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Nutrisystem week 22 and 23; Rebounding from the Holidays #NSNation #Spon

If you’ve been following my journey through Nutrisystem, you probably noticed I didn’t have a report last week. We were traveling with the holidays and I didn’t have access to a scale, nor a chance to write up my week’s report. So this week we will be focusing on both week 22 and week 23 and what I’ve learned. Mostly, how to manage your weight loss through the holidays and how to rebound back if you ended up gaining.

Nutrisystem weekly report


Let’s start with my weekly report. It was a challenging two weeks since I last wrote about my weight loss. It was Christmas, then visiting family, traveling, then New Years, and finally my Son’s 9th birthday. That is a lot of unapproved food to resist.

Starting weight: 185.2
Week 1: 179.4
Week 2: 176.8
Week 3: 176.8
Week 4: 174.8
Week 5: 172.0
Week 6: 172.0
Week 7: 174.0
Week 8: 174.0
Week 9: 173.0
Week 10: 171.6
Week 11: 173.4
Week 12: 174.0
Week 13: 171.6
week 14: 169.2
week 15: 167.0
Week 16: 169.0
Week 17: Sick-no weight in
Week 18: 169.4
Week 19: 168.6
Week 20: 168.0
Week 21: 165.6
Week 22: Traveling; no weight in
Week 23: 167.6

So I gained. I’m actually surprised I didn’t gain more. Like I said it was a very challenging few weeks. I did really well resisting the candy, cookies and treats. I even resisted the Candy Canes! But come Christmas Day there was the traditional Statch breakfast, and Ham dinner. New Years eve was the traditional finger foods, chips and salsa, and gourmet French fries. Again, not good choices. And then my son’s birthday party brought another ham (per his special request because it is his favorite food) and the birthday cake and ice cream. Oh goodness! I had weak moments.  I caved in and indulged. And now the holidays are over, we see the results. A 2 pound weight gain.

So, are you like me? Did you have a few weak moments over the holidays? So what do we do? I can tell you, we brush it off. It was the holidays after all. There is no bigger trial for those trying to lose weight than the holidays. And now we need to rebound.

Nutrisystem and the Holiday weight gain

Thankfully the holidays are over! I love them, but man they are trying for those trying to lose weight. And if you gained over the holidays you are not alone. What we have to do now is get back on track! Here are some tips to help you get back on track and quickly lose those holiday pounds!

Tip 1: Drink lots of water! We just fed our bodies a lot of crap. Pardon my language, but really think about it. All that food we just ate that caused us to gain weight. It was not healthy food was it? It was crap for our bodies. Although it can be fun to indulge now and then, the holidays seem to say:

“Here try this little bit.”

“Oh you haven’t had this treat in a year, try it now!”

“Check this one out! You won’t have a chance to eat this for another year, you need to try it now!”

And so on and so forth. And while indulging in things now and then won’t harm us much; having little things all in such a short amount of time is not good for us. It adds up quickly. We need to flush that stuff out of our body. Not only do we need water for our bodies to perform at optimal levels, we also need the water to help cleanse our bodies from all the junk we just fed it. It is even more crucial that we get in all our water this week than ever before.

Tip 2: Clear it out! Do you have left over Holiday treats? Get rid of it. Give it away. Throw it out, or have someone hide it and not tell you where it is. What ever you do, do not eat it! Just get it out of the house so you are no longer tempted. If it’s not there, you can’t eat it. We have done well getting rid of the treats before we left on our traveling trip and we didn’t bring any home. But we did have a birthday party that left us with left over cake. I am going to let the family have another serving after dinner tonight and any leftovers are going in the trash. It just needs to be gone. It’s a temptation to me and I know it. So I’m going to distance it from myself.

