Weight Loss Plan Decision

December 23, 2011 by  

I am not going to continue on the Nutrisystem Plan.

Why?  Am I crazy or what?  I might be, but I wanted to let you know what has been happening.

I went out of town again last week (and you know I always have trouble with that). But even before that I had been eating less and less of the Nutrisystem food.  Why?  I just didn’t like a lot of it. There are plenty of things that are good.  I highlighted those in my posts.  But even the things I first enjoyed I began to not like.

Do I think this plan works?  Yes I do, if you eat the food and stick with it I know you will lose your weight.  But I couldn’t in good faith continue the program when I haven’t even had any of it since I got back from my trip last week.

Am I gaining back some of the 12 pounds that I lost? I’m sure I am, I haven’t got back on the scale.  Is this a failure on my part? Sure is! Can’t say anything other than that.

What are my plans now?

I will need to get myself together and make myself exercise and get back on some kind of routine with what I am eating because I still have this weight to lose.

Would I suggest Nutrisystem to others?  I would tell them that there were things I didn’t like and some things I did like. That it might work for them as I know there are many people that it really helped.  It might also be because I was on Jenny Craig for a year in 2008 and compared a lot of the food to that.  I didn’t enjoy the food as well as the Jenny Craig food.  I missed the accountability of having to go and pick up the food (which was a pain I admit) and get weighted in.  Having food delivered to my door was really nice. But having to go and know that someone was going to weigh you in was even more powerful that taking a picture of the scales for you guys.

I was being sponsored for a four month period of time with Nutrisystem.  I am opting out after 11 weeks.  I feel bad for letting them down, letting you down, but I also can’t continue to write about something that I’m not using.



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10 Responses to “Weight Loss Plan Decision”
  1. I admire your honesty Sandy. Some plans work for some and not others. Better to be honest and back out now. I think it is great that you learned that you need a higher degree of accountability. Thank you Sandy. It is always nice to read the truth. :) I appreciated all of the points you posted. :) Merry Christmas!

  2. Kim says:

    I’ve tried Nutrisystem twice and didn’t make it more than a month each time. I was like you in that I just got tired of the food & couldn’t continue. I did lose some weight, but all the food started to taste the same to me and I got to tbe point that I was dreading meal time and was resentful that I had to eat the packaged food.

    I’ve recently been having luck with Body by Vi shakes (no I don’t sell them). I have one for breakfast and one for lunch, have reasonable snacks and then just eat a sensible dinner. I’ve lost 10 pounds. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is always tough, but I’ve managed to maintain. I’m going to get back on after Christmas & add in exercise to kick my metabolism up a notch. When I get to my goal weight, I’ll cut back to 1 shake a day and keep the exercise. I’m going to get to my goal weight in 2012! 2012 is going to be my year! I can feel it!

  3. Karen M says:

    Please know you are NOT letting me down. I applaud your honesty! I hope you’ll focus on the lessons you’ve learned through this and determine a new way to tackle your weight issues. Just reading your posts have been an inspiration to me, so I hope you’ll know that you ARE making a difference!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  4. Sandy says:

    Thanks for letting me know Kim. I know I had no problems when I was on Jenny Craig, but the cost of it is something I can’t do again. Appreciate the recommendation.

  5. Sandy says:

    Thanks Kelly. I just had to let down a company, but I would be letting my readers down more if I wasn’t telling the truth.

  6. Marilyn says:

    It didn’t seem like you were eating enough protein. If you don’t like the food it will never work. Thanks for being truthful.

  7. Sandy says:

    Thanks Marilyn,
    In Nutrisystems defense, I wasn’t eating the vegetables etc that I should have been eating to go with the meals. But you’re right that you have to like the food to make it work. I know a lot of people who do like the food just fine and the program has worked great for them.

  8. Van says:

    Don’t feel bad, you just discovered it didn’t work for you. It takes time and experimentation to find what works best for us. For me, keeping the house empty free of junk and only having veggies around and eating a couple of big diverse salads daily really helps me control my weight. Good luck to you, we’re all struggling along with ya ;)

    But we’ll make it!

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