This week, I lost 2.4 pounds for a total weight loss of 26.2 pounds! It was a big week. Not only did I log a record weight loss, but I went for my first run in years. It feels good to be back! I ran for 37 minutes straight and cannot wait to do it again.
Those of you who have followed my journey know that my father and I inspired each other to try Nutrisystem. I wanted to share an update on his journey this week. He also in his 15th week of the program and, like me, has no plans to stop.
Dad (or Dad-o as I affectionally call him) has lost over 30 pounds from just before starting the program and down 28 since his initial weigh in. Both Dad and I tend to have a couple days where our weight stabilizes, but we have found eventually we get a breakthrough. Yesterday, he set a new low after being on a plateau for 6 days (must be a quirk of the way our bodies loose weight). He also recorded his measurements yesterday and this is impressive! Since starting waist is -4”, chest is -2”, hips are -4” and thigh is -2” – WOAH!
A note about Dad – he’s always been athletic and congnizant of his weight. For years, he has weighed daily and recorded in an excel spreadsheet. He reports: “It has been 8 ½ years since my weight was this low. The combination of the Program and how it has motivated me to exercise more consistently has resulted in a weekly weight loss for every one of the 15 weeks on the program with weekly declines of 0.7 to 2.8 pounds.” Guys… that includes Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Dad also inspires me with his grocery list – he eats an apple and banana every day with a lot of tomatoes and fresh or steamed vegetables mixed in. Frank’s Hot Sauce and Newman’s Own Lite dressings provide plenty of pep to the meals.
What Dad told me last weekend really is what hit home though. Those aches after a long car ride? Gone. He exercises or heads out to our farm every single day. He comments “the program provides just the right level of discipline and motivation to get me going every day without the dread I felt about exercise on occasion before [Nutrisystem].” You can obviously see why he inspires me. Way to go Dad! Cheers!
Check out last week’s Nutrisystem post here.
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