As I mentioned last week I reached out to my Nutrisystem Counselor, Jaclyn, to ask her advice and get some suggestions on ways to possibly boost my metabolism. I felt there was a disconnect between the scale and all the exercise I was doing. My first question to Jaclyn was if she thought trying a modified version of the first week of Turbo Takeoff was a good idea. We agreed I would substitute a Turbo Shake for the morning powerfuel and a NutriCrush Shake for the afternoon powerfuel and healthy carb. I also planned to skip the Nutrisystem after-dinner snack. I love the shakes and had no trouble substituting them for the morning and afternoon snacks, but I wasn't successful in skipping the delicious Nutrisystem dessert each night. I'd like to think it was because I needed the extra carbs with all the biking, walking, kayaking, tennis, and pool jogging I did, but truth be told, I find the ice cream sandwiches and honey mustard pretzel bites just too good to pass up. ☺
I also began keeping track of my water intake again which I hadn't done for many weeks. I realized the first day, I was not meeting the 64-oz. goal and fell short almost the entire week. That, in itself, is most likely contributing to my weight loss slowing down. It's definitely something I need to continue to keep an eye on.
Jaclyn also suggested that I make sure to include a variety of powerfuels, and for this coming week, she advised choosing items other than dairy for 3 days straight. Having a Nutrisystem Counselor available to brainstorm ideas and to provide encouragement and suggestions when you feel yourself plateauing is a huge asset. Jaclyn's advice was an eye-opener since all of the powerfuels I opt for are dairy products ~ string cheese, hard-boiled egg, and yogurt. I am anxious to see how eliminating the dairy powerfuels will impact next week's results. Knowing I have different options to try gave me the mental boost I needed and seeing the difference substituting the shakes made on the scale was super encouraging.
Lost 2 lbs.! It's been over 2 months since I've lost 2 lbs. in one week! This brings my 22-week total to 28.8 lbs. Thank you, Nutrisystem and Jaclyn! ♥
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.
Week 17 ~ Lost .6 lbs. ~ Weight 156.2 ~ Total Loss 23.8 lbs.
Week 18 ~ Lost 1 lb. ~ Weight 155.2 ~ Total Loss 24.8 lbs.
Week 22 ~ Lost 2 lbs. ~ Weight 151.2 ~ Total Loss 28.8 lbs.
Until next week ...