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.
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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