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May 15, 2014 Down 10

Weight 205 lbs (-10 pounds)

Needless to say, I am pretty excited about losing 10 pounds in 15 days!  I am extremely excited about where I will be after my 90 day challenge is over.  I am honestly thinking I have to re-look at my goal weight as I feel 185 would be realistic.

I have added walking during lunch to my routine.  I am a fast walker so I walk around the City of Boston (which is a great walking city) and vary from a 3 mile to 5 mile walk depending on how much time I have surrounding lunch time.

As far as the meals are concerned, I am shocked at how easy this program is and how I have reacted to the food selection.  As I have mentioned before, I am an extremely picky eater, so I added broadening my palate as one of my goals and it has seemed to help.  Instead of vegetables, I am substituting fruit (bananas and pineapple) and adding a big salad with my dinner.

A few questions I have been asked include can you drink coffee and/or alcohol on this program.  I see this asked a lot in the Nutrisystem forums and a quick google search can give you a variety of answers.  My experience is that I still have my morning coffee (which is a BIG cup), with Fat-Free cream (or less regular cream if I am out of Fat-Free), however I have cut back to one cup per day.  I used to drink at least three cups per day so it wasn’t a huge change for me.  As far as alcohol you have to be smart about it.  I would say no to beer, but I do have a few Captain Morgan’s and Diet Cokes from time to time.  When I say be smart about it, if you are out it is very easy to get drawn in to order appetizers or other food after a few drinks.

I am using the Nutrisystem’s NuMi app which helps me track daily calorie intake.  It is really easy as I just scan a bar code, put in my serving and it calculates out how many calories I have just had.  I log my daily water, meals and exercise.  At the end of the night if I have a few hundred calories remaining, that is when I might have a glass of wine or a drink.

I consider myself a pretty average guy.  If I can keep to this plan without starving, I believe anyone can.  It has been that easy and the results are obviously showing!  76 days left, please bookmark this page to continue to follow my progress!


May 8, 2014

Weight 208 lbs (-7 pounds)

A loss of 7 pounds in the first week sounds awesome.  I would have to say it is a direct result of the Nutrisystem Fast Five program.  This is a program specially designed to lose 5 pounds and jump start your weight loss.  Obviously if you start on a good note you are more prone to continue to move forward.countdown

I am guessing this will be my hardest week.  The fast five program is geared around specific prepared meals.  In addition to these meals, you can add several servings of vegetables.  As I mentioned below I am not a big fan of vegetables, so there were times where I felt hungry, however that was my own doing.

I was a little worried about the prepared meals.  Being a picky eater, I thought I would struggle with these meals.  I honestly thought the taste would turn me off enough that I may quit early.  To my surprise and probably the surprise to my wife, I ate every meal.

There was a few times I strayed from the plan, however losing 7 pounds I believe I made the correct choices.  I had a business meeting in Boston where dinner was involved.  The great thing about choosing Nutrisystems is there is a lot of support when you are on their programs.  Via the website and message boards, any answers I had were available with a quick search and helped me make the right choices!


May 1, 2014

Today I start my 90 day journey to weight loss with the help of Nutrisystems. I have wanted to lose weight for a long time and like a 91 dayslot of people I am using an event to help motivate me. In 91 days I’ll be on vacation and hope to look a lot better when I am sitting poolside at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort.

I will be blogging weekly about my progress and my thoughts.

Today I weighed in at 215 pounds. I have set a lofty goal of losing 25 pounds. I’m not sure if Nutrisystems can get me there, but I will be pretty darn happy if I can get under 190 pounds.

I selected the Men’s My Way program with the prepared food selection. I do see some challenges as I am a very picky eater. In addition to being picky, I don’t eat a lot of vegetables. On this program vegetables are a vital part of the diet, so that is an obstacle I will have to overcome quickly. Another challenge will be the Boston Bruins Playoff run. I will need to watch my beer intake during games, and if I go to games will I be tempted by all the junk food there.

Two hours into the program I am still on track…LOL. Join me here by following this page to see my progress. Here’s to a slimmer me!!