Time for our weekly Nutrisystem update and I have big news: I’m celebrated a milestone this week with 25 pounds lost in 15 weeks! I know that some people might look at this and think that taking nearly 4 months to lose 25 pounds seems slow, but it’s an average of 1.66 pounds per week so I’m pretty thrilled with how I’m doing. Since there’s no 25 lb Nutribear, I created this early Valentine to reward myself!
Do I wish I could lose more, faster? Of course! But I just keep reminding myself that all the experts say slow and steady is healthier and easier to maintain in the long run. Compared with other methods I’ve tried, I’m definitely finding this plan the easiest to follow and it’s really helped us both to re-evaluate our relationship with food and relearn what proper portion sizes look like. Tracking everything we eat has become such a habit that I’m sure we will continue even after finishing the program. We also have such a great variety of food options that we rarely feel deprived, which I’m learning is another key to success.
The other big news this week is that we’re going to continue on the Nutrisystem program for another 3 months! We’d originally planned to do 4 months, but are SO happy with how things are going and not getting tired of the meal plan at all…plus, we are both on such a positive course toward meeting our weight loss goals that we can’t quit now. We’ve each got less than 20 pounds left to go! BIG thanks and HUGS to our Nutrisystem advisor Meredith for supporting us with positive feedback and words of encouragment each week, and for arranging for us to continue!
Now for this week’s weight loss update. I lost 1.2 lbs this week for a total so far of 25.6 lbs lost…woohoo! Daisy’s papa didn’t lose anything this week, but didn’t gain either. He’s lost a total of 42.2 pounds in 15 weeks, so having a zero week isn’t fazing him much. One of the most important lessons we’ve learned is to just stick with it and don’t get discouraged. If you’ve missed any updates or want to see a weekly breakdown of our weight loss, you can check it all out below:
|Week 6 (Thanksgiving)||-.6||+5|
|Week 11 (Christmas)||-1||+4.1|
|Week 12 (New Year’s)||+.6||-.6|
|Total Weight Loss So Far:||-25.6||-42.2|
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