Down a size and feeling amazing on Nutrisystem’s in the #NSNation blogging program! #sponsored

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Blog Post for 9/8 and 9/15/2013

Still working out and made it two more weeks as a Nutrisystem #NSNation blogger! As I shared with you guys I started working out to help the weight drop off. I have increased to 3 times a week, completing about 30 minutes of cardio and another 30 minutes on the circuit. Since I started working out, I feel more energized, and have had no problem getting all the water in that I should plus some. The hardest part is to understand that since I am working out I do need to add a little more into my body. I had stuck with the pre-workout string cheese, and some days I do my “snack” and water. Then after my workout I have some baby carrots and more water.

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I have really been enjoying the coffee shakes in the morning, and since they are cold and its been very hot here in Southern California I get to cool down, have my “coffee” and feel great about what I am eating and drinking. This has been an amazing experience and I am excited to say that I have gone down a size in my clothing. This is great to see and feel since the scale has not been doing much. My trainer has been trying to explain that the weight does not matter, its the inches and the way you feel. Taking all that into consideration I am so proud that I have stuck with it.   So far over seven weeks I am down 14 total pounds but have dropped a size, this is still a GREAT achievement and I can’t wait to see what next week brings!

Please check back next week to see how the week went, and how much I loss! I will also share any struggles, tips, favorite foods and so much more! Any tips, suggestions, words of encouragement are always welcomed and requested!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nofollownsblog.

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing me with a complimentary Women’s SUCCESS Select Program membership in exchange for blogging about my honest, unbiased reviews and progress while on the program. All opinions are 100% mine and are not swayed by outside sources.

Another Loss on the scale and feeling good on Nutrisystem’s in the #NSNation blogging program! #sponsored

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Blog Post for 9/1/2013

Starting working out and made it with another week as a Nutrisystem #NSNation blogger! As I shared with you guys I wanted to start working out to help the weight drop off. So I started at the gym 2 days a week this past week. Did about 20 minutes of cardio, and 20-25 minutes of weights and circuit. I noticed that it makes me a little hungrier, and I want more snacks, so I have looked into the snacks that I can enjoy. I find myself having an extra string cheese and some baby carrots, and it seems to do the trick.

Overall I feel great and am so excited to share that I am down about 1.5 pounds. Thanks to the working out I have been drinking more water and know that this is working. I can’t wait until I am healthier and into a size that I can feel good about. So far over six weeks I am down 11.5 total pounds, this is still a GREAT achievement and I can’t wait to see what next week brings!

Please check back next week to see how the week went, and how much I loss! I will also share any struggles, tips, favorite foods and so much more! Any tips, suggestions, words of encouragement are always welcomed and requested!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nofollownsblog.

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing me with a complimentary Women’s SUCCESS Select Program membership in exchange for blogging about my honest, unbiased reviews and progress while on the program. All opinions are 100% mine and are not swayed by outside sources.

Hard Week but still feeling good on Nutrisystem’s in the #NSNation blogging program! #sponsored

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Hard week but made it with another week as a Nutrisystem #NSNation blogger! Although this was a hard week because I found myself wanting to go back to my normal eating habits due to stress of finals. I thankfully was not too upset when I stepped on the scale. Diets are not easy, and a good friend of mine explained to me that losing weight is not a race, its a journey. I keep telling myself this and trying hard to take each day as a new day and not get too hard on myself.

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One thing that I can tell you for sure is that getting enough water is one thing that will truly help you lose weight on any diet. Its a great way to make you feel full, keep you hydrated, and also helps you to have cleaner more amazing looking skin. I have really enjoyed the changes that I have noticed by drinking my two nutrisystems bottles of water each day. I have gained one pound this week!  So far over five weeks I am down 10 total pounds, this is still a GREAT achievement and I can;t wait to see what next week brings!

Please check back next week to see how the week went, and how much I loss! I will also share any struggles, tips, favorite foods and so much more! Any tips, suggestions, words of encouragement are always welcomed and requested!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nofollownsblog.

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing me with a complimentary Women’s SUCCESS Select Program membership in exchange for blogging about my honest, unbiased reviews and progress while on the program. All opinions are 100% mine and are not swayed by outside sources.

