Nutrisystem Nation- Update Week 8

Hey all you weight loss buddies- it’s that time again. I wanted to show you my new NutriBear! He represents my 20 pound weight loss on Nutrisystem. Yay!!! (And the crowd goes wild! Well, OK- not the crowd, but maybe my computer chair, at least, LOL.)
He is relaxing on my pillow after a hard day of motivating me NOT to eat all the brownies I baked for my husband and kids.  He did a great job!  

This week- I have nothing new to share with you. No gains, no losses. I have done nothing to shout about. However, this is most likely my own fault, since I had a minor meltdown and I ate a cheesecake last week. Not a piece. Like, the whole thing. It was in my fridge, and I have not cheated….but then I ate a freaking cheesecake. Yes. I said that. I admit it. So is there some kind of an “Oh my gosh, you are a pig” shirt I should wear or something? I mean for real- EW, who does that? I ate it throughout the day, and while I felt minor-ly guilty, I have to say the large part of me just didn’t even care. Like many of you, I am a comfort food eater, and right now we are our own demolition crew (Thanks Irene!) for our ruined house, and my dog has cancer, and my job is driving me to tears just about daily- and you know what? I ate a cheesecake. And I will live.

At least I stayed on the diet the rest of the time. And since I did, I didn’t GAIN any weight, so I will take it. Sometimes, you just have to go with it. I am under a tremendous amount of stress right now (dealing with loss of house, possessions, cleanup and demolition, contractors, insurance people that are not helpful, FEMA, government agencies, a dog with cancer, a job from hades, etc- so I am so not going to beat myself up for this. It happens, and next week- moving on! This week will be better. I am looking forward to my 30 pound bear one of these weeks!

I have to say, this diet works. I have struggled with my weight all my life, even as a competitive athlete in my teens I had to really WORK to keep the weight off. If you stick to it, you will lose weight on Nutrisystem.
Have a good week, and I will let you know how this week goes.

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog

Disclosure- I am participating in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program.

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Back in the Saddle with #NutrisystemNation

 OK, so I am back in the saddle, so to speak, with Nutrisytem.   Now that I have gotten the food back, and gotten back on the diet, I am down another 1.2 lbs this week.  I have now lost over 20 pounds since on Nutrisystem.  I have another 40 to go- so wish me luck!  LOL  (It has been 5 weeks “for real” on the program- with 2 weeks that I was not able to be on it due to loss of the food and the flooding.)

One of the things that was interesting about this whole experience of flooding, was the clothes thing.  As you know, I lost most of my clothes and shoes.  But a few things were saved, and some of them are clothes I can now zip up!  I may not look GOOD in them- but I have not zipped up a size 12 in nearly 5 years!  WhooHoo!  🙂  I took a photo last night, I will post it for you later in the week.

I have learned now what I like and what I don’t, and have decided to stick to mostly the “bar” options for lunch.  Those are mostly good- and I can’t say that I like any of the lunch options other then those.  But the bars are good, and since they are candy-ish, it gives me the feeling of eating junk food, which clearly I like, haha. 

They have these really great Women’s Plans , as well as vegetarian plans, and a plan for just about every other kind of diet I can think of.  You can even go to the Menu tab and see how each food is rated  🙂  And the pizza is always good .

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog

DISCLOSURE: I am receiving Nutrisystem products free of charge in exchange for my reviews and all opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Nutrisystem Nation- Update


So, as I am sure you have all most likely guessed, I have not been on my Nutrisystem these past 2 weeks.  With the flood ruining my home and belongings, and the loss of power, the food was ruined anyway.  Not that I could have been microwaving any of it anyway, LOL, or that weight loss was really on my mind a WHOLE lot, but hey- you can bet I was REALLY exercising!  Nothing like moving mattresses, couches, toys, weight benches, washing machine, etc and your entire wardrobe up a few flights of stairs and out to the curb to burn up some calories!  😛

So, I was working my muscles, but not eating the Nutrisystem, as it was just not possible.  The good news?  I just got the shipment of the shelf stable foods today, so I can start again tomorrow.  And I plan to.  With all that is going on that I can’t control, it will be nice to have control of my diet again at least.  My current weight is down 2.2 lbs from the last update that I gave you, but that is not a huge surprise, figuring how much physical activity I have been doing.  Total weight loss is now just over 19 pounds. 

