing weight, let us all know in the comments how you are doing, so I can let you know how awesome your journey is too!
THIS WEEKS WEIGHT LOSS: 1
TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS: 30
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