Nutrisystem Week 15 Update:
Weight Loss this Week: -3.2 Total Weight Loss: -54.2
This has been an amazing week. I have officially hit 50 pounds which seemed impossible when I started. So I celebrated this week. I’m doing a little something different instead of doing a tips & tricks section this week you will see a weight loss wish list which is what I am using to celebrate my weight loss success. Since I marked something off my list this week I decided to share with you guys!
My Nutrisystem Journey:
This week has been great for me. I have transitioned from thinking about this as a diet into making it a lifestyle change. It has become second nature to me. I know what I can have on my plan, it’s easy to make good choices, and I am planning ahead with out a lot of effort. If you are wondering if the Nutrisystem program is easy to follow I have to report for me it is. I find the frequent small meals to be a good way to maintain my hunger level throughout the day and keeps my energy up. The program is easy to stick to since the foods taste good and are healthier versions of food I would normally eat so I don’t feel deprived at all. I have been on the program for 15 weeks now and I have to say I have never felt better.
I think one of the biggest changes for me though is not necessarily the number on the scale. I have always suffered from anxiety and there were a lot of time over the last 2 years when I was regaining my weight that I was afraid and anxious to even leave the house. Right before I started Nutrisystem I missed out on a lot of family events during the holidays due to anxiety and my weight. I have found that when I eat healthy and take care of my health that my anxiety is directly improved. So the biggest improvement for me is the improvement in my anxiety and that I can get out of the house without being overwhelmed with panic and anxiety.
The level of confidence that I have been able to generate from losing the weight has really improved my quality of living. So much so that I am starting to feel like my old self again. If you read my blog and follow me on social media you may have seen that I celebrated my weight loss this week with a new hair cut. I was amazing out something so small could build my confidence so much. I feel like I am finding myself all over again. It’s an amazing feeling and it’s all thanks to my decision to try Nutrisystem.
Weight Loss Wish List:
When I started on Nutrisystem I came up with some goals that I wanted to achieve. I have an overall goal but I built in some smaller milestones along the way just to keep me motivated and to not feel overwhelmed but the large number I have to lose. My first milestone was losing 50 pounds. I hit that last week (see last weeks update to read more). So this week I decided it was time to celebrate. However, in the past I have always celebrated things with food. I would say things like well I’ve done good and let myself have sweets or go out to eat but that would completely throw me off my diet and I would struggle to get back on it. So this time I decided to try something different.
I came up with a Weight Loss Wish List that is a list of things that I have always wanted to do, or used to be able to do and now I can’t due to my weight, or things I have been putting off or scared to try do to anxiety and weight. As I reach my goals I plan to mark things off this list to celebrate. I feel like it is a healthier way to celebrate and it will force me to get out of my comfort zone and do new things. My new mantra is “no fear”.
It might seem silly to be excited about getting a hair cut and color to some. However, if you have ever been morbidly obese you know that simple things like fitting into a chair can be difficult. The fear of not fitting into the chairs often kept me from going. This together with my anxiety disorder (again made worse by my weight) kept me away from the salon for over a year. My hair was driving me insane, it was long, dull, and a tangled mess. I would wash it and put it in a pony tail where it stayed everyday. I hated dealing with it. Just brushing it was a chore. I have been drooling over pictures on Facebook of rainbow hair for a couple of years now. I have always wanted it but was to scared to take the plunge. I would worry about if I was to old, would people think I was just a mom trying to be cool, what if I hated it, what if it didn’t look good on me. The list went on and on.
When it came time to celebrate my first goal success I decided it was time to make my hair a rainbow. I have wanted i for years and I really needed a new hair style. So I booked the appointment. There were a few different times that I almost called and canceled but I didn’t. I made it to the salon and I fit just fine in the chairs! I got my rainbow hair and I love it. It’s just what I wanted and I couldn’t be happier that I did it. My confidence is through the rough. When I turned around in the chair after she made the final touches I caught a glimpse of my old self. I thought….”There you are! I’ve missed you!”. I can’t wait to keep going on Nutrisystem and continue to get my life back pound by pound and day by day.
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