Nutrisystem Update: How I Lost 50lbs! Weeks 16-18

An Overview

I know I’m supposed to have weekly updates, and for that I apologize. I’ve been on Nutrisystem for the past 18 weeks. I can not even begin to tell you how much my life has changed! In fact it has changed so much that my doctor gave me the green light to start my fertility drugs. Why wasn’t I given the green light before? Simple, I was overweight, my glucose sugar levels were all over the place, and I just wasn’t doing anything about it! It’s awful knowing that you are the contributor to your health problems, until you make a lifestyle change. Then I was able to see with eyes wide open the damage I was doing to myself.

If you know me in real life, I’m not a big eater: MAJOR PROBLEM!!! When I did eat it was always the wrong foods. I was on CafeMom the other day and a lady posted a picture of her dinner. It contained Macaroni and cheese, breaded pork chops, and corn. That’s carbohydrate overload!!! I mean even her veggie, which was corn is a carb! It’s so important to even out your protein, carbs, and good veggies. Now I know that some of you will argue that corn is a good carb. You’re right it is, however, when you add it with your pasta, it’s BAD! I’m not saying that I am now a health food afficionado and guru, but I have learned so much over the last few months.

I remember the first time I opened a Nutrisystem meal. It smelled good, didn’t look too great, but when I tasted it, it was good! Just like with any foods, you begin to learn what you like and what you don’t like.  Dieting is not meant to be easy, you have to commit to it. I have and because I read and learned and used the forums, I can even cook healthier now. The Nutrisystem website, is filled with hundreds of delicious and healthy recipes! I use them on those nights when I don’t want to eat another veggie lasagna!

The Routine

Caprese Salad - Nutrisystem Recipe

Caprese Salad


I have become accustomed to the routine. When I go shopping I buy leaner meats and a whole lot more veggies and fruits. I take my Nutrisystem planner with me so that I can make sure I got all of my superfoods. I also take a few recipes with me so that I can shop ahead of time for them.


  • I heat up a breakfast around 8am
  • Around 10am or 11am I drink a protein shake
  • Around 1ish I’ll have a fruit or veggi with Fat Free dressing
  • Around 3pm I’ll have my lunch. Sometimes I’ll have a nutrisystem bar if I’m on the go, or a meal with a side salad
  • Around 6 or 7pm I’ll have my dinner: Most times it’s a nutrisystem meal, others is a healthy recipe right off of Nutrisystem.
  • Around 9pm I’ll have my dessert and there are tons to choose from!

I’ve always loved salad and veggies, so when it comes to adding more to my meals, I don’t mind it at all.

What I do In Between Meals

I walk or Zumba! I try to stay as active as possible, especially because I work from home. I take the dogs out on walks, or I put on a Zumba video and dance away! We finally joined our local gym, and I’m getting ready for it too!  I have never eaten as much as I do now, yet the weight is literally just melting off of me. The last few weeks has been 1lbs, or a half pound, but I did have to have surgery as well. It’s not easy, it’s not meant to be easy, but it’s worth it.

Nutrisystem Kick Start Program Now At Your Local Walmart

You read that correctly! You can pick up Nutrisystem at a Walmart near you. It’s not the complete package it’s a 5 day Kickstart Program! Here’s the breakdown of what you will be getting:

JUMPSTART:  The first week of the weight loss journey is often the hardest, and the Nutrisystem 5-Day kits allow dieters to get off to a quick and easy start in reaching their weight loss goals.


VALUE:  At $44.98, the Nutrisystem kits allow price-conscious dieters to commit to losing weight and affordably sample foods from one of the most popular weight loss programs.


WHAT’S IN THE KIT:  Structured weight loss with menu items perfectly proportioned for weight loss, including popular Nutrisystem favorites:


·         5 Breakfasts – Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bar, Cinnamon Bun Bar, Granola Cereal, Double Chocolate Muffin and a Honey Wheat Bagel.


·         5 Lunches – Fudge Graham Bar, Cheesy Homestyle Potatoes, Chicken Noodle Soup, Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar, and Red Beans & Rice.


·         5 Dinners – Chicken Alfredo, Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Rotini & Meatballs, Homestyle Beef with Potatoes and Thick Crust Pizza.


·         5 Desserts – Chocolatey Nougat Bar with Peanuts & Caramel, Peppermint Cookie Patty, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fudge Brownie and a Coconut Almond Bar.


Nutrisystem foods are intended to be combined with fresh grocery additions such as low fat yogurt, salad, fruit and vegetables.  A free sample meal planer with program guide is included with all kits.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Visit or call 1-877-643-THIN.

Come On and Join Me On Getting Healthy!

NutrisystemNOW is the time to join because Nutrisystem is up to 50% off!  In addition, I can send you $30 in Buddy Bucks good towards your first order.  If you’re interested in ordering, send me an e-mail and I’ll get you a $30 coupon to help get you started on your weight loss journey!

You can join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting or 

**Disclosure: I was selected to participate in the Nutrisystem Blogger Program. I will be receiving free food and weight loss support in exchange for my participation in the #NSNation program and weekly updates of my progress on Nutrisystem. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and/or believe will be a good fit for my readers. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. No monetary compensation was received.  Individual results will vary.  On Nutrisystem, you can expect to lose at least 1-2 lbs. per week.If you’ve been wanting a great program that helps you lose weight.**


Maria is a Step-Mom to 3 rambunctious boys aged 8, 6, and 5. She's a Writer, an Advocate for Infertility and PCOS, and an avid Baker and Cook. Here you can find how she deals with infertility as she tries to add to her family, traditional Italian recipes, and about her Adventures as a Homemaker. Grab a cup of strong coffee, a bag of popcorn, sit back and get ready to be entertained!

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