 

Another LOSS (small one but still a loss) on Nutrisystem’s in the #NSNation blogging program! Lets repeat AGAIN! #sponsored

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Hard week but made it with another week as a Nutrisystem #NSNation blogger! Although this was a hard week because I did not see a big difference on the scale I am proud to say that I noticed other differences such as my clothes fitting a little loser, feeling better, on a “normal” schedule, and other amazing things.

nutrysystem food burger and ice creamWith amazing foods that they offer and receiving a new box with all my favorites I have easily been able to stay on track. My new adventure this week was giving the hamburger a try, this was a little scray at first, however once I cooked it up and added it to a low fat bun with some yummy veggies I had an amazing meal. I even used my snack that night, with the Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips which made for a yummy and satisfying meal. I was very full and really enjoyed this new adventure. Being on a diet is not easy, but having food you enjoy on that diet makes it work that much more. Yet another week I get to report a small LOSS!  I have lost another 1 pound and am feeling GREAT!  So far over four weeks I am down 11 pounds… I plan on getting moving a little more to help see the pounds drop more of the next few weeks.

Please check back next week to see how the week went, and how much I loss! I will also share any struggles, tips, favorite foods and so much more! Any tips, suggestions, words of encouragement are always welcomed and requested!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nofollownsblog.

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing me with a complimentary Women’s SUCCESS Select Program membership in exchange for blogging about my honest, unbiased reviews and progress while on the program. All opinions are 100% mine and are not swayed by outside sources.

 

Doing GREAT with another LOSS on Nutrisystem’s in the #NSNation blogging program! Lets repeat AGAIN! #sponsored

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Yet another amazing week as a Nutrisystem #NSNation blogger! I am so thankful for this amazing program and the ability to lose weight while eating amazing food, and being able to indulge in yummy ice creams, cookies and more. Its important to enjoy the foods you are eating while on a diet because it helps you stick with your diet. I have learned this by trying to many other diet programs and systems on the market. Nutrisystem for me has been different and for that I am grateful! I want to share one of my favorite lunches with you today.

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it is the loaded backed potato lunch. This is one of the cup lunches that you add water and microwave, its easy to make and tastes amazing, you can really taste and feel that they added cheese and the bacon is AMAZING as well. This has been a comfort food for me this week as I have been getting ready for my final test and presentation in my masters class I am currently working on. I am sad that I don’t have any more of these, but excited to know that a new shipment of food is on its way. Being on a diet is not easy, but having food you enjoy on that diet makes it work that much more. Yet another week I get to report a LOSS!  I have lost another 2 pounds and am feeling GREAT!  So far over three weeks I am down 10 pounds… this is amazing!!!

Please check back next week to see how the week went, and how much I loss! I will also share any struggles, tips, favorite foods and so much more! Any tips, suggestions, words of encouragement are always welcomed and requested!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nofollownsblog.

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing me with a complimentary Women’s SUCCESS Select Program membership in exchange for blogging about my honest, unbiased reviews and progress while on the program. All opinions are 100% mine and are not swayed by outside sources.

Feeling Amazing! And have another LOSS on Nutrisystem’s in the #NSNation blogging program! Lets repeat! #sponsored

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Amazing week as a Nutrisystem #NSNation blogger! I feel wonderful, lost more weight and find that I even have more energy to enjoy life and my family!  I am so thankful to be a part of this amazing program. The food is wonderful, and if you follow the program you feel full and happy until the next meal time.  Something that I have always struggled with is drinking enough water. Its hard for me, and has always been. To try to drink more water I have been adding in a little lemon juice and/or lime juice to add a little flavor. I also make sure its very cold, because I like cold drinks, and with the HOT weather it has really helped to increase the amount of water that I am drinking. One of the GREAT things that I received with this program was the Nutrisystem water bottle. My goal for the day is to drink a minimum of TWO of these bottles. This helps because I know that before lunch or during I should have my first bottle DONE!  Re-fill and be ready for the next bottle for after lunch to bed time.

297x220_sportwaterbottleThe food is also set up so its great on the go. This past weekend we went away for a day trip, I just planned foods that were easy to travel with and took just a microwave to warm up and I was ready to enjoy the fun day with my family while staying on program.

