Category: Nutrisystem

Week 40 on Nutrisystem…Keeping My Eyes On The Prize #NSNation #Ad

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Wow, week 40 on Nutrisystem is here and I can’t believe the time has flown so fast!  I have been having a blast, eating great food, and watching the weight melt away…what could be better?!  Last week I lost 0.8 lbs for a total loss of 51.8 lbs!!  I’m getting so, SO close to that goal…only 8.2 more lbs to go!  I was asked a question by a friend recently, and I thought it was a great question.  I was chatting with a good friend about how the weight loss has slowed as I get closer to my goal when she asked, “do you get discouraged?  Do you ever feel like giving up?”.  NO!  Of course not!  If I set unreal expectations, I would be setting myself up for failure and that’s not good for anybody.  I don’t have any weekly loss targets, and I’m thankful for every single ounce lost.

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Do you see that picture up there ^^ ?!  THAT is my motivation to keep going.  I absolutely can not believe that ‘before’ was me in January.  I feel like a whole new person, nothing like that unhealthy ‘before’ person.  This past week I did have a particularly rough week…I’m not sure why but it was a Murphy’s law kind of week…anything that could go wrong DID.  Sure, it would be easy to turn to my comfort foods and chalk it up to my week but honestly, what good would that do?  The next day I would feel bloated, disappointed in myself, and full of regret.  When I have a bad day (or week) the progress pictures I’ve taken help get me through.  Watching the new me emerge is a fun and exciting journey, and I don’t want to destroy all of the hard work, dedication, and determination that’s gone into my progress thus far.

I hope you all stay with me on this journey, it’s not over yet!!

Be sure to follow Nutrisystem on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for lots of great tips and tricks that are useful for everyone, whether you’re currently on Nutrisystem or not.

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Week 39 On Nutrisystem…Doing Things I Never Thought I’d Do Again #NSNation #Ad

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Week 39 on Nutrisystem is here and I have to say I’m so thankful for this program every single day.  This past week I lost 1 lb for a grand total of 51 lbs so far!  Just 9 more lbs to my goal…I can’t believe it!

Thanks to Nutrisystem, I am finding the courage to do more and more of the things I used to love to do.  When I was younger, I loved artificial rock wall climbing!  There was a local little mini-theme park that had a rock wall that my friends and I used to climb all the time.  Where I live now, we have an annual festival day where there’s a huge parade, followed by tons of vendors and family fun activities.  There’s a car show, obstacle course, mechanical bull riding, 2 story water slide, and yes, even a rock wall.  We attend this event every year, but I have not participated in any of the activities (except for shopping around at the vendors) in YEARS!  I wanted to climb that wall so many times, but the reality was I didn’t have the stamina, energy, or strength to get myself up that wall so I never tried.

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THIS YEAR WAS A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY!  This year I am 51 lbs lighter than previous years.  This year I have more strength, energy, stamina, and CONFIDENCE to tackle this wall for the first time in years…in front of a large crowd no less.  (What you can’t see, is behind where pictures are being taken.  There were hundreds of people there!)  I didn’t anticipate having the courage to tackle the wall, so I didn’t really chose the best footwear.  I had to take off my shoes, climb in very slippery socks, and unfortunately didn’t make it to the top.  I ended up making it about 3/4 of the way up (farther up than pictured, of course!) before my socks made my left foot slip and down I went.  Next year, I will be prepared, and I WILL reach the top of that wall!!

Thanks to Nutrisystem, I feel like I have my life back.  I feel like for the first time in YEARS, I can enjoy being me, and enjoy the things I love.  My kids were so excited to see me climb up that wall…they’ve NEVER seen Mom do anything like that.  I heard my 13 year old son (who only made it up 2 steps before giving up) say “wow, Mom is strong!” while my other 2 children agreed, and that was the best feeling EVER!

I hope you all stay with me on this journey as I struggle to get these last 9 lbs off.  It seems now that I’m so close to my goal it’s coming off slower, but I’m okay with slow, steady progress.  I’m still thankful for every ounce lost.

