I began my journey on Monday, April 6th ,as a #NSNation Nutrisytem Blogger! Over the next 12 weeks ( 3 months) I will be sharing my story, updates and weight loss journey weekly with you. So before I reveal my weight loss progress for this week, I'd like to tell you about my first week !
Once my supplies arrived , I spent a day organizing everything in the freezer and cabinets and reading the literature also. I was pretty excited to received my abundance from Nutrisystem and getting my mind made up - I was going to loose 50 lbs by summer. That is my goal and we shall see where I end up at in the next 3 months !
Here is a little Video I created to watch telling you about my first week + all the great perks of Nutrisystem ( Be sure to check back weekly here as I will do a weekly post and video and before and after pics and weight loss updates !)
So Lets Talk about Week #1 -Called the Fast 5
The toughest part was stepping on the scale "OUCH" !! I am one that hates to do that. I judge by how my clothes feel and how I feel. And personally I have been feeling a bit tight in my clothes, bloated and no energy. I was blaming it on the winter cabin fever. ( Nice try but no go ) now its time to kick it into gear.
My First week is doing the Nutrisystem FAST5 - everything is outlined for you perfectly. This is what they call Nutrisystem Boot Camp- for 7 days. Each food item is marked ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) + 2 Shakes a day. Absoulty no way to mess this up.
The first is mid morning called the Nutrisystem Zinger Shake. Simply mix with 8 ounces of water, shake in the shaker bottle provided and enjoy. The Second is the Crave Curb Shake in mid afternoon to curb cravings and suppress your appetite- again mix with 8 ounces of water, shake in the shaker bottle provided and enjoy. My Tip is - Use Cold Water and Ice Cubes. The taste of each shake to me was pleasant with no gritty feeling or aftertaste- very surprised!
One thing I have noticed is my coffee craving is way down. I normally drink 4-5 cups and this week its been about 1/2 cup to 1 cup a day. Perhaps because I can not have my flavored coffee creamers and sugars? Not sure but works for me.
- Energi-Zing Shake
- Craving Curb Shake
- 4 Servings of non-startchy veggies ( I did 2 at lunch and 2 at dinner)
- 64 ounces of Water- Just Drink it all day!
So the Only thing I had to purchase were my vegies. I spent about $30 on these for the week - not too bad! Here is an example of what I ate daily - Yes I got creative with the pizza!
Over all it was all pretty darn good - I learned ALOT about portion control this week and just how bad I have been and why I struggled on other diets so much. Nutrisystem took all the guess work and thinking out of it - simple and easy to use. I was provided a personal one on one counceler by email and phone. Kinda like my personal life line, I did send her a few questions but over all the FAST 5 Part for this week was pretty straight forward to follow.
Total weight lost:13 pounds
Not to bad for 1st week!!
See you next week - for my update !
If you'd like to join me in using Nutrisystem to lose weight and start a healthier way of eating, follow this link: Join Nutrisystem or call 1-888-853-4689.
Disclosure: I am being provided the Nutrisystem Women's SUCCESS Select as a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, in exchange for writing about my experience with the program. All opinions are mine and have not been influenced in any way.