Mommy Katie: The Highs and Lows of Weight Loss with Nutrisystem: Week 7

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Highs and Lows of Weight Loss with Nutrisystem: Week 7

Nutrisystem is providing my program free of charge in exchange for participation in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. All opinions are my own.


It is hard to believe that I am already at week 7 with my Nutrisystem Weight Loss Journey! Let me tell you, this journey has been one that I have really enjoyed. I mean, I have tried different diets in the past, and I have not ever had the results like the ones I have had in this short amount of time than what I have had with Nutrisystem. But like so many, I have found that it is not that easy.

For me, when it comes to the lifestyle changes as far as staying clear of certain foods and trying to keep temptation out of reach, it is a lot easier said than done, especially if you live with other people in the home. I do enjoy having healthier products available, not only for when it comes to my snack options in between meals, but also for options to have on hand for my family. I also find that when it comes to going out, which my family likes to do quite often, that temptation can be hard to avoid.

Now this past week, my family and I have been out to eat on a few occasions, and on one particular occasion, I had what I call a low for me. I mean, I went to the restaurant wanting to stick to a plan, but when faced with those favorite menu items that I have adored in the years past, I found myself giving in. At the time I thought, oh no big deal, but once I got home and logged my meal, I realized that I had made a mistake when I thought no big deal. I really got mad at myself for that moment of weakness and for giving in, and I was so worried that I would go backwards in my journey because of my mistake. So when it came to weighing in, I was very scared to get on the scale.

I had not gone off the plan for the 6 weeks prior, and I had starred down temptation so many times. I thought at the time, that the dish I had would not be so bad, but once I saw the numbers I had consumed at the end of the day, I realized that had I stuck with my plan before we left for the restaurant I would have been just fine. I also found that when it comes to those temptations, I need to remind myself that if I truly want that stuffed chicken, I can have it, but I do not need the pasta and bread, and I can eat the dessert from my own selection at home, and I can even go for the stuffed chicken that is available from my menu when I stay with the plan that is set.

Well, to my own surprise, I was pleased that when I got on the scale, that I had not gained any weight, but in that same note, I was sorta upset with myself since I had not lost any either. I found that even with a system that is simple to follow, I can still have both highs and lows. Keeping my total for 7 weeks at 17 pounds, but also reminding myself that just 7 weeks ago, I was 17 pounds heavier than I am now.




Nutrisystem is providing my program free of charge in exchange for participation in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. All opinions are my own.
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