Nutrisystem Update & My Personal Challenges #NSNation

Hello! I am back! Did you miss me? This was week 24  for me on the Nutrisystem plan. I skipped last week’s weigh in and I want to tell you why. I think it is important that you know the ups and downs of MY journey in order to  help YOU on your journey.

So many things in your body change when you start losing weight. It is so important that you work with your physician especially  if you have any health issues. They are almost certain to agree that if you are over weight then you should lose weight. However you need to work with your doctor because some things may be changing as you lose the weight. 

My doctor and I talked before I started Nutrisystem. I explained the program to him and he agreed that it was a great idea. My only health issue  was that I have had thyroid problems for my whole life. But it had been stable for over 15 months and I felt great! Well after that first 20 pounds I started noticing changes in me. I realized something was not right. I saw my doctor and he did blood work. Since I had lost weight my thyroid levels had changed. So we started working on my medicines.  The thyroid controls so many things! Emotions, weight, energy, and more!  My thyroid has always had a direct impact on my mood. I suffer from depression and also have that treated with medication. So when my thyroid went wacky so did my other chemicals and as a result I was battling depression again!  This is very personal for me but I hope in some way this helps someone else out there! We are still working to get my medicines and levels stable. And we realize that they may continue to change as I lose weight. This is very hard but only temporary!

Even with all of this struggle we both agree that the weight loss is in my best interest and I NEED TO CONTINUE!It has been hard to stay committed during the weeks of feeling so bad. But I am trying!

Thank you for letting me share my story. Please note this is MY story and does not happen to everyone. I just want to share this with you to show how your weight directly effects so many health issues! If you have ANY issues you should definitely work with your dr closely.All of these issues can be worked through!

And lastly I want to add that Nutrisystem is focused on your health. And when I told my Dr what I eat he was VERY impressed. NS does not starve you or encourage you to count calories! It is all about servings and portions. And fruits and veggies are VERY important. And… IT WORKS!

Here is my weekly weigh in….

I am back at 160.6. So I am up a little but that is ok.

Be sure you check out my video on a typical day on Nutrisystem. This will give you a good idea of the foods I eat to help lose weight. Also I have a video on the Nutrisystem app that you can check out here.


Starting Weight

Week 24
Your support is very important!Thank you for joining me on this scary yet exciting journey!Please also support my friends as they also share their Nutrisystem Experience and join me on this mission to LOSE!
Heather at Our Kids mom
Melissa at Sippy Cup Mom
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**All products have been provided to me free of charge as a selected blogger of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. All opinions are 100% mine and no monetary compensation was given for my opinion.**
  • Good for you for keeping track of things and working with your doctor, Heather, that’s the most important thing. I still think you are doing absolutely amazing! That’s nearly 30 pounds gone that is so much healthier!

  • Thank you for being so honest Heather. Hopefully it will help someone else going through the same thing! I have everything crossed that they find the correct level of meds for you soon. My mom had her thyroid removed and it took them forever to find the correct level… I’m sure they will find your levels quickly :O). Hang in there sweety! This too shall pass ;O)

  • I am so proud of you Heather! You are showing how to do it the correct way! You are amazing!

  • Jo

    Gosh Heather, you’re really doing such a fantastic job. For so many people losing weight is just about numbers. You’re showing that it’s about everything in your life, and needing to change your medicine because you’re getting healthier all round is the best reason to need to change them you could possibly have! You are a WINNER!

  • I’m so proud of you for realizing that your body was sending signals and more importantly- LISTENING to them! We women are always so busy trying to be superheros and don’t always do that. You are such an inspiration to me. <3