Nutrisystem Week One – so far, so easy!

Fruitbowl Nutrisystem Week One   so far, so easy!

Sound the trumpets, I’ve completed one week of Nutrisystem! Well, I completed six days of Nutrisystem. I had to travel for my job one day this week and things got a bit off track (that’s a gentle way of saying that I ate like a teenage boy.) Nonetheless, six days on a diet still feels pretty monumental to me.

And guess what? I lost 3 lbs! I chalk it up to the first thing I have learned about the program – it’s easy. Did you ever wish you had a personal chef? On Nutrisystem, you kinda do.

Everything is done for me. Someone has figured out the right foods to eat for weight loss, the portions, the calories. Then, they cook it, deliver it to my door, and even color code it so I quickly know which food to eat at what point of the day. The meals are even easy for travel, only a portion of them are refrigerated and some don’t even need a microwave (so yeah, no excuse for my misstep this week!)

I do have to do a few things:
Supplement the food supplied with grocery items. Such as the pretty fruit shown above and whole grain items (smart carbs), vegetables, and healthy proteins (power fuels). I’ll get into this more in a future post.
Drink at least 8 eight oz. glasses of water a day. They even give you a bottle; fill it and drink it twice a day and you’ve reached the goal.
Get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day (which I’m having trouble with, so let’s talk about that in a soon-to-come post too).

Can you lose weight without Nutrisystem? Of course! Did I, ever? Nope. The ease of the program is going to make weight loss a reality for me, I can feel it. That and having to fess up here every week! Which leads me to this…

Beginning weight: 195 lbs (wow, that was HARD to admit.)
Week one loss: 3 lbs
Weight loss so far: 3 lbs
End weight: 192 lbs

I’ll leave you with a tip that makes drinking water easier, if you have trouble getting as much as you should every day. Add lemons, limes or thin cucumber slices. You’ll feel like you’re at a spa, and it’s quite tasty too. And I don’t know what it is, but it goes down so much quicker and easier if you drink it through a straw.

Anyone have a weight loss tip they’d like to share? Please do so!

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  1. Profile photo of lyssachelle

    Congratulations! And that is REALLY awesome, in only six days, you’re dropping half a pound a day! I can’t wait to hear more about the system, I still have memories of neighbors doing it from when I was little, so Nutrisystem is still pretty 80’s in my mind. :-)

    My only weight loss tip is wear a pedometer and start small with your movement. Exercise is SO tough to keep up, but you feel much less discouraged when you realize that although you didn’t get your run in, you DID walk 9,000 steps in the day and that’s almost just as good!
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    GO STEF! Nutrisystem sounds like a great, healthy way to lose weight in a way that will last.

    My tip involves the exercise. You’re never going to feel like doing it, but if you can make yourself do just 10 minutes of cardio, the endorphins will kick in and you’ll breeze through the last 20.

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      Stef Andrews

      Thanks @turboterp! You are so right about that tip. I find if I can even get my workout clothes on, I’m half way there. If I can wade through the 100 excuses my head is throwing at me as to why I shouldn’t work out, and just get my sneakers on – I’m golden!

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    @Stef , you’re a braver woman than I! Not even my HUSBAND knows how much I weigh. (Yeah, yeah, I have the typical American female body issues.) It would take a LOT to get me to post my weight on the internet. A 3lb weight loss in a week is GREAT, congrats!

    My weight loss tip is that NO amount of exercise can make up for a bad diet. Keep it clean and cut in the kitchen and that’s how you’ll look!

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      Stef Andrews

      @mandaleem – I know! I don’t think I even knew my real weight, I’ve been lying about it for so long! It was super, super hard to do. I wrote it and deleted it a few times. Because in my head, every ex boyfriend and anyone who doesn’t like me instantly came to the site and saw it and laughed. But I decided to own it, and it was weirdly liberating. And because I really want to change that number, I felt like being honest about it (and ashamed) would be a good motivator – and it has been so far.

      Though my husband just asked me tonight “so what did you weigh before?” (when we we were talking about my week one loss) And I said Oh, I don’t want to talk about that! So, I haven’t quite owned it all the way.

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    @stef congrats that’s great! I am so with you on the water through a straw, I can get much more down that way! I am way better at controlling my diet than doing exercise too…I need to work on cardio big time. I want to know what the meals are made up of and how do they taste?

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    Congrats, @Stef! That’s awesome :) And I think it’s awesome you’re posting your weight and your progress–even though it’s hard to put it out there.

    My tips for “weight loss” are really more of tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle–to avoid yo-yo dieting and frustration, the changes you make have to be sustainable in the long run. My food tips: find healthy food you like, stock up, and find easy healthy ways to cook them. And make extra–when there’s healthy leftovers ready to eat, it makes it harder to justify buying or eating unhealthy food. My exercise tips: find exercise buddies! The more, the better. Try lots of different exercises–yoga, zumba, swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, whatever–and then stick with the ones you actually like. My weight tips: remember that health is more than a number. Weight isn’t the only indicator of health–and it fluctuates for lots of reasons, some of which are out of your control. Clothing size is another measure to consider, but also try to have mini-fitness goals for yourself. I try to have big ones (I’ll run Hood to Coast), medium ones (I will work out three days this week, for 30 min ea), and even just a goal each time I work out (I will bike for one hour at level 8)! All of these things are CAN be measures of progress.
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    You go, Stef!
    I have always been curious about the prepared meals, so I look forward to hearing what they consist of!
    I always heard “abs are created in the kitchen, not the gym”, so keep up the clean eating and stay strong!

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    Yay, Stef! *claps*
    I applaud you for “owning” your weight. That’s beyond brave. If asked, I would only confess to weighing slightly more than an underweight dachshund.
    Can’t wait to see your report on the foods Nutrisystem has now!

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    @stef –HOORAY for progress!! I would say try to enjoy the journey. Old habits are hard to break. Celebrate the milestones along the way. Be proud of the little things along the way.

    Here are my tips:
    1. Small plates – this makes you think you are eating more than you are.
    2. Drink at least 8 oz of water 10-15 mins BEFORE dinner–so you are more full.
    3. Brush your teeth IMMEDIATELY after eating dinner–it gets the food taste out of your mouth and decreases the desire to eat again. (This is from a friend who was a high fashion model.)
    4. Close the kitchen at a certain time. (My significant other is a late night eater. If I see him eating I want to eat too–even if I am not hungry–this is a waste of calories for me.) A closed kitchen at 8 pm is my not so sublte way of preventing this.

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