Be sure to follow Nutrisystem on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for lots of great tips and tricks that are useful for everyone, whether you’re currently on Nutrisystem or not.

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

 

Week 37 On Nutrisystem…Loving The New Me! #NSNation #Ad

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Hello week 37!!!  I have been SO patient and SO dedicated…what an amazing life changing journey this has been so far!  I’m very proud to say I had success with my new food options this past week and lost another 1.2 lbs for a grand total of 50 lbs!!  I still have a hard time believing that the Nutrisystem program works so well.

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I will be the first person to tell you that some days haven’t been as easy as others.  There are days where I would love to just have one of the kids’ cookies, just one serving of potato chips…willpower is key to getting through those days.  I stick to the plan, have something Nutrisystem approved that’s comparable, and just keep going.  One day, one ounce at a time, I have become 50 lbs lighter and I’m LOVING the new me!  Just 10 more pounds to my goal and I’m hoping you all stay with me for the rest of the journey.  It’s crazy to me that less than a year ago I was that unhappy ‘before’ person.  Never again thanks to Nutrisystem!

Be sure to follow Nutrisystem on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for lots of great tips and tricks that are useful for everyone, whether you’re currently on Nutrisystem or not.

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Week 36 On Nutrisystem…Baby Steps Are Better Than No Steps At All #NSNation #Ad

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Week 36 on Nutrisystem is here and I’m ready to keep shaking things up.  This past week I was on a quest for new powerfuels to add in that weren’t dairy, and found some really great options, or so I had thought.  Although I found some really tasty things, I hadn’t paid too much attention to the sodium…yikes!  The turkey cheddar sausages I found were only 120 calories and 11 grams of protein, sounds great right?  A whopping 800 mg of sodium, that’s outrageous!  This week I only lost 0.6 lbs according to the scale, but I have a feeling the number should be higher but I’ve retained water from all of the outrageous amounts of sodium I had been consuming all week.

Time to keep shaking it up and I had a pretty good trip to the grocery store.  I decided I would opt to skip the processed meats and jerkys I fell in love with last week and just get fresh, raw meats that I control the preparation of.  I got whole shrimp, chicken breast, turkey breast tenderloin, and lots of eggs.

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This is a tasty lunch that I already have fallen in love with and will make it a regular flex lunch for me.  A rice bowl with 1/2 cup brown rice, and some salad shrimp cooked in a little bit of peppered habanero seasoning for a tasty little kick.  This last 11 lbs will come off, and I’m hopeful these new grocery additions help get me there.  Stick around and see what happens next week, hopefully there’s some better progress to share 🙂 .

Be sure to follow Nutrisystem on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for lots of great tips and tricks that are useful for everyone, whether you’re currently on Nutrisystem or not.

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Week 34 On Nutrisystem…Yummy New Menu Options You Won’t Believe Are ‘Diet’ #NSNation #Ad

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Week 34 is here and so are new Nutrisystem menu items!  I’m so glad they’re here!  Unfortunately, last week I only lost 0.2 lbs, and I feel I’m in a bit of a slump.  I’ve been following on plan completely, but relying on just a few staple powerfuels and smart carbs because I’m a creature of habit and stick with what I like.  Most of my protein has been coming from dairy items which can tend to make the scale move at a snails pace.  Time to switch up my staple foods with fun, new options and see what happens.

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Nutrisystem has made it quite easy to switch up some of the menu items they offer.  There were a few new menu items available when I placed my order and I couldn’t wait to try them all!  The Baked Blueberry Oatmeal is super delicious and filling…it’s the perfect balance of protein and fiber to keep me fueled and ready for the day.  At the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than getting to still indulge in a yummy snack.  The Tiramisu is absolutely amazing!  A really rich flavor with just the right hint of mocha.  The Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie is out-of-this-world good.  Just the thing to keep a chocoholic like me on track!

