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Question I have... Natural quick Nutrisystem diet plan program to shed weight? Thanks for any answer or 2. My 2nd question... Some of you losers have been around a while and most of you have had some great results. There are too many of you to mention names, I applaud all of you for a job well done in changing your lifestyles forever. I look forward to the day, that I can look back on this time in my life as a time that I have awoken and seen the light to a healthier and more enjoyable lifestyle..

Your presence in this forum has been very instrumental in the success that I have experienced so far. I have been in here every day (multiple times a day) checking all the posts and trying to get some insight as to what has made you big losers so successful..

I see no reason for me to start wavering from my current commitment, I am still very focused and determined. Butat some point in the future, I am sure I will hit a few bumps and hiccups along the way. I have a few questions for all of you long time loser vets..

What sets you apart from everyone else? What is it about you that has allowed you to lose 181 pounds for example, versus the guy who comes in and loses 21 lbs. in the first week, only to eventually fade away?.

We see it every day where guys come in and have some initial success, then they drop off the face of the earth..

Im sure you all have different stories and strategies, but I am curious as to what has helped you get to the point you are at. What's that edge you have over all the others who have tried and failed? I dont want to be the guy who hits a wall somewhere down the road, only to revert back to old habits and then destroy everything I worked so hard for..

I know, you always say stick to the plan, the plan works. I know it does.but is it that simple? Is there something else that keeps you going?.

Again, I would like to thank all of you for all your support and guidance, you have all been...quite literally, lifesaving...

asked Apr 21 at 06:21

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I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I discover an anything. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could give you an answer..

answered Apr 21 at 07:27

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I finally was embarrassed and disgusted enough with the way I looked that I was going to lose the weight no matter what. It helped that a friend came on first and lost almost 50 by the time I started. She was my inspiration..

But sticking with the program is just being fed up with yourself (pun intended) and deciding to do something about it...

answered Apr 21 at 08:23

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In my case it is "third time is the charm"..

I seem to be on the path to lose a lot of weight once every decade.

In 1988, I lost about 105 lbs (from 305 to 200). Did this by not eating, smoking a lot, and working out..

In 1998, I lost about 90 lbs (from 280 to 190). Did this by doing a low-carb diet and didn't work out at all..

Now 10 years later (and hopefully wiser), I recognize that my attempts in the past, while successful short term, couldn't be maintained..

NS has taught me how to eat correctly which will allow me to transition from the "losing" phase to the "maintenance" phase and be successful..

The best evidence that I have is that during the last 5 months since I have been on NS, I have taken two vacations..

Both vacations were exactly like other vacations I have taken in the past with lots of great food and drink. In past vacations, I would have come back heavier because I didn't have any control on my eating..

I actually continued to lose weight on both vacations because I ate correctly (i.e. fruit instead of candy, no potatoes or rice, limited driniking, etc) and continued to workout daily..

I really feel this is a life style that I can live with long term..

I think some of the people that don't succeed using Nutrisystem is due to believing it is a "diet" and not a life style change..

I know now I need to work on this every day!.


answered Apr 21 at 08:34

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I had enough incidents and episodes that should have made me do something about my physical condition a long time ago. The last straw was realizing that I wasn't living life to the fullest, which includes meeting and dating attractive, emotionally healthy women, spending quality time with my friends without feeling like a real live anchor, participating in recreational activities and being able to walk 10 minutes without my back aching and being out of breath..

What has helped me stay the course is having clear cut reasons as to why I want to change and having goals I want to achieve. As time has passed, the effort I have already expended and successes I have already achieved simply fuel my determination. Whenever I want to go grab a Carl's Jr. $6 burger meal, like last night, I give serious consideration as to why and is it worth it? Pausing long enough to consider things in that light is usually enough to keep me from giving in. And my increased energy and renewed enthusiasm for life make it easy to get on the treadmill and do 30 minutes of HIIT or grab my Rottie and go for a fast paced 45 minute walk. I'm rewarded by feeling alive and revitalized instead of worn out and tired. Every day I life my new life, I'm given further confirmation that this new life is better than I could have imagined...

answered Apr 21 at 09:07

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I think the main problem with most guys is that they burn out quickly. How many times do you see this happen all at once?.

