Week two of my Nutrisystem program is over and I'm staring my third week right in the face. I decided I was going to lay off the scale because for me that's a brick wall. I get obsessed with the numbers I'm seeing, while not appreciating all the things that may or may not be happening with my body. How do my clothes feel, how do I feel inside...those are things that are important. The foundation for what I'm trying to do is what's important. A lifestyle change, and a different way of looking at what I'm eating. The fact that I can immediately notice a difference in my eating and how I feel is really the goal that I'm trying to reach.
The first full week off the Turbo Takeoff week is an entirely different world. I'm not hungry, I'm not cranky and it's amazing! I'm fueling my body with food that I'm also choosing, which is empowering to me. My favorite fueling food has been hard-boiled eggs and bananas. But so many options are available to me like yogurt, cottage cheese and peppers.
One of the best things about being on the Uniquely You program, which I mentioned last week, was the ability to choose and create my own meals. I think this is such a valuable part of the Nutrisystem program. Learning how to translate the Nutrisystem meals into my ow meals is a motivator. I was able to meet my friend for lunch at Chick-Fil-A, and with Nutrisystem's Eating Out Guide choose food that fit in the program and satisfied me. There's something on the other side of this. What I found is that I was simply not eating enough food to fuel my body, and despite what one might think, eating nothing isn't a great way to lose weight. I was also drinking my calories. Transitioning away from sugar completely was way easier than I thought it would be. The cravings for it have all but completely gone. I know there will be struggles, but the little victories are what get us through.
For anyone that is trying to make a change, don't let yourself be thrown off course by the little roadblocks that come up. It's just life. And that's okay. It's okay to not be perfect, or thin, or to loose the 1.5lbs a weeks. Everyone is different. It's how you feel, your body and yourself that matters. If you get wrapped up in these you won't succeed. At least, that has always been a problem for me. Getting caught up in the fact that I haven't accomplished exactly what others have in exactly the same way as others.
But I will win!!!!!!
how do you get through the tough times?!
what keeps you motivated?