It’s been three weeks since I started Nutrisystem, so here is my week 3 in review!
First off, I wanted to take some time this week to answer some of the most common questions I get about being on Nutrisystem:
- What do the kids eat? This is probably the #1 question that I am asked. The truth is, they eat what we eat. Let me explain:As you can see, the kids do not eat that differently then we do. In fact, they have always pretty much eaten this way. We’ve always been way better at balancing our children’s menus than our own 😉
- It costs so much, I can feed my whole family for what 1 month costs for one person. How can you justify the cost? First off, I used to feel the same. Now though, I realize that’s kind of short sighted. You have to look at the big picture. Now if you have 10 lbs to lose…add in a few more veggies and take out a few treats and call it a day. But if you have a lot of weight to lose, and traditional dieting doesn’t work for you (for whatever reason: lack of self discipline, knowledge or your body has just become resistant to your constant yo yo dieting *cough cough*) it is a great option. Especially when you weigh it against other weight loss programs that are either just as expensive, more expensive or require surgical intervention. It’s an investment in your health. What you spend now might save you thousands in medical bills in the future. Now I’m not encouraging anyone to ditch the electric bill this month in order to join Nutrisystem. I’m just saying that investing in your health is always a wise decision.
- Doesn’t it taste gross? No, it really doesn’t. I’m a big fan of food tasting good. That’s part of the reason why I am overweight. I guarentee I wouldn’t have lasted 24 hours on Nutrisystem if I couldn’t eat the food 😉
- It’s not preparing you for the future. You will gain all the weight back. I vehemently disagree with this. If anything, Nutrisystem has taught me more about portion control then my parents, health class, previous diets…really anything. I know now what real portions SHOULD look like. If I go off the rails when I leave Nutrisystem behind, that’s my own fault. I really am learning what a real meal SHOULD look like. It’s been a mind blowing experience to be honest.
So I hope that answers a lot of the questions that might be weighing (teehee) on your mind about Nutrisystem!
Now onto this past week in review:
Really good. This has been a bit of a stressful week. I started back on my thyroid medication this week and I just felt strange. Mentally though I felt pretty good. Sticking to Nutrisystem wasn’t hard at all, although I did struggle with laziness a few times when it came to preparing my vegetables.
Okay. I’m not hungry at all. I have decent energy, but I just started on this thyroid medication and I think that was screwing with my energy quite a bit this week. Hopefully things stabilize soon.
I need to start exercising. I only maintained this week. I didn’t lose at all. Now the silver lining is that I didn’t GAIN at all, but I didn’t lose either. I have not been exercising though, and I know that’s an important part of weight loss. I was giving myself time to get used to the program before I really incorporated exercise. This week I’m adding exercise in.
I’m hoping that this helps me with my weight loss AND my lack of energy. I want to stress the lack of energy is not due to a lack of food. If anything, I’m eating MORE food now on Nutrisystem then I ever did before. It’s just the RIGHT food.
Results of Week 3:
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So do you cook for the kids and microwave your meals?
Pretty much. A lot of the kids entrees I make in bulk at one time. So I’ll cook a bunch of chicken legs or one big meatloaf and freeze part of it so we just need to reheat.
Congrats on maintaining!!! Success isn’t just measured by weight loss. Hang in there w/ your medicine and I’m sure it’ll all get better. You are doing it!!!
Thanks so much Sheila! I really appreciate you saying that. I know I am losing inches and that I’m feeling better and at the end of the day, that’s what REALLY matters. That first 10 lbs came off so quickly I think I had it in my head that it would all just slide off 😉
Katie R. says
I was wondering what the kids ate too…..sounds like it all works out well! Way to go!