Category: Weight Loss

Week 13 On Nutrisystem…Learning To Live In The “Real” World #NSNation #Ad

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Week 13 is officially here which means new progress to share, YAY!!  This week has been a fantastic week filled with walking and healthy choices.  As of this morning I have lost another 1.6 lbs to make my total for the first 12 weeks 20 lbs!  Can you believe it?!

While the weight loss is great, a big part of the Nutrisystem lifestyle is learning how to make the right choices in a world where temptation and junk food are literally on every corner.  I’m pretty lucky and don’t deal with that like most people do.  I live in a very rural area and it’s a 30 minute drive to the closest anything (store, doctor, hospital, fast food, etc.) along with a 5 mile trek of dirt roads to get to my house from the main highway.  This past week my willpower and decision making was put to the test.  My family and I took a road trip to Las Vegas for the day and had so much fun.  We went to the biggest mall I’ve ever seen and were there for 5 hours (and I still don’t think we found every store!), then we went to Toys R Us to let the kids have a mini-shopping spree, and finally we went to Chuck E. Cheese where the kids had an absolute blast.  I allowed myself to indulge within reason (I had to have a Starbucks frappuccino) along with making healthy decisions when we ate, and I was still able to see a higher than usual weight loss week, even having one day off plan.

I think it’s about that time where I share that always embarrassing ‘before’ photo with you all as well as my current progress picture.  With the loss being at 20 lbs now it’s a bit easier to see the difference, and it’s proof positive that if you just follow the Nutrisystem plan, IT WORKS!!!

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I hope you all continue to follow me on my weight loss journey…I can’t wait to share my progress on my way to my goal weight.  Only 35 more lbs to go!

 

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 12 On Nutrisystem…Continuing With The Plan

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Well, here I am week 12 on Nutrisystem, and I’m so pumped to be continuing the plan!  Initially I was just going to do the plan for 12 weeks, but I will be continuing on for another 12 weeks and I couldn’t be more excited!  In the first 11 weeks on the program I lost a total of 18.4 lbs which is incredible to me!  Before starting Nutrisystem it took me 3 years to VERY SLOWLY lose 27 lbs and then got stuck.  The plan is so incredibly effective, and I’ve often heard, “does it even work?”  Of course it does!  You see the results don’t you?  I was a skeptic going into it as well, but I promise you, oh boy does it ever work!!

I think the best part about living the Nutrisystem lifestyle so far is going out for a family day in new, smaller clothes.  My family and I don’t get to go out too often, but in three days we will be having a much needed family day.  Las Vegas is a couple hour drive away from where I live, and we will all be loading into the car and having a day of fun.  First the mall, then Toys R Us, then Chuck E Cheese, and possibly some of the kid friendly casinos for even more fun…possibly Circus Circus!  I normally am not very excited to venture out with three children, but I’m beginning to think that was all the way I felt about myself.  I have super cute new clothes that I wouldn’t have been able to dream about fitting into 11 weeks ago, I feel great, have more energy, and I’m ready to have the time of my life.

I hope you all stay with me over the next 12 weeks, I can’t wait to see what progress I make and share it with all of you.

 

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 11 On Nutrisystem…Bring On The Energy And Fun Spring Adventures #NSNation #Ad

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Week 11 of my Nutrisystem journey is here and I have never felt better.  So far I am down an incredible 17.4 lbs, and am gaining energy more and more every day.  I didn’t think anyone else would notice, but my husband certainly has.  He said to me just last night “You know what I’ve noticed since you started Nutrisystem?  You have a lot more energy!”  And he’s absolutely right, I certainly do.

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I find myself telling my kids more than ever now, “turn off the games and t.v., we’re going outside.”  We live in Arizona and it is warming up quite nicely here.  We have spent the past couple weeks outside looking for bugs and lizards, and of course just running around playing and having fun.  Even though I just turned 32, I feel better now than I did in my twenties and I can’t wait to continue this journey.  I have been blessed to be sponsored for another 12 weeks so keep checking back every week for great updates.

 

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 10 On Nutrisystem…Spring Weather Here I Come!! #NSNation #Ad

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Spring is here and the weather has been lovely!  Before starting my Nutrisystem journey, I would’ve enjoyed the spring sights and sounds from my porch.  With the weight melting away I am finding myself more and more eager to get out and about, and get my whole family active and moving.

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My favorite way to get my daily exercise in is walking.  There’s a ton of open space to explore in rural area that I live in, and the whole family has been benefiting from spending time in the beautiful outdoors, disconnected from the electronics, and engaging each other in conversation.

This week brings me to a total of 16.2 lbs lost!  Living in Arizona means that 100+ degree weather is on the way, and that cute bathing suit I have my eye on is looking more and more attainable every day.   If you’ve ever considered joining Nutrisystem, there is no time like the present!  Be sure to visit them on Facebook as well as Twitter…there is such great support!!

