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Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem: Week 7.

Did you ever notice that every celebration or social gathering seems to revolve around food? And very rarely is any of this food healthy. I had a week full of dinners out, celebrations, dinner with friends, a luncheon, bridal shower and cook outs. The unhealthy food was flowing. Planning and make the right choices had to be done. It wasn't easy though, I will tell you that.

Remember you have a choice...

For most functions, I made an effort to plan ahead. I would eat a Nutrisystem bar that is full of protein and very filling. I would also make sure to have filled up on water. I figured if I were full, I would pass up on any hors d'oeuvres or stick my hand in the bread basket. I chose to hang out by the veggie platter a few times and would order salad or carefully chose food from the "light" menu. It was harder at the two buffet style parties I went to, but I basically ate light and chose what I thought were the healthiest options. It is the only way I could stay on track. It was not easy, especially passing on the yummy desserts. The funny thing is, I am of the mind set now that I am not being deprived. I am making the choice to be healthier, and my reward is in that. Not to mention that watching the numbers on the scale go down is a great reward too.

This week, I did see my number on the scale go down again - woo! I lost another 1.5 pounds this week, making my total weight loss 13.5 pounds so far. Planning and making the right choices paid off. As of now, I only have two functions coming up next week and I will stick to my plan for dealing with these challenges.

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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 (5)

I have been following along and I can't believe how great you're doing. I just turned 50 and am on another weightloss program and the weight is coming off so slowly that I am ready to give up and make the investment with Nutrisytem. It takes me 2-3 weeks to lose one pound! I am glad to hear about Nutrisystem,
I really like your more personal updates.
Oh my gosh, you have lost 13 1/2 pounds already! I just remember like you just started it. I am impressed!! How much more do you want to lose, Teri??
You never say how you enjoy the food. Do you like it? Is that all you eat or do you cheat?
Thanks for all the comments! I need all the encouragement I can get. Please keep reading on Thursdays as I keep bringing more progress.

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