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Another week down! This was my husband and I's 5th week on the Nutrisystem program! To be honest, I can't believe how quickly these weeks are flying by! For those of you who haven’t been keeping up, you can catch up on our by reading our weekly Nutrisystem progress posts.
The best thing about the Nutrisystem program is that we do not feel like our diet is too strict or too limited. We still get to enjoy all our faves such as sausage and egg sandwiches, hamburgers, ice cream, cheese puffs, and even donuts! With all the sweet treats Nutrisystem has to offer it really is easy to stay on the right track.
Staying on Track
The most challenging part of the Nutrisystem program had to be fighting all the temptations the week that Neal and I went away on vacation. The temptations were everywhere and we did slip up a little bit. Aside from the week of our vacation, following the Nutrisystem program has been easy — as long as we do our part of meal prepping and meal planning.
While Nutrisystem does provide most of our food, we still have to make it a point to get to the grocery store every few days for fresh fruits and veggies. It seems we are always running out of lettuce and cucumbers within 3 days of going to the store.
Meal Planning and Meal Prepping
Meal planing and meal prepping have been our keys to success when it comes to staying on track on the Nutrisystem Program.
When we get our groceries home I typically dive right in to prepping our fruits and veggies so they are “quality-checked,” washed, and cut. Yes, all my produce goes through a rigorous quality-checking procedure one I get it home. I literally check each grape, carrot, berry, or cherry tomato for any signs of soft spots, mold, or any other imperfections. Once I get rid of anything icky I wash everything and (if necessary) cut it up. Even the dozen eggs we pick up at the store gets prepared ahead of time and turned in to 12 hard-boiled eggs for use to have as power fuels throughout the week.
Having our healthy snacks prepared really helps us to make good choice when it comes to snacks throughout the week. If I bought celery and left it unprepared we would never choose it to snack on. But if I have that celery all cleaned up and cut into ants-on-a-log-size-pieces, it makes snacking on them a much easier choice. (And yes, I really do pack hubby ants on a log for him to bring to work sometimes!)
The program allows us to eat every few hours throughout the day, which helps to curb our hunger. It also requires some meal planning, which is something I never really took part in before starting the Nutrisystem program. Each morning I plan out all the meals and snacks for the day for myself and my husband. I pack him his breakfast, AM snack, lunch, and afternoon snack so he can have everything that he needs for the day while he is at work.
Progress towards our weight loss goals
12-Week Nutrisystem Program Weight Loss Goals:
- Jaclyn: 25 pounds
- Neal: 20 pounds
- Jaclyn: – 1.2 lbs this week
- Neal: -3 lbs this week
- -4.2 pounds this week combined!
Total progress toward our goal after 5 weeks on Nutrisystem:
- Jaclyn: 14 down, 11 to go
- Neal: 15.4 down, 4.6 to go
Not gunna lie – I am totally jealous of Neal losing more than me once again. I am proud of him too of course, but totally jelly! 😉
In all seriousness, I think it is safe to say that we are both rockin' it and are on track to reach our 12-week goals!
Be sure to keep an eye out for next week's post! Our next weigh-in will mark then end of our 6th week on the program – the halfway mark!