Tip 3: Make a game plan. Now we need to be sure to get back on track with our eating. The best way to ensure that happens is to make a game plan. This includes creating a menu for ourselves and for our families for the next week. If we plan out what foods we are eating and when; it makes it much easier to stay on track. If I know that at lunch today I’ll be having my favorite Nutrisystem mashed potatoes, then when the time comes I just prepare it and I’m good to go. Without a game plan, when I’m hungry I end up looking around for something tantalizing to eat. It is much easier to be swayed at that point to eat something off plan. Be prepared and have a plan. Part of this game plan also needs to include your workouts. Schedule in when you will be able to work out. Also schedule what type of workout you will have. This will save you from ‘not having time‘ at the end of the day. It will be scheduled in. No excuses.

Nutrisystem Cheesy homestyle mashed potatoes

With those three simple tips; we should be able to quickly rebound from the holiday weight gain and get back on track with our weight loss goals. These will help us to quickly lose any weight we put on over the Holidays and get back to losing the weight we’ve been carrying around far too long.

How do you rebound from the holidays? 

What goals do you have for yourself this coming week?

 Do you have any questions about Nutrisystem I might be able to answer? 

I want to thank you  all for all your amazing support, comments ( I LOVE the comments!) and encouragement! I love sharing my journey with you and I wish you all the best luck on your journeys as well!

I hope you will continue with me on my  journey as I blog each week of my experiences and success with Nutrisystem Nation!

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About Amber Edwards

Amber is the owner & editor of JadeLouise Designs located in Wasatch Front of Utah near SLC. She is a stay at home mom to Jonathan (11) Talmage (9) Jade (5) and little Rose Katharine (Due in September 2015), 1 dog and 1 cat. She loves to read, craft, bake, shop, travel, photography, and being a Mom and homemaker. She loves her family, and is passionate about sharing how to help families design a more family friendly lifestyle.


  1. Did you work out at all while being on nutrisystem?

    • I did light exercise while on Nutrisystem. I have a knee injury that didn’t allow for heavy exercise. so I would walk and do a little strength training, but not a lot. Not as much as they recommend.

  2. UGH! I haven’t been to the gym in FIVE MONTHS! I noticed my face was starting to bloat so I am throwing all of the junk out and replacing it with fruits and vegetables! Bring on the weight loss baby! You are doing a fantastic job!

  3. My mom has the same problem during the holidays. I don’t think it’s a problem though. Everyone deserves to indulge during the festive season.

  4. I was pretty out of control over the holidays. I’ve been very good in the new year so far..haha! I’m making a concerted effort to eat healthier. Glad Nutrisystem is working for you!

  5. Holidays are rough for everyone but you are doing amazing it looks like! Only gaining a litttle bit over the holidays is a success in my mind LOL

  6. Clean it out is the hardest part for me, I hate wasting food but we have so many sweets in the house right now.

  7. Love you post. I am just finishing my 28 week as NS Blogger tommorrow. The Holidays snuck up on me terrible last week…so I am curious what the scale will show in the morning. Keep up the great week. How much longer do you have?

  8. Looks like you’re doing a great job!! I need to follow some of your tips to shed some of this baby weight I’m carrying around :)

  9. Meagan P - Sunshine and Sippy Cups

    Honestly, if my pants still fit after the holidays, then I’ve done good! Lol. I try to keep things in moderation – but the holidays are about indulging!!

  10. I love your game plan – you can so get on track (and it is not like you gained 10 pounds)

  11. I started before the holidays. Got a personal trainer twice a week starting right after Thanksgiving and just continued to increase my activity because I knew I wouldn’t want to say no to everything. By allowing me to earn those extra calories I could indulge in a cookie or two. But I left myself boundaries and didn’t go overboard. I’m sure you’ll see that gain disappear soon!

  12. Wow – that’s quite a commitment. You are doing great! I have avoided the scale since the holidays, it is a hard time of year!

  13. I’m a #NSNation blogger, too and we are on the same week! :) Monday is week 24 for me! As of right now, I’m down 53 pounds in 23 weeks and passed my weight loss goal of 50 pounds before the New Year!

    CONGRATS on your weight loss and good luck on your future success!

  14. I have heard some great things about Nutrisystem. You have done a great job so far.

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