I LOVE the results that I am getting from NutriSystem and I will admit that I am not even following it 100%. I love eating out and have done so a few times while I have been on the diet. The thing is that I feel like I am relearning how to eat. I am working hard to be able to smash my workout goals and I feel like I am accomplishing them far quicker than I would be on my own. I am officially down 6.6 lbs since my beginning weight. I am weighing in at 238.6. My week 3 goal was to be below 240. I tend to plateau and struggle with each 10 lb point so getting into the 230′s was the goal that I had in mind. I feel like I smashed this goal and am off to set new goals for week 4.
I am trying this small goal thing instead of looking at the big picture all of the time. I used to be so frustrated when I would have a goal to meet and I would not be able to meet it. This would stress me out and leave me feeling worthless and like I could not accomplish the things that I set out to accomplish.
So instead of doing this I had promised myself to be different with NutriSystem. I had an overall goal of one day being able to fit into a few pairs of jeans that are way too small now. My thoughts were that I would have to weigh around 135 to accomplish this. So I was looking at a 122 lb weight loss to reach that goal from my official highest starting weight. This is a huge number and just seemed so depressing to me because I always felt like I had so far to go. This is why so many diets have failed me in the past, because I was looking at them in the wrong. So I changed my thinking. Prior to starting NutriSystem I had some goals myself that I was trying to accomplish.
My first goal was to give up soda. Now in the past three months I have only had a handful of sodas and I feel better and more energetic. Things are finally coming to order in all areas of my life because I no longer have the crutch that was keeping me where I was at.
My next goal was to get out of the 250′s. So I had approximately 8 lbs to lose. I was able to do this a few months back with hard work on my own. After that I wanted to get out of the 240′s which is where I was stuck when I started with NutriSystem. Now that I have met that goal it is on to the 220′s for me. While it is frustrating to see myself losing weight so slowly I know that I am doing it the right way and that I am going to be able to keep it off.
I love that NutriSystem is encouraging me to eat right. I am able to go out to eat and make the right choices. If I make a bad choice I choose something small and do not go overboard like I once did. For instance we got Chinese take out the other night. I allowed myself one plate and had a little bit of rice, 1 crab rangoon, and a few pieces of sweet and sour chicken. Was this the healthiest option? No, but life has taught me that when I want something that I should really go for it. The reason being that if I do not and am still craving it I end up eating it on top of what I have already eaten which just means feeling bloated and overly full while eating more calories than I would have to begin with. This time I only ate what I needed to for me to feel full.
I am snacking the right way too. If I feel like I need a snack I am choosing the things that I know are good for me. I eat a lot of raw veggies and pistachios. I was used to eating raw veggies with dip but after not eating dip for a while I no longer even want it. In fact I am shocked by the way that the veggies taste on their own as they are so much more flavorful than I realized or remembered them being.
So what’s to come. Well I am hoping for week 4 to be the week that I get serious about working out. I have been sitting here thinking about how much more weight I could have lost had I been doing some easy workouts at home. So now I am off to Pinterest to find my workouts for the week as well as promising myself to do yoga each and every day. I need something that is going to improve my shape and while I am being more active actually exercising is going to be a huge help.
I know that week 4 is going to be great. I am going to be working extra hard because my hubby and I are taking a weekend trip to the city together. We are headed to Chicago tomorrow morning and won’t be home until Monday afternoon. So we will be working extra hard during this time to get ourselves into the best shape of our life.