I’m like the little engine that could, telling myself “I think I can, I think I can”, and I know I’ll reach my goal with Nutrisystem by my side.  Stick with me next week and hopefully there will be some better change in the scale 🙂 .

Be sure to follow Nutrisystem on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for lots of great tips and tricks that are useful for everyone, whether you’re currently on Nutrisystem or not.

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Week 33 On Nutrisystem…Hello New Jeans! #NSNation #Ad

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Can you believe it?  Week 33 is here!  This week I lost one lb for a total of 46.4 lbs so far!!  That’s almost more unbelievable to me than being on week 33 already.  As the weeks pass I get to keep eating delicious foods and lose weight…what could be better?  Well, I’ll tell you what could be better…fitting into new jeans you never thought you’d fit!  Last week I was able to buy a pair of jeans in a size I thought I’d only ever dream about…I’ve gone from a size 20 to **DRUM ROLL PLEASE** a size 10!  Did you read that??  I’ve literally halved my size.

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The proof is in the pictures guys, there is no better proof that Nutrisystem works than to show you.  Your dreams are absolutely obtainable with Nutrisystem by your side.  I still have 13.6 lbs to my goal and I’m positive I’ll get there so I’m just enjoying the journey as it comes.  I’m loving the way that I feel these days…younger, more energetic, needing less coffee to survive, and just plain enjoying life.  I’m so close to the end of my journey I can almost feel it!  I hope you all stay with me and see my end goal 🙂 .

Be sure to follow Nutrisystem on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for lots of great tips and tricks that are useful for everyone, whether you’re currently on Nutrisystem or not.

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Week 32 On Nutrisystem…Letting Your New Found Confidence Shine #NSNation #Ad

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Why hello week 32, so nice to greet you 🙂 .  I can hardly believe I’m on week 32 of this Nutrisystem journey!  It seems just yesterday that I started the plan unhappy with myself, and full of hope that the plan works.  Guess what guys?!  It TOTALLY works.  I’m living proof…if I can do it, ANYONE can do it!  As I’ve mentioned before, that monthly time for women can make the scale an unreliable measure for about a week.  This week I see a loss of .2 lbs on the scale for a total of 45.4 lbs so far!  I know my loss would be greater without the water retention so I went to my good ol’ tape measure.  I’m not worried about what the scale says this week because the tape measure shows another 1 3/4″ total loss this week so hey, I’ll take it!

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I have not shared very many pictures of myself the past few years, simply because I was unhappy with myself and embarrassed to let my friends and family that don’t live close see how bad my weight struggle was.  Thanks to Nutrisystem and being 45.4 lbs lighter, I had the courage and confidence to share the picture posted above all across my social media accounts.  The tape measure is set at my beginning waist size…crazy!  I have had the confidence to wear more form fitting clothes, go out more often, and just enjoy life.  My friends have said that I look much happier, younger, and healthier.  I love that the difference is visible to the ones I love and care for which helps build my confidence even more.  It lets me know I’m not imagining the results, the plan works, and it’s noticeable.

I’m hoping next week to see a better loss since that pesky time should have passed, I hope you all stay with me for the journey 🙂 .

Be sure to follow Nutrisystem on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for lots of great tips and tricks that are useful for everyone, whether you’re currently on Nutrisystem or not.

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Week 31 On Nutrisystem…Inspiring Those Around You #NSNation #Ad

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Week 31 on Nutrisystem already?  Time sure does fly when you’re having fun!  This past week I lost 1 lb bringing my total so far to 45.2 lbs lost!  That’s pretty incredible to me…this plan just keeps amazing me day after day.  I guess it must be amazing friends to, I experienced a week full of friends and family asking me millions of questions!

