I’m very proud to announce that I am now a Nutrisystem Nation Blogger! Starting Monday, April 9th, I will be on the Women’s Select Success Plan for the next 4 months. I will update this blog weekly with my progress.
If you’ve been a regular reader of this blog, you probably know about my goal to get back in shape after having a baby last year. I worked with a diet program and an exercise program, and honestly, they did work. I lost 7 pounds in 2 weeks, and then almost another 3 pounds within the week and a half after that.
Unfortunately, once I was off the program, the weight came back on. This was completely my fault. I went back to my “non-diet” diet, and stopped working out. This bad habit is how I became overweight in the first place. I really have no one to blame but myself. Okay, I’m going to blame my knee injury a little bit. It certainly only discouraged me from running.
Throughout my life I had always been thin and healthy. I played lacrosse, soccer, did cheerleading, ran cross country, and was a pilates addict. Running a 5K was no big deal. Over the past couple years, my weight has gone up and down, but I had always been able to loose it when I wanted. I had always been an active person. This is what was keeping me at a healthy weight. While I don’t particularly eat junk food, I do have issues with portion control and dining out. Yes, I was one of those girls that was constantly going out to the bars and having fun. The next day I would just run to burn off the extra calories I consumed. This system seemed to work…. until I became pregnant.
After giving birth, I found myself still 20+ lbs over my normal weight. My focus became more and more about hanging out with my son, and less and less about going to the gym and working out. When he took naps, I should have been going for a run, not sitting on my butt watching TV. I would make excuse after excuse not to go running or pop in a workout DVD. I snacked on Halloween candy and had no self-control when it came to Holiday goodies. I reached the point where I realized that I am at the unhealthiest I’ve ever been. What I was completely missing was that I needed to stay fit to stay healthy to be around for my son!
The worst part is, I actually weigh more now, than I did right after I had a baby. It is embarrassing, and getting on the scale is mortifying. This is not me. This is not who I want to be. I want to be healthy, active, and not overweight.
Now I’m 5’6″, and have always had curves. I’ve always been top-heavy, and had a big butt, but with small hips. I like having those curves. I don’t want to be stick thin. I just want to feel confident in a bikini again. The picture on the left I’m at 150 lbs. I’ve set my goal weight to at least 145 lbs. The middle picture I’m in the 170s-180s right after giving birth. Now the right picture was taken last summer, where I was in the 190s-200s. As of right now as I write this post, I weigh 205 lbs. As I write that I feel embarrassed, mortified, and like a failure.
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I received complimentary products and services to facilitate this review showcasing my progress from Nutrisystem as part of their Nutrisystem Nation Blogging Program. This is 100% my own honest opinion. No one has influenced me otherwise and this review is solely based on my own experience with this product.