Friday, May 1, 2009

Well...I did it!

I joined Nutrisystem! Wish me luck folks because this is my last chance. Well, I guess I could try acupuncture or hypnosis or something. But the first sounds painful and the second takes my control away. Not that I have any, obviously, if I'm overweight:)

I just can't take this weight anymore. Worse, I see where it's heading. Borderline diabetic, no energy, short of breath most of the time. I'm fifty-three years old but sometimes I feel ancient.

And you know what else? I want to see Alivia grow up. And any other grandchildren my daughter blesses me with. I want to attend their graduations and weddings. If I keep going like this I'll just be a memory. Right now, when I look at Alivia I see a future. I want a future!

My doctor says I can do it. I know I can. But I also know that I have to want to do it. I've tried so many different things over the years. So I thought, why not Nutrisystem? I've heard a lot of good things about the program. So I read up on it and ordered the first month supply of food. You eat five times a day, what's not to like about that? And I like the proportioned foods. No left overs to tempt me. The food taste surprisingly great, too! No kidding.

What have I got to lose?

More importantly, what have I got to gain?


housemouse88 said...

Good luck on your journey to a slimmer you. Have a great day.

Kytaira said...

Best of luck! I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. I know if I could only kick the chip and soda habit and make minor modifications, the pounds would start falling off. So much easier in theory than practice!

Isn't Nutrisystem expensive though? I was on Jenny Craig one time. Great results, the cost just got to much after awhile.

Keep us up to date and best of luck!

Tory Richards said...

Thanks housemouse. So far so good! I'm on week #2...

Tory Richards said...

I wish that's all I had to kick, Kytaira. I like food. Not so much junk food, just food.

I gave soda up years ago but I do like kettle potato chips.

For a months supply (28 days) the Basic plan is $300. Not counting the fresh veggies, fruit and dairy you still have to buy.

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...I don't think luck will have anything to do with your success since it's something you want for yourself...which is the only way any of us can succeed with a life style change.

I understand from my sister that the Nutrisystem plan will work. The trick, of course, is letting it be a guide in acquiring a new pattern of eating on your own.

As good as any system may or may not be, it's not likely it can or will be maintained for the rest of a person's life. I think it's a terrific lead-in to the changes you want to make and I will be one of your loudest cheerleaders. I hope you'll keep eveyone posted as you go along. I've thought about trying it myself. Keep the faith and your wicked sense of humor....Nancy:)

Tory Richards said...

Thanks for the encouragement Nancy. So far I've stuck with it, okay, it's only been two weeks. But I actually feel good about this program. My energy level has already climbed. My goal is to stick with this until my next doctor visit in October.