Go from 5000 calories a day to 1500 (sometimes even less because they think that will help)?.

Go from never using the gym to training 6 days a week (or using P90 or running 10+ miles, etc...)?.

Go from "This is going to be difficult." to "This is so easy! Look how much I've lost already!" (They compare their weight-loss to women and it is just totally different, like it or not. You can't really compare and say you are doing better.)?.

I see tons of guys and girls try to go full-throttle and they can't keep it up. Once they start feeling like a failure in one area, they quit..

Am I a success story? Not even close. This is just the observation of someone who has logged on for 114 days straight..

So far, I have exercised only 4 individual times and done no more than 20 pushups about 3 times a week. I have struggled enough with limiting the calories. It has been a huge change and I personally couldn't balance the workouts also. I've only begun to get used to Nutrisystem and the portions over the last two weeks..

My only advice to newbies would be to stop trying to be in a Nutrisystem commercial. 1-2 lbs a week of weight-loss really sucks, but it really works...

answered Apr 21 at 10:07

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Lifestyle has a lot to do with it. Hate to tell you that sometimes the company you keep sometimes sabotages you too. Fat friends can make you fat. If you stuck around people who disregard what they eat, and that type of food is around you all the time, chances are you'll eat it. You don't need to drop your friends, but I wouldn't be eating out with them a lot if you're trying to lose weight...

answered Apr 21 at 11:05

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You're looking for the right answers from others. When all the right answers are within. It's all you..

Only you can motivate yourself to do something about your weight. Only you can decide to remain on program 100%. Only you can decide to do what needs to be done. Everyone has different things that keep them motivated, things that help keep them focused on their goal(s). You have to look within yourself and find what helps you to do that. Then the rest is easy..

For me, I got tired of feeling fat. I got tired of watching my health decrease and blaming it on age. (Now that I've lost 124 pounds I now know all my health issues were weight related, because all my health issues are now gone). I wanted to be my own success story. I got tired of seeing ads and watching commercials and TV shows where other fat guys like myself lost weight, and I sat there eating pizza thinking "I could do that". I finally just did it..

No doubt others help motivate and convince you that you can do it too. It is also good to have others who can relate to us when we do feel weak. We are human, we aren't supermen. Forums like this help no doubt. Bottom line, it's still all you. So far it looks like your doing great, good for you...

answered Apr 21 at 11:32

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Nutrisystem is a temporary cure for Obesity that you can practice for the rest of your life. Your number one goal should be finding a healthy lifestyle you can enjoy and sustain. Anyone can do anything for a short while - but - if you don't like it - you'll eventually cave in..

I think those who fail are those who think their problem is too much weight. My problem, your problem and their problem was an unhealthy lifestyle. Notice my signature - I decided when I started that I would be on maintenance from the beginning; it's worked out great for me!..

answered Apr 21 at 12:59

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I agree, no matter the weight, slow and steady wins the race. If you fall, get back up and get back in a groove. Exercise really helps me especilly when I'm stray from the plan...

answered Apr 21 at 14:38

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There is a joke in the medical community. How many shrinks does it take to change a light bulb? Only 1, but the light bulb really has to want to change. The folks that start Nutrisystem and fade quickly are not here because they really want it, so they opt out at the first excuse. Those that stick have a deep internal drive to change and will keep getting back on the horse no matter how many times they get bucked off. Look at my ticker...got bucked off at least 3 times...just got up, dusted myself off and got back on the horse. If you really want something, nothing can stand in your way...

answered Apr 21 at 15:55

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During my first 3 months on NS, I lost almost 30 pounds. Then it slowed down, and now I'm happy with a few pounds in a month. For a while I was having back pain issues and had quit working out, and went three months without losing a single pound..

