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.    



Good Girl Gone Green said...

Congrats on the 4.4 pounds. It is only the beginning! oh and Kudos to you for putting up before pictures, most people would not do that at all! Its all about accountability! Good luck! :) happy friday!

Xenia said...

4.4 pounds is AWESOME! Congratulations on starting the program, I hope you not only love it but find even more success with it!

Thanks so much for stopping over to Friendly Friday this week, have a great weekend!

$uper $avin' Momma said...

New GFC Follower from Friendly Friday!

Brandy said...

Love the post! I too have been chosen as a Nutrisystem Nation Blogger, I am currently waiting for the food to come to begin, and can hardly wait! Good luck, I look forward to reading your posts

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