 

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 9 On Nutrisystem…Feeling Great! #NSNation #Ad

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Starting week 9 on Nutrisystem and I have to say, I’m feeling GREAT!!!  There is no better thing to gain while losing weight than confidence.  I have started to feel a lot better about my outward appearance and even though I still have a ways to go, I am VERY proud of the progress I have made so far.  I have had to start wearing a smaller size clothes and am finding myself choosing clothing that fits my body rather than wear a baggy t-shit to hide it.

Wearing size-appropriate clothes also lets others see the progress I’ve made as well.  Yesterday while shopping at a local dollar store my husband and I ran into some friends we hadn’t seen in three months.  Both of our friends immediately commented on “how good” I look, and congratulated me on my hard work.  I must admit, that’s a nice thing to hear!  Yes, I am working on being happier and healthier for myself and my family, but it’s nice to hear that the progress is noticeable, and more importantly that the Nutrisystem program actually WORKS!!

I can tell you until I’m blue in the face how well the program works, but there is no better thing to make you a believer than you seeing the results for yourself.  Keep in mind I still have about 40 lbs to lose to my final goal, but so far, I’m loving the Nutrisystem life.  I will once again share the DREADED before picture so you don’t have to hunt it down, and you will I’m sure be able to see the difference for yourself 🙂 .

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I TOLD YOU…seeing is beleiving!  Stick with me over this next 4 weeks and hopefully there will be some more epic results to share 🙂 .

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 8 On Nutrisystem…Hello Bag Of Old Clothes! #NSNation #Ad

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I am LOVING the way Nutrisystem makes me feel.  The food is great, it fuels my body, and the results are starting to become very noticeable.  I’m so happy to have abandoned my clothes, and I am loving bringing out clothes that have been tucked away in my closet for a couple years.  My official weight in for the end of week 7 is a total loss of 14.2 lbs!  I’ve even had to go down a size in underwear because they just kept falling off.  I’m not one who likes change, but that’s a change I’ll gladly take.

 

I love the slimmer me, of course, but what’s even better is how I’m starting to feel.  I feel more confident, happier, healthier, and more energetic.  I feel like I am finally becoming the mom my children deserve, a healthy and active one.  I’m having a great time getting out for some fresh air and exercise with my kids, and we are actually spending more time together because of it.  There are so many great benefits of Nutrisystem and they just keep coming.  I can’t wait to check in with you all next week 🙂

 

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 7 On Nutrisystem…There’s No Chocolate Like ‘Diet’ Chocolate #NSNation #Ad

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Oh. My. Goodness.  The Nutrisystem life just keeps getting better and better!  My official weigh in after week 6 brings me to a total of 12 lbs lost!  I can’t believe how incredibly easy it is to lose weight following the Nutrisystem plan.  I love being able to just grab something that sounds great and eat it.  There’s no debating back and forth in my mind whether I should/shouldn’t have it, I can just simply eat what I want…guilt free!

I was a little worried when I first started the plan that the food would be bland, and there wouldn’t be many options that I liked.  Man, was I ever wrong.  I have only had 3 things I haven’t liked, and I’ve tried virtually the whole menu now so that’s not a bad record.  All of the food is tremendously amazing, and I can even have chocolate on days where I’m really craving it.  The lunch bars are usually chocolate coated and those really help save me on days where I want something sweet.  I think my favorite lunch bar is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bar.  I get to have something on the Nutrisystem plan that makes me feel like I’m splurging without spoiling all of the dedication I’ve put in thus far.

As if delicious lunches weren’t enough, I really have to say that the dessert options are totally rockin’!  My birthday was last week and I was able to have the Nutrisystem Chocolate Cupcake so I could celebrate my birthday with a delicious treat without the high amount of calories.  What an incredible way to lose weight…being full all day and still being able to have chocolate!!!

 

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 6 On Nutrisystem…There Is No Such Thing As A Small Victory!! #NSNation #Ad

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I am starting week 6 full of ambition and drive.  In the past 5 weeks I have grown to love the Nutrisystem plan, and love it more and more every day.  The food is amazingly delicious, and so simple to follow the plan.  I love how many different options there are so no matter what you’re in the mood for, you can find something on the Nutrisystem plan that completely satisfies your cravings.  The ability to have what I want has really helped me stay on track, and so far I have lost 10.6 lbs!

I had to request a slightly different present from my husband for Valentine’s Day.  Nutrisystem has worked incredibly well for me…so much so I asked my husband for a new bra and underwear for Valentine’s!  I couldn’t stand tugging my undies upwards all day long, and because my inch measurement for my bra has changed, mine was no longer fitting comfortably at all!  I have even been able to wear a pair of jeans that I haven’t worn in a few years.  I tried them on wondering how much more I needed to lose to wear them and I was completely surprised when they actually fit!!

