We’re celebrating 20 weeks and LOTS of pounds lost so far on our Nutrisystem journey! As of today, Woof Woof Papa and I have lost a combined 78.4 lbs!
In case you haven’t been following along, the hubby (Woof Woof Papa) and I started the program together back in October and have been reporting on our progress and setbacks in weekly weight loss updates here on the blog. The setbacks have been minor and the most important lesson we’ve learned from all of them is to put them behind us quickly and get right back on track.
People often ask us what the secret is to our success so far, but really there’s no big secret…just a super easy to follow program where we order and eat the Nutrisystem food and follow the meal plan by adding on our own grocery items in the recommended portions.
The big secret is to be realistic and consistent. Weight loss is a slow process and changing life-long eating habits is challenging. It’s a marathon, not a sprint…it helps to keep reminding ourselves of this and something we tell everyone. To give you a sense of what’s realistic, I’ve lost an average of 1.49 lbs per week, and the hubs is losing an average of 2.43 lbs per week. He works out 4-5 times per week at a very high intensity and has a physical job. I walk every day at a light to moderate intensity and work at my computer all day.
Things that are helping us the most:
- Weighing-in daily and recording our weight weekly
- Each choosing our own meal preferences, snacks and grocery add-ins
- Enough variety to keep it interesting but enough to be overwhelming
- Clearly defined “rules” keep us from negotiating the boundaries
- Keeping a food journal using the Nutrisystem apps for Android and iPad
- Sticking with it even after setbacks/weeks without losing
- Doing the program together
So far, I’ve lost 29.8 pounds with 14.2 more to go to reach my goal, and hubby has lost 48.6 lbs with only 11.4 more to lose!
We’d love to hear from you about your own weight loss experiences, challenges and goals, so leave a comment and let us know you stopped by. We’re also happy to answer questions, so ask away!
If you missed any of our previous Nutrisystem posts, just visit the links in the table below or click here to catch up!
|Week 6 (Thanksgiving)||-.6||+5|
|Week 11 (Christmas)||-1||+4.1|
|Week 12 (New Year’s)||+.6||-.6|
|Week 19 (Margarita Day)||+1.4||+2|
|Total Weight Loss So Far:||-29.8||-48.6|
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