I've been reminding myself of the many things I've learned in the last year on my Nutrisystem journey and thought I'd share a few. When your struggle with weight loss seems all uphill, remember how far you've come, celebrate all of your victories, no matter how small. Drink water, and lots of it. Read, listen to, and watch things, people, books, websites, podcasts, shows that inspire you. Stop putting yourself down. Eat lots of non-starchy veggies. Stick to the plan, eating every 3 hours, 6x a day. Keep a food journal or log your food on Numi. Take time to enjoy each meal, eat slowly. If you hit a stumbling block, switch things up a bit, even a small change like swapping dinner for lunch can have a big impact. Find a way to reduce stress, seek out the simple pleasures.
I caught myself about to put myself down the other day when someone said "You look great". I quickly replied "You haven't seen me in a bathing suit and then stopped myself and said, "I'm not going to put myself down, last year was spent losing the weight, this year will be spent on toning". It takes a lot of time to undo bad habits, or change your mindset, and the journey doesn't end when you near or even reach your goal. Just when you think you have it figured out, there's always something new to learn. Embrace the lessons.
The scale has been a bit of a roller coaster since the accident. Last week I tried several things to reduce some of the resulting stress that I felt had been contributing to my recent weight gain. Some of the smaller steps were adding an aromatherapy diffuser in my bedroom and spending time in the pool, hot tub, and sauna. I also intentionally skipped the apple cider vinegar I had recently started taking for inflammation from the accident. It's a histamine trigger and for those, like me, with a histamine intolerance, highly reactive foods can cause weight gain. The combination seemed to work ~ I lost 3 lbs. for the week which is the most I've lost since the first week on Nutrisystem. Hopefully, the roller coaster ride is over and I'm back on track. We'll find out next week. ☺
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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 27 ~ Lost 1 lb. ~ Weight 147 ~ Total Loss 33 lbs.
Week 28 ~ Lost 1.2 lbs. ~ Weight 145.8 ~ Total Loss 34.2 lbs.
Week 29 ~ Lost .6 lbs. ~ Weight 145.2 ~ Total Loss 34.8 lbs.
Week 30 ~ Lost 1 lb. ~ Weight 144.2 ~ Total Loss 35.8 lbs.
Week 31 ~ Lost. .4 lbs. ~ Weight 143.8 ~ Total Loss 36.2 lbs.
Week 32 ~ Lost .8 lbs. ~ Weight 143 ~ Total Loss 37 lbs.
Week 33 ~ Lost 1 lb. ~ Weight 142 ~ Total Loss 38 lbs.
Week 34 ~ Lost 1.4 lbs. ~ Weight 140.6 ~ Total Loss 39.4 lbs.
Week 35 ~ Lost .8 lbs. ~ Weight 139.8 ~ Total Loss 40.2 lbs.
Week 36 ~ Lost .2 lbs. ~ Weight 139.6 ~ Total Loss 40.4 lbs.