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Got a question... Has anyone ever bought the Nutrisystem food system? How much does it cost? ? Thanks in advance for any comment. Second question.. So, I tried the Mobay thing and ate whatever I wanted for my week of vacation. It was great. No guilt while eating my brains out.

It definitely reminded me just how pathological my eating behavior is and how I need to keep constant control over it. It's not about how many times you fall off the wagon, as long as you climb back on...

asked Apr 21 at 07:26

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I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could assist you..

answered Apr 21 at 08:54

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(i am SO afraid to go on vacation this year)..

answered Apr 21 at 08:57

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I know that this board is for support, but here is some tough love..

The issue that I see is that Nutrisystem is a lifestyle change, and you have exhibited a complete lack of it. Eleven pounds is 38500 calories behind your activity in one week. Yah, you went on vacation and didn't want to worry...but come on. I have done the all inclusive thing while on NS, and all you have to do is move a bit and make decent choices..

I am no saint, but you have to re-examine your goals and where you want to be. Just saying......

answered Apr 21 at 09:16

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Thanks for the tough love, but I would have to disagree about the lifestyle. I have changed my lifestyle. last year, I would have come back and said f*ck it and kept eating like crap. I like being food conscious, but I also like to eat (and that will never change). it didn't take me 1 week to get fat. it took me a lifetime of poor choices.

Just my $0.02. never saw Mobay get lit up like this for his vacation plan...

answered Apr 21 at 10:15

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Now that you're back on plan, the weight should come off just as fast as it was put on...

answered Apr 21 at 10:34

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Damn and I got a cruise in two weeks... gotta behave.....

answered Apr 21 at 10:53

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11 pounds down in one week? I doubt that. Sometimes it's good to remind ourselves how easy it is to put the weight on and how long it is to get it off. And at least you are back on the plan now..

But I also believe in a little fun now and then. I know that I have been craving a good burger since November, and Saturday, after I hit 188, I went and got one. I didn't get cheese, because I don't really care for that anyway, and I didn't get bacon, which I do like on a burger, and I didn't get fries, even though this place makes their own and fries them in peanut oil, yum. No, I got just the burger with the fixings (lettuce, tomato, onion, and TI dressing) and a diet Coke. (it also came on a potato roll, which I think makes this burger great). It was awesome and I didn't gain (or lose) an ounce the next day..

I'm now looking forward to 175, when I'm going out to have a nice steak. And 165 is a Tex-Mex meal. But both of them are going to be Nutrisystem guidelines. The steak's going to be a small one, with vegis however the place does them, and no potato. The Mexican dinner will be a couple of chicken enchiladas and maybe some rice depending on where I go. I'll ask for salsa but no chips either..

I believe in indulging every now and again, and getting my weight down will let me do that. But not every day, not ever the way I was doing it before...

answered Apr 21 at 11:35

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I don't think a small deviation from plan every now and again is necessarily a bad thing. It can serve many good purposes. I've got a trip coming up this weekend with a bunch of guys I went to college with. None of them are very food conscious. We're renting a cabin in the mountains so we'll be out in the middle of nowhere and cooking all of our meals. The menu is not at all diet friendly with Barbecue, beans, potatoe salad and chips Friday night.

I don't want to go way off plan and eat all of that junk, so I'll probably carry some Nutrisystem stuff with me and just eat small portions of the bad stuff. That being said, I don't think it will be the end of the world if I have a burger or some wings and a beer while I'm there. I'm committed to long-term lifestyle changes and a cheat weekend every now and then can be a good thing...

answered Apr 21 at 12:44

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I am new to Nutrisystem and to this forum. After looking at most of ya'll graphs in your signature blocks, I am amazed. Especailly Wizzbomb and ExFootball. In my personal opinion I don't see the meaning in this whole thing if you can't enjoy yourself every once in a while after you have had so much success. Also in my opinion, it shows true discipline that you have had your fun and immediately got back on track. Congrats all the success..

One question for you ExFootball, according to your starting weight and goals we are pretty close to the same. What type of exercise do you do and how often? Thanks..

answered Apr 21 at 13:12

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Hey ExFoot -.

I'm with you. I know it's "wrong", but I've had success caving to a craving and planning "deviations" fairly often, knowing it is just that, and not a failure. The key for me is to make it part of my plan. I'm committed to 10lbs/month and to hitting goal by August. If I stayed 100% on plan, it would easily be 15 for me, and I'd almost be there by now, but we're all different..

I would do exactly as you did and go back on plan the day after returning from vacation. Accept the gain and enjoy the loss to come..

I honestly respect and envy those who can make it a constant lifestyle change. I will not argue against it, it is the RIGHT thing to do. Many on this board have done that and I greatly respect it. My wife is on Nutrisystem and has done that as well. Some of us are knuckleheads. Like you said, it's all about getting back on the wagon.