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I have the most incredible best friend in the world.  She sees how hard I’ve been working, and bought me a FitBit Fitness Tracker for my birthday.  I can’t tell you how long I’ve been wanting one but just couldn’t budget it in yet.  The FitBit is helping me stay motivated and ready to take on more and get healthier one day at a time.  I can’t wait to check in with you all next week and see how much more progress Nutristystem has helped me achieve.

 

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 5 On Nutrisystem…Loving The Nutrisystem Plan More And More Every Day #NSNation #Ad

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Every morning when I get dressed, I’m surprised by how my clothes are changing in how they fit.  I’ve even had to move down a size in underwear because my old ones were just falling down all day long.  As if that weren’t a great enough feeling, the compliments that come along with weight loss feel pretty great too.  I’ve heard numerous times from my friends and family that I’m looking great, and I have to say I’m FEELING great too!

I hope none of my friends and family members are annoyed by how much I talk about Nutrisystem…but if I can bring up Nutrisystem in a converstaion I WILL.  I love how I’m learning to become healthier, and in turn making healthier decisions for my family.  Talk about a win win situation!  I wasn’t going to share progress pictures until the very end, but I thought maybe it would be good to SHOW you guys how well the plan is working.  I will apologize ahead of time…the before picture is pretty hard to look at.  I can’t believe how I had let myself go.  BUT I am happy to share these pictures with you guys because a picture is worth a thousand words, and the before and after week 4 photos speak volumes for the ability to lose weight while staying full all day long on the Nutrisystem plan.

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Yeap, in the past 4 weeks I have lost an incredible 9.6 lbs!!  I still have 45.4 lbs to lose to reach my ultimate goal, but I’m confident with Nutrisystem I’ll get there in no time.

 

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.

Unboxing Nutrisystem Shipment #2 #NSNation #Ad

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I received my second Nutrisystem shipment yesterday, and I couldn’t wait to unpack it all!  I ordered some of my favorites from last month as well as some new items to mix things up and see what else Nutrisystem offers that I might like.  You’ll notice there are some items that there are multiples of, and others not so much.  Keep in mind, I order my food and pick what it is that I wanted.  I am a bit of a creature of habit, as well as a picky eater so when I find something I like, I tend to stick with it and venture out of my comfort zone only slightly.

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The frozen foods are all delicious, but there are obviously more frozen dinners than any other meal.  The reasoning for this is I find the frozen dinners are more flavorful, but also because the shelf stable grab-and-go foods are just easier for a busy mom of 3 like myself.  For breakfast I ordered frozen waffles, homestyle pancakes, thick sliced french toast, and some turkey sausage egg muffins.  Frozen lunches just don’t work well for me…I live in a very rural area, and when I have to go into town I’m gone for at least a few hours.  I really rely on the shelf stable lunches to get me through.  Dinner is where I get to sit down and really enjoy my meal.  I ordered chicken bacon ranch pizza, roasted turkey medallions and mashed potatoes, sweet and sour chicken, whole wheat ricotta crepes, margherita pizza, and broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken breast.  Desserts I also prefer the shelf stable ones, but my birthday is in a couple weeks and I wanted to be able to celebrate without spoiling my diet.  I will have a cupcake in the near future, as well as one on my birthday so I can indulge while still staying on the Nutrisytem plan.

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The shelf stable foods are more abundant, but remember I’m the one who chose my foods and am VERY happy with my selections.  For breakfast I ordered biscotti bites, chocolate biscotti bites, chocolate frosted doughnuts, granola cereal, honey wheat bagels, oatmeal cranberry bites, and sweetened o’s cereal.  Lunch bars work best for me so you’ll notice quite a few of those…they really help curb sweet cravings while being easy to take on the go.  Lunch items include three cheese chicken, white cheddar mac and cheese, spicy kung pao noodles, beans and ham soup, white bean chicken chili, sweet bbq sauce with pulled style pork, fudge graham bars, chocolate chip cookie dough bars, and chocolate covered cherry bars.  Dinner is mostly pizza, but they are so delicious and if you could eat pizza almost every day, wouldn’t you??  For dinner I ordered chicken alfredo, chicken bbq & beans, italian herb flatbread pizza, sesame ginger chicken, and thick crust pizza.  Last but not least, my favorite ‘meal’ of the day…dessert.  My desserts include apple pecan bites, carrot cake, cheesecake flavored bars, chocolatey pretzel bar, coconut almond bar, dark chocolate sea salt nut bar, milk chocolate covered pretzels, nutrichocolates, sweet and salty snack mix, thin mint crisp bars, toffee crunch cookies, walnut chocolate chip cookies, and white chocolate chunk cookies.

I have to say, judging from what I’ve had so far, this shipment may be better than the last.  Keep following my journey to see what can be achieved just by following the Nutrisystem plan.

 

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.