Nutrisystem Update Week 20: We’re Down 78 Pounds So Far!

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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!

Weight Lost: Liz Garry
Week 1 -4.4 -10.8
Week 2 -1 -3
Week 3 -4.2 -6.8
Week 4 -1.2 -4.7
Week 5 -1.8 -2.1
Week 6 (Thanksgiving) -.6 +5
Week 7 -1.6 -6.6
Week 8 -2.6 -4.2
Week 9 -2.4 -2.4
Week 10 -.2 -4.7
Week 11 (Christmas) -1 +4.1
Week 12 (New Year’s) +.6 -.6
Week 13 -3.5 -2.4
Week 14 -1.6 -1.8
Week 15 -1.2 0
Week 16 -.6 -1.6
Week 17 -1.2 0
Week 18 0 -4
Week 19 (Margarita Day) +1.4 +2
Week 20 -2.8 -3.8
Total Weight Loss So Far: -29.8 -48.6
Starting Weight: 189 250
Current Weight: 159.2 201.4
Goal: 145 190


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  1. So true that like with anything being consistent and sticking with your plan can work wonders!

  2. Maria@close yo home says

    Liz great work keep it up

  3. That’s amazing! I’m going on 9 weeks of dieting now, and so far I’ve dropped 14 lbs. I’d like to be down about 18 more. It’s tough, but it’s so worth it! Congratulations 🙂

  4. Congratulations!  It’s great that you’ve found a system that works.

  5. WOW!!! I am super impressed!! Great job!!!

  6. That is fantastic!! Great job!! Can’t wait to see the new you. 🙂

  7. Go Woof woof mama and papa!! Food journals help me a lot too.

  8. Great job! Love your approach to weight loss and that you and your husband are doing this as a team! Way to go 🙂

  9. Hi! My husband and I are signing up for Nutrisystem tomorrow. I’m loving reading your posts. I was wondering what kind of “rules” you and your husband made. I’m nervous to start because I feel like it is my last chance!!

    • Congrats on your decision to join Nutrisystem! The hubby and I are using the rules that Nutrisystem sets…just following the program and not trying to convince each other that it would be ok to “cheat just this once”. So much easier than when we tried to make up our own program! Let us know how it goes and if you and your hubby have any questions as you get started!

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