I need to do this more often. When I’m having a fat day and I feel like nothing in my closet fits me right, I need to remind myself just how far I’ve come. The picture on the left was taken almost 11 months ago and the picture on the right was taken just a week ago. Holy progress, right?! I remember that shirt being tight on me and now it’s baggy. My love handles are disappearing, my arms look toner and my face looks thinner. More importantly, I’m healthier and just plain happier. I’m not happier because I’m thinner, but because I’m stronger – physically and emotionally.
I know some of you might have noticed that I’ve been in a sort of weight loss rut over the past couple months. I hate that I do this, but I judge my progress by the scale. It obviously isn’t going to move as fast as it did in the past, when I had 30lbs to lose, and that frustrates me. I mentioned last week about how running makes me hungry all. the. time. I’m sure it also didn’t help that I got off my meds for PPD/PPA a few months ago, which happen to have the side effect of appetite suppression. So, I’m adjusting and it’s frustrating. I don’t want to go back to that picture on the left.
The bonus of being on Nutrisystem is that I have access to their nutritionists, who I plan on emailing today to see what I can do to make my body feel fuller. I’ll let you know what advice I’m given. Until then, in the words of Dory, “Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do we swim, swim, swim”.
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