Nutrisystem week #11

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So this week I didn’t eat one ounce of Nutrisystem food due to how sick I have been. Today was the first day I had a full appetite. Because of this I plan on extending my blog updates by one week. I also hope to be able start back up this week, I know it will help me to feel better about myself and give me energy.

For the main part I didn’t feel like eating, I was so sick to my tummy. And when I did want to eat I ate what sounded the best/yummy. Nutrisystem helped with this though. I have learned through this journey not to go back to old habits. One of my old habits was to eat a ton of junk food and I mean a ton of it when I’m really down or not feeling well. This was the main reason I was up over 240lbs. So, when I did eat this past week, I thought about portions and choices of food. The foods I ate may not have been 100% healthy for me but I didn’t pig out on it and I would still only eat a few times a day rather then all day. So I hope we’ll see some good numbers this week, but I won’t fuss if I don’t as I’ve been really really sick and there are a lot of factors to weight gain here. (I also want to mention I am still having a problem urinating so I know I’m retaining a lot of fluids)

I forgot to share with you guys about my experience with calling Nutrisystem’s toll-free number(1-877-253-6512) to ask for some food advice that I had a few weeks ago. I called in asking about pizza toppings. I had been adding things like mushrooms, onions, & peppers. But I wanted to know if I could add olives. Olives are one of my favorite pizza toppings and I was hoping I could add some. The nutritionist told me I could use olives and count it as a fat serving(6 large olives count as one fat serving). YIPPIE!! I was so happy. The nutritionist also gave me other ides such as turkey, chicken, or tomatoes… They are always so kind and helpful whenever I call in and that makes me feel confident to call back anytime.

Another thing I wanted to share with you something that brought a HUGE smile to my face this week. On the US Nutrisystem site they have an incentive to earn Nutribears. For every 10lbs you loose you get a new bear(free) with your US order, it has a tag on it with a congrats and encouraging words that motivate me to keep working hard. Because I’m on the Canadian Nutrisystem plan I do not get this awesome incentive. A week ago my friend Susie said she had something for me that she thought would bring a smile to my face. This Thursday we had a (short) playdate and she presented me with a 10lb Nutribear. I was sooooo excited, perfect timing for my really bad 2 weeks. And she was correct I had a HUGE SMILE! It really made all my hard work feel even better then it already did. So THANK YOU Susie for your sweet kindness.

I also wanted to give a shout out to @NutriPRMeredith for getting me started on the blogger program and for all her support. I owe you(and Nutrisystem and Tildy) so much for helping me get started on the right healthy track!! Much love to you.

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Now for the moment we all have been waiting for, the weigh-in. I weighed in at 218.2lbs today. For a loss this week of -4.1lbs and a total of 23.8lbs

If you missed any past updates/posts from me on my journey with the Nutrisystem program you can click here to read more.
This is my official starting weight- 242 lbs. (Dec 25, 2010)
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