Nutrisystem Weight Loss Review 2015 ~ Week 12
My saga of weight loss on Nutrisystem is almost at the end. Again, not a lot to report except that I’ve learned a few things.
One: when I eat while not paying attention (or am otherwise distracted – like watching TV, having a glass of wine, or, breathing – really), I don’t pay attention and I over eat
Two: I almost always eat while not paying attention
Pictured: my chicken entree got a little out of hand in the microwave yesterday. Seems fitting to the end of my frustrating attempt at losing weight (be sure to read why it’s my fault)
It’s reassuring to know the changes I’ve made are small enough to tolerate long-term, but big enough to make a difference long-term. I’m eating better, and eating less over all. When we’ve gone to restaurants, I eat a tiny fraction of what I would have before the diet. I’m just not as hungry and can’t eat as much. That’s a good thing.
But, I’ll be honest, it’s discouraging to lose less than 15 lbs in 3 months. Especially when I lost half of it in my first week on Fast5! I blame myself, which is also discouraging. I know what I’m doing wrong, but I keep slipping up.
If you’ve been following along, you know this has been one hell of a three-month stretch. Not because of Nutrisystem, because that was probably the high point. No, it’s been hard because we’ve had death in the family (people and pets) and it was a long, cold, unmotivated winter. Business and finances have been challenging, and none of that lent itself well to wanting to lose weight. Normally my life isn’t in upheaval like this. So, that’s been hard.
So there you have it:
the magic answer to losing weight…
you have to want it. Period.
- You have to want it more than just the 4 hours you squeeze into a cute dress and attend your niece’s wedding. (I did that last weekend. The pictures are mercifully placed so that furniture and kids block my bulk from showing too much.)
- You have to want it each day when faced with whether to work out or not, when working out is the last thing you feel like doing
- You have to want it each and every time you open the refrigerator to check for whatever craving just crept up on you
- You have to want it when your muscles hurt from yesterday’s workout
- You have to want it when you get back on the treadmill and think of 99 things you should be doing elsewhere
- You have to want it past January 2nd and beyond your New Years resolutions
- You have to keep wanting it for more than just that morning when you wake up, refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to lose weight
- You have to want it past looking back at pictures of yourself a few years before you had kids
That is what I’m doing wrong. Sure, I want it when I need it. But, I don’t seem to want it enough to want it when I need to make the important choices. Every. Single. Time.
As far as bad habits go, going into it with WHOLE thinking is overwhelming and destined to fail. For example, thinking that you’ll never again be able to enjoy cookie dough ice cream (or whatever your thing is), is too much to handle. But, choosing not to eat ice cream right now is manageable. Think about it in 24 hour periods (like a 12-step addiction program). Today, I can choose to say “no thanks” to [whatever your thing is]. Don’t misread this, I absolutely do not think everyone who is overweight is “addicted” to eating or food. I’m talking about breaking a bad habit. This is one way to look at breaking bad habits.
- I feel gigantic, but my clothes fit better and I’ve technically lost inches and weight
- I’m disappointed that I haven’t done better at this. I know I didn’t give it 100% (or even 75% most days)
- I’ve lost 13.5 lbs so far! (2 lbs this week)
- I’ve lost a total of 5 inches!
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