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Check-Up With the Doctor: Nutrisystem Week 7 #NSNation

Last week I mentioned having some issues toward the end of week 6 on Nutrisystem. I didn’t have a weight gain for that week, but I knew it was coming for the next week. I have been experiencing a variety of health issues over the past couple of months, which have had me slightly concerned. Nothing major, but there are things that make me go, “hmmm”.

After fluctuating between the same 2-3 pounds for the past 7 weeks, and being quite embarrassed about it, I decided to contact Nutrisystem’s dietician as well as go in to see my doctor. You see, not only have I not been dropping big numbers since I started the program, but I have been experiencing quite a bit of hair loss, adult acne, and bloating. Not fun things for sure; and none of these things do much for my self esteem. I also struggle with hypothyroidism, so if my levels are off, this could result in weight gain, or inability to lose weight. We shall see!

I was about to tell Nutrisystem to take me off of the program because I feel like a horrible representation of their system. It’s not Nutrisystem – it’s me! I just cannot seem to lose weight right now and I hate it. The dietician strongly encouraged I stick with the program and try to be faithful on it. They also thought it would be a good idea to get checked out by my doctor, to make sure something hormonal isn’t going on. I personally think there has to be, but my doctor doesn’t necessarily agree.

I went to my doctor last week and she says that all of the things I am experiencing can be a result of STRESS! I realize that yes, I have been more stressed than ever, this past year. However, I am not ruling out a hormonal imbalance. She gave me a lab slip to get my levels tested, so I will be doing that soon.

I just returned home from a 5 day vacation with the hubby, so I will give myself a couple of days to get on that scale. It is nearly time for me to report on week 8 on the program, so for this post, I will share my last results (week 7). I was up a bit in weight, but this next week’s post is sure to be worse. I was fed so well on this trip, by hotels and things, that the scale is going to be scary. I am completely to blame for this week’s issues. I did a ton of walking though!! Yesterday alone, I walked nearly 12 miles! That’s Disneyland for ya!

Starting weight: 173.8
Last week’s weight: 171.2
Current weight: 171.8

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Nutrisystem is providing me with free food and support service as part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. In exchange, I will be posting each week with my progress. All thoughts expressed are my own, and my experience using the system may vary from that of other participants.

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