Weight Loss

Week 23 on Nutrisystem #NSNation

Going on a 5-day vacation was probably the worst thing I could have done for myself while losing weight with Nutrisystem. I have been really, really lucky to have been maintaining the same weight for far too long. Everything finally caught up with me while I was visiting family for several days. I began to gain a tiny bit back of the weight I had lost. My weigh-in was 139.2 lbs.

I was all prepared to get back on track since I have been slacking so badly through the holidays. I packed up a bag containing all of my breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts that were pantry-ready. My mother-in-law had plenty of the add-ins necessary for me to make my meal plan work, but there were a few meals that were not friendly to my meal plan at all. For example, I have been hearing about my father-in-law’s amazing lasagna for years now, so I had to try it. I only ate a small portion of it, and had salad with fat-free dressing on the side.

The lack of staying 100% on task, being prepared, and exercising has caused me to stall. Today is the start of a new year, however, and I began it strong. I only drank water and fat-free milk. I made sure I ate my add-ins and my Nutrisystem meals. I am back on track. I will exercise.

I know I had the ability to lose much more weight than I have so far, and my goal for this new year is not to try harder, but to do harder.

  • Chest: 36 inches
  • Upper Arms: 10.5 inches
  • Waist: 33 inches
  • Hips: 37 inches
  • Upper Thigh: 22 inches

*Nutrisystem is providing me with free food and support service as part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. In exchange, I will be posting each week with my progress. All thoughts expressed are my own, and my experience using the system may vary from that of other participants.*


Jen currently lives in Utah with her family, and enjoys reading and writing in her spare time. She is active on popular book websites including paperbackswap.com, Goodreads.com, and luxuryreading.com.

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