Week 1 on Nutrisystem #NSNation

We received the program courtesy of Nutrisystem. All opinions are our own.


As I mentioned last week, Kaytlin and I started the Nutrisystem program.

I jumped head first into the Fast 5 last Tuesday. This program is basically engineered to give your weight loss a jump start.

The Fast 5 consists of a Nutrisystem entrée for breakfast, a shake for snack, an entrée for lunch, a shake for afternoon snack and an entrée for dinner. You can eat as many non-starchy vegetables as you desire at any time during the day.

At first you are probably thinking I was eating allllllll day long. Let me show you samples of my entrees.


Because I hadn’t done my research for this portion of the program, I had ordered food that looked good thinking I was going to be adding some of my own food to the meal (the regular program does this).

So, my week went like this:

* After coming home from a 4 night cruise I was happy to have only added .5 pounds to my beginning weight. Being away for an extended period of time I had quite a bit of computer work to catch up on, so after I got the kids off to school I was basically on my hiney for the day for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Those three days were fairly easy for me… no expended energy (other than brain energy) and I ate my weight in carrots and celery.

* Friday I was fairly busy but lounged around quite a bit with my family. I was hungry off and on, but I was holding my own okay. I just keep thinking only a few more days.

* Saturday hit and I was a starving maniac. Seriously, I thought I was going to chew my hands off. I stepped on the scale to see that I had lost a tad over 9 pounds in five days. Thinking this is probably not the expected outcome I emailed my counselor who agreed that it was time for me to start the regular program.

* Sunday… I COULD EAT! (insert Hallelujah Chorus here)

Sunday was a fabulous day for me. I had my chocolate muffin breakfast entrée, a scrambled egg, some sauteed vegetables and a piece of toast for breakfast. I felt like a stuffed turkey. Make that a happy stuffed turkey.

The regular program has you eating their entrée three times a day combined with a Smartcarb (basically a fruit or bread item) and a Powerfuel (basically a protein item) from their list of suggestions. Twice during the day you eat a snack of a Smartcarb and a Powerfuel, ending your day with a Nutrisystem dessert.

I weighed in with a total loss of 10 pounds even and I have a fresh look (and appreciation) for the coming week.

week 1 – 10 pounds


Kaytlin had a different experience. She is a busy college student coming head long into finals. Here is a quick quote from her:

Here’s how my week went down on Nutrisystem…

First off…this was probably my most stressful week of college ever. I had a big paper mache project and a 52 print project both due, and I literally felt like it was impossible to finish both of them in time.

I spent every waking moment at school from 8am to AT LEAST 6 or 7 at night. One night I even got home at 9pm.

That being said, I stuck to the plan as much as possible. If anything, I had a hard time getting all my food in because I was so busy at school.

I brought food with me so I could take breaks, but I was so caught up in my project that I worked straight through. One day I had a salad before leaving for school and when I got home I had another salad, and then I worked more on homework until around 2am when I FINALLY ate a pizza (a NS entrée) and went to bed.

We had a get together at the house Friday evening and I’d say I was a good girl. I ate my granola bar and a banana and went to school while my roommate set up for the party. When I came home I had my salad but skipped my lunch bar just in case I munched too much at the party. I bought stuff for a veggie tray so I could stay away from the sugary stuff…though I did have one brownie and a small piece of cake… but I skipped my desert that night. I also had one glass of wine.

Overall, I am loving this frozen food. I haven’t tried everything I’ve ordered yet, because I’ve repeated some of the same meals. The only thing I haven’t liked is the chocolate chip granola bars since the recipe has changed since we were on the program last.

Kaytlin weighed in with a 2.8 pound loss even after all that stress!

week 1 – 2.8 pounds


Week 2 here we come!


  1. Sarah L says

    Good for both of you! Keep up the good work.

  2. So great for you guys! It was funny how it hit me too that I was starving!

  3. Hey, you both had losses which is awesome! Way to go!

  4. What a great start for you both! I really like how you were able to contact your Nutrisystem counselor to ask questions.

  5. shelly peterson says

    Sounds like things are going great for the both of you. congrats on the weight loss! Keep up the great work!

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