Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Nutrisystem Week 28 Update - Final Update - and GIVEAWAY!!

The time has come, once again, for my weekly Nutrisystem update. And although to me, every update was special, this one will be even more so as it is my final update on Nutrisystem.

I began this incredible journey 28 weeks ago. While I had high hopes, I will be honest and say I did not have very high expectations. I have been let down by many programs before, as well as let down by my own determination and effort. I assumed that I would fail with Nutrisystem just as I had on countless plans before.

For once, I am proud to admit that I was wrong. Nutrisystem ended up being so much more than I could have imagined.

Even as a child, I was always heavy. I used to eat pretty well and was very active, but I was just chubby. My mom called it baby fat(even when I was older). Whatever it was, I hated it. Around the age of 16, I began to thin out. I was still not "thin", but I was pretty well proportioned.

I kept that figure until about 19, when I got pregnant with my son.Until about the last 3 months, I did not gain much, but then it hit me all at once, and I got HUGE. After he was born, I immediately could fit in most of my pre-baby clothes, but that did not last long.

I am not sure if it was hormones(natural or birth control) or that I ate more during pregnancy so my stomach size increased(causing me to eat more) or something else, but I gradually gained about 20 pounds. I managed to stop it and keep it steady(without going back down), until I got pregnant with my daughter).

The same thing happened. I stayed the same size for 7-8 months, then, POOF I got huge. After my daughter was born, I never really lost any of the weight I had gained with her(which was a lot), and I continued to eat too much, and ended up even adding a bit more.

Finally, It got out of control, and I tried everything I could do, but nothing worked. I either felt starved and cheated or quit, or it did not give me any results and I quit. Or I lost a little weight in an unhealthy way, and it came right back.

Thankfully, I gave Nutrisystem the chance to change my life. I know that if I hadn't, I would still be in the mess I was in before, or I would be even worse off.

Nutrisystem REALLY WORKS! It is real food, not powder or pills. You get to eat good portions all day long so you are never starving(which leads to binging). The foods taste good, so you are not as tempted to cheat because you don't feel you are missing those foods you love, you are just enjoying different versions of them.

The meals are not only portion controlled, but they also balance the nutrients you need so you are getting the right about of the right foods so you can be satiated and lose weight the healthy(and long term) way.

Not only do you get the prepacked meals, you get shopping guides for fresh add ins, plus you get support. You have access to real dieticians. You can call and ask them anything, so you never have to guess. The online member community is wonderful, and everyone is there to help each other.

It is so convenient too, the food is shipped right to your house(less shopping). It is shelf stable and portable. It heats up in minutes. There are even many bars, muffins, and such that do not need to be heated and most items could be eaten at room temperature in a pinch.

You never have to think about what you will want in advance. There are no meetings, weigh in's monthly fees(other than the food cost) or any other hassles like many plans have.

Nutrisystem is probably the most affordable meal delivery plan available too. I know many others to cost 2 times as much(or more).

Everything about Nutrisystem is different, and that is why it works. I am so glad I did this for myself. It is the best decision I have ever made(aside form marriage and children).

So on my last week on Nutrisystem I lost another...

3.2 pounds and 1 inch!

That puts my 28 week total to a staggering...

60.4 POUNDS and 27 1/2 INCHES!!

Reaching the 60lb milestone was my ultimate goal. I cannot believe I was able to achieve it so quickly. I even got the adorable 60lb Nutribear(just another Nutrisystem perk) to commemorate it.
I do still want to try to lose anther 5-10 pounds, but now mostly I am focused on maintaining an toning(which means the ever dreaded exercise).

Though I am still a work in progress, I wanted to show off my Nutrisystem body. I know it is not perfect, not even close, but I am proud of how far I have come with Nutrisystem.
As I said, I need to tone up. I should have exercised WHILE I was on Nutrisystem instead of waiting until now, but I am determined to keep this going.

And although I am sad to be ending my Nutrisytem journey, it will never really be over, because it has taught me how to eat well for life. I learned proper portions and the correct foods(Power Fuels(Proteins), Smart Carbs, Veggies and so on. I am now ready for my next stage.

If you have been considering a weight loss plan, you have to try Nutrisystem. I am proof that it works(even without exercise). I feel so confidant, that I am giving away a 5-day Meal kit to one lucky winner. Enter below for your chance to try it for yourself. Good luck.

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog

*Although I received the Nutrisystem program at no cost in return for honest reviews, all opinions and results are 100% my own.*
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18 comments :

  1. Thanks for the giveaway.. I just entered

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  2. That it works! I'd love to try nutrisystem.

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  3. I'm so glad to hear that it worked for you. After all my pregnancies, I really want to get back to my pre-preg weight - lose 40 pounds! Thanks!

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  4. wow you look amazing and love your wings they are gorgeous as are you oh and i totally entered as i'm fighting the weight loss battle

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  5. That is awesome, way to go! You look nice on that bathing suit.

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  6. Congrats on your weight loss. I have been wanting to try nutrisystem now I will have to get it. Keep up the good work.

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  7. it was a great review. I learned about the importance of losing the weight the right way, and how convenient NutriSystem is. Great review!

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  8. I love that it really works and the food tastes good! Great job!

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  9. Absolutely freaking awesome!!! Way to go!!! I love that you see this as not the end but the beginning of a journey of eating better and healthier.

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  10. I see a lot of people loosing weight through the help of nutrisystem. It's nice that it worked for you too. I will have to look into it.

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  11. I heard good things about nutrisystem and by your review and photos, I hope to try it. I really want to lose weight. You look gorgeous and that swim suit is really stunning.

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  12. wow!!! I love how effective nutrisystem is, i just wish that it will help me lose the exists baby fats I've gained during pregnancy.

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  13. Andrea you should be so proud of yourself! Thanks for sharing your nutrisystem journey with us-- I need to lose at least 40 lbs and have not been successful trying on my own. I actually am pretty good at knowing the good foods vs the bad, portion control and best times to eat- but so often I fail because I just cant seem to manage a strict regime of preparing different foods for myself. Nutrisystem seems to take the stress out of the equation-- so maybe I'll try it!

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  14. That snacking can be a treat and be healthy.

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  15. Yes it works I've lost almost 50 pounds in 7 months. The food is not as flavorful as regular food since it is low in fat, salt and sugar. There is little meat and bread in the diet. And after the first three months, the price dropped to $240 for 28 days worth of food, about $8.50 a day.

    You can substitute regular food items of equal colorie amounts for the Nutrisystems food at times if you get tired of the Nutrisystems food. I buy Lean Cusine and Weight Watchers frozen dinners at the supermarket once in a while. I dine out once in a while but limit the size and calories of what I eat to stay within the calorie limit for the day.

    I should reach my target weight after 15 months.

    It won't work if you look for excuses to give up and blame the taste of the food, the calorie limits, the cost etc.

    It only works if you are determined and stay on it for the long haul. You didn't put the weight on overnight, it won't come off overnight. There is no quick fix. You have to make a full commitment to staying on the diet and limiting your calorie intake.

    You have learn to change what you eat and how much you eat. No more cheeseburgers, fries, cheesestakes, hoagies, wraps, fries, ice cream, sugar drinks, etc, until you've reached your target weight. And no more large portions. Only small portions multiple times a day. It takes self discipline. If you have none you will fail.

    The average weight loss is 6 pounds per month on the Nutrisystems diet.

    The only thing stopping you from losing weight is YOURSELF!

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