Sometimes I'm the one who needs a time out

18 days on and 14lbs off!

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So today was day 18 on Nutrisystem and I’m officially down 14.2 pounds. The weight loss slowed down as I expected it to so I’m not disappointed. I’m still really enjoying the food and the journey.

I know I have shared what the food is like, and the different types of foods, but I haven’t really shared what a typical day looks like for me as far food goes. Today I had:

Breakfast: Nutrisystem Double Chocolate Chip Muffin & Yopleit Whips Yogurt

Morning Snack :weight watchers jalapeno string cheese

Lunch: Nutrisystem Fudge Graham Crunch bar & 1 cup snow peas & 1/4 C of hummus

Afternoon Snack: Weight watchers jalapeno string cheese & 2 Tbs of wasabi Almonds

Dinner: Nutrisystem Chicken Parmesan & Salad with Fat Free French Dressing and 2 Tbs of Fat Free Feta

Evening Snack:  Nutrisystem Mini Chocolate chip cookies

w_500_r92-recumbent-bike-2013_325-300x300I average between 1100 and 1300 calories each day and never find myself hungry and am completely loving the food (Except for the lasagna!)  I have been seeing my personal trainer for 20-35 minutes a day, four days a week. Up to this point I haven’t been doing any cardio strictly weight lifting up until last night. Since the weight isn’t coming off quite as fast as I would like it to I’m going to start adding 30 minutes of cardio four or five days a week. Since I think the treadmill is super boring I plan on using the recumbent bike and either reading a book or netflixing (yep thats now a word)

If you hate working out as I used to I am confident that you can use Nutrisystem and still lose weight, however your weight loss may be a bit slower. I think just the change in diet may and portion control may help you.

Well the kiddo is calling and I suppose I can only ramble so long. Hope everyone has a lovely night!



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Nutrisystem Day 14

nutrisystemOn day 14 and down 13.4 lbs. The sushi caused a one pound set back that took two days to come off but this morning I was more than happy to get on the scale and see that even though I had 4 captain and diet cokes last night at a hockey game that I managed to lose 1.6 lbs!

So now that I am two weeks into it I have tried a good selection of their food. The Delcious, the okay and the omg what in the hell is this.

The Lasagna falls into the what in the hell were they297x220LasagMeat thinking category. I LOVE lasagna, even like crappy frozen lasagna is good… but this is just bad. First let me say beans do not have any business on the same plate as lasagna. It wasn’t the vegetable lasagna I got but the meat one that had pinto beans in it. It had a thick brownish red sauce that was just unpleasant and it was over all the worst meal I have had since being on the plan. I can promise you that I will not be ordering it again next month.

297x220_TurkeyDressingA meal that I really enjoyed was the Turkey and Gravy for dinner. It tasted great my only complaint it it did not look ANYTHING like the picture. The turkey is sliced, but the stuffing is far from dry and fluffy. Its all in a little container, Turkey, Gravy and Stuffing. So everything is covered in gravy. Not a huge deal its going to all end up in the same place anyways but its almost impossible to lay out nicely on a plate like show. However I will be ordering this one again, its delicious!


The Turkey and Sausage Pizza has been one of my favorites so far. It tastes like a Tombstone pizza. Its one of Nutrisystems frozen entrees and its yummers. It really took care of the craving that I had for pizza. Next time I might add some Jalapenos to it to add a little spice. I have added three of these pizzas to next months order. You can make it in the oven or in the microwave.

297x220_FrZ_HamAndCheeseOmeletMy favorite breakfast meal so far has been the Turkey Ham & Cheese omelet. This is another one of Nutrisystems frozen meals. Once you nuke it in the microwave the egg is still moist and everything is just awesome. Low in calories and totally fills you up! Kind of sad I only ordered one for this month, however I really didn’t have high hopes for it but it really exceeded my standards.297x220ChickenPenneAlfredo

The Chicken Alfredo is another meal that should be put on the WTF were they thinking list. The Alfredo really has zero flavor and the noodles are slimy. I ended up soaking mine in hot sauce in order to choke this one down. I have another one in the cupboard waiting for me and I have yet to be brave enough to put myself through it again. It was just a slimy mess. Ew…

There are a few downs but lots of ups on the nutrisystem. I’m totally seeing results, my jeans are fitting better, I wore a vest the other day that  I couldn’t zip up before, and my wedding ring is actually loose!

