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Week 5- The Secrets Nutrisystem Doesn’t Tell You #NSNation #ad

Now that I’ve entered into my second month with Nurtisytem today I think it’s time to let you in on some of the secrets Nutrisystem doesn’t tell you that I’ve discovered along the way in my journey to a healthier me.

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Secret 1- You’re going to feel like a new you-even after only 1 month!  As corny and cliche’d as it might sound, even 5 weeks into the program, I completely feel like a new person.  It might be the weight loss, it might be the empowerment of knowing what can be accomplished with support and determination but no matter how you look at it, you suddenly find yourself with a new found confidence that either you didn’t know you had, or forgot you had.

Secret 2- You’re going to need to buy new clothes. I made the mistake last week when I sailed to the Dominican Republic of just throwing the same old clothes I always wear in warm weather into the suitcase-BIG MISTAKE-because what I discovered was that nothing fit any more. Now that’s not necessarily a bad problem to have but when you find yourself even for a few moments having to stop to pull up your pants, the moral of the story is the clothes that were your old security blankets because they hid your insecurities, not only are no longer needed, they no longer fit.

Secret 3- Suddenly you miss it when you don’t go out for your daily walk or you can’t get in the exercise you’ve come to enjoy. After 5 weeks, I just don’t feel right if I don’t get to go out and do my walk around the lake or at least am up and moving with the kids.  It feels good to get up and move but more important it makes you feel good about yourself.

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Secret 4- The things you used to crave are no longer a part of you. The right choices for me have just become second nature now and not something I have to think about. Have I had an Oreo? Yes, I’ve had an Oreo but after one cookie I just didn’t want any more. With the Nurtisytem food all there for me, when I know I’m going to be gone for the day I simply grab my food for the day and I’m all set. The other big discovery is  when I first saw the sizes of food, my first reaction truly that I was going to starve to death but now not only do I know that they are the perfect portion for my body and my needs, but I’m finding more and more that I’m full after only eating a part of my meal. Plus, let’s face it, when you’re eating a cinnamon roll for breakfast, pasta for lunch, pizza for dinner, a double chocolate caramel bar for a snack and ice cream for dessert, why would you want anything else?Nutrisystem Blogger

Secret 5- People are going to stop and take notice!  I had on my “grown up” clothes yesterday for an interview I did and for the first time in well, since I can’t even remember, I didn’t feel as though I was in a costume pretending to be someone else; I felt like me and more importantly, I looked in the mirror and I smiled instead of cringing.  But even better, when the kids saw me later in the day I was greeted by a chorus of “Wow”.  Now when a middle school student not only notices but takes the time to tell you, you know you’re on to something and you just may smile a little bit bigger that day.

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Secret 6- You’re going to lose weight-it’s just that simple!  I am down……drumroll please…..15 pounds! But it’s not about the weight loss anymore, it’s about how I feel about myself. Heaving a new found energy and self-confidence is making it fun to get up in the morning and not a drudgery and that’s a good thing.  Nutrisystem Blogger

And now, the ultimate test-how will the Nurtisytem program work when you are faced with the magic of Walt Disney World?  This week I am taking the entire family, kids and grandkids, and heading to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. While there I’ll be faced with churros and Mickey Bars, and corn dogs but the one thing I know about Disney is that in spite of all of the temptations, you are always able to find healthy eating choices no matter where you are in any of their Parks. Add in walking 8-10 miles a day and I think I’m going to be ok. In fact I know I am. Stay tuned and find out how I did at the most Magical Place On Earth.

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Want to find out more about Nurtisytem and take your own first steps towards change and a new you? You can find all the information you need and more here:

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To read about how my journey started:

Week 1 – It’s Time For A Change-My Journey Begins

Week 2- Turbo Takeoff Took It Off

Week 3- It’s All About NuMi

Week 4- Cruising With Nutrisystem


Disclosure: I am a Nutrisystem Blogger Ambassador. I have received the food and support for free in exchange for my honest opinions and weekly up-dates. All opinions are 100% my own. No mother form of compensation was received.