20130701_075051_resizedOne of the new foods that I enjoyed this week that was a first for me was the AWESOME Breakfast Peanut butter bar… this was AMAZING and super filling! Overall I am still going great, and even feel better!  I am PROUD to say that I am down another 3.5 pounds, for a total weight loss so far (week 1-2) of 8 pounds!  This is amazing! I am so ready to continue on with another amazing week on the program! Please check back next week to see how the week went, and how much I loss! I will also share any struggles, tips, favorite foods and so much more! Any tips, suggestions, words of encouragement are always welcomed and requested!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nofollownsblog.

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing me with a complimentary Women’s SUCCESS Select Program membership in exchange for blogging about my honest, unbiased reviews and progress while on the program. All opinions are 100% mine and are not swayed by outside sources.

An Amazing LOSS on Nutrisystem’s in the #NSNation blogging program! Lets repeat! #sponsored

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Amazing first week back as a Nutrisystem #NSNation blogger! I had an amazing first week back on the nutrisystem program, I now remember why I loved this program so much and how well it can really work.  After my first week back I am so excited to announce that I am down 4.5 pounds!  This is an amazing accomplishment and helps me remember why I wanted to be back on the program so much. With this amazing program you don’t miss anything because each day you have a protein (I love the amazing coffee shake) and a breakfast item. Between breakfast and lunch you have another protein snack, I love to snack on an ounce of almonds. Then at lunch you have a lunch item (the loaded mashed potatoes are amazing) with another protein item, I also add a salad on days that I am hungry. Then yet another snack between lunch and dinner, and end the day with an amazing dinner, a carb (I usually do a piece of toast to go with the pasta dishes) and end it all with a dessert! Sounds like a lot of food right?  well it sure does work and keep you full and happy all day long.

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My favorite part of the day has to be the morning, I love the coffee shakes, they to me taste a little like iced coffee, paired that with a breakfast pastry and I know I have started the day out right! I am so ready to continue on with another amazing week on the program! Please check back next week to see how the week went, and how much I loss! I will also share any struggles, tips, favorite foods and so much more! Any tips, suggestions, words of encouragement are always welcomed and requested!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nofollownsblog.

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing me with a complimentary Women’s SUCCESS Select Program membership in exchange for blogging about my honest, unbiased reviews and progress while on the program. All opinions are 100% mine and are not swayed by outside sources.

Back as a blogger in the Nutrisystem #NSNation blogging program! I am ready and beyond excited! #sponsored

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Back as a Nutrisystem #NSNation blogger! About 6 months ago I was on Nutrisystem’s and seeing amazing results and left happened as it always always does when you don’t want it to. I found myself off the program and making excuses. I was sad, and very disappointed in myself for allowing this to happen. For me it was just another excuse that I was making to stay overweight and unhealthy. I knew this needed to stop, and I was going to be sure it did!

I received an AMAZING second chance to become a member of the Nutrisystem blogging program once again, this is an opportunity I know that I need to embrace and run with for as long as possible.  Over the past year I have found out that my father has diabetes, that I have high cholesterol and am finding myself in a very very unhealthy weight range.  I know for myself, my family and those around me I need to stick with this system and get into the healthy range. I want to be around to see my daughter grow up, and to hopefully watcher her kids grow up and maybe even my great-grand kids. However the first step that I need to take is to become a healthy and active person and maintain this lifestyle so that I can enjoy life to the fullest!

My box of food arrived very late last week and I made sure to re-read all the books that came in the kit, pair foods up and mentally commit to this journey. I know it will not be easy, however I know that with this amazing program and the support that I receive both from my family and friends as well as my online community that I can do this and become VERY proud of myself!

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I am ready to start my first day, and to insure that I have everything I need to be successful I have packed my breakfast and lunch to take with me to work, as well as a salad, string cheese and working on drinking my amazing coffee flavored protein shake, the perfect substitute to my typical iced coffee! And knowing that at the end of the day I will be able to enjoy pizza and ice cream (yes its on the program) will be a plus!

Please feel free to comment, e-mail me and post on my facebook wall encouragement for me to stick with and thrive on this amazing program. I know that I am beyond blessed and lucky to have received a second chance and I will be taking full advantage of it! Please check back next week to see how the week went, and how much I loss! I will also share any struggles, tips, favorite foods and so much more!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nofollownsblog.

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing me with a complimentary Women’s SUCCESS Select Program membership in exchange for blogging about my honest, unbiased reviews and progress while on the program. All opinions are 100% mine and are not swayed by outside sources.

