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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!

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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!

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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!!

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