2008 – caregiver to my grandmother
2009 – grandmother passed away
2010 – kicked a 35 year addiction to nicotine
2011 – pre-menopause
2012 – menopause
2013 – no more excuses
The time has come to get serious about this excess weight gain before it gets out of control – no more excuses! I want to be 152 by the time I am 52 on September 20th!
FRIDAY’s FOODIE FEATURE (a day late)
Nutrisytem is a convenient way to lose weight, it’s a program that I’ve used before to successfully lose over 20 lbs, however, didn’t keep it off with all the anxieties plaguing me at the time. Now that I am living a somewhat stress-free lifestyle, I know I’ll be able to keep the weight off this time. Nutrisystem teaches portion control and the importance of “good carbs”. Keeping a daily tracker of food intake, water consumption and exercise also helps me with my weight loss goal. The Nutrisystem plan may be a little pricey but I was able to get a slight discount through my employee benefits program at work.
I had the option to chose menu items al-la-carte style but decided on the standard 28-day fare, which includes dinner items such as spinach ravioli, veggie lasagna pizza, chicken pot pies; lunch items such as tuna salad, red beans and rice, Kung Pao Noodles, fudge bars; and breakfast items such as cinnamon streusel muffins, oatmeal, banana nut muffins, and whole wheat bagels.
These foods in combination with grocery items are designed to keep me full and satisfied long after each meal. Snacks and desserts are also included with items like, popcorn, peppermint cookie patty, chocolate chip pudding, and almond bars. I also ordered the protein shake mix in Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee and Strawberry which are great morning starters.
On Sunday I’ll shop for the supplemental “Smart Carbs” which take longer to digest, foods like fruit, whole wheat bread, beans, hummus and brown rice. And “Power Fuels” like eggs, lean meat, fish, cheese, yogurt and nut butters, ie. peanut and almond butter. So with all the variety of foods, the right portions and combinations this should put me back on the right track!
WISH ME LUCK!
*This is not a paid endorsement nor a sponsored post for Nutrisystem – all opinions are 100% my own*