Nutrisystem Week 18 Update:
Weight Loss this Week: -4.8 Total Weight Loss: -65.0
This week I am overcoming a no weight loss week on the Nutrisystem program. It was a tough pill to swallow when I stepped on the scaled and didn’t have a loss, I stayed exactly the same. So many negative thoughts swarmed me in that moment, thoughts of cheating on my diet, giving up, or having a massive cheat day were overwhelming. However, I made it through the week and I overcame, which I am so proud of myself for. I am back on track this week which is exciting and I decided to take some time to write down the things that helped me get through the week.
My Nutrisystem Journey:
My journey on Nutrisystem has been a whirlwind. I have lost so much weight in so little time that I have just become accustomed to stepping on the scale every Monday morning and seeing a loss. Last Monday’s weigh in really through me for a loop. As I sit there in the bathroom crying over the scale (yes I cried) I just kept reweighing. Am I the only one that thinks when the scale doesn’t say what you want that there must be something wrong with it? I think I weighed myself six or seven times to no avail. I cleaned under the scale, reset it, changed the batteries. Nothing made any difference. So I finally decided I must have stayed the same. Which really shouldn’t have been a big deal at all but for some reason it just was that day. I know it’s silly to get so caught up in the number on the scale but it’s so hard for me not to.
I had so many negative thoughts last week. I was thinking well the heck with it I’ll just go have a cheat day (but I didn’t). I thought well this must not be working anymore (silly me, after one week of not losing). It’s funny to me how irrational my thoughts can be over weight. I was met by my husband (who heard me crying and came to investigate) who was full of encouragement and told me that it just didn’t matter. I knew he was right, it really didn’t matter. So I had a slow week it’s not the end of the world. I then posted the blog I had written the night before and shared that I had not lost any weight to have so many wonderful messages from friends, family, and readers. I really wasn’t sure if anyone besides friends and family was reading my blog but quickly received several inspirational messages from people who do read my blog telling me to stick with it and keep sharing because my posts help them. That was an amazing feeling.
Being told that I inspire others was better then seeing a big number on the scale honestly. I have never in a million years thought of myself as someone who would inspire others. I’m morbidly obese and have been most of my life. I am working hard but I still have so much to lose. I really couldn’t believe someone found inspiration from my story and it felt really good to hear that. So all those negative thoughts just disappeared after that. All the encouragement and positive words really made it all just go away and I kept working and stayed on the program with no cheating. It has been a much better week and I must say I have not felt this positive in a really long time (even after a bad week).
Tips & Tricks:
Seek Positive Thoughts
Talk to positive people, my friends and family really saved me this week. Just having some positive thoughts to counteract the negative really helped me a lot. It was a great way to push the negativity out of mind and have a great week.
Find Other Ways to Gauge Your Progress
Take measurements, take photos, have a check up, or look for successes other then weight loss. I take weekly photos and I can always see a slight difference in my photos from week to to week. If for some reason I don’t I love comparing my current week to my first week photo, makes me feel amazing to see that big change. I don’t do measurements but it’s a great way to see a difference even if the scale doesn’t. Or take note of all the changes you are experiencing. Feeling better, walking longer, clothes fitting better, or whatever your working for.
Look at Your Past Progress
If you didn’t do so great this week then look at how well you did the weeks before. I still can’t believe I’ve lost 60 pounds so far. I reviewed all my past progress this week and it really made me feel a lot better about having no progress this week. I also reviewed my goals that I set at the beginning of this process and noted all of the progress I have made so far on each one. It was exciting to see how well I am doing.
Just Keep Going
If all else fells just keep going. Nutrisystem (or whatever program you are doing) is designed for weight loss. So just stick to the program. Even if you have a bad week just trust that it’s been working and keep going.
What tips do you have to overcome a slow weight loss week?
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