Sunday, November 25, 2012

Nutrisystem Week 12 Jenna / Week 8 Craig




Jenna's Nutrisystem Journey Week 12
 
Wow it's been 3 whole months since I started on the Nutrisystem Success plan!  I am so excited to tell you about some of the new foods they sent this month. 
 
First breakfast --who knew you could eat such great things on this program.  I am loving the Cinnamon Roll they sent.  It's a diet friendly ooey-gooey cinnamon roll! You'll never feel like you are missing out with this piping hot pastry swirled with cinnamon and topped with a thick cream cheese frosting.  






Then for lunch I really love their Margherita Pizza --the whole grain crust is generously topped with a combination of creamy ricotta cheese and herb mozzerella cheese, a zesty marinara sauce, basil and fire-roasted tomatoes.
 




For Dinner I love the Nutrisystem Chef's Table Entrees --You are able to enjoy gourmet, fresh-frozen dinners created by the award winning celebrity chef's on the Nutrisystem Culinary Council.  These new meals feature an innovative steaming technique that seals in nutrients and savory flavor for a delicious upscale dining experience. 
 



Last, but not least the best indulgence that I have had on this plan so far is the new Red Velvet Whoopie Pie. It is so good!  This pie tastes as sinful as it sounds with its sweet, cream cheese filled center bursting from between two magnificently moist layers of red velvet cake, YUM!!
 
 

  
Here are my current stat's --

1st Week - Starting Weight 131.4
 
2nd Week - 127.8
3rd Week - 125.8
4th Week - 123.8
5th Week 125.2
6th Week 124 
7th Week 122.8 
8th Week 122.1 
9th Week 122.1 
10th Week 121.8
11th Week 121.7


TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS = 9.8 LBS
 
I am so excited about my progress and can't wait to share next week's journey with you guys!  Thanks again for following me :-)


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Craig's Nutrisystem Journey Week 8
 
 
Thanksgiving is almost here already and I might struggle with this holiday.  My parent's make the best food.  Nutrisystem recently sent us a list of things to help us stay on track so I thought I would share them with you this week...


1. Have a plan.  Think things through before you get to the actual holiday meals and parties. Maybe your strategy is to take tiny portions of different dishes; that’s okay. If you’re cooking, you might want to have your bottle of water with you in the kitchen, so you’re less tempted to snack. Do what you can to stay away from the appetizer table. Plan to avoid anything that’s not homemade. The point is that if you go in with a plan, you’ll be less likely to get caught off-guard.
  • - Utilize “The Low GI Cookbook – Nutrisystem Edition,” for cooking up some delicious holiday meals such as the Roasted Pumpkin and Mushroom Lasagna or Pork With Honey Glazed Apples, while staying on track and not depriving yourself of the holiday festivities. The cookbook is available for purchase over the phone or on nutrisystem.com. 

2. Stay on track. Holidays are not the time to skip meals in an attempt to “bank” calories. That’s a strategy that can backfire miserably. Instead, eat everything on your meal plan leading up to the holiday event, and make sure you’re drinking all your water. You’ll be less likely to overindulge at the big event.


3. Set a goal. There’s something about holidays that makes people forget what they do the rest of the year. Do you already have weight loss goals set up for November, December and January? If not you can start today. Once you’ve set a short-term goal, decide on a way to reward yourself once the goal has been reached.


4. Drink smart. Face it, overindulging during holiday events—whether it’s an office party, a family gathering or a neighborhood open house—can add a lot of extra calories to your day. In addition, when you’ve had too much to drink, it tends to weaken your previous resolve and derail any strategies and plans you might have had. Besides, you don’t want to end up as that karaoke-singing family member or neighbor everyone will be talking about for the next month. 


5. Trim the calories.  This tip is especially useful if you happen to be the primary cook for an event. In baked items, replace the fat with an equal amount of applesauce and the sugar with a sugar substitute; substitute a quarter cup of egg substitute for every egg called for in the recipe; replace butter with low fat margarine; replace whole milk with 1% milk and sour cream with yogurt; reduce the amount of nuts called for by half. And don’t forget both veggies and salad.


6. Enlist support. Trying to maintain your Nutrisystem program can be hard at the holidays, but there’s no reason you have to go it alone. Ask for your family’s understanding or even their help, so nobody’s trying to foist “seconds” on you. Nutrisystem counselors can help you strategize, based on your individual circumstances. Or you can go to the Nutrisystem Discussion Boards, where you’ll find people who definitely understand what you’re trying to do. Discuss your concerns; share tips of your own, or join one of the many weight loss challenges. Some of them are specifically geared to the holidays. Introduce yourself well before the event, so you have that support already in place. 


7. Keep moving. Instead of just sitting around after dinner, suggest a family walk, or organize a touch-football game. Most people will be grateful for the chance to move around, and it can keep you on-track with your exercise plan.


8. Quality not Quantity. If you do plan to indulge in some of the traditional Thanksgiving favorites, use these portions as a guideline:
  • Turkey—3 oz. white meat, no skin (about the size of a deck of cards)
 
  • Mashed potatoes—1/3 cup (about the size of half of a baseball)
 
  • Gravy—1 Tbsp. (just drizzle it)
 
  • Relish made with sugar—1 Tbsp.
 
  • Stuffing—2 Tbsp.
 
  • Dinner Roll—if not homemade, skip it
 
  • Pie—1/12 of a 9” pie

 9. Eat Before You Go. Whether you are hosting or just attending a holiday function, be sure to eat your Nutrisystem entrée before the festivities begin — that way you won’t be tempted to overeat during the meal and will be able to stay on track.

10. Embrace the holiday spirit.  This last tip may just be the most important: You can get so caught up in all the planning and hoopla that you lose the whole meaning of the holiday season—coming together with friends and loved ones. It’s the time that’s really valuable, not the food and drink.

 
 
Here are my current results...


Starting Weight - 226

1st Week - 220
2nd Week -220 
3rd Week - 218
4th Week - 216.5
5th Week - 215
6th Week -215
7th Week -213
8th Week 212.5
 
TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS = 13.5 LBS
 


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