Tomorrow I begin again.  Hey!  Now that all my clothes are trashed anyway, it gives me a great reason to try even harder- I need to get all new clothes anyway, may as well look fab in them, right?  LOL
I did save my FAVORITE gray dress and a few other pieces- so a few things I can look forward to wearing.  AND I put on a pair of jeans I have not worn in years.  I still have a ways to go.  I’ll get there.

See you next week with a proper update!  🙂
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Nutrisystem Nation- Week 2

Hey there, bloggy buddies- update time! 
So, week 2 is over, and I am thus far down a total of 14 pounds.  I lost 10 the first week, and four this week.  So far, I have not cheated- until tonight, which was a “planned cheat”- I prepared for it, spoke to Nutrisystem and asked for the best way to deal with a dinner out, when I had no intention on eating 2 ounces of tuna and a salad or something, LOL- I wanted to eat!  Not pig out- just eat. 

The service was great- I told them what I planned on eating, and at what time- and they helped me adjust my food for the day, and add a little workout time.  Also, they said that the different food, sodium, and carbs will fluctuate my weight, but will go away in a day or two as long as I stick to the diet again.  It’s all gravy!  Sometimes, you just have to eat. 

I just got my frozen foods on Monday- and I like them a lot.  The pizzas are pretty good.  I maintain that breakfast and dessert are almost all good- there are only a few I have not liked.  Lunch….oy, lunch!  Dinners are touch and go- some are pretty good, some, not so much.  But I think one needs to play around a bit to see what they like.

All in all- while I am still adjusting to the food, I am eating better- more fresh fruit and veggies as well!- and I am losing weight.  That’s the whole point, right?  And I got a surprise- a NutriBear!  It’s a little bear that marks my first 10 pound loss.  What a great surprise!  And I feel like I earned it, too     🙂 

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog

DISCLOSURE: I am receiving Nutrisystem products free of charge in exchange for my reviews and all opinions are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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Start your day right with Fiber One 80 Calories cereal- Review and Contest

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day- but that is no reason why it has to be full of sugar, empty calories, and no real nutritional value!  Especially now that Fiber One 80 Calories cereal is here.
Make sure you start your day off right, whether it’s for back to school, the office, or sticking to that diet-  skim milk a nice healthy cereal, and a piece of fruit will really start your day off well, keep you full and help you stay focused.

You can also go to http://www.fiberone.com/ to check out more healthy living advice, and for coupons for your favorite Fiber One products.  (My son LOVES the toaster tarts in the cinnamon flavor!)

Here is a bit more information for you;
“The wait is over – brand new Fiber One 80 Calories cereal is on store shelves now! Each crunchy wheat and corn puff square in every bowl of Fiber One 80 Calories cereal has a light honey flavor – a delicious way to start your day. Fiber helps satisfy your hunger and helps you feel full, making it a great tool to help manage your weight.”

  • With 40 percent of the Daily Value of fiber in one 80 calorie serving, Fiber One 80 Calories cereal can help curb your hunger, which can help you stick to your weight loss plan.
  • With great-tasting Fiber One 80 Calories cereal, there is a new breakfast option that helps you feel satisfied without sacrificing flavor!

One of you will be able to win this great prize pack!  However, make sure you check your local grocery store’s aisle to have in the meantime.   You do eat breakfast, right?   hehe    🙂
Here is what you can win-

-box of Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal

-sensor pedometer with USB connector to chart walking progress

-neoprene iPod/smartphone holder with armstrap

and here is how to enter!

