The Nutrisystem Diet: Week 3

Happy weight loss Wednesday!

This is going to be a pretty quick update because I was the worst this week while on my Lucky trip to NYC (more on that later!). I promised myself I would be 100% honest with you guys, so I think it’s only fair to confess. I gave in to the temptations of New York and ate mass amounts of pizza and free Champagne. Oops!

Luckily, with Nutrisystem I can get back on track easily… by eating pizza. The Nutrisystem kind is actually delish! My favorite is the Turkey & Italian Sausage Pizza. So good!

While I get myself back on the wagon, I’m avoiding my scale until Monday. Moment of truth will come then!

[Disclosure: I am an official #NSNation Blogger and have received Nutrisystem for free in exchange for my honest opinion of the program. I will be blogging weekly for the next three months about my weight loss journey.]

The Nutrisystem Diet: Week 2

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I made it through my first week of Nutrisystem! And, I have some exciting news to share. The Nutrisystem “Fast 5” kit totally does work because…

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I lost over 5 pounds! The Fast 5 Kit contains 7 specially selected breakfasts, lunches, and dinners as well as shakes to fight off hunger and a complete meal tracker to keep you on track.

I was pretty strict with sticking to the items in the kit except for my cheat meal last Thursday which consisted of mass amounts of sushi and Sauvignon Blanc. Oops. By the way, I don’t think cheat meals are exactly encouraged with Nutrisystem. So, just being honest here!

Now I’m into my second week and I have branched out into some of the frozen Nutrisystem meals and desserts in my plan… and I’m in love! A lot of you have been asking me, “Does it actually taste good?” and the answer is yes! Basically, it’s yummy food, just small portions of it. But the good part is, you’re allowed to eat certain snacks (like green veggies) and dessert (what?!) to fight off hunger. By the way, the desserts are not like scary, chalky “diet desserts.” The Nutrisystem chocolate chip cookies are so good that I would eat them outside of this diet. And they contain 9 grams of protein, so I feel like I’m not being completely terrible when I chow down on them. Hooray!

I’m planning to do my weigh-ins every Monday, but this coming Monday I might not be able to… because I’ll be in New York shooting my New Voices of Beauty video with Lucky Magazine! I packed breakfasts and lunches, but I have a feeling I’m going to veer away from my dinner diet a little more than usual when I’m in New York. Don’t hate me! I promise I’ll be back on track and do extra crunches when I return. 😉

[Disclosure: I am an official #NSNation Blogger and have received Nutrisystem for free in exchange for my honest opinion of the program. I will be blogging weekly for the next three months about my weight loss journey.]

Kicking Off My Weight Loss Journey with the Nutrisystem Diet Program

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Healthy eating really is a way of life and it takes a lot of time and dedication to do it completely from scratch. For those of you out there who prep your healthy food on your own, bravo! It’s never been something I’ve been good at, mainly because of my busy schedule. So, I was thrilled when the folks at Nutrisystem, the easiest meal plan ever, invited me to participate in their #NSNation Blogger program. I’m on my fourth day with Nutrisystem today (loving it so far!) and will share all the deets when I have completed my first week.

Every year I resolve to lose weight and then sometime in February I remember how much I love eating (and drinking mass quantities of alcohol). But this time I can’t chicken out because I have all of you watching!

For motivation’s sake, I’m going to share my body weight timeline from three chapters of my life:

At 19, when I worked at Disney World and my job, let’s get real, revolved around my appearance, I was around 115-120 pounds. I used to wear bikini tops with mesh cover ups out in public. Like, as a top. WTF? I miss you, 19-year-old Katie.

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When I got married at 23 I was about 130 pounds. I had curves and I wasn’t stick thin, but I was in decent shape and I was happy. If I could mix this size with the confidence of Disney-era Katie, I’d be golden.

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I’m now 26… and 35 pounds heavier than that. Life happens I guess? So, here’s what I look like more recently…

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Exhibit A is me, running the Disney Princess Half Marathon in all my too-tight-spandex-wearing glory. Exhibit B is a rare full body shot of myself from a couple months ago… and Exhibit C, if you look to the left of the photo, is an unfortunate shot of my lumpy ass that was published in Allure Magazine. Yikes.

(My official “before shot” of my body will follow when I have a good “after” to pair with it. Ha!)

Now don’t get me wrong, I believe women are beautiful at all shapes and sizes. No one should try to lose weight because society is telling them to or because I’m telling them to for that matter. Only diet if you want to. I think one of the most important factors with issues like this is personal happiness. If you are reading this and you’re like “Hey now, I’m 165 pounds and I feel healthy and happy!” then you GO GIRL. Seriously. Go on with your bad self and own it. I started Nutrisystem because I want to get back in shape and get to my happy. I know that my happy is not your happy. PSA over.

With that said, I’m ready to get in shape! My goal is to lose at least 30 pounds. I’ll be chronicling my Nutrisystem journey weekly through the next three months. (Then on my birthday March 24th I’m going to have the most epic cheat day of life.) Soon I’ll be sharing my favorite Nutristystem meal picks, low calorie cocktail recipes and other posts that match my new mantra: Martinis, Mascara, and Moderation.

[Disclosure: I have received Nutrisystem for free in exchange for my honest opinion of the program.]