As I begin my 12th week on Nutrisystem, I've been reflecting on the last three months, the highs and lows of this journey and what did and didn't work for me. Losing weight at any age is not easy, attempting to lose 40-50 lbs. in my mid-50s sounded nearly impossible, at least to me it did. Although I haven't lost as much as some of the other bloggers have reported who started on this journey at the same time as I did, I think my biggest success so far was in taking the first step.
As I wrote in one of my earlier posts, years ago a friend tried Nutrisystem and didn't have great things to say about it. I wish I hadn't let her experience be the voice in my head these past few years during which I struggled to lose even 5 lbs. The best advice I can give to anyone that is having a hard time with weight loss is to take that first step and give Nutrisystem a try. Like me, you may find it's one of the best decisions you'll ever make.
Thinking that this would be my last week on Nutrisystem, I had planned to share my "Top 10" fave foods for those who are considering starting on the plan and not sure what to order. Thankfully, it's not my last week and although I haven't tried all 150+ items yet, I
Whole Wheat Ricotta Crepes
|Chicken Bacon and Ranch Pizza|
My Journey Begins ~ Starting Weight ~ 180
Week 1 ~ Lost 6.2 lbs. ~ Weight 173.8
Week 2 ~ Lost. 1.4 lbs. ~ Weight 172.4 ~ Total Loss 7.6 lbs.
Week 3 ~ Lost .4 lbs. ~ Weight 172 ~ Total loss 8 lbs.
Week 4 ~ Lost 2.2 lbs. ~ Weight 169.8 ~ Total Loss 10.2 lbs.
Week 5 ~ Lost 1.8 lbs. ~ Weight 168 ~ Total Loss 12 lbs.
Week 6 ~ Lost .2 lbs. ~ Weight 167.8 ~ Total Loss 12.2 lbs.
Week 7 ~ Lost 2.2 lbs. ~ Weight 165.6 ~ Total Loss 14.4 lbs.
Week 8 ~ Lost .6 lbs. ~ Weight 165 ~ Total Loss 15 lbs.
Week 9 ~ Lost 1.2 lbs. ~ Weight 163.8 ~ Total Loss 16.2 lbs.
Week 10 ~ Lost .4 lbs. ~ Weight 163.4 ~ Total Loss 16.6 lbs.
Until next week...