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First question I have is Is Aspartame ok to consume on a Nutrisystem diet? Hoping for any answer or 2. 2nd question I got is.. What's up, gents. Got back from sunny Florida yesterday. Went for my cousin's wedding and to see my family (mom, sis and the rest). Most had not seen me since December 2006 so they had seen me right around my heaviest weight.

They both cried when they saw me. The reactions from the rest of the family ranged from surprise to amazement to awe to relief..

The first obvious marker of my change was that not only could I easily fit into the airplane seat but I did not need an extender, having about 8" of belt left over, but I could also put the tray down COMPLETELY. I felt so incredibly good..

Took my Perfect Pushup handles to do those workouts. Otherwise, no exercise other than lots of walking. Also, water consumption was less than normal but still somewhere between 64-96 ozs. I also missed my HIIT, elliptical and kettlebell workouts..

My family is from the Carribean and my mom and aunts can all cook well. Local food in Phoenix sucks. The best indicator to me of a lifestyle change was that I ate off plan but did not go crazy. Went shopping and made sure that I would at least have a healthy Nutrisystem approved breakfast as well as my South Beach and Fiber One bars for my snacks/dessert. Most days, I had a large, dinner-like lunch and a salad and soup for dinner. Went to the Capital Grille Monday at the Galleria in Ft.

Had rice and beans almost every day as well as a couple of breakfasts out. Also, one dinner of pasta fagioli, garlic knots and several slices of pizza..

Bottom line: scale said I gained 5.6 lbs. Considering how I ate on vacation, I am thrilled with that. I am even happier that I truly have made a lifestyle change, that I was looking forward to getting back to my regular exercise, proper eating and water consumption..

On the way back to Phoenix, sat in the middle seat for both flights and there was no vitriol, harsh language or animosity, much less fisticuffs or other tomfoolery..

I'm so happy for you guys that I am back...

asked Apr 21 at 05:17

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Of course! although you might wanna make sure and wait for another commenter to confirm my answer as I am not completely sure. Better yet, why don't you email the Nutrisystem guys because they can help better...

answered Apr 21 at 05:46

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Hoping I could encourage and inspire my cousin, the groom..

The maid of honor and I..

She can hold her breath for a very long time..

Name the act, it's doable..

My niece and nephew. One is clearly not happy..

This little guy is the coolest..

Brother is just working it out..

Tasty...

answered Apr 21 at 07:04

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Welcome back Mike. Great job. We have a bunch of newbies here as you knew we would after the holidays. I am glad you stopped in. You, along with others, are one of the people that are an inspiration to us all...

answered Apr 21 at 07:25

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Welcome back Michael!.

Those pics are great!.

Here's another exclamation point!.

See you later!..

answered Apr 21 at 08:09

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Michael, you shine up like a brand new nickle. Welcome back! So, did the roll-up thing work, your suit looks great?..

answered Apr 21 at 08:24

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Thanks, brother. I ended up taking a garment bag along w/ my upright bag, which I checked, and my laptop. Worked out well...

answered Apr 21 at 09:08

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Weren't you in Annie at some point in time?.

Lookin' great, dude. You weigh less than I do now. You are now my motivation...

answered Apr 21 at 09:53

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Looking great Michael!.

'Like my grandma used to say - "You clean up good!"..

answered Apr 21 at 10:39

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Damn dude!.

Hey, one question, was anyone an a-hole about your weight loss? I love hearing the jealous relative stories. You know me, I'm all about the negative....lol..

answered Apr 21 at 10:57

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The story of your meal falls under cruel and unusual punishment...

answered Apr 21 at 11:20

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You know, I am terribly thankful (and very lucky) not to have any negative people around me or even related to me. Whether it's my mercurial disposition, my notorious short temper, my outgoing personality, my quick wit or some other factor, I hardly ever get negative comments regarding anything. And I certainly did not get any from family and friends, for which I am grateful. The closest thing to it would be those that respond that they are doing their own sort of half-assed program because they just can't to give up _____ (fill the blank). I just shrug my shoulders at them...

answered Apr 21 at 11:55

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Mike, Look'n fine my man. Those few pounds will be gone in less than a week back on the program. Its nice to kick free once in a blue moon. Have a great weekend. JT..

answered Apr 21 at 13:15

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Michael, you look fantastic!!!.

And next time, get more "fitted" pants - you can wear them now. Those baggier pants are not only no longer necessary, but don't show off the new you to your best advantage!.

I'm sure your family is proud of you, even the jealous ones...

answered Apr 21 at 14:34

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Awesome. But yeah, ugh, hate the middle seat..

And with that you captured the essence of your post's title: Yes, you are better than us. Can't wait until I can do something like that on rare occasion and feel good about it. Congrats man, you earned it. Um, not that food's a reward. Anyway, well, yall know what I mean..

Great pics man. Thanks. Looks like a great time was had by all..

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answered Apr 21 at 15:41

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Michael, you look great..

Your dedication to this lifestyle change clearly shows the results..

Stick with it man...

answered Apr 21 at 16:15

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