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How to lose weight without working out

How to lose weight without working out

To start to lose weight without working out there were five main things  that I did. Before I give you the list, you should know that I’ve struggled with my weight since I was a teenager. It has always been up and down and I’ve  worn […]

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NutriSystem Reviews Update Weeks Four and Five NSNation Blogger

NutriSystem Reviews Update Weeks Four and Five NSNation Blogger

I’m a little behind in posting my Nutrisystem reviews weekly update because I’ve been on vacation with my family. During week four I lost one pound which put me at my goal of tens pound for the first month. I think that ten pounds in […]

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NutriSystem Update Week Three NSNation Blogger

NutriSystem Update Week Three NSNation Blogger

This week I lost two more pounds! That’s nine pounds in three weeks with out having an exercise routine that I was really sticking to. This week I’ve been exercising more. I’ve been jogging with Chase for five days and we did The Biggest Loser Last Chance Workout video twice.  I think that next week it’ll be a lot easier to stick to the routine we’ve got going and do the video a few more days too. I know that I’ve lost quite a few inches because all of my clothes fit differently and some stuff is too big to wear at all. I’m checking my weight once a week and my inches once a month so I’m excited to see my new numbers next week.

The first selection of food that I received was an assortment of food from the NutriSystem favorite choices. I was able to pick my own menu for next month so I’m excited to try some new things. I like the convenience of the microwavable food for lunch when I’m in a hurry and the frozen dinner entrees are nice to sit down and enjoy with my family at the dinner table. I’ve enjoyed everything but found some of the food was a lot spicier than I would normally choose. I’ve added a lot of vegetables and stock to most of the food to freshen it up out of the box and help cut down the heat on some of the spicy dishes.

Nutrisystem Pasta Fagioli Soup with Zesty Herb Snack Mix
Nutrisystem Pasta Fagioli Soup with Zesty Herb Snack Mix

I found that the zesty herb snack mix was a great substitute for crackers with the pasta fagioli soup at dinner.

You can find information if you’re interested in joining here: nutrisystem.com/nsblog and follow me @MandaBlogsAbout on Twitter and look for #NSNation to find pictures and tips on how to make the meals taste homemade. I was given everything included in the program in exchange for sharing my experience using NutriSystem on Manda Blogs About…

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NutriSystem Update Week Two NSNation Blogger

NutriSystem Update Week Two NSNation Blogger

I’m weighing in every Monday as I start each new week on NutriSystem as a NSNation blogger. I’m really happy to say that I lost two more pounds! That’s seven pounds in two weeks! I’m really enjoying the food. I haven’t tried anything that I […]

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First Week of NutriSystem Update #NSNation

First Week of NutriSystem Update #NSNation

It’s the end of my first week of NutriSytem. Last Monday I officially started my NutriSystem plan and when I weighed in this Monday I had lost five pounds! I have to admit that I did stray from the plan on July 4th (I ate […]

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NutriSystem Blogger Week 1 #NSNation

NutriSystem Blogger Week 1 #NSNation

Today is my official start as a Nutrisystem blogger for #NSNation. For the next three months I’ll be blogging about my weight loss experience using NutriSystem and posting updates every week. You can find information if you’re interested in joining here: nutrisystem.com/nsblog.  I was given everything included in the program in exchange for sharing my experience on Manda Blogs About…

I’m starting the program hoping it will help me lose around thirty pounds. When I started dieting and exercising two years ago I weighed 200 pounds! I’m crazy proud of myself for making so many changes and sticking with them but I’ve plateaued now and I’m really hopeful that Nutrisystem will help me . I have PCOS so I am having so much trouble getting rid of all of the extra weight I carry in my mid-section. I also have a sprained rotator cuff so I have not been able to work out as hard as I want to. Other than physical therapy exercises with 5 pound weights I had to cut out the kettle bell and working out with heavier weights and planks and push ups are out of the question for now. Chase has summer break now so we’ll be jogging a lot to get him ready for football and that’ll take the place of the work outs I have to skip because of my shoulder.

For my first Nutrisystem breakfast I chose a banana nut muffin. This is the kind of stuff I’ve been avoiding while dieting on my own so I was really excited to see the muffins, chocolate, pizza and ice cream that was part of the plan. I can also eat non-starchy vegetables if I’m hungry between meals but the plan includes snacks and desserts so I’m eating six times a day. I also made three different types of tea to drink with meals. You can drink coffee and diet soda if you want to but you need to always drink 8 glasses of water every day no matter what type of diet you’re on.

I’ll be posting weekly updates throughout the next three months.

Banana Nut Muffin Nutrisystem breakfast
Nutrisystem Banana Nut Muffin

 

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