My Nutrisystem Journey Week 4 Wrap Up

Well, here I am at the end of my 4th week. How did I do?


So not a lot of weight, which doesn’t surprise me. I don’t lose weight as fast as most. I have read that the slower the weight loss, the better chances to keep it off. We shall see. According to Spark

People who have more weight to lose may also drop the pounds more quickly in the beginning of a weight-loss program. This is because the more you weigh, the more calories you burn during any given activity. (Walking with an extra 50 pounds on your frame is harder than walking with 20 extra pounds of weight.) A person who weighs more can also cut more calories from his or her diet without jeopardizing the body’s ability to function efficiently. If you weigh 300 pounds, you may need 3,500 calories per day or more to maintain that weight; cutting 1,000 calories from your diet (down to 2,500/day) will let you safely lose 2 pounds per week. But if you weigh 150 pounds, you may only need 1,800 calories to maintain your weight, and if you try to cut the 1,000 calories from your diet (down to 800/day), your body won’t have enough fuel and your metabolism will slow down drastically, making fat loss harder, not easier. Therefore, a person with less weight to lose needs to aim for a smaller calorie deficit, which will translate to a slower rate of weight loss.” [1]

I continue to feel  good and as you can see, I have toned up a bit!

What else am I doing?

  • Xango Juice  and Xango 3Sixty5!
    • 1 oz juice and 1 packet of vitamins daily
  • Core Power Yoga
    • Yoga sculpt twice a week.
    • C1 once a week
    • Click here for a free week at CPY!



This week, I will be starting the Weekends My Way Select Plan. It seems to be a better option for my lifestyle. I have just tried the Lasagna and it was delish!


My health has definitely improved and I am pressing on in my new way of living!

If you are interested in starting a new “weigh” of life with Nutrisystem, Click here!

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” ~John F. Kennedy

Stay Blissful my friends – E





My Nutrisystem Journey Week 3 Wrap up

My weigh in revealed that I am back on track. I lost the pound I gained.  As for the food, I am still enjoying it and not getting bored. I was excited as next month’s package arrived!

So far, the greatest effect is how I feel. Heartburn is down to a minimum and I am not feeling sluggish or foggy-headed!

I did a review of how Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts work with weight loss programs and this is what I found:

“Deductible Medical Expenses: What’s Not Covered
Weight-loss related medical expenses that are not considered deductible include but may not be limited to:
Weight loss program costs, where the purpose of the weight loss is not for the treatment of a specific disease diagnosed by a physician (such as obesity, hypertension, or heart disease).
Expenses for gym, health club, or spa memberships.
The cost of diet food or beverages (such food and beverages are considered a substitute for what is normally consumed to satisfy nutritional needs), with some exceptions.” [1]

Interested in a healthy rice? Check out the below video:

Well, off to Moab, UT for the weekend! Stay blissful my friends – E



My Nutrisystem Journey Week 2 Wrap Up

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Stand firm, and you will win life. – Luke 21:19

Just a quick few words this week. Some extremely helpful learning  points:

I gained back 1lb.

This is okay. Since my weight loss goal is not high it is expected that I lose at a slower pace. So why the weight gain? Well, upon ending the Turbo 10 and Nutricrush phase, I mistakenly added an additional Powerfuel and an additional Smartcarb.

Thankfully, Nutrisystem has good nutritionists available for consult throughout the day. I chatted with one yesterday and she advised me on the best Powerfuels and Smartcarbs and when to eat them.


Does not

I can have my dinners for lunch.

Because I am doing Hot Yoga and Yoga Sculpt, it is best for me to get more energy in during the day. So I can flip the meals Yay!

I feel good!

Though I got to eat the chocolate cupcake, which is yummy and decadent, I did get heartburn. This tells me that too much chocolate along with sugar is a no-no. Kind of sad because the cupcake was pretty small, yet good to know. Going forward, when I look upon a delicious chocolate snack I will ask myself “Am I willing to endure the physical discomfort for this?”, and answer accordingly in all honesty.

Keep going and don’t give up.

This is not only a weight loss program, it is a lifestyle program that I committed to. So there is no giving up and no stopping now. Onward!

I have lost 2 inches!



Here’s a nice video on how to stay on track with Nutrisystem while traveling. Perfect timing for me as the hubby and I are going on a little road trip to Moab, UT next week!


Good physical health is part of the overall goal of a good quality of life, bringing me closer to The Elysian Life!

Stay Blissful My Friends – E