This has been a week of ups and downs–in other words, a typical week for me on my Nutrisystem journey. I’ve come to expect that; and as always, hope I’ve learned a few things along the way.  Read on for more…

One of the discoveries I’ve made is that it’s still hard for me resist sugar. For me, it really is the enemy.  I envy people that aren’t tempted by sweets; I think I’ll always have to be careful.  Thankfully, there is a wide selection of desserts in my Nutrisystem plan that I can choose from. I have my “own” cookies, pound cake or ice cream sandwiches, so I don’t feel deprived. But the other night my husband asked me to make brownies. And let’s just say there was batter tasting and a little sampling involved.

It’s frustrating that after all this time, I still have a hard time resisting brownie batter. I do feel good knowing that this happens rarely, so I in the big picture, a little indulging didn’t cause me to spiral out of control or binge–that’s a victory. But giving in and and not being able to resist made me feel like a failure.

What this all reminds me of is that every day (sometimes every hour) is a challenge.  Being aware of the effect that sugar has on me is something I have to be mindful of every day. So much of this journey is mental–having the willpower to get through. But sometimes you fight actual physical cravings that a glass of lemon water just doesn’t satisfy.

This week, I’ve lost 1.4 lbs., bringing my total weight loss on Nutrisystem to 95 lbs.  I’m working hard to get to a weight-loss goal of 100 pounds….stay tuned for a celebration! If you’d like to lose weight and get healthier on Nutrisystem, or for more information, go to and take advantage of the summer savings.


Disclosure:  As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me with complementary meals in exchange for my honest thoughts on the Nutrisystem plan.  The opinions expressed in my posts are strictly my own.  No other compensation is being given.



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