Thursday, July 28, 2011

Posts Delayed

Nutrisystem Nation-Week 2 and a couple of giveaways will be delayed until Monday as I am heading out of town first thing tomorrow morning for a weekend trip with the family.  Thanks to all for your understanding and have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday Spectacular-Link Up Your Giveaways-July 23-July 30

Good Saturday morning!  How is everyone doing today?  We have been dealing with a lot of heat and humidity here in Michigan this week as I'm sure a lot of you might have been dealing with as well. It's a rare thing for us to have a week long heat event like this week living on the lake.
As you may have noticed a few things have changed on my blog this week.  Heather and her associate have been working on cleaning up the sidebars a little and making some pages.  They are now working on a design and hopefully by next week, I will have a new blog.
Now onto the Saturday Spectacular giveaway linky!  Do you have some cool giveaways going on over at your blog right now, maybe a summertime event?  Run across some fun giveaways that you would like to share?  Link them up here today and all week!
Have a wonderful weekend all!  Got a couple of giveaways coming up that you are sure to like!


Friday, July 22, 2011

Nutrisystem Nation-Week One

Well, my first week on the Nutrisystem program has come and gone and I have to say it wasn't so bad at all!  I stuck to the plan for the most part, except having a couple of dinners with the family, but I always made sure to incorporate my fruits and vegetables and stuck to my handy dandy daily tracker.  I always carry this with me wherever I go because it is not only a great tool to write down all of what I eat, it also has a list of veggies, fruits, proteins, fats, and so much more that I am allowed to eat.  The day before I actually started, I went to Walmart with the hubby and girls and I took the tracker with me.  Not only was that a huge help, but hubby was a huge help as well.  He helped me pick out a wonderful variety of things to go along with the Nutrisystem plan.  Vegetables are pretty much "free" foods, so I wanted to stock up on those as much as possible.  

Picking out all of my food for the month was exciting and fun, there was so many choices and quite honestly I was a little overwhelmed.  I wasn't sure what to pick that would work for me.  I have never tried any diet program like this before, I have always been on my own and basically followed my own diet plan of course failing each and every time, so I was a little nervous starting something like Nutrisystem where I felt like I had to be strict about what I eat.  It's not like that at all!  They have great meals!  A couple of my favorites from this past week would have to be the Chocolate Chip Scones for breakfast, Chicken Quesadilla for lunch, the Salisbury Steak and Mac & Cheese for dinner and the Strawberry Shortcake bar for dessert.  There was only one meal that I had for lunch that I didn't finish and that was the Chicken and Pasta in Cacciatore , I didn't like the flavor or texture of it very much.  I have tried to stick to the program as best I could, but once a week we love to go out and have dinner.  I know now that I can do this, in my meal planner it shows me how to eat sensible when I go out.  The biggest problem for me is that I have always been a snacker throughout the day and on the days I work I like to head out to a fast food place and grab some lunch.  I found the first couple of days that I was on Nutrisystem, I was pretty hungry a couple of hours after breakfast and lunch, because I was used to eating so much more than the smaller portions.  For example, for breakfast I will now have a Nutrisystem entree with a yogurt and a glass of juice or some fruit along with a slice of toast, oatmeal or a half English muffin.  Now, I have become a little more accustomed to the plan and have started to work with it instead of against it in some ways.  I love not having to think about what to have for meals like cooking something or running out to buy something.  It is all ready for me, the only thing I have to do is choose what I want from all of the choices that I made.  Everyday is a new adventure and something different instead of the same thing all the time.  The combination of the Nutrisystem food combined with my fruits and veggies makes this plan a lot more interesting and quite honestly easier to want to stick to.

This first week on Nutrisystem, I lost 4.4 pounds.  I feel like maybe I could have done a little better, but at the same time I am happy with my progress.  I also love that I have online support over at if and when I need it.  I also love that I can head over to the website and track what I eat from there and also get suggestions to help me along with each meal.  I am really looking forward to seeing what more I can accomplish and excited to continue onto week #2!  Here's a little bit about the Nutrisystem nutrition:


Forget fad diets. Nutrisystem is a proven, balanced approach to eating and losing weight that helps you learn healthy habits for life.
Nutrisystem® entrees and desserts feature:
  • Low-glycemic “good carbs”
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Low sodium
  • Low fat
  • No trans fats

Plus, each meal is prepared for you and fits into a complete weight loss system uniquely designed to give you maximum results.
You also get to add fresh grocery items (fruit, dairy, salads and vegetables) into your plan so you're guaranteed nutrition every single day.
Altogether, it's nutritious, delicious weight loss
that works.
NutritionNutrisystem foods contain "good carbs" that are digested slowly to help you feel more satisfied.
I also wanted to show you a before picture, that way you can see the results for yourself!
Want to try the Nutrisystem plan for yourself?  Head on over to to lose weight and get healthy.  Or call 1-888-853-4689.  Here's hoping for a great week #2, see you next week.

Disclosure- The words expressed in this post are my own and not influenced in any way.  I am provided food and assistance free of charge by Nutrisystem in exchange for weekly posts and check ins.  I am not compensated for writing these postings.  I am in compliance with all FTC rules and regulations.    


