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.
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
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.