I remember my mom doing Nutrisystem many many years ago, and she said she liked it. I, however, wasn’t thrilled with the ingredients at the time. Since then Nutrisystem has improved a lot. I have been eating all natural and organic for several years now, but we do occasionally eat out. Even if something is all natural and organic if you have an overeating problem like I do…it is not going to matter. Even if I ate five bags of organic potato chips or three organic hot dogs I am still going to gain weight just the same. Organic or not being over weight is not healthy. That is why I decided to give Nutrisystem a shot. On the plus side they do have over 100 preservative-free options. Since I have an over-eating problem and Nutrisystem is in pre-packaged portions, I believe it will help. With two toddlers I tend to grab whatever, order in delivery and not really think about what I am putting in my body. With Nutrisystem, I will have a plan; the food is pretty much ready to go, and hopefully I will be more alert to how much I am putting in my body.
My ex-step mother said I was fat in all the pictures below which is why she told the court she didn’t let me eat much. If that is fat, then I am an elephant now. Social Services removed me and put me in the care of my grandparents.
I am in the blue dress front row, graduating elementary school.
My dog Sandy and I. RIP little girl.
My dog DK and I in 2002. He passed a way a few years ago. Cool dog.
I started gaining weight when I was about 13. From ages 9-13, I was deprived of food, by my step mother as stated above, and it caused some major food issues. Issues that I still deal with today. As soon as I moved in with my grandparents, and I could eat…I did…a lot. I was scared my food would be taken away, so I would hide it. I would eat cold ravioli out of a can with a handheld can opener in the corner of my room at 1am. It was pretty bad and although my grandmother said she would never starve me; she gave me space. I soon learned I could eat what I wanted when I wanted it, but it took sometime. It wasn’t until I was 19 that I lost all the weight. Then at 22 I went through a bad depression and gained it all back, and I haven’t lost it since. I am 35…36 in November.
Most I ever weighed at my grandparents was about 175 or so. I ended up losing it all around 1999. I was about 115 pounds after I lost the weight the first time. First time I roller-bladed and exercised a lot and ate mostly low carb.
I gained it all back around 2003 when I went through a bad depression and ate a ton of fast food in a short period of time. Since then I haven’t been able to lose a pound. I am not depressed right now I am very happy. Sometimes I get stressed out taking care of my toddlers like any normal mom, but that is about it. I have a wonderful husband and two boys as most of you know. Adam who is 3 and Henry, who is 1. I haven’t been able to lose much since Henry was born. The most I weighed with Henry was about 246, and after I had him I went down to about 232. I am now 224. I will be doing Nutrisystem for approximately three months. I hope you will follow me, and if you would like to join Nutrisystem, I will have more info about details on signing up in my next post.
These are my before pictures below was taken within the last 30 days.
It was not required by Nutrisystem for me write this post, but I wanted to introduce you all to the start of my journey before I received all of my food and program details. I will share those details in a future post. Nutrisytem will be providing my program free of charge for my participation in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. I begin my journey on July 5th!