As with anything in life, getting started is the hardest part. Once you are doing something it is pretty easy to keep going, but it is that initial momentum to take action that requires the most work, the most drive, the most motivation.
That is where I found myself last week when I mentioned I was going to be a Nutrisystem Nation Blogger. I know I need to lose some weight. I can feel it when I put on my now-to-tight pants, and I can see it when I look at my turkey neck in the mirror—gasp!
The trouble with losing weight, is that it is much harder to do than putting the weight on. I’ve had two kids, and five years to put all this weight on. I probably shouldn’t expect it to drop off just like that. In fact, if I do, I am probably setting myself up for some failed expectations. Am I ready to do this? Yes! Am I committed? I think so. I really want to lose the weight, but I struggle with not enjoying the things I always have before.
So…the point I am trying to make here is that if you are going to succeed in losing weight, first you have to really want to do it. If you are not committed to giving it all you have and sticking with it, you probably will fail. Second, don’t set your expectations too high. Losing 20-30 pounds or more is going to take time. If you are only losing a pound or two a week, that is more than you were doing before, so cheer for your successes!
My expectations are to lose 20-30 pounds over the course of this four month long program. That means I am not going to lose a lot each week, but I know this in advance. I am ready to take the small steps to get me to a much larger goal. I know it will be tough, but I’m willing to give it a try!
So how did I do? Well….I stuck to the program exactly for the whole week. The first day was difficult for me, but it was probably more mental than anything. I knew I wouldn’t be eating all my favorite snacks, so I craved those foods.
After the first day it got much easier, and I have even gone one whole week without drinking any soda! This is an amazing task for someone who drinks a few sodas a day. I have tried quitting before and always end up giving up after a couple of days.
As for the food, it was much better tasting than I was expecting! I was actually pleasantly surprised and how good some of the items were. There are a few items that I will not be getting again in my next food order, but overall things taste pretty darn good!
So the part you have been waiting for…. how much weight did I lose this week?
Starting Weight: 159 lbs
After week 1: 156 lbs Weight loss this week: 3 lbs
Total weight loss: 3 lbs
I am very happy with these results, and in fact it was better than I was expecting!
I hope you will continue with me on my journey as I blog each week of my experiences and success with Nutrisystem Nation over the next four months! You can find all of my Nutrisystem stories as I journey through this program by visiting this link: Jesica’s Nutrisystem Journey
Disclosure: The Mommy Bunch received a free product for facilitating this review, however, all opinions are our own.