Sunday, January 6, 2013

Nutrisystem Week 17: I am Thankful


I can not believe it's been over 4 months since I first started my journey on the Nutrisystem program and I am down another pound this week!!  Looking back, I can't even count the number of weight loss programs I have started and restarted and restarted.  It is one thing to start a program but a whole other ball game to actually stick to one.   Which is why I am extremely thankful for given the chance to start and continue the Nutrisystem program.

 When I first started the program, I thought "Oh no, I am going to have to stick to a weight loss program over the holidays!" and my second thought was "What if I get sick of the food??"  Now after 4 months of being on the program my thoughts are "Wow, I am SO thankful that I had Nutrisystem to keep me on track during the holidays!" and "With so many varieties of foods, I don't think I will EVER tire of Nutrisystem!  Thank you for being awesome!"

And with that, my thoughts turn to how thankful I am.

I am thankful for... becoming obese.  I know that might sound silly but that part of my life is what made me who I am today.  The lessons I learned about myself and the understanding and compassion I now have for other who are struggling with weight issues are invaluable.

I am thankful for... the weight loss surgery.  Even after ALL the complications I have because of the surgery and even after gaining the weight back; I am still thankful for it.  Before the surgery, I thought I was destined to be overweight, unhappy and unhealthy my entire life.  Losing the weight has shown me it does not have to be that way!

I am thankful for... gaining the weight back.  Gaining the weight back taught me there is no "easy" roads in life, yes the surgery was a great "kick start" to losing weight but it was not the solution.  If I want to continue to live this happier and healthier life, I have to continuously work at it and change my lifestyle.

I am thankful for... having lost the weight again.  Losing the weight a second time was way better than the first!  Putting such hard work in and getting the awesome results in return makes success so much sweeter!  Yes, I am proud and I will not give up on myself ever again!

I am thankful for... still having weight to lose.  This journey has brought me to places and taught me things about myself I never dreamed of.  I am proud of the person I have become but I look forward to become the person I aspire to be.

Weekly Weight Loss: -1 pound


Total Weight Loss: -14 pounds  


Weight Loss Goal for Next Week: -2 pound
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25 comments:

  1. You are doing awesome and you look awesome! Way to go! You are inspiring :)

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  2. It sounds like you really are doing a great job. :D

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  3. What a beautiful post. You are truly inspiring with your journey.

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  4. LOVE your positivity!!! Makes me want to be your friend :)

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  5. You are amazing! Great job on the weight loss.

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  6. Woohoo! Great job this week and through the entire holiday season. It is hard to stay on track at that time! Love your positive attitude. :)

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  7. 14 pounds is GREAT!! I am so proud of you!! There are always challenges with weight loss ~ I KNOW!! I battle it DAILY!!!

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  8. Great job on the weight loss and I admire your determination. Keep it up!

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  9. You definitely have the right attitude! Keep up the awesome work - you are an inspiration to those of us who still have a long way to go!

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  10. Weight Loss surgery is a great thing once you are truly committed! Congratulations on your successes!

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  11. Great way to look at your experience, the good and the bad.

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  12. I am sure you are inspiration to many!! Keep up the good good! You are doing awesome :D

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  13. Congrats on the great job so far! I'm thankful for bloggers like you who inspire the rest of us...it helps me stay motivated on my own weight loss journey to read about how others are doing and what they're learning, too!

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  14. Thanks for your honesty! I am on the journey to lose weight, it is a hard one for me emotionally. I love reading success stories like yours, even if it took a few tries!

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  15. I love the quote at the beginning of this post.I have struggled with my weight, and I love finding inspiration like this!

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  16. Congrats on your journey and I hope you make your goal next week.

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  17. Congrats on your weight loss and sticking with Nutrisystem. I've heard great things about it and it seems you're finding out that as well. I love that you took time to count your blessings. What a great idea and way to look back and set goals for the future. Keep it up!

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    1. Oh and congrats .. you look awesome!

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  18. I couldn't agree with you more! Coming from another that had Gastric Sleeve surgery a year ago, I can attest to the fact that I learned so much about myself, what I need to do and eat to keep the weight off, and yes.. even gaining a little back was a blessing. I've often thought about trying Nutrisystem to help me get this last 40 lbs. off.

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  19. I love that we look at the past in the same way. Even day, every rough patch, has made us who we are today. It's great to look at life this way, but I never thought about it like this as far as weight loss. It's very positive, and I love it. Thanks!

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  20. Wow 14 pounds!!! Congrats =). I need to lose weight and I gonna check Nutrisystem. Thanks for sharing!

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