Category: Weight Loss

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 35 On Nutrisystem…Shaking Things Up #NSNation #Ad

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Week 35 is here and I can’t believe how quickly the time is passing.  Last week I lost 1.6 lbs for a total of 48.2 lbs so far!  I can’t believe how far I’ve come.  After struggling to lose weight for so long I thought there would never be any hope for me.  Nutrisystem came into my life and has made a drastic change in my life.

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Pictures speak a thousand words, and I don’t know that these do, but they definitely speak 48.2 words…one for each pound lost.  As you all know I was struggling a bit the past couple weeks to get over a slump.  I wasn’t seeing much weight loss, although some, and that needed to change.  No better way to produce change than to create it.  I changed up a lot of the foods that I eat, and got in a bit more walking thanks to Pokemon Go (hey, don’t laugh, the kids really enjoy going out with me to find Pokemon and if it gets them active with me, I’ll do it).  I was pleasantly surprised to see that 1.6 lb loss after a couple slow weeks.  It helps encourage me that even if the loss is slow, it’s still happening, and eventually it will kick back up again.  With just 11.8 lbs left to my goal, my Nutrisystem journey will be coming to an end in the near future.  I hope you all continue to stay on me with this journey…I can’t wait for that day when I finally hit my 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 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 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.

Week 27 On Nutrisystem…Many Ways To Measure Success #NSNation #Ad

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Week 27 is here already?  Seriously, where has the time gone?  It seems just yesterday this journey began.  This week’s loss is 1.8 lbs for a total of loss of 39.8 lbs since January 11th when I began Nutrisystem hopeful that it would change my life forever…and boy has it ever!

When I began this Nutrisystem journey, I used a fabric tape measure took measurements in multiple areas of my body.  I had been told by a couple friends that this was a great way to gauge progress as well.  I haven’t checked in on my measurements often, usually after noticing I need to buy a few items of clothing in a smaller size.  I live in a rural area with the closest town a very small one.  Usually you’ll see people you know everywhere you go in town because everyone knows everyone.  This weekend after running into 3 different friends in 3 different places I was greeted each time with, “Oh my gosh!  Look how tiny you are!  You look great!”.  It was nice to hear that my progress is noticeable, but also made me curious to come home and see how my measurements have changed since the last time I checked.

I took my measurements on day one very unhappy and so ready for them to change.  I had no idea that in 6 short months they would change so drastically.  From day one to now, I have lost 8 cm around my bicep (3 1/3″), 20 cm over the top of my bust (7 7/8″), 35 cm underneath my bust (13 7/8″), 29 cm from my waist (11 1/2″), 21 cm around my butt/lower abdomen (8 3/8″), and 13 cm around my thigh (5 1/8″).  Seeing those numbers made me realize why my friends who hadn’t seen me since before starting Nutrisystem were pretty shocked.  I love that I get to eat amazing food, learn to be the healthiest me possible, AND lose weight.  What more could you ask for?

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 26 On Nutrisystem…Keeping Up With Those All Important Veggies #NSNation #Ad

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Wow, time just keeps on flying huh?  Week 26 is here and I’m so ready to get back to life where 4th of July goodies aren’t shoved in my face.  I surprised myself this holiday weekend and was able to resist all temptation, including the birthday cake I made for my son!  This week I lost another 1.2 lbs to bring me to a total of 38 lbs!!  I can’t believe I’m only 2 lbs away from earning my 40 lb Nutribear!

A big part of the Nutrisystem program is making sure you get your minimum of 4 non-starchy veggies a day.  Usually I’m pretty good about getting all my veggies in but this past week for one reason or another it was just impossible to get in all my veggie servings every day.  I did notice that my weight loss wasn’t as high as usual (although still considered in the ‘average’ range), I felt sluggish, my body didn’t feel at it’s best, and I felt a little more tired than a mom of 3 children like myself usually is.  I didn’t realize how important these nutrient packing veggies were until I started going without them.  This week I plan on beefing up my vegetable intake as well as mixing it up and trying new options prepared in different ways.  Never again will I slack on my veggie intake…Nutrisystem created it’s plan for a reason, and I guess I should’ve found a way to get all those veggies in.  Stay tuned and see how next week goes!  Hopefully I’ll have some new vegetable preparation ideas to share with all of you 🙂 .

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 25 on Nutrisystem…Losing Weight, Gaining Confidence #NSNation #Ad

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Time sure is flying on this journey I’m on!  It seems like I started Nutrisystem just yesterday.  Week 25 is here and let me tell you guys…I AM FEELING FABULOUS!!  This week I lost another 1.8 lbs for a total of 36.8 lbs so far!  Not bad if you ask me…I’m finally getting this weight loss thing right.  I couldn’t have come this far without Nutrisystem by my side.  Who’s ready to see some progression pictures??  I’ll include that AWFUL before so you can see the changes that have been made through following the Nutrisystem plan.

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I remember that “Before” me.  I remember just a week-ish before taking those pictures sitting in my closet crying because the biggest clothes I owned (size 18) wouldn’t button or zip.  I wanted to hide in big baggy clothes and have the world just see past me instead of realizing I was there.  What a terrible way to feel, and I will NEVER be there again.  I am LOVING the changes that Nutrisystem is helping me make.  I feel healthier, younger, and most of all more confident than I ever thought was possible for me.

In January prior to starting Nutrisystem you would’ve never caught me in form fitting clothes…never in a million years.  Now that I’ve had to replace pretty much everything in my wardrobe I’m choosing clothes that fit my body and flatter the curves of my body rather than hide every inch of me.  I love wearing clothes that draw a little attention my way, and my husband loves the new-found confidence as well.  I have 18.2 lbs left to reach my goal and I hope you’ll all stay with me on this last leg of my journey.  I see incredible things on the horizon and can’t wait to watch them all unfold.

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.