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I must be getting to that stage in my weight loss where others are finding the results impressive.  This week family and friends kept me super busy with waves of questions about Nutrisystem and I was SO happy to answer them all.  I love breaking down how simple the plan is to follow, no matter how busy you are.  Even a picky eater like myself can find enough foods to keep me happy and not bored, so I don’t feel deprived at all.  I love explaining the TONS of ways to customize this plan and make it your own, you don’t have to keep it bland and boring…that will get old fast and lead you off track.  I never thought I would be in the position that I am now, as I was told so often this week, a huge inspiration to those close to me that are struggling with weight loss as well.  So far 2 close friends have started Nutrisystem and are loving the results they’re seeing themselves, and I love seeing that they’re going to be happier, healthier, and live longer lives for the ones who love them.

Be sure to follow Nutrisystem on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for lots of great tips and tricks that are useful for everyone, whether you’re currently on Nutrisystem or not.

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Week 30 On Nutrisystem…Nothing Can Stop Me Now! #NSNation #Ad

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HOLY COW!!  How in the world am I at week 30 already?  Nutrisystem just keeps amazing me at how incredibly effective the plan is.  This past week I had the biggest loss (not including Turbo week) so far…2.6 lbs!  I honestly don’t know what lined up so well for a big loss this week, everything was as usual, but hey, I’ll take it.  I’m at a total loss of 44.2 lbs since starting back in January and this journey is absolutely incredible!

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My 40 lb bear arrived with my next food shipment and I’m so happy it’s finally here!  Who knew a little bear would mean so much?  These little bears really help me keep focus, and I can’t wait to get that beautiful gold GOAL BEAR.

Living in Arizona means a lot of outside activities are off limits for most of the year.  The area that I live in is blistering hot (115 degrees) during the summer, and cold as ever (10-20 degrees) in the winter.  I am bound and determined to meet my goal, so I have been finding ways to still keep active and beat the weather.  We bought water shooters, misting fans, and a fun sprinkler to help keep active even though it’s hot outside.  My kids are becoming more active too, and that makes this mom SO happy!  I like seeing my family get a little healthier with me and am enjoying the quality time we are spending together.

This journey isn’t over yet!  Stay tuned next week to see what unfolds.

Be sure to follow Nutrisystem on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for lots of great tips and tricks that are useful for everyone, whether you’re currently on Nutrisystem or not.

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Week 29 on Nutrisystem…Enjoying The Outdoors Like Never Before #NSNation #Ad

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Well hello week 29 of my Nutrisystem plan…you snuck up on me quickly!  It seems like the time is just flying on this journey and the pounds keep melting off.  This week I lost .8 lbs for a total loss of 41.6 lbs!  If you ask me, that’s nothing to sneeze at in such a short amount of time.  The plan is working for me and I’m loving it!

I have mentioned before that I live in a very rural area, and Nutrisystem is helping me enjoy that like never before!  Last year around this time, my husband planned a camping trip for the kids and although I wanted to go, I stayed home and was a boring mom.  The whole time they were out I thought about the fun they were having, and also thought about the fun I WOULDN’T be having because of my weight.  I wouldn’t have been able to hike with my husband and kids, fishing would’ve been hot and miserable, and I wouldn’t have had nearly as much fun as I should.

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This year I found myself preparing early on, gathering TONS of camping gear so that when the camping trip came around everything would be ready and I would be able to join in on the fun.  This past weekend we went out scouting for a great camping spot and we found just the perfect place.  Lots of shade, access to fishing and hiking, and a safe place to set up tents.  This upcoming weekend we will be going out for our first ever WHOLE FAMILY camping trip.  I didn’t think me not being there would really matter to the kids because I’m not the ‘fun’ parent anyways, but the kids were head over heels with joy when they found out mom was actually coming to join in on the wilderness fun.  The BEST part about camping this year is, my Nutrisystem foods are easy to pack and heat so I won’t have to go off plan one bit while we’re out and about away from home.

I can’t thank Nutrisystem enough for how they have changed my life.  Life is so much more enjoyable now, and I can’t wait to see how great getting to my goal feels…only 18.4 lbs to go!

Be sure to follow Nutrisystem on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for lots of great tips and tricks that are useful for everyone, whether you’re currently on Nutrisystem or not.

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.