Nutritsystem-One Year Later

Well Its been a little over a year now since I started Nutrisystem.

You can read about my whole journey here.
I reached my goal within about 5 months of being on the program. I have lost a total of 50 lbs. I do not do any excessive exercise. I just try to get at least 9k steps in each day and sometimes will resort to my hula hoop (unless dancing in the car counts).

Im still on the program and have my foods shipped to me each month. I love that advantage. I go online before the ship date, and choose all the meals I want from the menu. Its like I have my own little chef.  I do the "weekends on my own" plan. That's where they only send me enough food to eat five days a week and gives me two days off. I would like to eventually stop Nutrisystem all together but I do not trust myself right now to eat right on my own. Besides Nutrisystem is actually cheaper in the long run. A lot of foods bought at the grocery store go bad before I can get it all eat. And the healthy foods seem to be so expensive. However, I do still have to buy some veggies to eat daily as those are not included in the shipment.

My husband does not mind that I have my own food plan. We spend hardly any money for his foods at the grocery store. He eats lots of salads, nuts and other healthy choices while also cooking up nutritious suppers for himself. Sometimes I will swap out my Nutrisystem dinner if he cooks something that's fits along with my diet.

I see where people have lost over 100 lbs. on Nutrisystem. I admire those people for their dedication and hard work. The more weight you need to loose, the easier it is to loose. I needed to loose only 30 lbs., I did it in seven months. Someone who needs to loose more can do it in two to four months. Its weird. Now that im at 118 lbs., I can't seem to loose any more. My weight is staying between 118 and 120. That's ok with me.  This Summer I can get back to more outside exercise and get out of hibernation.

I will probably stay on Nutrisystem until I actually can't stand it anymore or can no longer afford it, but right now I still like all the foods and convenience. My yearly physical was great. All my tubes and pipes are working like they should and I feel good all the time. I look forward to a full summer with a slimmer body. My plan now is to firm and tone up.


  1. It takes work to stay healthy. It sounds like you're at the weight you should be. If my clothes fit, I'm happy.


  2. You are a hero of mine. Sherry and I talk about your accomplishments and beam with pride for you. I know hubby and family are proud, and most of all YOU have so much to take pride in, just for yourself.

    We admire the honesty of 'I don't trust myself yet.' I have friends who have lost 75- 150 lbs and should not have trusted themselves when they did.

    Serious weight loss is amazing to me. That mas to take some will power.
    More power to you! You Rock (as my grand kids would say)

  3. Wow, good for you! You've found a system that really works.

  4. Lisa, your success on Nutri System is encouraging to me! Actually, I love the Nutri System Frozen plan! The food is awesome! I have my favorites....and look forward to meal time! And, my Nutri System COSTCO gift cards allow me to have around 65% off (purchased $4000 worth when they were on sale)my NS food is just over $7 per vegetables and protein. Actually, I could stay on NS the frozen foods are that good. Shelf stable...not so much!, love your Blog. Thanks for taking the time to write it!

  5. Okay, I have absolutely no idea if you’re still blogging or if you can even read this. But I just started Nutrisystem a few days ago. And let me tell you it’s rough. I had a baby 6 months ago and can’t seem to get the weigh off. But this has given me so much encouragement. I know I can do it but I want to eat pizza and burgers and JUNK! I cheated! I HAD to have a slice of pizza. But I still managed to lose 2 pounds in 3 days.

    1. It’s been over 4 years now and I still love Nutrisystem. I am no longer on a “plan” but I have been able to maintain my weight loss by occasionally eating the NS foods but mostly taking what I have learned through the program to know what I should eat to stay a healthy weight. In fact I’m sipping on a nuristystem smoothie right now.
      2 lbs is 3 days is great! Just keep on following the plan and you will see the pounds fall off. The pizzas are actually one of my favorites. Oh and the muffins!!!
      Congrats on the new baby.

  6. Thanks for the update! I found your blog by googling Nutrisystem bloggers. I’m finishing week one now. Thank you for keeping your blog up! It’s still appreciated!