Saturday, March 02, 2013

Nutrisystem (#44)

Today wraps up my 44th week on Nutrisystem.

I'm still hanging in there...actually gained 2 pounds this week, blah!

I'm not sure if it was hormonal or the sinus cold that I have that did it.

It is what it is.

I could sit here and wallow in my out to the nearest store and load up a grocery cart with all my favorite junky comfort foods and eat my sorrows away.  Which is exactly what I used to do in the old way of thinking was...well that didn't work, who cares and give up.

Not anymore.

I realize that I am much stronger than those 2 pounds.

Now I can stare down an aisle of chocolate candy bars and bags of chips and not be tempted in the least.  It doesn't mean that on a rare occasion I might go ahead and buy a candy bar or a small bag of chips....but there's a HUGE difference from eating a handful of chips to eating a huge "family" size bag in one day.  Or eating a bite size candy bar instead of binging on 2 or 3 full size bars in one sitting.

Since I started Nutrisystem my whole way of eating and thinking about what I eat has changed.
When I said before that I ate candy bars and chips for breakfast, I wasn't exaggerating...I really did it.

I used to celebrate the kids first day back to school by grabbing a mocha and a cream filled doughnut (sometimes two of them)...this year, I went for a walk.

When I used to get stressed out and aggravated by something the kids were doing, I'd go to my walk in closet sit on the floor and cry while I stuffed my face with, I go for a walk or I go outside and sit on the porch or I jump in the bathtub and lock the bathroom door.

When we have family nights and pizza on Fridays, I used to eat three huge slices of pizza, wash it down with Diet Coke, and eat handfuls of home made, I eat a salad and a nutrisystem dinner and drink water.

This week....I gained 2 pounds.  Sure I was disappointed with myself...Hell, I was actually kind of pissed about it....but instead of crying, overeating, and whining about it. - I jumped on my treadmill and started walking.

  To say that I came a long way is an understatement.

and here's the proof....

Pretty Scary Huh?

(5'2" - 180 plus pounds - with a BMI that read morbidly obese).

(144 pounds...BMI almost within healthy range)

*I'm actually due to make a video...which I will finish up soon and post.  But I broke out with a wicked case of poison ivy this weekend and my face is swollen now (which if you look closely at the above pics you can see the pink/white calamine lotion all over my neck).  I'm actually in some pretty horrendous pain (seems like it's getting worse as the night continues).  My apologies for not getting it done....but as promised once it's finished, I will indeed post it for you all.  thanks for understanding!

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My Stats

4/27/12 - 180 (starting weight)

05/04/12 - 175 (week one)

05/11/12 - 174 (week two)

05/18/12 - 172 (week three)

05/25/12 - 170 (week four)

06/01/12 - 169 (week five)

06/08/12 - 169 (week six)

06/15/12 - 168 (week seven)

06/22/12 - 166 (week eight)

06/29/12 - 166 (week nine)

07/06/12 - 166 (week ten)

07/13/12 - 164 (week eleven)

07/20/12 - 164 (week twelve)

07/27/12 - 165 (week thirteen)

08/03/12 - 163 (week fourteen)

08/10/12 - 160 (week fifteen)

08/17/12 - 160 (week sixteen)

08/24/12 - 160 (week seventeen)

08/31/12 - 159 (week eighteen)

09/07/12 - 159 (week nineteen)

09/14/12 - 157 (week twenty)

09/21/12 - 155 (week twenty one)

09/28/12 - 155 (week twenty two)

10/03/12 - 155 (week twenty three)

10/12/12 - 154 (week twenty four)

10/19/12 - 153 (week twenty five)

10/26/12 - 153 (week twenty six)

11/02/12 - 152 (week twenty seven)

11/09/12 - 152 (week twenty eight)

11/16/12 - 151 (week twenty nine)

11/23/12 - 150 (week thirty)

11/30/12 - 150 (week thirty one)

12/07/12 - 150 (week thirty two)

12/14/12 - 149 (week thirty three)

12/21/12 - 148 (week thirty four)

12/28/12 - 148 (week thirty five)

01/04/13 - 147 (week thirty six)

01/11/13 - 147 (week thirty seven)

01/18/13 - 145 (week thirty eight)

01/25/13 - 145 (week thirty nine)

02/01/13 - 144 (week forty)

02/08/13 - 144 (week forty one)

02/15/13 - 144 (week forty two)

02/22/13 - 144 (week forty three)
03/01/13 - 146 (week forty four)


*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


Lina Staub said...

You look great! But it is not all about how you is about how you feel! And I bet you feel great too! I had lost 30 pounds 2 years ago and it is creeping back up. Remembering how taking care of myself made me feel is motivating me to do it again! Thanks for the inspiration!

Charlene Juliani said...

Carolyn, you are so right about taking care of ourselves. As a mom I keep thinking so many people depend on me and if I can't take care of myself, how can I take care of them. So now, I try to make an effort to remember that every day. Keep up the good work!!