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Thursday
Aug152013

Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem: Week 3.

I had a stressful week. I went away three times in the past month. At the beginning of the week, the goal was to get caught up. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes at Beautiful Makeup Search. I get over a hundred emails a day - sometimes many more. (As of right now, I still have over 400 unread emails.) I need to open boxes, sort products, photograph products and try products. I have to edit the pictures and finally write about the products. I have a pile here yet to even be opened. And I need to talk to you guys! I have neglected social media. I am behind. It stresses me out.

Then things got worse.

We had a pretty big leak in our home. We thought we could dry out walls and carpet, but the carpet was just too soaked and it began to smell. Ugh. So we are tearing things up and putting in new floors. This is definitely not what I didn't want to be doing these last few weeks of summer.

On top of that, the most terrifying thing happened. My mom had a trip to the emergency room. She seemed to be okay and I thought things were under control. 36 hours later, she had to go back. You know that phone call when you know something is wrong? I was scared out of my mind when she called me because I could hear it in her voice. This time she was admitted.

Needless to say, things have been hectic and like I said, stressful. Do you ever feel like you have weeks and weeks of just one thing after another - nothing ever going right? That has been my life since June!

See also: Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem Introduction

Over the week, I have not kept to my Nutrisystem plan. Both my eating and exercise suffered. I only got in two long walks. I missed meals and planned healthy snacks that usually keep my fueled throughout the day. I didn't drink all the water that I needed to. I was not prepared. I had run out of meal bars that are normally something great to depend on in situations like this. I finally placed an order and will be keeping a few in my purse from now in, just in case. Eating healthy at the hospital cafeteria was not an option. You would think it is the healthiest place to eat, but it is not.

Learning to stay on track while having stress is something I am going to have to learn. I know it is not the end of the world. Every day is a new day and while not on track, I know I didn't over eat. So there is that! I just didn't stick to the plan. Even with the week not going my way, I reluctantly got on the scale. This week I lost 1/2 pound for a total weight loss of -8 pounds so far. I guess it goes to show that eating less does not equal more weight loss. There are a correct number of foods to eat and calories that must be consumed in order to be successful. I am hoping to do better next week and hit my one month goal of losing ten pounds. Wish me luck!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog.

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 (9)

Sorry all this stuff is happening. Hang in there, and as they say this to will pass. I'll be thinking of you
Stressful times suck. You are doing good though. At least you didn't stress eat!!!
Hang in there, You can do it!
I know a few things about stress :-)
Set your priorities and take one thing at a time.
Please give my best to your Mom!
Keep with it Teri. It will happen. It takes time and commitment. It worked for me. I lost 40 pounds on it but it took me a year. I can live with it though and I've kept it off for over 4 years now.
You can do it and you have me for support when you need it! xx
Mags - thank you so much. I really appreciate the thoughts and support.
Robin - You must have so much stress - I don't know you do it. This summer has just been one thing after an other. I've never been to the hospital as much as I have been since my daughter had her first of three surgeries at the end of June. Then my sister, now my Mom. I appreciate the support and well wishes. We need to catch up soon!
Sarah - Wow - congratulations to you. I never thought it would take so long to lose the weight on Nutrisystem, but if it works, no matter how long it takes, that is great. I know it is a change that I can stick to.
Shannon - Thanks - I appreciate (and need) the support!

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