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My Decision to Start Nutrisystem #NSNation

As most of you know, I have been unhappy about my weight and health for the past year. In this post, I want to talk about my decision to start Nutrisystem. Losing weight has never come easy for me. After each of my pregnancies, I have dieted and gotten myself on a regular exercise regimen. Not without a lot of hard work, dedication, and motivation, I have had success. Living apart from my husband, who has been away at school during the weeks, has made life more of a challenge. I have gained nearly 30 pounds in the past year. 🙁 Being a part-time single parent makes it difficult to get a regular exercise regimen. Sometimes it is all I can do to make it through the day with all of my hair still attached to my head. I have turned to food in these times of stress and sometimes turmoil. Exercise has also been pushed way down on the list of priorities.

As I watch my waist line grow bigger, my dining out budget expand, and my treadmill get dustier, I realize that my husband has nearly a year left of school. At the rate I am going, local fast food restaurants are going to know me my name and my family will be posting “DO NOT FEED THIS WOMAN” signs everywhere. I need to make a change because I can’t continue on this path to The Biggest Loser show.

As much as I like to indulge in those late night sweet treats, I want, No – NEED, to get my life back. The desire for yummy food has taken a front seat in my life and my health has taken a back seat. As a very busy mom, with a lot of stress and weight on my shoulders, I have lacked the motivation to get my rear in gear. I was recently approached by friends, about Nutrisystem. I have some blogger friends who have had a lot of success with the Nurtisystem program. After doing some research and finding that Nutrisystem has a fairly strict meal plan, with all meals included, I decided that Nutrisystem might be just what I need to get it all together. The idea of having every meal laid out for me, so I don’t have to question what I can or can’t eat, is very appealing to me.

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I decided to bite the bullet and sign up with Nutisystem. I am hoping that this type of program will be easy enough to follow in the midst of my hectic life. Nutrisystem also has an on-line support system that I can take advantage of. I am excited to start my new adventure to becoming a healthier me. I even went out running one day this week. Go me! I hope you will all follow along my weight loss journey, as I blog about my progress each week. I also hope you will take this opportunity to think about becoming a healthier you and sharing your progress and milestones with me. Let’s help build one another up and get healthy together.

I am going to be really brave here and share my weight and stats each week, so you can actually see my progress. I don’t have my starting measurements yet, but I will update this post when I get a chance to do them.

Starting weight: 173.8


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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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Emily Buys


  • Good for you! My journey with getting my life on track physically began almost 2 years ago. It was hard at times to say no to some of my favorite things, but I can honestly say it was the best decision ever. I look forward to following you along your journey. You CAN do this!

  • Good luck & congratulations on starting this journey. I started a similar journey using a relatively new supplement that is truly as they state “will power in a bottle.” I can still eat real food & haven’t followed the rules fully & never did my week of kick start, but in 5 weeks, I’m down 9 lbs and a over 12 inches all over, so I’m pumped. I just finally got my 2nd bottle so am trying to do better this month. Good luck! I know that I couldn’t do the pre-made meals because of how I work & some major things that I don’t eat, so I figured I’ll try this and see.

  • Congratulations on taking the first step! I have used nutrisystem in the past and love it…I have been struggling with the last 10 baby pounds, but after reading your post im motivated to try harder!!! Ill be praying for you…you got this!!

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