Finally, I changed my strength training routine to lighter weight on the sets affecting the back muscle group and just gutted it out. After two months, the back pain is mostly gone, and I'm able to do normal workouts again..

In one week I lost 4 pounds. Go figure. Must have been water retention. Heh..

My point is, it's hard sometimes for me to stick to it. When I stumble, I just refocus on my original goal. An image I have of myself, the way I want to be, the way I can be, the way I will be, if I just do it one .... more.... day. And then another......

AA has ways of thinking about it that can serve us well. The old "one day at a time" is some of the best advice for addicts of all kinds, including many of us. Its only important what I do today. So I'm going to do the very best I can, and let Nutrisystem help me do it...

answered Apr 21 at 16:10

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I lost a lot my first month but now I know it is the long and steady course to follow. Besides Nutrisystem I got on a workout rewards program at my gym so I have 2 sources to keep me going. I do have to say just visiting this board every day and seeing guys that were in the same predicament as me, seeing them succeed sure makes me want to as well. They are an inspiration and hope they keep posting as all I need to see is the ticker results and it helps to keep me on track...

answered Apr 21 at 17:11

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What is different about me losing weight this time? #1 my wife is on it with me..

The bigger reason is I am tired of being the fat guy. I am tired of well being tired. Right now I am done with my first month. 14lbs..

To some it's not alot. But thats 14lbs of not sleeping well - 14lbs of not able to walk far - 14lbs of back problems - 14lbs of breathing problems - 14lbs of panic attacks.


Its not alot to some but to me it's 14lbs that I spent months of overeating to put on and it's out of my life for good. I am not going back. I am still young - I am only 33, and every birthday I would say this is the year - well - When I hit 34 in July I will be under 300 lbs. That to me is so awesome..

In a month I no longer have to carry this around :.


answered Apr 21 at 18:28

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I've got to return to this thread to comment on "diabetes". Last year when I had blood work done for life insurance, the carrier held back the quote for more tests stating that I may be "pre-diabetic". Since my father was diabetic, that SCARED the SH*T out of me..

I got angry at myself because here was a disease that would have been self-inflicted in my case. All I had to do is lose the weight and have an active lifestyle..

As it turns out, Im not diabetic at all (YET!). So a lot of my drive to be successful on plan is to never fall prey to this medical monster...

answered Apr 21 at 18:44

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I am right there with you. I was also diagnosed as "Pre-Diabetic" last year. My doc wanted to put me on oral drugs. I told him give me 6 months to take off some weight and get my blood sugar down. He said he would give me 4 months..

I did hard core Atkins, dropped 30 lbs, got the blood sugar down. My doc was happy, I was happy...then I reverted back to my old eating habits..

For any of you who have tried Atkins or other low carb diets, you know they work great. You loose fast and loose alot. Unfortunately, as soon as you start eating carbs again, the weight comes back and those pounds you lost usually bring some additional friends back with them..

I needed to do something different. I want to take the weight off, be healthy, and learn to keep it off for the rest of my life. I really think Nutrisystem is helping..

All of you guys and your success stories are also a great motivator..


answered Apr 21 at 19:19

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Unfortunately I became a Type II diabetic about four years back. For some years prior my Doc told me to lose the weight, yada, yada, yada. Of course I did not listen and here I am! Given the many complications with diabetes I very much need to get my $@#t in order..

JohninTexas - 14 pounds is a lot. And it's only the beginning. Nice start...

answered Apr 21 at 19:53

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Getting to the stage of starting a so called diet is one thing, following through with it is another..

For me, the drastic results in the early months kept me committed..

I set small mini-goals along the way that helped me stick with it..

Once I got going, it was like theres no stopping me now..

When people started commenting me on how much better I look, I wanted more results..

Eating healthy became an addiction, killing myself to live is now a thing of the past..

Living life as a fatass was beyond getting old..

I think the reason some people fade away is because of a fast paced lifestyle..

Therefor, fast food is just way too easy of an option...

answered Apr 21 at 21:29

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