Over the past couple of weeks, my weight loss had come to a severe HALT – I even (gasp) gained a couple of pounds. I knew that my actions were not what they should have been, but it had become a struggle for me. How did this happen? Why did this happen?
Yesterday I had one of those AHA moments. It wasn’t about what I was DOING, but rather what I wasn’t doing. Yes, I obviously wasn’t sticking as closely with the program (I’d eat Nutrisystem for breakfast and lunch, and then dinner & beyond had become a free-for-all). One look at the food that I have left (a freezer full of dinners and not a single breakfast left) blatantly shows how I’ve been eating.
WHY? Well, I had STOPPED recording everything that I ate and drank into my Nutrisystem log. So, I had NO IDEA just how much damage I was really doing. The discipline of actually writing down (or in my case inputting into my phone) every morsel – whether it be Nutrisystem or a piece of leftover Halloween candy (guilty as charged) lends a LOT more perspective to what I’m doing. In addition, I had fallen back into the bad habit of not having 8 glasses of water, and substituting my diet soda (a big NO-NO for me) for liquids. Inputting all of this into my mobile app has also opened my eyes. While I knew that I was drinking soda, I hadn’t realized how much my water intake had fallen off.
So – I’ve put on my big girl pants, dusted off my Nutrisystem mobile app, fired up the microwave, and begun again. I’m only one pound heavier, so I don’t have TOO much damage control to do. Thankfully, Nutrisystem with all of their support systems and easy to prepare foods (so that I don’t have to GRAB something NOT on the program because I’m too hungry), makes getting back on the wagon EASY, PAINLESS, and most of all non-judgemental (love that the counselors are there to help via computer, e-mail or phone). Now to get back to exercising….
Don’t forget that Nutrisystem is having their BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR. For less than $3 a meal you can join me and lose weight PLUS get the support that you need to not only LOSE the weight but keep it off.
The water is what helped calm my food cravings for me when I was on this blogging program – Good luck girl! It’s so hard to stay motivated and focused, but in the end Nutrisystem works wonderfully! At least it did for me.
Thanks for the support Brandy. I’m about 1/2 way to my 1st goal…which is when I’ll take stock and get a more realistic idea of how much I should weigh at my age.
So glad to hear how well it worked for you.