Sunday, February 17, 2013

Nutrisystem Nation Week 2: Better than the first!

Week two of Nutrisystem has been better than week one and I will totally admit that I can't believe it.  I'm just feeling so encouraged that I can lose the weight I'd like to lose without being miserable.

This was Olivia's birthday week and I was nervous about all of the yumminess I would encounter and possibly want to shove into my face.  Cupcakes, chocolates, ice cream...nervous.  I somehow made it through the week, including two parties, without cheating at all. 

And really I wasn't tempted at all.  I think that there is something to the whole Dessert Every Night thing.  Not going to lie - I look forward to my dessert every day but I always feel like I'm getting a treat at the end of the day and so I don't feel bad passing on cupcakes or ice cream.

On the last post, someone asked what foods I did and didn't like.  Let me tell you!  My favorites so far have been these foods:

Breakfast:
Harvest Nut Bar
Banana Nut Muffin
Chocolate Donut (I could eat this every day!)
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Breakfast Burrito
Cinnamon Roll (the frozen one, so delicious.)

Chocolate Frosted Donut
My favorite food item so far.


Lunch:
Peanut Butter & Jelly Bar
Fettuccine Bar
Double Chocolate Caramel Bar
Chicken Noodle Soup
Margherita Pizza (I could eat this every day, too!)

Margherita Pizza
Looks exactly like this cooked, too.
I add spinach to get a serving of veggies.


Dinner:
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Lasagna with Meat
Roast Beef and Gravy with Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Beef and Wedged Potatoes
Beef, Cheese, and Bean Burrito
Mac and Cheese with Beef
Vegetable Fajita Mix (SO YUM)


Mac & Cheese with Beef
This one surprised me by being delicious.

Dessert (Could eat any of these every day!):
Peppermint Cookie Pattie
Fudge Brownie
White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Nougat Bar
Thin Mint Crisp Bar
Ice Cream Sandwich


Thin Mint Crisp Bar
Because it is GS Cookie season!
Requested 5 of these in my March food order.

There are things I don't like, which is inevitable when eating the Nutrisystem food for every meal every day.  Mostly it was because of texture.  I still ate them but won't order them again.  They were:  Loaded Mashed Potatoes (texture), Chicken and Dumplings (texture), Mushroom Risotto (too spicy for me), and Wedding Soup (texture).  I'm sure those things fall on the favorites list of other people and are worth a try!  They are pretty highly rated by other members, but they just weren't for me.  I've been eating Nutrisystem four times a day for two weeks, and out of 56 meals I didn't like four things.  I'm surprised by how much I really do like the food. 

Successes:
- Lost another 3.8 pounds this week!  Crazy!  I'm down 6.4 so far in two weeks.  When I lose 10 pounds I get my first Nutribear - a little bear that you get from Nutrisystem to celebrate each 10 pound loss.  I would be so excited to lose 10 pounds in February! 

- This weight is the lowest I've been since I had Ainsley and Evelyn in December 2010.

- I had a job interview and no suit to wear.  Or, no suit to wear except one that made me look like a nicely accessorized sausage.  So I bought a suit to wear a few weeks ago and it was snug but fit.  Then this week I went back to the same store and they had a dress to match the jacket and pants I bought before, and I was able to buy one size smaller.  I have no idea if the dress just fit different or whatever but I'm going to just go ahead and be happy about it.

(I'm not in the running for the job, by the way.  It would've been a career change for me and it didn't work out.  But at least it was interviewing experience because I haven't interviewed for jobs in about 10 years.)

(God...10 years?  I'm OLD.)

Confessions:
- I was a mess this week.  Didn't drink all of my water or eat all of my snacks and didn't exercise at all because the incision on my back still hurts for my surgery last week.  Boo.  I hate taking a break from exercise because I will no doubt have super sore muscles to deal with.  And nobody is surprised to hear that I am a complete baby about sore muscles, right?


If you have any questions about Nutrisystem, please email me or leave it in the comments.  I still have a few questions to answer from last week but Olivia's birthday took up all my extra time this week. 

If you'd like to join me in using Nutrisystem to lose weight and start a healthier way of eating, follow this link: Join Nutrisystem or call 1-888-853-4689.

Disclosure: I am being provided the Nutrisystem Women's SUCCESS Select as a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, in exchange for writing about my experience with the program. All opinions are mine and have not been influenced in any way.

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

You are doing great! Do you want to go back to work? I am finding that being a lady of leisure suits me....

Ramblings of a Suburban Mom

HereWeGoAJen said...

I have to admit, I am kind of tempted just because all the meal planning is done for you.

Amanda said...

Congrats on your progress so far :) I did have a question - which plan are you on? The Basic, Core, or Select? Thanks!

Jen said...

I'm on the Select plan!!

JP said...

Great for you! I love hearing about your foods and successes!

Ashley Austrew said...

That is so awesome! I have been struggling to lose weight since my daughter was born...16 MONTHS ago. Definitely might check this out. Wish they'd sponsor some posts on my blog! Ha!

Jennifer Wike said...

You're doing AWESOME!