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday Spectacular-Link Up Your Giveaways-July 16-July 23

Good Saturday morning to you all!  Sorry I have been a little busy with a lot of things lately, it just seems that I don't have enough hours in the day to get everything done.  Trying to work on the new blog design, the Nutrisystem blogging program, the girls and summer in general just to name a few things.  The weather here in Michigan is going to be unbearable for the next week with high temps toward 90 and when you factor in the humidity it's going to feel like 100 with no relief in sight for a while.  We also have lack of rain which is no good for the flowers and the grass.  I am so hoping to get things together soon so I can devote more time to getting this blog back where I used to have it.  Please bear with me during all of these wonderful changes, I'm hoping you all won't be disappointed.
Now back after a couple of weeks:the Mommy2TwoGirls giveaway linky!  Do you have great giveaways going on at your blog right now or maybe run across some that you would like to share?  Link them up here today and all week!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Nutrisystem Nation Blogger

I've got some wonderful news to share with all of my faithful readers here at Mommy2TwoGirls!  I was just accepted last week as a Nutrisystem Nation Blogger!  What exactly does this mean?  Over the next FOUR months, I get to share a new journey of my life with all of you.

All of my life, I have struggled with my weight.  I haven't always been big, but really started gaining weight shortly after I got married.  I guess you could say that I got comfortable in my relationship.  I also have always loved fast food and Coca Cola.  When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I actually lost 50 pounds because I was sick all of the time and went gestational diabetic.  After I had her, I felt great..for a while but soon enough all the weight came back and then some.  With my second daughter, I only gained one pound but no one even knew I was pregnant because of all of the weight that I was carrying around.  Last year, I was pushing 300 pounds and was the heaviest that I have ever been in my life.  I have tried many different diets plans and have exercised by going for walks with my family only to have failed.  At the very end of last year, I joined a gym and spent a few weeks trying to walk on a treadmill for an hour a day.  Quite honestly it wasn't until a month ago that I got really serious and have lost 13 pounds for a grand total of 23 pounds since the beginning of the year.  Unfortunately it's not enough and I have set a goal for myself that if I reach it will not only make me the thinnest I've ever been, but the healthiest.  And thanks to Nutrisystem, you all will be able to follow my incredible journey to a new me for the next four months.  

My weight has always been a burden to me and has kept me from playing with my kids without getting tired, has not allowed to me go places that I would like to go to without feeling ridiculed.  I am now totally committed to reaching my life long goal and being the best and healthiest person that I can be.  I am extremely excited to be a part of this wonderful program and quite honestly am honored that Nutrisystem chose to sponsor me.  I will be blogging about my experiences with the Nutrisystem program once a week, so you will all be able to read about it as well as see the results for yourself.  I just received all of my wonderful food today and am excited to get started on the program.  It was so fun for me to be able to choose all of the food that I would be receiving and was so impressed with the selection that was in front of me.  I also received a big Nutrisystem water bottle that helps me along the way with my daily water intake so I can always make sure that I get exactly the amount I need.  I will follow up this post soon with starting stats as well as a little bit into the program itself, what I received for food, and what I got to eat every Thursday.  You will get to "ride" along with me so to speak and follow every aspect of my journey.  

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting

Disclosure-I will receive four months on Nutrisystem food as well as advice and help in exchange for sharing about my weight loss on my blog and social media sites.  The words expressed and the opinions that I share are my own and not influenced in any way.  Follow #NSNation on Twitter to see other bloggers who have been through the Nutrisystem program.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Saturday Spectacular-Link Up Your Giveaways-July 2-July 9

Happy 4th of July weekend!  What are your plans this weekend?  Mine includes a parade and cookout tomorrow at my sister's house, a cookout at our house on Sunday and then who knows what?  Hope you all have a great and safe weekend!  Do you have great giveaways going on at your blog right now, or maybe a summer event?  Run across some cool giveaways that you would like to share?  Link them up here today and all week here on the Saturday Spectacular Giveaway Linky.

Five Question Friday-July 1st

1. If you had the opportunity to bungee jump, would you? No way, I am terrified of heights.

2. Would you rather go to the movie theater or to the drive-in? I love going to both, but prefer to go to the movie theater. 

3. Do you have your groceries delivered?  I go to the store every week, sometimes more than once a week and do my shopping the normal way, with two kids arguing in tow, stand in line for a half hour to check out and go down the cramped aisles of people standing in the middle talking to one another or on their cell phones.  What would I ever do without it?!

4. Eyebrows: Do you wax, thread, pluck, or stay au naturel? I stick to au naturel, I have never done anything to my eyebrows except make sure I don't end up with a uni brow.  I just go with the flow and thank God that I don't have to be vain enough to worry about it.

5. Would the people you went to high school with be surprised by your life today? Maybe.  I am a lot different now than I was in high school.  I was pretty much a loner in school and never had a boyfriend, now here I am married for 15 years with two kids.  I wish I was more successful as far as a career went, but I think people would be a little surprised.

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