Mandatory entry

You must be a public follower on Google Friend Connect.
Leave me your email so I can contact you if you win.  In  your comment, please.

 Extra Entries
Leave a separate comment for each entry.


– Go to Fiber One’s Website, and let me know something you liked or learned there

– Like Fiber One on Facebook (PSSSST!  there is also a coupon on there!)  This is not mandatory, and Facebook is in no way sponsoring this contest.
-“Like” me on Facebook -feel free to give me some comment love!  🙂  This is not mandatory, and Facebook is in no way sponsoring this giveaway. 
+2 entries

-Subscribe to Have Sippy Will Travel by email, and confirm subscription  or via RSS
+3 entries

Follow me on Twitter ( or you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
#Win Fiber One Cereal  http://t.co/cBeQiCy  @HaveSippy #B2S #backtoschool #weightloss #fitness
 
*can be done daily

Please make sure you follow first!
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– Follow any of the Collective Media Magic Back To School event Bloggers’ sites! 

3 Princes and a Princess 2, Closer to Lucy, Have Sippy Will Travel, and The Thrifty Things.  You can Follow GFC, Twitter, or Facebook- each is worth an entry. 

– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

 -Add my button to your blog, and leave me the link so I can find it

– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)   *Can be done daily

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a non-giveaway post

– Like this post on Facebook, Stumble it, or hit G+1 button  (each is worth one entry)

OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!


DISCLOSURE: I received the above product for review.  All opinions are mine, yours may differ.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to US shipping addresses only.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and mailing prize. Ends Aug 27, 2011.

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Win a Top Trainers DVD set!

(This information was given to me by the sponsor in order to run this contest- I have not tried these products, so I cannot tell you about them from my own experience.  This is not a personal recommendation for this reason, but here is the product information for you    🙂   )

Each time a celebrity sheds a massive amount of weight or gives birth and miraculously regains their post baby body, most of us regard this with envy. We think, “Sure I could do that too, if I had their dream team of personal trainers.”  Personal fitness trainers are expensive and depending on the city one lives in, they can range as high as $300.00 an hour. 