{Product Review} Cardio Tech – Premium Series – Digital Blood Pressure Monitor with Arm Cuff – Awesome Tool!

 

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After some changes in my families heath and a visit to my doctor I now more than ever understand the importance of eating healthy, being active and most of all watching your health. This includes your blood pressure. Recently I had an amazing opportunity to work with Ozeri and review their amazing Cardio Tech – Premium Series – Digital Blood Pressure Monitor with Arm Cuff.

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CardioTech products by Ozeri offer clinically proven technology and are used by physicians and hospitals around the world. Compact, portable and simple to use, the CardioTech Premium Series BP3T Blood Pressure Monitor is an advanced 2-user arm-cuff monitor powered by a state-of-the-art CPU that utilizes a double pulse detection algorithm to enhance pulse wave detection, thereby improving accuracy. Unlike traditional blood pressure monitors that inflate to 170 mmHg or higher by default, the CardioTech BP3T utilizes MWI (Measure While Inflate), a dynamic measurement technology that varies the inflation process according to real-time blood pressure detection to reduce measurement time and increase user comfort. Featuring a Blue LCD with LED backlight, touch sensitive buttons, and a slider switch for easy user selection, the CardioTech BP3T Blood Pressure Monitor stores up to 120 blood pressure readings (60 x 2 users) with date and time memory recall. The CardioTech BP3T automatically classifies each reading according to World Health Organization hypertension guidelines with an intelligent graphical display. It also calculates average blood pressure based on the last 3 readings, and detects irregular heartbeat (Arrhythmia) for an improved understanding of your heart’s health. Backed by a 5 year warranty

This awesome portable blood pressure monitor comes with the monitor,  4 AAA batteries, a medium sized arm cuff included (8.7″-14.2″/ 22-36cm) a carrying bag and user manual. This is an awesome, portable, light weight blood pressure monitor that is easy to use. The cuff offers you a reminder as to how to put it on to get the proper, most accurate reading.

cardio tech photo 2.fwI love products that are very user friendly and offer easy to follow instructions like this on. Once on the machine works fast to provide you an easy to read reading of your blood pressure, as well as pulse. It even has a hypertension indicator.

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The monitor is easy to use, and offers you the ability to quickly and easily switch between 2 users with memory for up to 60 readings each. This is a great way to track your changes so you can share them with your health care provider if something is wrong or abnormal. I also really liked that the memory was accessed by a push button. In addition you can ask the monitor to give you the average of your readings to offer another tool for you and your healthcare provider or review. This is an amazing unit and has been great for me to check and monitor not only my blood pressure but also my pulse. I am thankful for the opportunity to try such an amazing product.

Another great feature of this product is that it comes in an awesome storage bag, its a great place to keep everything together and in good condition while you are not using it. Its very important when you make an investment like this that you have a good and safe place to keep the items, their storage bag is perfect for that. Overall this is an awesome product that I am very pleased with.

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Nutrisystem Weight Loss Journey #NSNation – Check out my week!

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Post for February 24, 2013

Major life changes and trying to lose weight do not go together. Although I am on the  Nutrisystem program and LOVE the amazing system that I am receiving as a #NSNation blogger program. I have always been an emotional eater and find it really hard to not snack and stress eat when a lot is going on in my life. I have decided to make some major changes in my life that although they are good it does add stress on me and I tend to always questions my choices.

New FoodThe new food that they have added to the line up is amazing. I really LOVE White Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies and the amazing other items they have added to the program. Having the ability to eat different things on the program makes it easy to follow. However even with the stress I am having a problem sticking with the program.

Although I was VERY worried about getting on the scale I am pleased to announce that with everything that I learned and eating the snack/dessert anytime during the day in an attempt to stick with the system the best I can. I have consolidated my weeks 1-10 for room sake.

Week 1 -10 = -14.8

Week 11 = -2.2

Week 12 = -0.6

Week 13= 2.2

Week 14= -2.0

Week 15= -1.4

Week 16 = 0.4
Total Loss = -18.4

This program is teaching me amazing tools and even with the added stress and my emotional eating I am still on track and doing great. I am excited to see what the next week brings and hope that I can get this stress under control. Wish me luck!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog.

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing me with a complimentary Women’s SUCCESS Select Program membership in exchange for blogging about my honest, unbiased reviews and progress while on the program. All opinions are 100% mine and are not swayed by outside sources.