I have lost 10 pounds in less than two months and am sharing my experience as a Nutrisystem Nation Blogger! I posted last week about how each week on Nutrisystem has been easier as time has gone on because I developed new habits that seemed more natural with time. While I made it through the holidays and ate in moderation, my biggest challenge came this week. I visited the Krispy Kreme World Headquarters and had the opportunity to try out as many of their amazing doughnuts as I wanted. Their doughnuts are one of my favorite treats! The woman that invited me on the trip told me that the key to being at the Krispy Kreme headquarters is moderation. It’s true – why not enjoy a special treat once in a while and savor the taste in a reasonable portions? Throughout the trip, I purposefully ate a lot of salad and tried to pack veggies into my meals whenever possible. At each opportunity to try a Krispy Kreme, I was cautious about my portion sizes. Sometimes I would only take one bite out of the different varieties because I wanted to try new things and enjoy myself, but within moderation. My trip was a success!
So how did I do this week? I didn’t lose any weight, but I also didn’t gain any weight. I consider this a huge success because I did something that I really enjoyed, but was healthy about it. I didn’t binge on several doughnuts in one sitting. I didn’t even eat two doughnuts in a sitting. The old me may have done that, but the post-Nutrisystem me was able to have fun in moderation. This was a trip with memories that I’ll always treasure and it’s nice to know that I was basically set free to have absolutely anything that I wanted and as much as I wanted, but I could have fun without going overboard. While a visit to the Krispy Kreme World Headquarters is extreme, all of us still have tempting opportunities where we are around our favorite desserts. There is no reason to deprive yourself of things that you enjoy, but moderation is key!
If you were set free to have anything that you wanted and as much as you wanted at a doughnut shop, candy store, or chocolate shop, would you (a) overeat or (b) enjoy, but in moderation?
PS – my answer to the question is that the old me would overeat, but the post-Nutrisystem me is capable of enjoying in moderation!
I didn't gain or lose weight this week. I'm going to step it up next week! Here are my weekly stats
My weight: 155
Weight lost so far: 10 pounds
My highest priority goal for this week: My husband expressed an interest in taking long walks in the evenings and I am going to take him up on the offer! This will be in addition to my runs.
My inspiration for this week: This week is about exercise for my entire family. My husband is proud of me for my commitment to good health and wants to increase his exercise with me!
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Disclosure: As a Nutrisystem Nation Blogger, I will receive a complementary four month program and food. All opinions are honest and my own.