Just like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, I'm ready to call my Life Line. That Life Line being a Nutrisystem dietician.
On a sidenote: I wish the above picture was really me.
I've been on the Nutrisystem weight loss program for a month now. I've definitely learned a lot during this time, but I've also encountered a lot of frustration. 30 days of Nutrisystem has only results in 4 pounds lost for me, the majority of which were in the first week. For the last few weeks my weight has been at a stand still. Inches have been lost in some places, while in others it fluctuates.
There have been a few times due to my work schedule that I've skipped the Powerfuel snack...or my eating hasn't been every few hours. I can only speak for myself, but that's just a reality. Not everyone can be chained to their kitchen 24/7. I have 4 kids and a full time job...sometimes this means working long hours without coming up for air, or running around to appointments and stores making it impossible for a fresh food snack-a-thon.
Additionally, I've made sure to keep active and to switch up how I'm exercising. So far I've done walking 1-2 miles, working out with weights, calithetics, hiking, high impact aerobics and pilates. The only one that made a measurable impact on my weight loss was hiking. This past Sunday I hiked 5 miles through Lacawac Sanctuary which is hillside to Lake Wallenpaupack. It was a vigorous workout and definitely not something I'm up for on a routine basis. I woke up to a 1.5 pound weight loss and I was stoked. Yet, by this morning I already gained a half pound back. Since my weight fluctuated all week, that 1.5 pound loss voided the gain that happened all week, leaving me at the same weight for the last 3 weeks.
Mentally I am feeling defeated. I want so badly to lose these 40 pounds. But I also know that I need to do it the way that fits into my lifestyle now and that is maintainable. I haven't quite figured out what the cause of the weight gain then loss then gain is yet. My sister seems to think it's also partly to me drinking flavored water. I drink Nestle Pure Life Splash and she tells me that it is filled with weight holding preservatives. I'm not sure how to drink 32 ounces of water a day without some sort of flavoring to it that has no preservatives. I hate unflavored water. Would love your suggestions on this one.
If I could look in the mirror and see changes, maybe I wouldn't be down on myself...but I look at myself and still see the same chubby, big chested girl who hates what she looks like.
This week I'm going to change up a few things and get suggestions from the Nutrisystem dietician. Let's see what happens when I check back in a week from now!
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