I'm just saying NO to Nutrisystem
Friday, January 06, 2012
I'm about a month and a half into a serious effort to lose weight and adopt healthy lifestyle changes (consistent healthy eating; exercise). Starting out, I had high hopes of losing 2 pounds each week and reaching my goal weight by the end of February. Unfortunately, sticking to my eating/exercise plan has proven to be far more challenging than I thought, and I have only lost about 5 pounds so far. Instead of being proud and happy with these results, I feel frustrated because it feels like I'm making HUGE sacrifices and seeing small results. My body doesn't look any different, and my clothes are not any more loose.
This frustrated thinking had me seriously considering trying Nutrisystem after watching Janet Jackson (one of my favorite musicians) in their advertisements. I tried Nutrisystem a year ago and I lost 10 pounds (then gained it back obviously). I figured that it would be a "jumpstart" to my weight loss efforts...
Then I read CHRISTINA791's blog, "Taking success for granted..." It reminded me that the "basics" of consistently following a nutritional eating and exercise plan is the BEST and quite possibly the ONLY way to lose weight permanently and be free of the fad diet rollercoaster for good. It also reminded me that patience and dedication really do pay off - she's now training for a half marathon - running a marathon is on my "bucket list."
So I'm saying NO to Nutrisystem and yes to being consistent and patient and changing my life for good!