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Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem: Week 1.

I have just completed my first week with Nutrisystem and I have one word to share that sums up my week: overwhelmed.

Nutrisystem Cinnamon Streusel Muffin

It's overwhelming to make a life change such as this. I am getting healthy and starting with this weight loss. Making the change and putting it into action is not as easy as I thought. It is overwhelming to stick to the program. And all of the food is overwhelming itself.

I traveled for a few days over this week and didn't really get "on program" until Sunday, but it has been pretty routine since then. Well, except for fitting in all of the food. My plan has me eating 6 times a day. Yes! 6 times. And while the portions are smaller, the food is very filling and I feel stuffed most of the day. There has not been one day yet, where I have fit in all of my food. Crazy, right? I know I need to do so in order to make this program work, and that it my goal for next week.

See also: Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem Introduction

My problem starts early in the day as I am not used to eating as soon as I wake up. I usually have a cup of tea in the morning when I get up around 6:30 or 7:00. I usually don't eat until 10:00 or so. This does not work with the Nutrisystem plan, so I am making some modifications. I am eating one of the Nutrisystem breakfasts (the Cinnamon Streusel Muffin, pictured above, is my favorite!) with my tea now. Then I am having my protein drink around 10:00. This is when I am actually supposed to be having my morning snack or PowerFuel, and I have yet to work that in. I will figure it out.

Even without staying 100% on the plan, I saw a nice amount of weight-loss this week. I hear that a larger than normal weight loss is pretty typical when starting a program, or life change like this. I am super excited to tell you that I lost 4.5 pounds this week. I am on my way!


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Disclosure: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me with the Nustrisystem program, free of charge, which includes food and support, in exchange for my honest opinion of the program. No other compensation has been given. All thoughts are my own.

Reader Comments (12)

This is so exciting for you! Way to go!!!
Proud of you! I can only imagine that it is all very overwhelming but you did it! To lose 4.5 pounds is fantastic.
Awesome Teri!!! Keep up the good work :-)
Very good job! You're inspiring me to make a change.
I'm going to follow your progress and wish you luck. It can be done. I lost 57 ony own but am at a plateau and need to lose about 30 more.
Wow - 4.5 lbs already! Nice!!
Robin - Thanks! I need all the help and encouragement that I can get. I am going to do this once and for all.
Lisa - I was pretty shocked that I actually lost that much because I wasn't totally on the program the entire time when traveling. At least I know that I can make it work for my lifestyle.
Robin - Thanks so much for the comment and encouragement. I am going to work really hard at this. :)
Maura - I hope you keep coming back to read my updates. I am here to help too and would love to help you make a change as well.
Lee - Congratulations! Losing 57 pounds is an incredible feat. I dread the plateau. I have sort of hit one myself after losing 40 a few years ago, in which I sort of gave up and recently gained about 15 pounds back. We CAN do this!
Jen - I was pretty shocked! I was hoping to see some loss but did not imagine 4.5 pounds. I am so excited to be on my way.

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