Starting on the plan I was at 247 lbs, this morning I’m at 233.6 lbs.  My short term goal is to get under 200 lbs, my long term goal is to get to 145 lbs. I know I normally blog about product reviews and such but I will be honest, as much as I love the free loot but I’m getting a bit burnt out on it. SO you may see my blog being more about my journey as well as about stuff I’m passionate about such as crafting and parenting. I’m sure I may lose some readers but hopefully I gain some along the way and inspire at least one person to jump on and start there own journey to a happier and healthier lifestyle.

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Review: White Chalk Markers


  • 4 White Chalk Markers
  • 8 Labels
  • 6mm bullet point
  • Reversible tip

These would be great for packing boxes, labeling kitchen items such as sugar, flour etc or even for shop owners to write there deals on the windows or chalk board. I love that they have a fine and chunky tip so that you can really personalize your work. My only complain is that when they came, one of my markers exploded in the box and ruined all the labels so I tossed them. I’m sure I could have cleaned them off if I cared enough. I’m not sure if it happend because they sat in my mail box in -17 temp or if something else happend.

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My thoughts:
  • small easy to swallow.
  • As with any supplement you have to workout, and watch what you eat, there is no magic pill that is going to make you lose weight.
  • I love that they are all natural so I’m not putting weird crap in my body.

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Review: Gummy Bear Candy Mold


I was sent a Gummy Bear Candy Mold through Tomoson to review. It makes 50 Gummy bears and comes with a liquid dropper in case you are wanting to make little bear jello shots. Made of FDA approved high grade Silicone they are easy to clean and easily releases your little bears. The mold creates the “normal” size gummy bears that would buy at the store. You can purchase it on amazon for $10.99

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Sushi Slip Up?

sushiSo a week and a half in on my Nutrisystem journey and I’m down 13 pounds. For the first time in a week and a half I was in a situation that required to eat out. Scary huh? I can’t even begin to explain how much anxiety this gave me.

Last month I got really awesome numbers at work and my boss took me out for sushi today over lunch. Usually my lunch break is going to see my personal trainer for 35 minutes and getting my ass handed to me. Today it involved two spicy tuna rolls, a salad and miso soup.

I’m sure I could have made much worse choices but I’m still feeling super guilty for going off track, even though Nutrisystem says you can go out to eat once a week. I got back to work and went to the website and chatted with a Nutrisystem counselor about it. She told me that she thought I made good decisions when I went out to eat and that I should just continue my day as I normally would by having my second snack, dinner and final snack of the day. Even though she told me it was alright, I cant help but dread that the scale is going to disagree tomorrow.

I must say I LOVE that Nutrisystem offers online counselors to help you out when you have questions, concerns or just straight up anxiety about funking up And this is all included in the price of Nutrisystem. I have never been on another diet plan that offers that feature.

Well So long and thanks for all the fish, I will check in with you soon and let you know how my sushi affected my journey.

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Lets put your loss into perspective..

Feeling down because your scale isn’t showing you are down? Pissed because you just lost a pound. I ran across this today and thought I would share, it will really help put each and every pound into perspective.


1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human skins
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head


10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale’s brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave51B48CH5PVL._SX355_
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephants heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephants penis
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the Worlds Largest Ball of Tape
12608811-Newborn-calf-Stock-Photo-calf-cow-holstein90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and shes 5’11”)
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a yearbloodhound_0014
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and shes 5’4½”)
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony



So don’t be sad that you “only” lost a pound this week. You lost an entire Guinea Pig 🙂

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Week one.. done!

fitness-inspirationImagine what 12 lbs of hamburger looks like. Imagine what a large bag of potatoes feels like. Now listen up  when I say I lost 11.8 lbs with my first week of nurtisysem.

I know I have done A LOT of reviews that I have gotten paid for or the product for free, but I can promise you that I’m reviewing this 100% on my own and I’m paying for it (ask the husband)

With the first week down I am already feeling like I am getting my self control and confidence back.  I look at pictures like the one that I have posted here and I can not wait to get that face back or having collar bones… 1382801_10202805887381426_1099592513_noh how I miss those!

I was on Nutrisystem a few years ago in 2009 I believe and hated the food. In fact most of it ended up in the garbage. They have added frozen food and must have got a new chef because the food is now delicious!

Today for lunch I had a Pepperoni Pizza roll type thing. I think it is there version of a pizza pocket (I hate those things) and it was delicious and so filling!