Fitness trainers certainly have their benefits; they are motivational and ensure that work out regimens are varied and target different areas of the body including strength, toning and aerobic endurance. Those who cannot afford trainers or seek more privacy in the comfort of their own homes often turn to workout DVDs.  The drawback to most is that they focus on one type of exercise such as Yoga and kickboxing. Even more limiting are the celebrity DVDs that focus only on one body part!  Now you can shed pounds and tone like a Hollywood A-lister with 10 DVDs and 10 “personal trainers in a box” from HealthyFitBodies.com.
Paying for a gym or health club membership these days can take more weight off your wallet than it does off your waist. “The average gym membership costs between $40 and $50 a month, but when you add the initiation fee, you’re looking at as much as $800 a year,” says Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt, the authors of Freakonomics. They stated in The New York Times that, “People who buy annual gym memberships often overestimate how much they’ll actually use the facilities by 70%.”  With HealthyFitBodies.com you can trim the fat in your wallet and on your waist and get a year’s worth of value with a one time only purchase of $89.95. What’s even better is that you don’t have to leave your home to exercise.
The founders behind HealthyFitBodies.com have collaborated with the best trainers nationwide to provide one DVD set, offering fitness enthusiasts a dream team of personal trainers in a box.  The Top Trainers program is designed to constantly challenge you and your body.  The program uses the “blend method” offering workouts from multiple fitness disciplines. By blending all different techniques for weight loss they have created the optimal mixture of exercises to have the maximum effectiveness.
With the BLEND METHOD, you will be challenged with workouts for:
Cardio                    Buns                       Latin Dance
Thighs                    Yoga                       Plyometrics          
Core                       Ballet                      Interval Training
Abs                         Pilates                    Kickboxing
Each of the ten DVDs features a separate trainer with a specific workout routine. If you’re not in a Pilates mood and want to workout some frustration simply pop in the kickboxing DVD.  Feeling more Zen?  There’s the Yoga DVD. For those who want to spice things up, there is the Latin Dance DVD. The Top Trainers system gives people options and the opportunity to explore fitness routines they may not have tried.  Here’s a quick run down of what each of the DVDs features:
Lindsay Brin’s Shed Five Fast
Lindsay’s program gives you two different 30 minute workouts that are total body and balance toning exercises with bursts of energetic cardio.
Ellen Barrett’s Yogini
Ellen incorporates classic yoga poses subtly intensified with Pilates and body-sculpting techniques.   You get the flexibility benefits of yoga plus the firming benefits of muscle toning. If you want to blast fat, firm up and de-stress, this is an all in one workout that is perfect for you.
Angie Miller’s Core and Strength Fusion
Angie’s workout is a fresh, creative and fun total body workout. It is a challenging program that will give you the tools you need to achieve a stronger fitter you!
Jennifer Galardi’s Ballet Body
Jennifer’s workout allows you to achieve the coveted sleek, toned muscles of ballet dancers. Jennifer has created five mini workouts blending exercises from classic ballet, Pilates and yoga to deliver a workout that elongates and strengthens your entire body and it feels amazing.
Tracey Mallet’s Six Minute Quick Blast Method
Tracey’s workout includes a total body calorie blast that fuses cardio with deep toning techniques to lengthen and strengthen your entire body. It targets the core for a flat, lean belly and healthy back.
Michelle Dozois’ Your Best Body Circuit
Get ready to create your best body ever! Michelle’s workout is a complete weight and fat loss system which utilizes a powerful combination of fun and easy to follow cardio intervals and metabolism boosting exercises.
Ilaria Montagnani’s PowerStrike 5
An intense kickboxing workout filled with energy packed, exciting new drills and challenging choreographed routines.
Christi Taylor’s Mission: Possible
An exceptional step and multi-impact workout for all exercise levels. Christi’s workout will help burn calories and increase your flexibility.
Susan Tuttle’s Latin Sensation
You will love exercising to spicy Latin rhythms with Susan Tuttle’s Latin Sensation dance workout. Listen to great music as she takes you through a variety of Latin dance routines such as Salsa, Meringue, Cumbia, Cha Cha and Reggaeton.
Stephanie Vitorino’s Ultimate Body Shaper
Allows you to get in the shape that you have always wanted. This workout takes your body where no workout has gone before.
For those who have “felt the burn” with other fitness DVDs, there are no extras that need to be purchased. Top Trainers come with 5 free gifts including:
•  Fitness Guide
•  Wall Calendar
•  1 free month subscription to ediets.com
•  Resistance band
•  Yoga for weight loss DVD
With Top Trainers you can rest assured that you are getting the best fitness trainers. 
You can win this set here!
Here is how to enter.  

Mandatory entry

You must be a public follower on Google Friend Connect.
Leave me your email so I can contact you if you win.  In  your comment, please.

 Extra Entries
Leave a separate comment for each entry.

-“Like” me on Facebook -feel free to give me some comment love!  🙂  This is not mandatory, and Facebook is in no way sponsoring this giveaway. 
+2 entries

-Subscribe to Have Sippy Will Travel by email, and confirm subscription  or via RSS
+3 entries

Follow me on Twitter ( or you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
#Win a Top Trainers DVD set! http://t.co/9ASTkrt  #fitness #weightloss @HaveSippy
 
*can be done daily

Please make sure you follow first!
+2 entries

– Follow any of the Collective Media Magic Back To School event Bloggers’ sites! 

3 Princes and a Princess 2, Closer to Lucy, Have Sippy Will Travel, and The Thrifty Things.  You can Follow GFC, Twitter, or Facebook- each is worth an entry. 

– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

 -Add my button to your blog, and leave me the link so I can find it

– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)   *Can be done daily

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a non-giveaway post

– Like this post on Facebook, Stumble it, or hit G+1 button  (each is worth one entry)

OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: I am receiving no compensation for this post .  I have never tried this product.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to US shipping addresses only.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and mailing prize. Ends Aug 26, 2011.

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Nutrisystem Nation- Week 1

I am almost done with my first week of Nurtisystem, and it has been very interesting!  I have to say it is a bit hard to get used to at first- I am a carb-queen, and those are BIG no-nos on this diet!  It’s a very different way of eating.  Honestly, I was hungry sometimes, and sometimes VERY hungry.  But after day 4, it was better.  Like all things, it takes getting used to, and no change is ever really easy, is it?

So.  The food is what you get in the mail- breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a dessert daily.  This, plus you can eat veggies, fruit, some dairy and proteins.  Everything but some of the veggies are in small, weighed, or measured quantities.  This is tough at first, but will help you with portion size and control in the long run.  Remember- we didn’t get overweight because we DON’T like to eat, am I right?  LOL

I love food- so it’s good to be re-trained after all these years.  The food ranges- you are going to need to try a lot your first month to see what you like.  Breakfast has been good every day so far.  Better then I would have guessed, honestly!  Lunchtime has been rough, LOL.  Dinner has been touch and go- and desserts, again, better then I would have thought- twice, actually something I would be happy to eat while NOT dieting, LOL.

I will not lie and say its fabulous food fare- because you all know I love to cook, bake, and EAT- so, shelf stable food has it’s drawbacks in that department sometimes.  BUT- the payout?  I lost over 5 pounds so far- and it has not yet been a week!  Amazing, right?  No extreme exercise either- just what I normally do.  Fab, right?  I think it’s best to know what you are getting into before you do it- will I stay on Nutrisystem?  YOU BET!  Will I recommend it?  YOU BET!  It’s hard, and not always pleasant- but so it motherhood, and we all know that you have to take the good with the bad to get great results and be happy, right?

Two days ago I had a moment that was like- whoa!  I am actually FULL, and I feel really good!  My skin looks good, I feel more energetic…I think it’s starting to work!  It was my “aha!” moment- where I knew this would work.  Or felt confidant, anyway, LOL.

I can’t wait to tell you how it’s going and keep you updated- I’m excited.  I look better already- and more importantly- I feel better already!  Woot!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog

DISCLOSURE: I am receiving Nutrisystem products free of charge in exchange for my reviews and all opinions are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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Losing Weight- a work in progress!

I think by now most of you know that I have been working on losing weight, and becoming more healthy. I used to be a model, and now….Body By Baby! Ugh, and I don’t want him to be an excuse, becuase he is four years old now, and I still have it on. Life just gets away from us, doesn’t it? I want my body back- and I am ready and willing to work for it! I was never a girl that could eat whatever she wanted- I always had to be cafeful, eat right, and work out daily. I used to run 3-7 miles five times a week, and was a gym rat. I have no aspirations of working out that hard again- I don’t have that sort of time anymore, I’m a mom! I have kids, a job, school, this site, etc. But I want to feel comfortable in my own skin, be as healthy as I can be, and honestly? I want to look better. Yes, it’s vain. Whatever, I’ll admit it. I want to bring my sexy back! There is a dress I love, and I want to wear it again.

SO! While I have lost 26 lbs since January of this year- and slipped a bit, put 4 back on, and took 2 off again, LOL- I have almost 52 more Lbs to go before I get to my goal wieght.

I don’t need to look like a 22 year old model, but that doesn’t mean I can’t look fab, right?

I’m starting Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program this week. I am really nervous, but I am pretty good, usually, about sticking to a diet and exercise program once I am on it. I just want my body back, and with it? Some well deserved confidence. I’m freaking fabulous, so why not look it? LOL. I’ll keep you posted on the progress.

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog

Wish me luck! 🙂

Disclosure- I will be participating in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program.

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