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One Week & Down 4 lbs.

Monday, August 11, 2014

I completed a week of Nutrisystem. I am down 4 lbs, to 163 this morning. I had one day where things were not good - day 4. I am back on track and doing good, though! I feel motivated. I even did some exercise today - calisthenics and some elliptical time. Probably 20 min total, but it is something!

I am looking forward to moving. I hope we get to move in on time. There are some issues on the seller's end that need resolved.

Bella is crawling so well now. I am somewhat dreading her birthday since it is so many people, but I did it so that is what it is. Had a good visit with ym dad and his wife yesterday.

My hubby's birthday was yesterday. We went out for lunch with my dad, where I got a salad no dressing, cheese, or croutons, with grilled chicken and then I took a NS entree to his birthday dinner at my mom's. I was proud of myself. And NO alcohol involved!

Anyway, just popped in to check in. Off to do some packing!

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    Way to go with the nutrisystem! Keep up the good work!

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Day Three, Plans & a Princess. (w/ Pics of Bella!)

Thursday, August 07, 2014

I am having a photo cake made for Isabella's birthday in a few weeks. This is the photo I am using...

I think she looks cute, plus the dress she is wearing will go with the Disney princess theme colors (pink, purple, white). I am looking forward to stuffing my little munchkin in her birthday dress!

Therapy is coming for her today, they have been off for the past month. I am wondering what they'll think of her progress. She had just started to scoot on her booty last time, and pivot while on her tummy but wouldn't crawl or drag herself yet. Now she can crawl traditionally, and fast! I hope they think she is almost caught up and will be on track. I am not sure what I have disclosed, but Bella was diagnosed with a developmental delay (not mental, just physical) at 6 months old. She has made a lot of progress in the past 5 months. She is about on track, in my mind, and very social. I hope they have good things to say. Here is my angel again:

Also, I'd mentioned going to the park with her the other day. I took a video and a photo. Here she is:

One more, just because. My little princess!

Ok, done showing off my baby. I just love her sooooo much! She is my heart. It is so weird to be a mom. Sometimes I feel like I could cry just thinking about her. It really is like watching your heart crawl around out side of your body.

Anyway, today is day 3 of Nutrisystem. I am doing ok. I almost caved last night. If it wasn't for carrots and salsa, I'd have eaten this really unhealthy BLT salad I made for my hubby. It has a jar of mayo in it, a pound of noodles, pound of bacon, green onions, tomatoes, sugar, milk. That is it, but it is so delicious. I made it one other time and ate most of it over a few days. Talk about pure fat and carbs!

We are doing a cookout for Bella's birthday in a couple weeks. Gosh! I am making a ton of macaroni salad, we are grilling burgers and hot dogs, having sloppy joes too, and potato salad, veggie trays, fruit salad, chips and dip, and cake. Maybe ice cream. My mom is making this hot bean medly to go with it, like baked beans but it was a recipe from her late mother who was an excellent cook. I hope there is enough food. Pretty much everyone I invited said they'll come, which is like 50 people. About 10-15 are kids, though. This is overwhelming, but I couldn't NOT include some of my hubby's relatives and I wanted a few of my friends there, too, if they wanted to come. I just hate the thought of running out of food. Or people being bored. I don't know, it is only two hours, mostly eating and then gifts and cake and done. We purchased the princess plates, balloons, napkins, pink cups, and forks and spoons. Now we need to get the meat and buns, and I need to buy the stuff for the macaroni salad. I am just going to buy two large pre-made veggie trays from Sam's Club.

Anyway, have a good day!

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/10/2014 12:19AM

    Bella is beautiful !Most physical delays work themselves out with a little time and effort.

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CHEETARA79 8/7/2014 1:59PM

    How'd she get diagnosed with a delay? Felix is 6 months old today.

Happy birthday Bella!

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Day TWO.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Today has went well thus far. I felt like I was going to throw up while choking down my NS bagel this morning...I ate about a third of it and stopped. It was too disgusting. I wasn't expecting it to be so sweet, and the texture. I don't like bagels anyway, so the bread doughy-ness is just gross to me, I don't eat much bread. I ate carrot sticks with 2 tbsp. salsa for a snack, and it was so good. I must have been really hungry, huh? I don't particularly enjoy eating carrots, but I FELT LIKE I COULD DRINK THE SALSA! Haha. I gobbled them down.

I still have a snack, my NS dinner, and then my NS dessert to go. I received my fast 5 kit today, as it was late to arrive. I am starting that tomorrow. I felt pretty hungry yesterday, today a bit better. I am eating a greater volume of vegetables.

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/7/2014 1:01AM

    Good work I hoe it works out for you!

