For many of you that are not familiar with my weight loss journey, let me fill you in a bit. I began my journey over 10 years ago and 175 pounds heavier. My journey began with an unsuccessful surgery, many diets, many ups and downs in weight and many weight loss programs. My weight has been and probably will always be a constant struggle of self control, fighting bad eating patterns and making healthier choices.
It has now been 10 weeks on the Nutrisystem program and I can honestly say that I have learned a great deal about my eating habits within those 10 weeks. In my 10 year struggle with losing weight, I had never figured out portion control or eating until I was satisfied. I ate until I was full, I ate until I was so full that I was uncomfortable and could barely move. That was my definition of being "satisfied." I was so wrong. When I first began the Nutrisystem program, I thought the food was TERRIFIC (It is!) but the one complaint I had was "the portions just weren't enough." I would eat my meal and not feel full, so obviously they weren't enough, right? But then it hit me, could this be the way I am suppose to be eating?
And it was this week when I really noticed the difference! You see, today is my birthday and this has been my birthday week. A full week of being taken to lunch by various friends, dinner with my husband and more dinner night outs with parents and siblings. I was proud of myself with each meal, I would skim the menu and look for the healthier choices, I would replace things like potatoes with steamed broccoli and I would eat until I was satisfied. Yes, I said SATISFIED and not full! I could also tell my stomach had shrunk, I would get satisfied very quickly and usually ended up taking over half of my meal home! My body, and most importantly, my eating habits have definitely changed thanks to the Nutrisystem program!
I was prepared for a weight gain this week, even though I made healthier choices I know that it was still over my calorie and salt count and I also indulged in a few appetizers. It is also the time of the month when I bloat, so a gain was expected and I did gain. I gained a pound and that is OK. This is a journey not a sprint, this is a lifestyle change and there will be bumps in the road but I will learn from each one. I am very happy with my success thus far and will continue to live the Nutrisystem program and enjoy life!
Weekly Weight Loss: +1 pound
Total Weight Loss: -12 pounds
Weight Loss Goal for Next Week: - 1 pound
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