NutriSystem Diet Week 2 Update

Week 2 is in the books for the NutriSystem Diet that I have begun. This week was just a bit harder since we had a family outing at Benihana’s Teppinyaki Restaurant to celebrate Sean’s birthday. I believe that I made very good choices for dinner but I am also sure that I ate more than would be allowed on the diet plan. I had chicken and vegetables with a salad and some stir fried rice. Both of the chicken and rice were in larger quantities than allowed and had some amount of oil in them as they were sauted on the big show grill.

I still have to frown at my Mother for my childhood eating habits. It is almost impossible for me not to clean my plate. I still hear rather loud memories of “Clean your plate! There are starving kids in China!”. As if me eating or not eating everything on my plate would have any effect on that situation. One would think, as an adult, I could get past that, but for some odd reason its still ingrained in my mind and is a very strong habit now.

Anyways, ignoring the slight quantity cheat at Benihana’s, I did quite well this second week of the diet. I dropped another 5 pounds. This is a total weight loss of 13 pounds in two weeks. That actually exceeeds my expectations. I still find this to be a quite agreeable diet plan. I dont find myself hungry except when it is meal time which is okay. I dont have any urge to snack and really am not craving any specific food. I think this is due to the long time low carb dieting I was doing where I basically didnt eat a lot of food types. Now, they are “allowed” again, so the new variety is very pleasing. Hopefully, I can still say that a few more weeks into it.

Suzanne is struggling a bit more on the NutriSystem diet than I am. She feels hungry more than I do. She is also eating more than I am as she builds herself some pretty big salads. Of course, for the most part, since I have known her, she has always eaten more than I do. She had a few cheats this week besides the Benihana’s dinner. Still, she hed level and didnt gain or lose any weight. She is trying to drop less weight (10 – 15 lbs) than I before the Celebrity Mercury cruise to Mexico in November.

Back next week with another NutriSystem diet update 😉


  1. Anne Pechuls says

    Y’all are doing great–keep up the good work!


  2. We are trying and I must admit I was not expecting good things from NutriSystem. I have never done well with rigid, controlled portion diets, but this does seem to be working – after two weeks anyways.

    Mr Papa

  3. Steve,

    Great job so far. I am doing Nutrisystem as well. I started a while back and suspended it during the move. I started again yesterday, so I have no progress to report. I am also very pleased with the plan and the food. It generally has a lot of taste, and amazingly fills me up (despite the seemingly small portions…..especially the cereal pouches)! I particularly like the rotini with meatballs. The one thing I haven’t quite figured out is how they get the “meat” to stay fresh despite being in a non-refrigerated box! Go figure…..wonders of vacuum packed. Good luck! We will have to share notes!

  4. Cool Paul! Yeah, I am amazed not to be hungry too. They have gone back to the old “canning” style for the foods as opposed to vacuum packed as I understand. There might be a fine line there.

    Let me know how it goes… Your new blog is looking good..

    Mr Papa

  5. Just found your blog and glad to have someone who isn’t a paid spokesman actually give a weekly update from a real world perspective.
    I just started the Nutrisystem plan myself on Monday so hoping for good things too.

  6. Hey Todd! Welcome! Good Luck! As I have posted, so far so good… My wife is doing it to so that probably helps.

    Let us know how it goes for you!

    Mr Papa

  7. Wonderful hearing from others. Wishing all of you the best.

  8. Wow, that’s great news! I know it’s hard not to go out to eat once in a while. I find there’s church or family events all too often that involve picnics or BBQ’s or restraunts.

    One thing I’ve found that works very well is asking the waiter when you order to go ahead and throw half in a box right away so you aren’t tempted to eat the whole thing …since it’s always several servings worth 🙂 Then you don’t over-eat plus you have another dinner to eat later in the week or share with your family.

  9. Bonnie Colp says

    I am thinking of going on the diet, I have to lose about 40 or so lbs. So far I like what I am reading here as far as good results go. I was wondering how many calories are allowed per day? It sounds like it tastes good and keeps you satisfied, and obviously works. Just looking for a little advice or a push. Thanks everyone,

  10. I havent been doing Nurtri System for a while now… I did like it while I did it… Lost about 20 pounds… food was pretty tasty… I stopped because I was having some issues with all the soy in the food…

    I really dont know about the calories… since the food is all pre-packaged, you dont really think in terms of calories… I was usually satisfied on the diet… my wife, though, had some days where she wasnt…

    Good Luck!

  11. yeah, they dont really mention it… if you have no issues with soy, I wouldnt worry about it… it wasnt very good in somethings, but most tasted fine… turns out the all the soy was giving me gas and indigestion…

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