So, I just completed week 6 with Nutrisystem and I am still losing weight and inches. I have lots a total of 18 pounds, and my pre-pregnancy clothes are starting to fit again:) I am also amazed about how many inches I have lost on my arms and legs. Check out the picture below of recent head shots that I got taken. (I did not look like this 6 weeks ago). I think a lot has to do with exercising at least 4 times a week as well drinking a ton of water.
It has been a crazy week because it seems like every time I turn around we have some sort of cookout or party to attend and I am constantly on the go. The hardest part of this diet is explaining to people why I am not eating much or feeling the need to justify why I am just having a small meal. I try to eat as much of the provided Nutrisystem foods, even before I am heading to a party so then I will just have a small salad with a piece of lean meat. I have been known to pull out my favorite Chicken & Dumplings while everyone else is indulging in Hot Dogs and Burgers, but I have never really been a big fan of BBQ foods so it doesn’t really bother me.
This past week was very hot in NEPA, so I made it a point each night to enjoy the delicious frozen treats at night with my kids as they ate ice cream. The frozen treats are very refreshing, like the orange popsicle pictured above. My favorite is the ice cream sandwich, you know the ones that you lick the sticky cookie from your fingers. YUMMY!! And, it’s all part of the plan. Yes, you must eat dessert (crazy that I am being forced to eat these sweet treats!)
I am constantly on the go taking the kids to the park, swim lessons, and speech class. I used to just grab a candy bar or a bag of snacks to eat in the car or eat the leftovers from the Happy Meals, but Nutrisystem offers meal replacement bars like Peanut Butter and Jelly for lunch, which are easy to eat on the go, filling and actually really good. I made sure to order extra lunch bars for next month because they really are convenient to grab and go when there is no time to sit and eat.
I have also decided that it’s time for a new bathing suit (not a string bikini, but just something that is more flattering). So, that is what my goal is for the next week.
Disclaimer: Nutrisystem is sending me 4 months of products in return to share my experience. All opinions are 100% mine and are not altered in any way.