Disclaimer: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogging Program for the months of July, August and September of 2014. I have, and will continue to receive food from Nutrisystem for the purpose of reporting my results. No other form of compensation has been or will be received . Opinions expressed are 100% my own. ~ Sonnie
Today, I want to welcome my baby girl, Sonnie. She will be traveling along the Nutrisystem Journey with me. Unlike me, she doesn’t need to lose a lot of weight, but she has a very very good reason for taking off a few pounds. Here is her story:
I’ve been needing to get rid of this extra weight I’ve put on, and I’ve just been waiting for the opportunity to really just buckle down and do it. Not only to feel better and to kick my insecurities to the curb, (especially since its summer and it seems that everyone lives in a bathing suit), but also just to be healthy again. You see, I have a condition called Pseudotumor Cerebri. This is a somewhat rare disease usually found in women between the ages of 20 and 50. It causes severe swelling in the brain, in my case, behind the optic nerves. For some unknown reason, my body produces too much cere-brospinal fluid. Besides causing extreme headaches, nausea, vomiting and dizziness, if not kept under control, it can cause me to lose my sight. Besides medication (and having fluid removed via a spinal tap), losing weight is a key component in my health treatment plan.
OK – Mom here, I just have to jump in and say…Isn’t she beautiful!
When Nutrisystem offered us this opportunity, I was so thankful, and knew that this was the push I needed. I’m looking forward to seeing how much progress my mom and I can make over the next 3 months!
Okay so, I finished the Fast 5 week of Nutrisystem, and I have to say it wasn’t that bad. I mean there were times when it was definitely tough, but I prepared myself for worst. You get three meals, 2 shakes and any of the non starchy veggies you wanted. For me, I think the hardest part were drinking those shakes, which personally just didn’t do it for me. But, I was really surprised at how decent the food tasted. You could drink diet soda or any other calorie free drink, but needed to drink lots of water. For me personally, after a few days of drinking so much water, the cravings for soda or anything else weren’t really even there anymore.
Back to me being done with the Fast 5, I was happy with the end result.
I lost 5 pounds…
…and couldn’t be happier that I am already seeing progress. I’m looking forward to continuing on every week and making more and more progress. It’s definitely a lot of self control to not just go eat whatever you’d like out of the fridge, or to not stop somewhere while I’m out. But I feel that the longer I do it, it’ll get easier.