Nutrisystem Nation Blogger ~ Weeks 7 & 8

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I have fallen very behind in my Nutrisystem posting.  I feel like I’ve fallen behind in life with a lot of things and tasks.  I really hate excuses but quite honestly, I feel like there’s never enough time in the day and that I can never find balance.  I would bet I am not alone on this feeling whether you are on a get healthy journey or not.  I was given such a great opportunity and I feel like I am messing it up.  I am my own worst enemy.  I am very hard on myself no matter what the topic or situation.  I let others get to me way more than they even should.  It’s not like they are paying rent to be in my head or heart, ya know?!

So anyway, I don’t know what my problem is.  (I am sure some of you are laughing and that’s perfectly fine.  I tell it like it is!) lol  The first 2 weeks of Nutrisystem were the easiest in comparison to the other weeks.  At the 6 week mark, I had lost a total of 7 lbs.  Now with Weeks 7 and 8, I’ve gained 3 of those 7 lbs back.  I am just having a hard time focusing, completing tasks, website work, lots of stuff.  All I’ve stayed consistent with or tried to improve upon is spending time with my children — and like any good mom/parent, I still feel like it is not enough in quantity or quality.

When does one realize they are just one person and can’t handle everything?  When does one realize they truly NEED to lay off themselves??

I am honestly not sure what I need to do – quit so someone more deserving can have such an awesome opportunity or keep going when all I do is stress myself out about it?  I will say that the NS team is amazing and so kind.  I just am not cut out for this.  I don’t know.  I am okay just feeling a little lost in regards to this journey.  It is often hard for me to open up – especially with strangers.  Even “hiding” behind the computer doesn’t always make it easier.  But then being so open and honest is my nature anyway.

If you want to read about the other weeks in my Nutrisystem journey, you can see it from the start here.   I am a real human being and hope someone out there can find comfort in knowing they’re not alone by something from my posts.

Thanks for reading!


***The following afternoon after writing this, I received some amazing support from Meredith at Nutrisystem which truly helped me to decide to keep going with it.   I hope you will continue to follow along in this journey with me.***

Disclosure: I am part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Family. They are sponsoring me during my weight loss journey with products & services in exchange for my honest documentation.

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  1. I think you’re awesome for being honest about how you’re doing. Women are so hard on themselves, trying to get it all done. I think you’re doing a great job and should be proud of yourself. Stick with it.. you’re doing awesome!!
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  2. Stephanie Stenn says:

    I am so glad I’ve found your page, it’s truly inspirational and surreal in how much I can relate. I’ve struggled with my weight since adolescence. My problems started in my genes and somehow made their way to my jeans. The doctors I’ve seen say I’m as healthy as I can be but without surgery or working on dieting/exercising all day, I’ll probably remain obese. Since I live in the real world, going to the gym for so many hours a day isn’t realistic. And frankly, celery tastes like..well, celery. Naturally I stray from my diet out of frustration and even though healthy food doesn’t help me lose weight, junk food certainly helps me gain it. I’m a stay at home mom and my junk food Achilles heel (chinese takeout) is right across the street. It’s like I’m set up to fail but retain all of the guilt regardless. Your blog is just what I need to say “no” to ice cream, and forgive myself when I don’t.

    • Stephanie, I am SO glad you stopped by my site. I can relate to what you’re saying as well. I even could have written your comment – it sounds so much like me. Please feel free to email me anytime (via the contact tab if you would like)! I have a wonderful, but very small, support network so one more person in our corner(s) never hurts! I really appreciate your kind and REAL words. <3
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  3. If losing weight was easy, we’d all be skinny, girl… It’s an emotional thing more than anything else for most people, myself included. Bottom line is like a quote I shared in my post yesterday – “It comes down to a simple question – What do you want out of life and what are you willing to do to get it?” (unknown) So we have to work on those emotions and bad habits that cause us to not take care of ourselves. I’ve struggled all my life as well and even if/when I get healthier I know I will always struggle. I am starting a new weight loss program myself and this time it is different because while the products are great, the support is great, the opportunity is great – I finally realize that nothing works unless I work too. :) That means working on myself emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically. Frankly it’s not about the weight loss so much as it is about getting back to ME, that confident, inspiring, motivated person that has gotten lost in the madness of life the past few years. It’s about practicing what I preach on my blog and in my life (living your best life) and not being a hypocrite. It’s about being the best I can be for my family, friends and those in my spear of influence… It’s not easy but nothing worthwhile ever is. Remember Jenn – failure isn’t when you fall down, it’s when you fall down and don’t get back up, so just keep getting back up and trying again! And hey, I may need you to be reminding me of my advice in a few weeks too! 😉 lol! Glad to hear you found some other help and support and have decided to continue on – you can do this!!! 😀
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