Next month marks Chic Luxuries 5th birthday. When I think back on all the fun ~ interviewing Olympic Gold Champions, appearing on television to showcase our favorite finds, receiving countless emails from happy readers who won a prize ~ it's been a wonderful journey. For me personally, though, my experience with Nutrisystem has, far and away, been the best thing that has happened to me as an editor.
I have struggled most of my life with my weight. I had success several years ago losing the extra pounds, but gained it all back in the last 3 years and was finding it impossible to take it off again...until now. Although I still have a long way to go, I am forever grateful to this company and the #NSNation team for their support and believing in me. There's something about sharing one's journey publicly that helps keep you in check. If you're on this plan, I encourage you to share your journey through pictures on your social sites and tag #NSNation ~ whether it's the food you're eating, your scale victories, or pictures of yourself ~ I think you'll find it will help keep you accountable, and the support from others on the plan will be a huge asset.
I've been increasing my activity by walking around the neighborhood and in the pool, and biking to our beautiful little beach. Now that we have kayaks available at the bay, I'm planning to add this activity to my exercise routine as well. Despite the increase in exercise, I had a rough time most of this week with steady weight gain and stomach problems after eating out on Monday and Tuesday. I pinpointed it to a histamine reaction ~ which can cause weight gain ~ to, of all things, lemon in the water! Crossing my fingers that I had enough time to work it off before weigh-in day. Here we go...
Whew! Managed to lose the extra lb. I gained during the week and end with a .4 lb. loss. The fact that I've been able to lose over 20 lbs. having a histamine intolerance is pretty remarkable and says a lot, not only about my determination to get to a healthy weight, but more about the Nutrisystem plan and the variety of menu choices it offers. It may take me a little longer than others, but I will reach my goal with Nutrisystem because "I can't" is no longer in my vocabulary when it comes to weight loss ~ 22.2 lbs. and counting! ☺
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.
Week 14 ~ Lost 1.6 lbs. ~ Weight 158.2 ~ Total Loss 21.8 lbs.
Until next week ...