Good chance you'll drop at least 5 lbs the first few days due to water weight and digestive system burden relief (uh - crap), with the rest coming off in a couple weeks. You know the drill..

Good luck, don't regret the past, and have fun!.


answered Apr 21 at 13:57

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Welcome back. I hope you had a great time on your vacation..

It usually takes me from 3-5 weeks to get all the way back to my pre-vacation weight. This last time it took 5 weeks to get there...

answered Apr 21 at 14:40

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This is the same logic that you used to use when you justified the pants getting tight by thinking that they had shrunk in the laundry. I could see 2-4 lbs in a week, but 11?..

answered Apr 21 at 14:50

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It worries me that if I binged on a weekend getaway or a week vacation that it would take me a month or longer to get back to where I was before...it just doesn't seem worth it.....

answered Apr 21 at 15:26

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Wizz -.


283# gone and only 17# betweeen you and goal. You are amazing!!!!!..

answered Apr 21 at 17:00

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No, I did not say he'd lose 11 lbs in 1 week. Everyone's different, but if this were me, in ExFoot's shoes, I'd expect a 5 lb drop in 2-3 days, then the next 6 lbs coming off in another 2 weeks or so. Once again, if it were me, I'd count the cost of that 11 lb, one week vacation as beeing approx 3 weeks of recovery to get back to where I was. The key is to count the cost and keep the goal in mind and make the cost part of the decision. Sorry. I know this is Bad Form here, but I believe it's also a valid approach.

It's "wrong", maybe dangerous, but it works for me..

A bad example: This weekend, I was a bad boy - went off-plan pretty far for family events Sat and Sun. Today, I'm up 5 lbs from Sat morning. I still expect to see a 1 lb or better loss for the week on my weigh-in day on Thursday, so I'm expecting a 5-6 lb loss in 3 days. We'll see. I also plan to stay on-program thru March to get into the 120's by April. Woo-Hoo!! Was it worth it? Heck Yeh!.

I love this program!! I can have my steak and eat it too!.


answered Apr 21 at 17:17

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I agree 100%, and the more you're working the plan, the less tempting a week-long binge like that is especially the older you get and the harder it is to drop the weight. Right now I feel great every month or so with a moderate meal instead of the small ones I'm eating right now. If I went on a cruise, I'd probably have a couple of nights of whole hog, with better choices the rest of the time. But the only lifestyle worth maintaining is one that lets you live a little every once in a while, and live longer and healthier the rest of the time...

answered Apr 21 at 17:32

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Just like when you first start NS, a lot of what I gain on a vacation is water. I usually drop 3-4 pounds in two or three days and end up with about a 7 pound gain for the week. The main reason I adopted this approach was that before Nutrisystem these vacations would begin a long binge for me and were greatly responsible for the reason that I weighed what I did..

Now I can go on an all-inclusive vacation, enjoy everything that I paid for and get back to where I started in just a few weeks. It's worked for me about a half dozen times now. I don't think that two disconnected weeks within a year are going to hurt me in the long run as long as I repair the damage done in a quick and timely manner...

answered Apr 21 at 17:58

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Your probably gonna piss it all off these next couple of days if you're back on plan...

answered Apr 21 at 18:07

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Exfootball could you stay on plan 100% 7 days from the day you returned home and post your results here..

Just to see how much of that 11 pounds can be lost..

Thank you Sir, you've done great yourself...

answered Apr 21 at 19:37

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No problem. on day 3 of 100%. already down 7 pounds. as for the exercise question, I do play ice hockey twice a week (but I did that even when I ate a ton)...

answered Apr 21 at 20:21

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Speaking of uggghhh. As much as I've been advocating planned deviations, they really do hurt. My excesses last weekend took me until today to recover to where I was last Sat morning. It's frustrating to lose almost a week of progress, but is part of the cost to count. ExFoot - you've done so well, going below goal before your deviation and then getting right back on it, without exceeding your goal weight. That's impressive.


answered Apr 21 at 21:10

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So, after a week back at 100% and into my normal routine, I have lost everything that was gained on vacation. Heck, I even lost a little from my pre-vacation weight. Now, I am back into maintenance. Keep on truckin' guys...

answered Apr 21 at 22:19

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I went on a guy-trip to the mountains this weekend and was off-plan. Through the burgers, chicken wings, chips and alcohol I managed to gain three pounds; which is not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I figured it would be more like 5 or 6. Anyway...I got back last night and started back on plan this morning. I plan on having the 3 pounds off in the next day or two.....

answered Apr 21 at 22:49

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Now you know after a vacation Smrgsbord, you'll only hear "Ugghhh!!" while sitting on the ****ter..

11+ pounds gone in a week.... Nice...

answered Apr 22 at 00:27

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I am here to "eat it" or at least the part where I jumped your ass. Nice job...

answered Apr 22 at 01:48

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