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Starting Nutrisystem

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I started Nutrisystem today. It only took about 2 days to get my stuff in so I sat down in the floor yesterday and sorted through all the food. I know what I ate this morning wasn't that good. Hopefully, that isn't a pattern with this food. I am determined to keep track with my food diary and stick to it. If there is anyone who reads this that is doing Nutrisystem as well, please give me some advice. Thanks!!

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2BACPA 4/16/2008 2:48PM

    I am on Nutrisystem too. I started it about a month ago. I did awesome for about two weeks. I lost weight, ate right, added my fruits, veggies, proteins, etc. Now, I can't bring myself to eat anymore of it. Some of the things are really pretty pleasant, but most of it is really not. To even think of having it for every meal makes my skin crawl. I will do the breakfast and dinner one day and a lunch the next day, but will not do a whole day again, let alone the whole week. Really, I am just eating it until it is gone, b/c I think it is probably too late to get my money back. Anyway, good luck on it. Please don't let this deter you from not wanting to finish, but my suggestion is to send it back and get a refund if you don't think you will complete it.

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It's been a tough week

Monday, April 14, 2008

This past week has been the worst for me since I started towards my goal a few months ago. My progress has been slow but I felt good about the foods I was eating. I just can't seem to find the motivation to exercise. But this last week I drank a TON of Dr Pepper and ate a TON of stuff that wasn't good for me. I didn't even try to eat healthy. I just the things that sounded oh so good. And by doing that, I don't have the motivation to start over this week. I still have the desire to lose the weight but I have that "demon" that keeps pulling my thoughts the opposite direction. I ordered nutrisystem this weekend. My husband had been telling me to try it. I know that it will be easier for me to do that at work and I won't be as tempted to go out all the time. But when I was eating my Lean Cuisines, my face broke out terribly bad be/c of all the perservatives in the food. So I'm hoping that this doesn't do the same thing. But I promised myself that I was going to start exercising as well. I love doing my Firm workouts. I actually look forward to my time. But I'm so stinking sore the next day, I just want to sit. But I know that will pass when I actually do the exercise consistently. Thanks for letting vent!!

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ALYCAT29 4/15/2008 3:25PM

    I know how you have been feeling. I have had such a hard time lately getting back in gear. Being gone so much and eating out all the time is not excuse to stop dieting though. I hope the nutri system will work out for you. I think this is just the thing you need to kick start your weight loss and then it will be a breeze for you. I had a friend threaten to come kick my butt in gear this morning and it helped! So, little missy, i'm gonna come up there and get your booty in gear if you don't start those workouts everyday! Come on girl, we can do this!!!

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1DEVOTEDHEART 4/14/2008 3:15PM

    It's a fresh day, in fact it's a fresh moment.
Choose right now to be kind to yourself, you can do this!
You are precious in His sight, His beloved, He is exulting over you
with shouts of joy! emoticon

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Day 1 one of 10 day challenge

Friday, March 07, 2008

So this is my new challenge that I'm participating in. It's posted in the The Firm Believers spark team. It's simply doing the firm exercise DVDs for 10 days and posting my measurements before I start and after I finish the 10 days. I need something that is going to motivate me to exercise. That is my biggest struggle right now. And if I have something to track to keep me going then I will be more likely to follow through. If you are interested in the challenge, look it up on the team page and send me a message so I can give you some encouragement, too. Measurements will come later tonight before I do my first workout.

Beginning Date: 03/07/08

Starting weight: 196.5
Neck -- 15
Arm L: 13.25 R: 13.5
Chest 42
Waist 41.5
Hips 47.5
Thigh L: 29.5 R: 28.5
Calf L: 16 R: 16.25


Workout #1 Fat Blasting Cardio (03/07)
Workout #2 Complete Body Sculpting (03/08)
Workout #3 (03/09)
Workout #4 (03/10)
Workout #5 (03/11)
Workout #6 (03/12)
Workout #7 (03/13)
Workout #8 (03/14)
Workout #9 (03/15)
Workout #10 (03/16)

Ending Date: 03/17/08

Neck xx (inches lost)
Arm xx (inches lost)
Chest xx (inches lost)
Waist xx (inches lost)
Hips xx (inches lost)
Thigh xx (inches lost)
Calf xx (inches lost)

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ALYCAT29 3/11/2008 4:28AM

    I'm glad you found a challenge that suites you. They really do seem to help. Each week i feel like i did not lose any weight, then i weigh in and find out i have lost some. It is an up and down mental roller coaster. Thanks to exercising at least a little everyday I've lost 2 more pounds! So that's 15 now!!! I'm stepping it up this week to lose as much as possible by the 19th. Hope things are going ok for you. Keep me updated on how your workouts are going. :) Aly

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BRENDARK 3/7/2008 5:09PM

    Wow! Way to go for motivation...Looking forward to results!

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It's been a rough one

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

So it's now two weeks into my program. I've slacked off a few times so I've only lost 2 pounds. Once I look at my eating patterns and how inconsistant they are, I'm actually glad that I've lost that much. But I've finally delved into my Sparkpage. I've added pictures and started looking at myself. Since I've gained my weight, I haven't taken any pictures unless I was forced to and I didn't look at them when I had the chance to. But I know that is one of the things that will keep me motivated. I've got to come to the realization that I need to lose this weight. My biggest struggle right now is gettting to the gym. I have a membership that is screaming my name but I never go. I even use the excuse that I don't want to go because I don't want people to see in exercise attire. No matter how many times I falter, I am going to follow through this time. I'm so thankful for my friend, Alyson. She has been the one that has helped me come back to this site day after day. She encourages me by reading her successes each day. So I say this to myself as well as to anyone who reads this; Keep on keeping on!!!

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ALYCAT29 3/6/2008 12:33AM

    Awww..... Thanks Karla! I'm so glad i could help you out. I was just about to give up on SP when you started writing me. I needed a buddy really bad and i think i found the perfect one! So thanks girl! You can do this! Alyson

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NUMBER2MARCH07 3/5/2008 8:18PM

    Each week is a new chance to do better. That's not an excuse to slack off, but if you use each week properly you should see yourself doing better and better each one.... resulting in more loss. I encourage you to preplan your days with the nutrition tracker- it's so helpful to do... plan a few days in advance, print out the day and make yourself eat from the plan. I would also if you haven't already add sodium and fiber to your tracker (you can do this from the start menu by going to the goals area where it says consume between X and Y calories you click change and it will take you to an area you can pick more things to track) Not enough fiber and too much sodium will not help with weight loss... I was shocked when I saw mine. Now with preplanning I haven't slacked off as I did before and I KNOW I'm getting the proper nutrition each day =)

Good luck. You can do this! Keep positive!

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Day 3 of my Program

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Well, this is officially day 3 of my diet. I didn't exercise yesterday, but that is the only day I've skipped this week. People always say that the first 3 days are the worst when you start a new diet. I can say that the first 2 days were okay. It's today that I want to eat everything in sight. I'm craving Taco Bell, Chinese food, ice cream, just anything that isn't on my diet. But I know that I've lost 2 pounds already this week and I don't want to blow it just for one moment of great tasting fat. So this is my wish for all of you. Stay focused, and motivated. I've found a buddy that I can be accountable to and hopefully, that will keep me going. Best of luck to all who come across this blog and God bless!!

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RENATA5 3/1/2008 12:13AM

    Got here a little late .. hope your lifestyle changes are going better for you. Don't get discouraged ... you can get through this phase.

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