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Nutrisystem Week 41 Update:
Weight Loss this Week: -2.8 Total Weight Loss: -132.8
My Nutrisystem Journey:
I keep pushing along with my weight loss and can’t believe how easy Nutrisystem has been for me to follow. The program works for me because it allows me to carry on with regular life and still incorporate the program into my lifestyle. Halloween is coming up this week so I’ve been a little worried about I would do with all the candy and sweets around but with Nutrisystem, I feel like I have a good handle on things. I am planning ahead though and came up with a list of some tips I plan to use to get through the holiday without cheating or gaining any weight back.
I had my 3-month checkup today at the doctor’s office and I am happy to report that everything is looking good. I still have some things I’m working on but my blood pressure is much better then it was prior to starting and my doctor could not be happier with my progress. She did some blood work to see how things are going in that area, hoping all my numbers look good this time! It’s so important to see a doctor while on the program too so you can see the progress off the scale.
One thing that seemed like a small victory to me this week was being able to go to a clothing store and finding something that fit me. It’s been a long time since I could shop in stores. I found a really cute top that I liked a lot and purchased it. It seems like a silly thing to be excited about but when you can’t shop in stores it’s super exciting to find something you love and it actually fits. I’m counting it as my celebration for reaching 125 pounds! So exciting.
Tips & Tricks:
Find recipes that are diet friendly to enjoy rather than candy:
I have found a few different ideas for sweets that are Nutrisystem friendly, no matter what diet plan you are using there are usually some recipes out there that you can substitute in place of sugar and fat-filled candy. I plan on making some pumpkin and chocolate brownies a recipe I found on the leaf. If you are on Nutrisystem the leaf has so many recipes for just about every holiday and occasion. They tell you how to count it in your meal plan too so it’s really easy to keep track and make sure you are sticking to your plan!
Use the 90 Seconds Trick:
If you have a craving for some candy make yourself wait 90 seconds. Usually, cravings only last about 90 seconds and then they will pass. Find something else to occupy your time, think about something else, ask yourself if it’s worth it, and see if that reduces your cravings.
Turn Trick-or-Treating Into a Workout:
There is one good thing about Halloween all the walking! That is one part of Halloween you won’t have to change or avoid. Take advantage of the opportunity and walk with your kids as they collect their candy. You can even add in some squats, high speed walking in spurts, stairs, or other things to get your heart rate up.
Do Halloween with a Buddy:
If you think you might struggle on your own invite a buddy to come along on Halloween night to help you say no and avoid temptations. Accountability can be a good thing when you are worried about cheating on your diet plan. Keep each other on track by offering positive support in tough situations.
Take Care of the Candy Stockpile:
Another problem I end up having with Halloween is what to do with all the candy after Halloween. I don’t purchase candy until Halloween so I don’t get tempted to eat it before the big night. However, I have kids at home and they bring home bags of candy that sit around my kitchen for weeks after Halloween. So this year I have a spot way up high in a cabinet that only my husband can reach. Out of sight out of mind. The kids can have their candy and their dad can get it out for them but it gets put away so I can’t reach it or see it. Figure out what works for you but don’t leave it out to be seen every day to cause cravings.
What are your tips for a weight-loss friendly Halloween?
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