My FIrst Compliment Since Starting Nutrisystem

“In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.” ~Anthony D’Angelo


As I finish up week four on Nutrisystem I must admit I have been hard on myself. I feel I should have lost more weight by now and yet I haven’t. This is usually the point in my weight loss I Start to get discourage by not seeing more results. I know it sounds crazy because any loss is a good thing but I start reading other people’s journeys and I start comparing myself to others and wonder what I do wrong. 




It’s that little voice that keeps poking and sending negative thoughts. The funny thing is that it was during one of my self-pity sessions that my son gave me an unsuspecting compliment that made me think it’s time to start changing the voices in my head from negative to positive. 

You see since son was older enough to understand words I have always told him to be who he is. To not listen to others tell him he can’t do something. I always encourage him to do what feels right to him and to alway go after want he wants even if he fails a hundred times he only need to succeed once to make his dreams come true. I also am always telling himself to not compare himself to others to be happy in his once skin. 


So of course what does my son do he turns my words back on me and tells me the same thing. The thing is he is right . I need to stop comparing myself and my weight loss to others and just do what’s right for me even if that means I go at a snail pace to lose weight. Then that little booger goes and give me one of those rare teenager hugs and tells me big or small I am the best mom he could ask for. 

Yep I melted right there and it gave me the boost I needed to stick with it this tie and not give in or give up. SO now for the hard part the numbers and because this is week 4 I will also be checking in on my inches. 


Beginning Weight: 195

week 1: 190

week 2: 188

week 3: 187

week 4: 186

Total Loss: -9

Inches / Beginning / Week 4

Waist / 40  / 38

Hips / 51  / 49

Thigh / 28  / 28

Total Inches Lost: -4


Yep it’s official I’m down another 1 pound for a total of 9 pounds lost so far. I am pretty excited the program is definitely working and I am definitely learning a lot about my eating habits. If you would like to join Nutrisystem or would just like more information I am leaving you with some helpful links below so you can do your own research. 

See you next week when we check in again with the scale and remember all great journeys begin with the first step. 


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Rebecca is a boy mom, traveler, Disney addict, chocolate lover, and tea drinker. She lives in Florida and enjoys good food, good music, and a great book. Her goal in life is to live in the moment and to always be open to new things.


  1. We are our own worst critics. Sometimes it takes the people who love us most to remind us we are beautiful. Even when we are the only people who think we are not 🙂 Congrats on your progress so far!

  2. Well if you want to compare yourself to others – that is the exact same amount of weight I have lost so far… And I think we are doing great – congratulations!

  3. Awe. Kids have a way of making everything all better. It sounds like you have a very loving and compassionate son. Best of luck with your diet.

  4. Congrats Rebecca! I love 60lbs on Weight Watchers about 15 years ago and have kept most of it off, just relosing about 15-20 lbs.. and back on WW again. It’s harder as we age, but not impossible. Great job, make yourself accountable, get a support group and glad your family encourages you too! You’ve got this!

  5. 9 lbs is an awesome start and think of all the good healthy habits you are forming, plus you’re obviously unintentionally forming your son too through this process. Way to go girl! – Katy

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