From Size 24 to Size 4: My Nutrisystem Review and Success Story

I wish I would have done this first

I Lost Weight and Found Myself – My Nutrisystem Success Story
Nutrisystem has those foods…just served in the correct portion size. And the funny thing is, they love veggies way more in the "naked" way than the buttery, fattening way. I could still eat my favorite foods In the past I have tried several methods of losing weight…a lot of them were diets that excluded certain foods, foods that I loved and craved and when I quit the diet, I promptly ate and of course gained the weight back. We aren't tied to the television as much as we used to be. Nutrisystem suggests you work out each day for 30 minutes. Now I have four servings of veggies and at least 2 fruits each day.

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I am always able to keep up with friends and family. I do not get out of breath or tired when we are doing physical activity now. A few months into my weightloss journey I started to get a lot of compliments. Everyone was noticing the improvement and letting me know that I was looking good. I was encouraged to keep going with the compliments. I kept telling people to just wait and see what I looked like when I finally reached my goals.

How Successful is Nutrisystem? Actually I continued with that trend all the way through to the end when I reached my goal. I could lose more weight now if I chose to by following the same plan. Nutrisystem really does make it easy for you. They have it all planned out and show you how to be successful when trying to lose weight. Nutrisystem suggests you work out each day for 30 minutes.

I have followed those guidelines. I do a DVD each morning before work. The DVD is anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. I like to vary my workout so that I do not get bored doing the same things over and over.

I have some stress in my life and exercise is my stress relief. I lost over pounds — Nutrisystem Results. I lost over pounds using Nutrisystem and surprisingly I do not have a lot of hanging extra skin. My Nutrisystem before and after photo proves that.

I attribute that success to my exercise. I know that the exercise has given me the shape that I have now and the muscles that keep me energetic and healthy.

I have read a number of Nutrisystem reviews where people say that Nutrisystem is hard. Honestly it was never hard for me to stick to the Nutrisystem plan. I believe that it was easy for me because of the results that I was seeing. You are able to customize the plan to your personal likings and tastes. I am pleased with the amount of flexibility that Nutrisytem provides.

I like to eat a variety of foods and with Nutrisystem I am able to do that and still lose the weight. I am an all or nothing person so I was all in with this program and it provided me with the results that kept me motivated to stick with it until I reached my goal and even beyond into maintenance. From Size 24 to Size 4 — Is Nutrisystem worth the money? I started out wearing a size 24 and now I have shorts as small as a 4.

Nutrisystem is worth it. Each week when I stepped on that scale and noted another loss in weight I felt proud.

Having success is very motivational. I did hit some bumps in the road. Sometimes life throws us curve balls. So no matter what happened in my life or at work, I just kept on keeping on. I like the structure that Nutrisystem provides. I like eating on schedule. I like knowing what I am going to eat and when I am going to eat it.

Nutrisystem is perfect for me. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first. I thought it sounded too good to be true. Nutrisystem commercials seem like the program would be very simple and easy to follow. I never understood how someone with so much weight to lose like I had could eat the same things as someone with just a few pounds to lose.

It seemed to me that we would need different programs but with Nutrisystem we can both use the same program and still be successful. Cutting back on eating out and choosing Nutrisystem instead saved me money. As other Nutrisystem reviews attest, you have to follow the plan. You have to exercise. You have to drink your water. You have to avoid alcohol. You have to eat your fruits and veggies.

You have to put in the work and you will see the Nutrisystem results. Calories in versus calories burned. I like the whole idea of Nutrisystem because with the plan you are still eating regular foods. You are given the tools you need to succeed and transition back into eating regular foods again once you have reached your goal. The first few months I had to log what I ate each day.

I also logged the amount of exercise that I did. Now I am able to do the logging in my head. I eat more now than I did when I was actively trying to lose weight but I still monitor my weight and if I see it going up I just go back to doing what I did to lose the weight and keep it down where it needs to be.

Weight is going to be a lifelong battle for me. I am always going to have to exercise and watch what I eat but now I know how to do it. I know that if I do find myself gaining weight I can lose it again. I am going to be very attentive to my body and keep watching myself to try and never be overweight again. I fluctuate between and pounds lost now.

I went from weighing in at pounds to weighing somewhere around I have been as low as but it seems to stay right around I have been maintaining for nearly a year. It took me right at a year to reach my goal.

I lost pounds a week each week the whole time I was following the plan. I am still amazed at how far I have come. When I fold my clothes I have a hard time believing how small my clothes are now. I wear a Medium size shirt and in pants. Even now when I'm not really using the Nutrisystem food, I still follow the guidelines and follow a loose version of the diet. It keeps me on track. I still write down every thing I eat as well. So many of the tricks and tips that I learned while doing the diet, I still use.

In the past I have tried several methods of losing weight…a lot of them were diets that excluded certain foods, foods that I loved and craved and when I quit the diet, I promptly ate and of course gained the weight back. But, with Nutrisystem, I could still eat the foods that I loved. I love pasta, pizza and ice cream. Nutrisystem has those foods…just served in the correct portion size. For instance, they have two different types of pizza, one served on a flatbread crust and another on a thick pizza crust.

I just added veggies and turkey pepperoni which counts as a protein and I was happy as a lark. They also have frozen pizzas, which were also delicious. And don't get me started on the desserts….

