Today wraps up my 20th week (yep, it's been FIVE months) on Nutrisystem.
(me at 157)
I have come a long way....sometimes you need a visual of something before you can actually "see" things for yourself. I know deep down that 20 pounds is A LOT to lose, but when you lose it gradually you don't really realize how much that actually is.
I recently had to attend a health fair at college for credit. I wasn't even going to go, until one of my professors told us we had to for class credit. So, I went thinking it would be just a bunch of booths with people talking about condoms and safe sex and date rape and all that - I mean it is a college campus after all.
But there were alot more booths than that...they had one that talked about the rec center that had a walking program we could sign up for, blood pressure and glucose testing booths (check, check, check). The one booth that stuck out the most to me (and I almost missed it) was a nutrition booth. They had these vials of actual body fat, a "calf muscle" that weighed seven pounds and a fat suit/vest that weighed 20 pounds. I was floored when the woman told me it weighed 20 pounds.
I was kicking myself in the butt for not taking my camera with me...would have been an awesome pic, don't you think?
At any rate, when she told me that it weighed 20 pounds, I excitedly told her that I recently lost 20 pounds with Nutrisystem. I told her all about the program and she was thrilled by how many people/bloggers that were losing weight through the Nutrisystem's Blogger Nation program. I wanted to try that vest on, just to give myself a "visual" if you will of what that extra 20 pounds would feel like, but I couldn't even lift it off the table. I almost cried right there in front of all those people. I really have come a long way and I couldn't be happier. Seeing that fat suit really hit me...it gave me the motivation to keep going and keep trying and never give up. It was awesome! I'm so glad I was made to go for that class credit.
Sometimes, I sit and think about how much time I wasted being so heavy and missing out on life....Why did I wait so long! Please, if you are like me and wanting to lose weight....don't wait, call Nutrisystem and get on the program. They have a seriously awesome deal going on right now.....
So many people say that they can't afford it.....then just keep track of what you are eating and start moving. Sitting on the couch isn't going to help you lose weight. I used to love watching the biggest loser (I still do), but while I was watching I was sitting there with a big ol' bowl of buttery popcorn and a coke, wishing how I could get on there and lose weight too. It's really not rocket science....it only seems hard til you actually start....and then if you're anything like me, you wonder what the hell took you so long. Get up and move people! And remember you didn't put all that weight on overnight, it takes time to gain all that weight...and it will take time to lose it too. Don't lose hope. Just keep going.
Do you want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog
*Disclosure ~ I am receiving access to the website and food in exchange for reviewing the diet plan. All opinions herein are my own and were not influenced by Nutrisystem.