Monday, January 13, 2014

Starting My Weight Loss Journey with Nutrisystem! #NSNation

**This is a sponsored post.  I will be following the Nutrisystem weight loss program free of charge.  All opinions are 100% my own!

So today is the day!  I am starting the next leg of my weight loss journey with Nutrisystem!  I say the next leg since I lost close to 30 pounds last year just by eating less and moving more!  This year I'm ready for some help.  Although I am proud of my success, I still have 46 more pounds to lose to get to my ultimate weight loss goal.  Nutrisystem is the program that I think can really give me the push to lose this extra weight.  I'm excited to share my journey with my readers and I am going to be as honest as I possibly can.  That starts with the scale.  So here it is...  My current weight is: 186 pounds.  A healthy weight for my body frame and height is 120-150 pounds.  My goal weight is 140 pounds.

Each week I am going to weigh in and post about my progress.  So stay tuned for my transformation!  I also wanted to add some embarrassing "before" photos!  The following picture was taken on my birthday shortly after Ava's birth - 12/9/12.  Even with my daughter sitting on my lap, you can see how I had packed on the pounds.  Shortly after this photo was taken I was committed to making a change. It took me 4 months after having Ava to get a pair of jeans on, that weren't maternity.  I had gained 50 pounds with her pregnancy.
This is me today.  I'm looking better but I am still not pleased with my body.  I'd especially like to lose weight from my midsection.

So there you have it... my before photos.  I'm excited to embark on this journey to be healthier and start looking better in my clothes!  This week I will be using the Nutrisystem Fast 5 kit.  Everything that I will need for the first week is contained in this box.  I found 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners, 7 EnergiZING shakes and 7 Craving Crusher Shakes within this box.  To follow the plan and hopefully lose 5 pounds this week I will eat a breakfast, an EnergiZING shake, lunch, a Craving Crusher shake, and a dinner (in that order).  I can also eat lots of fresh veggies. 

So far today I have had a Cinnamon Streusel Muffin for breakfast and thought it was delicious!  I felt full after eating it and drinking some water.  About 2 and a half hours later I had my EnergiZING shake and thought it tasted great as well!  I think this is really going to work because the foods are keeping me full and I don't feel deprived.  I also love how simple this plan is to follow!  How convenient is it to grab a package that says "Breakfast" and not have to count calories, measure or track anything?!  The following photo is of the foods that I will be eating today.  I'm excited to try the Loaded Baked Potato and the Thick Crust Pizza!
As I mentioned earlier, you can snack on lots of fresh veggies!  I am planning on having baby carrots and sweet peppers with each of my meals.  Wish me luck!  Look for my post next Monday to see how much weight I lose!

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