This week’s Nutrisystem weigh-in is all about getting past a plateau!
Starting Weight: 164.5 lbs
Week 39 weight: 131 lbs
Total Weight Lost: 33.5 lbs
Goal Weight: 110 lbs
Starting Weight: 217.5 lbs
Week 37 Weight: 172 lbs
Total Weight Lost: 45.5 lbs
Goal Weight: 158 lbs
This week, I dropped 1 pound, bringing me back to my all-time lowest weight on Nutrisystem, 131 pounds; Jai dropped 2.4 pounds, bringing him to a new record weight: 172 pounds! Yeah!
We’ve been continuing our efforts to get our veggies in with a nice salad, and for me, remembering to eat my PowerFuels and SmartCarbs. I’ve been scrambling eggs with veggies like jalapenos and red onion in the morning, which is a nice way to fill up. My pantry is now empty of butter substitutes and salt, which makes it easier for me to resist filling up on popcorn after I get home from the gym. I notice that I still get a carb craving when I get home from the gym – I know that working out isn’t supposed to make you hungry (Or so I have read), but I do think the sudden increase in activity level after being inactive due to injury may have something to do with this temporary increase in appetite. Also, I go to the gym right after work, so by the time I get home I have already worked a really long and exhausting day, then worked hard at the gym for at least an hour – so I’m exhausted by the time I get home! So I do find that I may be prone to sneaking an extra dessert at this time (Which is something I never did until pretty recently!). I prefer to work out earlier in the day, which I think would help with the craving issue too, but it just hasn’t been possible with my demanding work schedule the last few weeks.
We’ve now wrapped up a solid month at the gym after our long hiatus, and we’ve both really noticed a difference in how we feel. My mobility level is doing great, and last week I was able to walk faster on the treadmill than I have before, in addition to working my legs with very light weights, working my abs with a variety of machines, and using the squat bar to very carefully get my knees used to the motion of squatting again without putting all my weight on them. I’ve also been continuing my arm circuit, which I do every other day, and have been increasing the weight I lift with them. Jai has continued his full circuit of weights and cardio machines, and is enjoying the increase in strength and fitness. A few days ago, he was loading up a truck with things to take to the dump, including an old mattress. The dump charges you based on weight, so to get an estimate of how much it might cost, Jai weighed himself and then held the mattress over his back and weighed himself again to compare and get an idea of how heavy the mattress was. When he weighed himself holding this cumbersome mattress, the number was around 215 or so, and he said, “Wow, that’s about how much I used to weigh!” I joked that this was like some kind of exercise on Biggest Loser where they make the contestants carry around the weight they’ve lost! I feel the same way when I lift 30-pound weights. I’m lifting the same amount that I was carrying around with me!
As members of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Panel, Jai and I will be receiving the Nutrisystem program free of charge in order to share our honest opinions with you. Always consult with your physician before embarking on any weight loss or exercise program.