Friday, August 27, 2010

Still Going Strong: Nutrisystem Week 5

This week wasn't so much a challenge, it was just hectic. I stay on the go, which is why I knew Nutrisystem would be great for me. Prepackaged food that I can just toss in my purse, how could you go wrong with that. This week I didn't expect much weight loss, because my body is still catching up from a few cheat days this past weekend.
What can I say, we went on a weekend getaway with friends for a white water rafting adventure, and of course most nights consisted of eating out. I took an ample amount of my Nutrisystem, and pretty much stuck with it from morning until late evening, but at night was a different story.

I didn't give in to too many of my cravings, but Outback Steak House is a weakness. Who can turn down the infamous Bloomin' Onion! Not me, I had to have a piece, okay two pieces. But, it wasn't a large portion and I didn't feel too bad, but I did feel satisfied. I ordered Grilled chicken, with barbecue sauce on the side, with grilled vegetables (there 350 calorie and under meal), but with a sweet potato. Yes, maybe the sweet potato put me over the edge, but I didn't feel to bad because it made up for the lunch I didn't eat that day.

In the end, I didn't totally stick to my NS diet on the trip, however, I know I didn't splurge and cave in to my cravings, as I could have. So, I did feel a little proud of myself. Monday was a new day and start of a new cycle of healthy eating, and I can say that at the end of this week, I did pretty well. The scale only showed a few ounces lost but, I won't complain because I have a new week ahead of me. Plus, Fashion Weeks is right around the corner, and I have something to aim for!

- Kelley Woods

FTC Disclosure: All food, products and material have been supplied by Nutrisystem as part of their Nutrisystem 15 program.Statements, views and testimonies given are my own.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Reclaiming My Body: My Nutrisystem Journey

This week I embarked on a new Journey to regain my body back! Yes, that's right, a year later, a baby, a family and a business, it has taken a toll on my body. Not only am I struggling to lose the baby weight, but my nutrition and diet is not the best. I was on a workout program for months and lost pounds, but it still did not give me the results I desired, because I was unbalanced with my diet.

I have gained more weight than when I was pregnant! Help! Now, some may look at me and say, 'So what are you trying to lose again', but for me it's not at all where I feel comfortable. I am now a size 12 and would love to be a 6/8 again and lose 25 pounds.

So with that said, I was more than grateful when I was introduced to the Nutrisystem Women's Basic Select Program. I had heard of several people that had been on it and enjoyed the experience, but I was unsure of what it would do for me. So, when I was introduced to the the the Nutrisystem program, I knew there was nothing I could lose but some pounds. I am long overdue to regain not only my body, but healthy eating habits, and a changed lifestyle.

So, here I am today and have completed week 1 on my NS Plan, and I must say it's going great. I'm down 3 pounds in the first week, and I really can't believe it. I'm not sure it will be that much every week, but I can use all the pounds lost I can get. The food is really tasty, and it actually taste better than I had imagined. Some of my highlights were the NutriFrosted Crunch Cereal that reminds me of Frosted Flakes...soo good, the Italian Herb Flat Bread Pizza that is small in portion but so filling and quit yummy, the Desert Bars are all good and shouldn't be for a diet ;), and the classic Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal that was just sweet enough, and filled me up all morning.

Everyday is an adventure that I look forward to, and so happy that I can incorporate regular grocery items. The Nutrisystem website gives you down loadable information on helpful information like suggested Grocery Items/List, a Journal for your NS notes, as well a helpful Food Entry system, where you are able to log everything you eat. It enables you to keep track of not only what you eat, but the Calories, and what exact food group you need to include in each meal. How great is that!

So, join me on my Nutrisystem weight loss journey as I will be blogging, tweeting and journaling my steps to a new me!

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FTC Disclosure: All food, products and material have been supplied by Nutrisystem as part of their Nutrisystem 15 program.Statements, views and testimonies given are my own.