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Mixed emotions: Going on Nutrisystem


Sunday, May 20, 2012

My mom is on Nutrisystem and she and I have both agreed that I have a very healthy idea of how to eat. I eat mostly clean and vegetarian. But my mom has several things on Nutrisystem that she doesn't care for and she has given them to me... it's not too bad! I was pleasantly surprised.

I was even more surprised this morning when my husband wanted to do Nutrisystem. But he wants to do it with me. And honestly, I feel this is a good way to support him. My husband weighs over 400 pounds and really needs to do something about his weight. He watched me lose over 120 pounds and I really think he gained almost all that I lost. It was heartbreaking to watch and I desperately want to him to do something to lose weight. So if a jumpstart of Nutrisystem is what it takes, then fine! And if he wants me to do it with him for support then that's fine too.

However, the major drawback for me is all the processed foods! I had done so well about getting away from so much processed junk! I am only doing a month... that's it. First we can't afford for both of us to stay on it. Also, it's a last-ditch effort as well as a test: If I still cannot lose weight on total calorie control like Nutrisystem then we will probably be able to safely assume that my IUD has caused this year-long plateau I have been on. At that point, I will go and get an analysis of fat vs. skin to make sure I am not lugging around too much extra skin (which I know I am, but how much is the question). But I may also have to get my IUD removed as well. That bums me out, but I have a goal and I want to get there. If I have to remove the IUD, thus removing the low-dose hormones, in order to get there, then I will. I don't want that, but I will do it.

So that's the plan. I expect the Nutrisystem to ship tomorrow and maybe be here by Wednesday, so hopefully by Thursday we will be on it. I'm just hoping this will help me to help my husband get on the path to wellness!!!!

Wish us luck! :)
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TRI_BABE 5/23/2012 6:56AM

    I agree with you on the processed foods. I wouldn't be able to do it for that reason.

Just be careful with the Nutrisystem. The old saying, "A diet is a lifestyle change," is one I agree with. Some people gain after Nutrisystem because a person can't keep eating Nutrisystem for life! But, if it helps you determine the Mirena is the problem, then it would be a good tool for that.

Again though too be careful about supporting a person through doing the same diet as them... anything showing support associated with food can be dangerous. Not saying what you are doing is wrong at all, but you can be supportive without taking on the exact same food plans, too.

But, many people have lost using Nutrisystem too so keep posting and let us know how it goes for you!



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MUSICMOMOF2 5/21/2012 10:39AM

    Good luck! I think that it's a great way to support your hubby! Have a great week!

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JLPEASE 5/20/2012 5:52PM

    I have a friend who started using Medifast a few weeks ago to "jump start" her weight loss. She and I have both tried a number of different things, but she gets discouraged because we have such a long way to go. If it helps to get you started then I think it's worth a try -- especially if you are helping your husband in the process.
Good luck to you and your husband!!!
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VICKI-B--56 5/20/2012 5:01PM

  If I could afford Nutrasystem, I'd be on it too. I'd like to get into a plan hubby would do willingly since he needs to lose even more weight than I need to lose.
Support your hubby at least for the month. That'll give him time to see if the plan works for him. After that, if he wants to continue with it, be supportive but do your own plan if you feel it was working well for you.
Wishing you both the best.

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