For breakfast I had a Nutrisystem chocolate doughnut. Now it was not rock my socks off amazing like a doughnut from doughnut land.. but it totally hit the spot. The chocolate frosting was like the chocolate that it on those little chocolate covered doughnuts that come in the plastic wrappers. The cake part itself was not super sweet. It wasn’t bad by any means but it wasn’t the doughnut that caused me to gain 100 lbs of extra weight. I will end up adding it to my next order.

I’m sure week two is going to slow down on pounds lost, however every ounce counts, they add up… well here is to a new week!

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A Healthy Little rant.

Cookie-Monster-OrangesMe want cookies! Thank God Nutrisystem has these delicious white chocolate chip cookies for a snack option. They are seriously delicious and I get a decent size portion of them.

I’m down another .8 and am starting to notice small changes such as wedding ring is lose and my jeans keep slipping down. Now if only I could get rid of this damn double chin! However I’m sure that will happen at the 20 lb mark or so.

I’ve been going to see a personal trainer every day. Her name is Lindsey and she truly kicks ass. She is beautiful, fit and one of the most down to earth people I have ever met, she truly inspires me to workout my hardest.  I’m not sure how much a personal trainer normally costs but I’m sure I’m getting a hell of a deal since its included in my Gym membership of $9 a month through work.

I’m not even going to lie. I hate cardio like I hate spiders. The treadmill and I dislike one another greatly.  I have been doing a body building type circuit that involves targeting certain muscle groups and cashing them out. I also have been doing a ton of planks, squats, lunges and working a bunch with the kettle bells and battle ropes.  kettlebells1.jpgI take the weekends off from working out and workout every week day over my lunch break. Luckily my workout only takes up about thirty to fourty minutes of my lunch break and I still have time to eat my lunch.

The Frozen portion of my Nutrisystem was delivered today. I’m pretty excited! I ordered a bunch of pizza’s,  hamburger and of course some icecream as well as a ton of other meals.

Also thanks for the shout out of support. I cant tell you how much I appreciate it!

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Review.. beginning.. Nutrisystem.

fatme I have finally hit that point where I am feeling like a baby beluga and weighing in almost as much as one.

I got on the scale one morning and the scale read a shocking 247lbs. What the french toast? Where in the hell did all this weight come from? I know I let my depression get the best of me but I went from a curvy 175lbs to this?!

I have decided enough it enough. I’m going to take charge and get my body back and most importantly my self esteem. I’m at the point where I hate shaving my legs because I have to focus on each ugly inch of my legs, I hate getting dressed or looking at my body in the mirror, it results in me wanting to simply cry and then eat something greasy.

So as of Monday I started Nurtisystem.. and got my husband to join me on this journey. We knew we wanted to start monday but didn’t want to wait for the food to get shipped to us so we went off to Walmart where they have the starter kits.Nutrystem

The kit is priced at $44.98 in store and at It contains:

  • 5 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • 5 snacks

and you supply your own fruits and vegetables.

The Food was surprisingly tasty, and totally edible. After day two I took the plunge and went to and sat down with the husband and we ordered a month supply of food for each one of us.

So I’m sure you are wondering exactly how much does this cost? It cost me $304.99 (per person)  I’m doing the uniquely yours plan that includes Nutrisystem frozen meals and its a month worth of food.  Its about $11 bucks a day, and I can tell you I was spending much more than that by eating out everyday.

Wondering about results? I have been on it since Monday and I weighed in today at 136.2lbs, thats about a 11lb difference. Now you can say “its water weight” or something else
297x220_TurkeyDressingthat will totally make you a debbie downer, but its 11lbs that is off of my five foot five frame and that makes me happy!

So I’m day 5 into my Nutrisystem diet and pretty happy with it so far. I’m not hungry. I feel like I eat enough, Each day I get

  • breakfast
  • morning snack
  • lunch + 2 Cups of Veggies
  • afternoon snack
  • dinner + 2 cups of veggies
  • Snack

I have been using myfitness pal and I’m getting on average 1200-1300 calories each day.

So far my favorite meal is the Turkey and stuffing… granted it looks NOTHING like the picture they have shown, it is delicious.

I plan on blogging on my weightloss journey each week, maybe twice a week depending on how into it people seem to be, If you have questions or comments please leave them in the comments and I will get back to you. Wish me luck 🙂