December 6, 2008

Nutrisystems update

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As many of you know, Ive been on Nutrisystems for a little over 2 months. I started it because my employers at divorce360 wanted to pay for 3 of us to do Nutrisystems, it return, we had to blog about it daily. It wasn't a competition but rather, an honest look at the diet itself. They paid for 30 days. After that, we were on our own. The other 2 people dropped it but I decided to stay. Now, I'm down 21 pounds going into week 9. Some people have criticised the food but its not all bad. You have to remember, this isn't food you would eat at a fine dinning restaurant. Its a diet. With my last shipment of food, they sent me a 10 pound weight loss bear. Since then, Ive lost another 11 pounds. How did they know I lost the weight you ask? Their site has a place for your progress. You weigh in daily, or when you get the chance, and in return it gives you a graph of your starting weight, your current weight, and your goal along with your BMI. I like to watch the graft do down as I get closer to my goal. It gives me satisfaction and incentive.

I have my favorites and with Nutrisystems, you can choose your own menu. There are things I wouldn't order again, but that's with any restaurant menu. It costs me 234.00 a month, which is a bit steep but I am getting results. Not to mention, my complexion has completely cleared. I had no idea I would get an added bonus as well. Ive decided the hamburgers are my favorite, this week anyway. Its funny though, they are freeze dried. You have to add boiling water, let it set for 2 minutes, and it turns into a hamburger. Very strange. Also with the plan, you get to eat lots of salad, fruits, vegetables, and yogurt. I'm on the flex plan, which means, I eat their food 5 days a week and normal food 2 days a week. I do my flex days on the weekend. I was afraid at first that eating normal food would hurt my chances of losing more. That hasn't been the case. They give you guidelines to follow and you really need to watch your portions. I have found that making wise decisions isn't as hard as you would think. I feel great and everyone tells me I look great. What more could I ask for?? Another 40 pounds would be good. If you are thinking about doing this program, you have to give 100 percent. You cant eat their food and cheat when you feel like it because then you will get no results. I have been losing 2 1/2 pounds a week and that's a healthy amount to lose. I cant tell you how much better I feel in general and about myself. It really does work!


Lara Angelina said...

Hi Lori--
With the holidays & weight gain upon us, I've thought about trying a program like NutriSystem. I thought its structure would be a good thing! Glad to hear you'll keep us posted and let us know how you are doing! Congrats on losing the weight especially BEFORE the holidays!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Wow, congrats! That's awesome. I'm proud of ya, girlfriend.

Lori said...

Thanks for the kudos guys!! As yes, I will definitely keep you updated:)

Jenny McB said...

The price would be high for some people, but think about what people spend for coffee and eating out...If it's working for you, then great! Always wondered what was involved.
Good luck!

Matt said...

Hi -
I just started the Nutrisystem Select program yesterday. I just had knee surgery, and now am diving into this diet.

You can track my progress here:

Good luck with your program. Stay with it!