We have officially wrapped up our second month on Nutrisystem! In our video diary above, Jai and I talk about what it’s meant to us so far and how it’s changed our lives for the better. I also discuss my knee injury in-depth and how starting Nutrisystem has given me control back after a devastating and debilitating 2 years. If you’re struggling with immobility due to an injury, you’ll probably recognize a lot of your own struggles in this video. I’m feeling so much more confident and optimistic than I did in the spring, which is why I titled this episode hope.
Starting Weight: 164.5 lbs
Week 8 weight: 155.8 lbs
Total Weight Lost: 8.7 lbs
Goal Weight: 110 lbs
Here are my measurements:
That’s half an inch down on the chest, 1.5 inches down on the waist, and one inch down on the hips since last month. The thigh and arm measurements remain the same as last month.
Starting Weight: 217.5 lbs
Week 8 Weight: 195 lbs
Total Weight Lost: 22.5 lbs
Goal Weight: 158 lbs
Here are Jai’s measurements:
That’s 1 inch down on the arms, half an inch down on the chest, 1 inch down on the hips, and half an inch up on the thighs. His waist measurement is the same as last month.
Jai lost 1.8 pounds this week, while I lost 0.2 pounds. My weight loss was minimal, but my numbers are still going down each week, so it’s all progress in the right direction! I’m pretty happy with how last week went. I made a real effort to eat all my recommended veggies every day and drink all my water. Nutrisystem provides you with a handy water bottle that holds 32 ounces, so you are advised to drink two bottles worth each day. I’ve making an effort to drink at least 64 ounces of straight water – often more – in addition to drinking coffee. There were two days last week where I drank less water than the recommended amount of water; on these days, I hadn’t gotten much sleep and was working on some major projects like our web host transfer, so I ended up drinking more coffee just to keep myself going. Once that was over, I got back to drinking tons of water again.
I had another insight about water this morning – yesterday, I drank well over 64 ounces of water, not just for my diet plan but also to keep hydrated as we’ve had hot-for-here temperatures. When I woke up this morning, I had an awful headache and felt really queasy. I thought I might be dehydrated, so I forced myself to drink a cup of water even though I felt so icky that I actually thought I was going to be sick after I drank it. However, after about an hour and another cup of water, I feel totally better. So remember, even when you guzzle water constantly, hot weather can still be really dehydrating and the symptoms can be misleading. After all, it seems counter-intuitive to drink fluids when the very thought makes you feel like you will be terribly ill!
So we’re two months into the program and feeling great! It’s made a huge difference in how we feel, both physically and mentally. Every week that we’ve been on the plan so far, we have lost weight. This has been true for both Jai, who goes to the gym and has started jogging, and myself, who is limited to physiotherapy only. We enjoy really tasty food every day without having to cook or do a huge kitchen clean-up afterwards – which is amazing in and of itself! Here’s a little sampling of what we’ve been noshing on this month:
One of my personal favorites: STEAK!
You might recognize this meal from our grilling tips article! These are chicken breasts which I grilled with chopped carrots. Good solution to take along to those summer BBQs!
It’s been a very exciting two months on Nutrisystem, and we are truly looking forward to month three!
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.
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