Friday, June 8, 2012

Nutrisystem Week 4 #NSNation

It's been another week of following the Nutrisystem plan and I have to say, I am pretty proud of myself. This was a rough week filled with a lot of stress which normally would knock me off of the diet wagon but I was really determined to stay strong and keep on truckin' and that is exactly what I did. Sometimes life can be super busy and that makes it really hard to stick to a plan but I have learned that planning ahead is the key!  We might have baseball games every night of the week but if I plan ahead I can still eat right and get my workouts in without stressing. I knew that we have a busy schedule this summer so when I re-ordered my food for the new month, I ordered a lot of bars that I can grab on the go! My favorite lunch bar is the Trail Mix bar because it gives me a lot of energy to keep moving.  I have also learned that you can fit a workout in pretty much anywhere if you think outside of the box! With all of the baseball games, I was wondering how I was going to manage work outs but then I got to thinking. Our boys have to be at their games/practices at least 30 minutes early and what better time to put the baby in the stroller and get moving! I can get a good, solid 30 minute walk/jog in rather than just sitting and waiting for the game to start so that has been a big plus. Sometimes I will do that even if I have already worked out for the day because that's an easy way to get some extra calories burned. 

This week my biggest challenge was eating out. I hate to deprive my family since they are not the one's dieting and they love to go out after ballgames. The problem is, our games generally last until well after 8 p.m. (which is too late for anybody to be eating anyway!) and then they want to go to places like Pizza Hut!!   One night this week after a long game my husband insisted so I didn't say anything and then once inside and the food came, he looks at me with this funny look like "Why aren't you eating?!" and then blurts out "Oh my gosh, I am so sorry. You won't eat here will you?!" And I quietly sipped my water while they devoured a pizza and my favorite breadsticks. I could have eaten a salad or something else but the truth is, I didn't want to. I know eating that late is not good for me and more importantly, no way am I going to blow all of my hard work for a piece of pizza!!!!  All I have to do is think back to when I started and I could barely make it  60 seconds at a time running on the treadmill but now I can run 6-7 minutes straight without needing to stop and walk and catch my breath and I don't want to go back to the beginning. I have worked too hard. I got some new hand weights this week and my son picked up one of the 10-pound weights and he says to me, "This weight is really heavy Mom. Can you believe you have lost this many pounds?!"  And that really put it into perspective for me. I couldn't believe that I had already lost that much weight off of my body and that felt really good. And it feels even better when I see my kids following in my footsteps and working out beside me and making healthier eating choices as well.

I did a new workout this week that really killed my legs. It was full of squats and lunges and the next day I felt like I couldn't walk. It was terrible! So I had decided I wasn't going to be able to workout until my legs felt better and that's when my 7 and 10 year old sons started saying, "Come on Mom, we will run too!" And that's all the motivation I needed. My 10 year old ran 4 miles that day and my 7 year old and I each ran 2 miles. It felt so good to hear them encourage me and want to help me so much that they were willing to do it right along beside me to help me. Talk about a good feeling!  Sometimes you just have to fight through the pain if you want those results at the end of the week. Sure you can sit and choose not to but boy do I feel good when I choose to get up and do it! My energy levels soar and I feel so great about myself!  This week I lost 3 pounds which is SO awesome! My weekly goal will continue to be 2 pounds but I will surely won't complain about losing 3!!! Be sure to check back later this weekend for my 1st Nutrisystem video blog! 


Week 1: 7 pounds
Week 2: 3 pounds
Week 3: 2 pounds
Week 4: 3 pounds

Total Weightloss: 15 pounds! Woooooooooooooooot! 

Once a month I am also going to be logging my measurements so I am really excited to share those numbers too.Sometimes the numbers on the scale might not be moving very fast but when you track your measurements you can see a BIG difference!

Upper Arms: 2.5 inches lost
Thighs: 4 inches lost
Waist: 3.5 inches lost
Chest: 3 inches lost
Hips: 3 inches lost

Total Inches Lost: 16

I should also add that I have dropped from a size 16 jeans down to a 14 and my XL shirts are swimming on me. Success! 

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  1. Well done!! I'd love to be a part of the Nutrisystem blogger op.

  2. You are doing such a wonderful job!!

  3. Great job. 15 pounds in 4 weeks is excellent. I love how you are able to say no to eating out late and at bad places.

  4. You've made excellent progress on your weight loss program! 15 lbs. in 4 weeks is amazing. :D

  5. Keep up the great work - you are doing awesome! And you are so right, planning is key. I know I would do a lot better with meals not only for myself but my whole family if I planned better.

  6. Congratulations on the weight loss!! Keep up the great work, you're doing fantastic! =)

  7. Congrats!! Keep up the hard work!

  8. Keep going Sarah! I'm on my 43rd week of Nutrisystem.. Believe it or not :D! It sounds like you definitely have the right attitude - and by the end.. Well, I just can't wait to see how well you've done :)!

  9. I am just getting ready to start my journey with are inspiring! Thank you!!

  10. I SO have to do this! What a great weight loss! I can't believe how many pounds crept up on me in the past five years .. if I could just lose 30 of them, I would be happy!


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