You seriously can not say that there isn't a thing you don't like on the Nutrisystem diet. There are so many different choices to choose from.

To say that Nutrisystem saved my life is a huge understatement. My health has improved by leaps and bounds. I no longer fear the playground equipment. I can not only walk up stairs but run up them and not get out of breath. I can play with my kids on a playground and not worry about getting stuck in the tunnel or breaking a swing.

I can play games with my family and enjoy every minute of it. I love this whole new life and I feel like I owe it all to Nutrisystem. I tried so many other diets in the past and nothing seemed to work as well as Nutrisystem did.

Nutrisystem broke every thing down for me and made it fail proof. I followed all the 'rules', but there were days that I didn't and I still lost weight. I didn't always exercise, but I did most days.

I can count the times I 'cheated' on the diet on one hand. It didn't hurt me, I still lost weight. I went from a depressed obese, embarrassed to be seen woman to a happy go lucky one who no longer cowers when a camera shows up.

My family is what kept me going, they totally believed I could do it and their support is what kept me going. I love clothes shopping again and the time that I spend shopping with my daughters is priceless. I am wearing the same jacket in both pics.

I would recommend Nutrisystem over and over again. Sure it's pricey, but it's totally worth it. And they give you so many tools and tips while you are on it, that when you go into maintenance mode, it's still pretty simple.

Trust me, if I can do it…you can too! It's always been one of my goals to run again. Before I had children, I was a runner. Since losing weight I wouldn't say that I see a marathon in my future, but I have enjoyed a renewed interest in running and also being outdoors. My children and I love hiking on trails. We enjoy the challenge and each other's company. This summer I was able to cross another thing off my bucket list…. Ok, so our confession is that we didn't actually run the race….

But we did have an awesome time including running up the "Rocky steps", since the run was held in Philadelphia PA. And it encouraged me to take more chances in life and to stop sitting on the sidelines. Since then, I have hiked in caves something I never would have done before — that old fear of small, tight places kept me far away from them, now not so much …hiked more trails and added some more mileage to those old running sneakers.

Exercise doesn't seem like such a chore anymore. It's all about the adventure that life itself has become. I also enrolled in college and I'm taking more chances and just enjoying the second chance at life. I feel like Nutrisystem has given me a second lease on life…. I not only plan on living for a long, long time to come, but I also plan to enjoy and love every single second. Would I choose to do Nutrisystem again? At pounds, I still have some weight that I would like to lose, but I have been able to maintain what I've lost so far.

It hasn't always been easy and I have given in to some temptations now and then. Since weight loss is marathon, if you have a bad day or even week, you just get back on that horse. You are in this for the long haul. What has this weight loss netted me? In jeans, I went from a 24W to a In shirts, I went from a 2x-3x, to a M. I literally had to empty my closet and buy all new clothes.

I do have a hard time buying smaller clothes, because I think everything should be baggy. However, with the help of friends and family, I am learning how to dress this much thinner body, so that is shows off all of my hard work. When I look in the mirror, I often times still see the heavier me. I luck out that I see the thinner me when I see pictures of myself though I still see some of the fat I need to still lose. I am in the process of retraining my brain, so I see what the world does.

I look at a picture of myself that I think I look thin in and remind myself every single day that is me. Remember that portion control thing I mentioned earlier? I bought smaller plates. Smaller portions look bigger in small plates. Do I know I am tricking myself? However, go with what works! Learning to eat in moderation is key. Nutrisystem taught me moderation. We eat out a lot. However, when I started looking at what I was eating, I saw the calorie count of those babies.

Sometimes you do have to ask for it. If you asked me what my Nutrisystem journey has all been about, I would say: Before Nutrisystem, exercise was a 4 letter word in my vocabulary. When you are fat, exercise is hard. However, Nutrisystem makes it easy. It is that kind of flexibility that makes the Nutrisystem workable.

When I started, I thought I was going to die with a 10 minute workout. Now, I can Zumba for an hour and I still feel like dying but for a different reason. We have an instructor that pushes us and kicks our butts! I have also found ways to exercise that I like. I have an app on phone called Run Zombies Run that makes running a whole lot more fun. Your running speed is determined by whether or not you have a Zombie breathing down your neck.

Yes, it is a whole lot of fun if you like Zombies. You have to find something you like to do otherwise you will never stick to it. Get Up And Move. I take an active role in getting off my butt now. I volunteer to mow the lawn and to shovel. I no longer look for the closest parking spot unless it is cold and snowing.

Then I still do. I would have just donated money. This year, I will walk it with my husband and my kids. Snack Size Is Your Friend.

That being said, I am smarter about them. I buy the little snack ones for my kids lunches. If I feel the need to eat some Doritos, I just have a snack size bag.

However, Nutrisystem worked for me. It taught me how to eat better without the stress of counting calories. It taught me portion control. It taught me to like myself again. It taught me that I like to walk into a store and buy things of the rack.

However, somebody told me on Facebook that I have set such a great example for my kids. I had a goal to lose weight. I tried my best, and I achieved it. Well, I may not have achieved the lbs. I originally was trying for, but my almost 80 lbs weight loss still is pretty good.

I showed my kids what happens when you put your mind to it.