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    Keep up the good work!

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Day ONE.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Nutrisystem day one has commenced. So far, the food is good. I added the required veggies in to the meals. It arrived at 9:45 this morning, so I had eaten a kiwi and was waiting to see if it would come. I know this is a big month, have hubby's birthday, our 3 yr wedding anniversary, and then Bella's birthday all in the next three weeks. But! I need to start.

I took measurements today... dear me, I am the same in waist as in chest now... and my hip-to-waist ratio is obscene. I am going to die, even not looking morbidly obese, because of this abdominal fat. I have ACTUALLY GAINED 3 INCHES OF FAT AROUND MY WAIST AND HIPS IN THE PAST 6 MONTHS. No joke. Took measurements on 2/22/2014 and I am up 7 inches on what I measured today total, not counting neck and calf because I had enough torture.

I am committed. Here we go.

In other news, I took Bella to the park today and she LOVED swinging on the swings. Too cute!

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WONDERGALE 8/7/2014 2:00PM

    emoticon It's a good thing the food taste good!

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/5/2014 11:54PM

    You can do it ! I bet Bella was super cute on the swings !

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LWILKINS60 8/5/2014 3:33PM

    You can do it! Be patient with yourself. I did nurtasystems a few years ago, lost 10 lbs my first month! Sometimes that's easier to do that tracking every bite.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I am pretty excited today. My mom offered to start me on Nutrisystem! I ordered my foods today and they said should arrive between 4-8 days, and my mom started Monday and hers arived within two days. Yay! I really think this will help get me on track and back into eating the right portions. It is a VERY generous offer, as this program isn't cheap! I am so excited. I have never tried a plan involving set foods and meals. It seems like it will be good for me.

I think a lot of my problem is portion control and it has been challenging to make meals my hubby will enjoy that also fit into my nutrition. Most of my casseroles, etc. even lightly prepared are around 500 calories in one smaller serving than I'd normally eat.

I am excited to keep cooking what my family enjoys while eating meals which look appetizing and are somewhat nutritious.

Wish me luck!

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WONDERGALE 8/7/2014 1:56PM

    My cousin did it. She had a lot of success with it. But when she went off of it, she returned to her old way of eating, which means....
Just remember to find some kind of maintenance program when you are done with this program. emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 8/4/2014 10:33PM

    You can do it.

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RYDERB 8/3/2014 3:26PM

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LADYJ6942 8/2/2014 5:16PM

    I hope it helps and that you'll be able to transition to home prepared whole foods easily.

Hugs and good luck!

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/29/2014 11:54PM

    How kind of your Mom ! I hope it works out really well for you ! Good luck !

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STEPH-KNEE 7/29/2014 9:09PM

    I hope you enjoy it! I will say that I did it twice, and the first time I lost 40 pounds. Then went off it and gained it all back... that is not because of the program, that is because I went back to eating burgers and fries. I had the "dry food" (I believe they have frozen now) and the second time I just wasn't enjoying the food... but you may love it! I think the most important thing is to follow it and add in the fresh foods, the veggies, salad, dairy etc. Good luck! :D emoticon

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FITGRL124 7/29/2014 8:38PM

    Awesome! I've thought about it before as a jump start too! I hope it's just what you need to get back on track. emoticon

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KMCARR11 7/29/2014 6:02PM

    Great to hear! I tried nutrisystem and found that many of their foods contain a lot of soy. I have an allergy to soy - which results in potty issues (I won't elaborate - that's TMI!) but just wanted to share my experience in case you have issues as well. I think the system is awesome! My dad did this about 10 years ago and lost 40 pounds! He has kept it off all this time - by learning portion control!

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/29/2014 4:25PM

    can't wait to hear all about it :o) whole foods on hold then?

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SLENDERELLA61 7/29/2014 1:49PM

    Best wishes for a great start! Learning portion control that way can work. Then you figure out what will work for the rest of your life. I still struggle to meet all the dietary wants and needs of my family while eating healthy. Over the years, we have found and developed some recipes and foods that work for all of us.

My daughter won't eat onions, tomatoes, mushrooms. My husband won't eat yogurt, cucumber, coconut, eggplant and will only take one bite of zucchini, yellow squash, brussels sprouts. My son in law won't eat beans of any type, mayonnaise, and most vegetables. The kids (3 and 7) are very fussy.

I try to be a good role model for everyone. It isn't easy, but you can do it!!

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ONESPOTLEFT 7/29/2014 12:24PM

    I like to put my foods into small containers so I know how much I am eating of any particular item and I do weigh things

I also drink a lot of water and avoid the chip and snacks and candy isles in the grocery

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