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Nutrisystem Week 31 Update:
Weight Loss this Week: -3.2 Total Weight Loss: -105.2
The struggle has been real this week. Not only was it back to school week and we have been extremely busy, I decided to get sick this week. I have not been this sick in a long time and have been feeling just horrible all week long. It has made this week so difficult. I don’t know about anyone else but when I’m sick my diet plan is in risk. I have no motivation, I’m lazy, and I just want to eat comfort foods and what’s easy instead of preparing healthy meals. So I have really had a tough time sticking to the Nutrisystem plan this week. I did a lot of reading and research on sticking with it while sick this week and decided to share my favorite three tips that I found.
My Nutrisystem Journey:
Thanks for checking in with me this week. I love that I am seeing some repeat readers each week and I love your comments and encouragement. It has really helped me to stick with this and keep going. I have had some very nice comments and was even told by some my journey is inspiring you to do the same so I love that. Please share in the comments how you are doing if you are also working on weight loss, I’d love to hear how you are doing. It helps me know I’m not alone in all this.
So this week has been really tough for me. Those words of encouragement really came in handy this week and I read several of your comments over and over again trying to make it through the week. We went back to school this week so my schedule has gone from lazy summer days to super busy school schedule and activities. So I am really struggling with adjusting my normal schedule. I really got accustomed to my schedule during the summer and now I’m having to adjust the times I eat and walk to fit the new schedule. It’s been difficult but I am trying to adapt.
The other difficulty this week is that I am sick. Not just oh I have a cold but really sick. I haven’t been this sick in a very long time so it’s been really hard to adapt to a new schedule and feel miserable all at the same time. I’m not sure why but when I get sick I have a few comfort foods like ice cream, soup with lots of crackers, and other things that I want to eat. I’m also really lazy and just don’t want to take the time to prepare the healthy foods. Luckily with Nutrisystem, things are prepared ahead of time for me so I just stuck to Nutrisystem and didn’t bother with any flex meals this week just to make it through. Although, ordering a pizza was in the back of mind all week when I was super tired and run down. With all this struggling I decided to do some research on how to overcome illness while dieting to keep me on track.
Tips & Tricks:
It’s Ok to Take a Break:
Now I don’t mean it’s ok to eat whatever you want. However, it is ok to take a break from your workout routine. I have been trying to walk more and have a certain time of day I try to get my walking done. This week it just did not happen and that’s ok. My body was tired, achy, and run down so pushing it to do more right now would not have been a good idea. Give yourself time to rest and recoup.
Ask For Help:
For me, it’s hard to ask someone else for help at times. I tend to feel weak when I need help to do things. Especially since I was leaning so heavily on my husband at my top weight and have been able to do more and more things by myself again. This week though, I gave myself permission to ask for help. I had my oldest help watch her little sister so I could rest and take a nap. I had my husband prepare dinners because I just couldn’t do it this week. It’s ok to not be the super mom every day!
Look For Conveniences:
If you are sick and don’t have any energy then look for ways to make your life easier. I am super happy that Nutrisystem is an easy diet plan. The meals a prepared for the most part so all I have to do is heat them up which really saved me this week. I even skipped flex meals this week and just stuck to Nutrisystem so I didn’t have to make anything or spend time preparing foods. I also took the easy way out and signed my daughter up for a carpool ride to her after school activities. I volunteered to help run the carpool in a couple weeks when I’ll be past this illness. Really was a life-saver. So look for little convenient ways to make your life easier when you don’t feel good.
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