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Nutrisystem Week 40 Update:
Weight Loss this Week: -1.8 Total Weight Loss: -130
My Nutrisystem Journey:
This week has been kinda tough for me for some reason. Nutrisystem is a great program that has been easy for me to follow but this week I felt my motivation and willpower slipping. Have you ever seen yourself messing up but you just can’t seem to stop it? That’s how I felt this week, each time I would eat something I shouldn’t I could see a bad choice but just didn’t have the willpower to stop it. That got me thinking a lot about willpower and how it works. So I decided to share some information I found this week.
So with the lack of willpower, I only lost 1.8 this week, which isn’t bad but isn’t great either. I was able to pull myself together the second half of the week and get myself back on track or I may not have lost anything this week. However, 130 pounds is amazing and I’m still on track to lose 150 by Christmas so I’m continuing on. Fighting my way to a healthier lifestyle and more weight loss.
I also have my three-month checkup coming up next week. I’m excited to see how much progress I have made. I’m sure the doctor is going to be happy about my weight loss but I love to see how my blood pressure is doing as well. My ultimate goal would be to get off the blood pressure medication I’m on. It’s always exciting to see what progress I’ve made in the health department. I see the weight loss on the scale each week but I love to see how it translates to changes in my overall health. So as you can see it’s really important to keep my willpower up and I decided to learn more about it so I could work on it.
Tips & Tricks:
According to Webster’s dictionary willpower is defined as energetic determination. Seems easy enough. I am really determined to lose weight I think it’s the energetic part that may not be as easy for me to keep up. I will have times of high energy and time of low energy and that seems to be when my willpower is low. So energy seems to be what I need to work on. I think with long-term weight loss that might be a problem that many struggle with. Some things that I am going to work on is checking my energy level, preparing ahead of time for when my energy is low, and practicing things that keep my energy level up.
Another interesting article I came across compared willpower to a muscle. I really like this analogy. They said willpower is like a muscle and can get tired with heavy use. Again, with long-term weight loss and using your willpower over a long period of time, it can get exhausted. It also stated that like a muscle willpower can be strengthened with use. The more you use it the stronger it gets. I really like this part. This gives me hope that what I’m doing will make me a stronger person over time. So even if I’m struggling with willpower sometimes, continuing to use it and work on it will make it stronger.
The main thing I took away from learning more about willpower is that I just need to keep working. If I have a tough time look for ways to improve but keep going. Over time my willpower will get stronger and so will I as a result. Luckily, towards the end of the week after learning more about willpower, I was able to do better and pull through the week stronger. Which makes the entire process worth it.
What are your tips for improving willpower?
Read my entire journey here.
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