Nutrisystem Week 2 Update: Food Log, Weight Loss Tracker and Apps #NSNation

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Woof Woof Papa and I just finished our second week on the Nutrisystem weight loss program and we’re already starting to see results. Last week I told you about what to expect when your first Nutrisystem food order arrives and how we got started by organizing everything. Although it can seem overwhelming at first, we’ve been pleasantly surprised at how simple the system is to follow!

What’s really been helping us learn the program and stay on top of everything is all the fun and easy to use apps, trackers and other online tools Nutrisystem provides for members. I’ve already done a quick live chat with an online counselor when I had a question about my favorite Chobani yogurt and she was super friendly and helpful (more exciting news about Chobani soon!!!).

Chat with Nutrisystem counselor

What I like most so far is how I can log my info on either my laptop, iPad or phone depending where I am and what I’m doing…once you’ve created your online profile, it all syncs together to save the information in one place! So helpful since keeping tabs on what you eat and when is essential to staying on track. It’s not necessary to memorize everything since it’s all laid out so nicely, that the log also serves as a meal planner. You can use it to decide what to eat by browsing the options, and then record what you ate by adding items.  Here’s what the phone app looks like when you are in the meal planner section:

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Nutrisystem Week 1 Update: Getting Started – Unpacking All The Food! #NSNation

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Last week I shared the exciting news that Daisy’s Papa and I were starting Nutrisystem weight loss program! Over the next 4 months we’ll be giving you weekly updates on our progress, plus letting you know what we learn and like along the way.

Now that we’ve completed the first week, I thought I’d start by giving you an idea of what to expect when you start the program. My first bit of advice is to choose your start day ahead of time. Many people choose to start on a Monday, but I suggest Saturday as the best start day if you work during the week. It gives you time to get organized and learn how things work. It can all seem a little overwhelming at first, but having the weekend as your first few days gives you the chance to figure it all out and get set up with all the great resources and tools available to members!

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BIG News: We’re Joining Nutrisystem Nation! #NSNation

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I’ve got some very BIG news and I’m super excited to share it with you! Woof Woof Papa and I have been invited to participate in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program and share our weight loss journey together with all of you through weekly blog updates over the next 4 months! Daisy is going to stick to her regular diet, but she’ll be helping out by keeping us on track with kisses and encouragement.

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Like many couples, we’ve struggled with our weight together over the years. Plain and simple, we both really like to eat and neither of us is very good at portion control. Weight loss has always been a battle for me, and I’ve been a chronic yo-yo dieter over the years, bouncing around between a size 6 and a size 18 and everything in between most of my adult life.

We both have family health histories of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, etc. so we know we need to keep our weight in check but it’s definitely been a challenge to stay near a healthy weight. We were doing ok until a few years ago when the hubby and his Army Reserve unit got deployed to Iraq. The time he was gone was difficult for both of us, and when he came home a year later, there was a stressful period of adjustment…and lots of eating! We ate to celebrate, we ate to deal with the stresses of readjusting, we just kind of forgot about healthy eating for a while. Here’s us visiting family on Cape Cod the month after he returned home. It’s the last time we were both at our “normal” weight!
Cape Code photoSince then, we’ve really had a difficult time figuring out how to deal with our food issues. Over the past few years, I’ve put on 40 pounds and he’s gained a little over 50. Here’s a photo of the two of us at our current size.

current photo of usNeither of us is happy about our weight gain but until now we really haven’t figured out a solution on our own. We need HELP getting back on track! That’s why I’m so excited about the amazing opportunity for both of us to join Nutrisystem. Finally, a chance to put the meal planning and portion-sizes in the hands of the experts before things get any more out of control!

We know it won’t be easy, but we are looking forward to getting healthier and losing weight together. Our food and program support materials are on their way and we are eager to get started, so wish us luck!  We hope you’ll stay tuned and help support us during the next 4 months as we work toward our weight loss goals and keep you up to date on our progress with weekly postings.

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting