Week 8 On Nutrisystem…Hello Bag Of Old Clothes! #NSNation #Ad

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I am LOVING the way Nutrisystem makes me feel.  The food is great, it fuels my body, and the results are starting to become very noticeable.  I’m so happy to have abandoned my clothes, and I am loving bringing out clothes that have been tucked away in my closet for a couple years.  My official weight in for the end of week 7 is a total loss of 14.2 lbs!  I’ve even had to go down a size in underwear because they just kept falling off.  I’m not one who likes change, but that’s a change I’ll gladly take.

 

I love the slimmer me, of course, but what’s even better is how I’m starting to feel.  I feel more confident, happier, healthier, and more energetic.  I feel like I am finally becoming the mom my children deserve, a healthy and active one.  I’m having a great time getting out for some fresh air and exercise with my kids, and we are actually spending more time together because of it.  There are so many great benefits of Nutrisystem and they just keep coming.  I can’t wait to check in with you all next week 🙂

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

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Week 7 On Nutrisystem…There’s No Chocolate Like ‘Diet’ Chocolate #NSNation #Ad

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Oh. My. Goodness.  The Nutrisystem life just keeps getting better and better!  My official weigh in after week 6 brings me to a total of 12 lbs lost!  I can’t believe how incredibly easy it is to lose weight following the Nutrisystem plan.  I love being able to just grab something that sounds great and eat it.  There’s no debating back and forth in my mind whether I should/shouldn’t have it, I can just simply eat what I want…guilt free!

I was a little worried when I first started the plan that the food would be bland, and there wouldn’t be many options that I liked.  Man, was I ever wrong.  I have only had 3 things I haven’t liked, and I’ve tried virtually the whole menu now so that’s not a bad record.  All of the food is tremendously amazing, and I can even have chocolate on days where I’m really craving it.  The lunch bars are usually chocolate coated and those really help save me on days where I want something sweet.  I think my favorite lunch bar is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bar.  I get to have something on the Nutrisystem plan that makes me feel like I’m splurging without spoiling all of the dedication I’ve put in thus far.

As if delicious lunches weren’t enough, I really have to say that the dessert options are totally rockin’!  My birthday was last week and I was able to have the Nutrisystem Chocolate Cupcake so I could celebrate my birthday with a delicious treat without the high amount of calories.  What an incredible way to lose weight…being full all day and still being able to have chocolate!!!

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Week 6 On Nutrisystem…There Is No Such Thing As A Small Victory!! #NSNation #Ad

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I am starting week 6 full of ambition and drive.  In the past 5 weeks I have grown to love the Nutrisystem plan, and love it more and more every day.  The food is amazingly delicious, and so simple to follow the plan.  I love how many different options there are so no matter what you’re in the mood for, you can find something on the Nutrisystem plan that completely satisfies your cravings.  The ability to have what I want has really helped me stay on track, and so far I have lost 10.6 lbs!

I had to request a slightly different present from my husband for Valentine’s Day.  Nutrisystem has worked incredibly well for me…so much so I asked my husband for a new bra and underwear for Valentine’s!  I couldn’t stand tugging my undies upwards all day long, and because my inch measurement for my bra has changed, mine was no longer fitting comfortably at all!  I have even been able to wear a pair of jeans that I haven’t worn in a few years.  I tried them on wondering how much more I needed to lose to wear them and I was completely surprised when they actually fit!!

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I have the most incredible best friend in the world.  She sees how hard I’ve been working, and bought me a FitBit Fitness Tracker for my birthday.  I can’t tell you how long I’ve been wanting one but just couldn’t budget it in yet.  The FitBit is helping me stay motivated and ready to take on more and get healthier one day at a time.  I can’t wait to check in with you all next week and see how much more progress Nutristystem has helped me achieve.

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Week 5 On Nutrisystem…Loving The Nutrisystem Plan More And More Every Day #NSNation #Ad

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Every morning when I get dressed, I’m surprised by how my clothes are changing in how they fit.  I’ve even had to move down a size in underwear because my old ones were just falling down all day long.  As if that weren’t a great enough feeling, the compliments that come along with weight loss feel pretty great too.  I’ve heard numerous times from my friends and family that I’m looking great, and I have to say I’m FEELING great too!

I hope none of my friends and family members are annoyed by how much I talk about Nutrisystem…but if I can bring up Nutrisystem in a converstaion I WILL.  I love how I’m learning to become healthier, and in turn making healthier decisions for my family.  Talk about a win win situation!  I wasn’t going to share progress pictures until the very end, but I thought maybe it would be good to SHOW you guys how well the plan is working.  I will apologize ahead of time…the before picture is pretty hard to look at.  I can’t believe how I had let myself go.  BUT I am happy to share these pictures with you guys because a picture is worth a thousand words, and the before and after week 4 photos speak volumes for the ability to lose weight while staying full all day long on the Nutrisystem plan.

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Yeap, in the past 4 weeks I have lost an incredible 9.6 lbs!!  I still have 45.4 lbs to lose to reach my ultimate goal, but I’m confident with Nutrisystem I’ll get there in no time.

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Unboxing Nutrisystem Shipment #2 #NSNation #Ad

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I received my second Nutrisystem shipment yesterday, and I couldn’t wait to unpack it all!  I ordered some of my favorites from last month as well as some new items to mix things up and see what else Nutrisystem offers that I might like.  You’ll notice there are some items that there are multiples of, and others not so much.  Keep in mind, I order my food and pick what it is that I wanted.  I am a bit of a creature of habit, as well as a picky eater so when I find something I like, I tend to stick with it and venture out of my comfort zone only slightly.

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The frozen foods are all delicious, but there are obviously more frozen dinners than any other meal.  The reasoning for this is I find the frozen dinners are more flavorful, but also because the shelf stable grab-and-go foods are just easier for a busy mom of 3 like myself.  For breakfast I ordered frozen waffles, homestyle pancakes, thick sliced french toast, and some turkey sausage egg muffins.  Frozen lunches just don’t work well for me…I live in a very rural area, and when I have to go into town I’m gone for at least a few hours.  I really rely on the shelf stable lunches to get me through.  Dinner is where I get to sit down and really enjoy my meal.  I ordered chicken bacon ranch pizza, roasted turkey medallions and mashed potatoes, sweet and sour chicken, whole wheat ricotta crepes, margherita pizza, and broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken breast.  Desserts I also prefer the shelf stable ones, but my birthday is in a couple weeks and I wanted to be able to celebrate without spoiling my diet.  I will have a cupcake in the near future, as well as one on my birthday so I can indulge while still staying on the Nutrisytem plan.

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The shelf stable foods are more abundant, but remember I’m the one who chose my foods and am VERY happy with my selections.  For breakfast I ordered biscotti bites, chocolate biscotti bites, chocolate frosted doughnuts, granola cereal, honey wheat bagels, oatmeal cranberry bites, and sweetened o’s cereal.  Lunch bars work best for me so you’ll notice quite a few of those…they really help curb sweet cravings while being easy to take on the go.  Lunch items include three cheese chicken, white cheddar mac and cheese, spicy kung pao noodles, beans and ham soup, white bean chicken chili, sweet bbq sauce with pulled style pork, fudge graham bars, chocolate chip cookie dough bars, and chocolate covered cherry bars.  Dinner is mostly pizza, but they are so delicious and if you could eat pizza almost every day, wouldn’t you??  For dinner I ordered chicken alfredo, chicken bbq & beans, italian herb flatbread pizza, sesame ginger chicken, and thick crust pizza.  Last but not least, my favorite ‘meal’ of the day…dessert.  My desserts include apple pecan bites, carrot cake, cheesecake flavored bars, chocolatey pretzel bar, coconut almond bar, dark chocolate sea salt nut bar, milk chocolate covered pretzels, nutrichocolates, sweet and salty snack mix, thin mint crisp bars, toffee crunch cookies, walnut chocolate chip cookies, and white chocolate chunk cookies.

I have to say, judging from what I’ve had so far, this shipment may be better than the last.  Keep following my journey to see what can be achieved just by following the Nutrisystem plan.

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Meet The All New Valentine’s Cupid Dog By LEGO

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LEGO has been an iconic toy since 1932, and just seems to keep getting more and more popular.  More recently, the LEGO sets have grown and flourished into the best building sets I’ve ever seen from LEGO.  As a mom of three children ages 4-12, LEGO has been in our house for a long time, and was even a favorite of mine as a kid.

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The LEGO Valentine’s Cupid Dog is the perfect Valentine’s gift for any little LEGO lover out there.  Not only is he absolutely adorable, I love how ever part of his body moves.  You can move the legs, arms, ears, head, and even his adorable little button nose spins in place.  I had a feeling he was going to be a huge hit with my daughter.

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I tried keeping the Valentine’s Cupid Dog a secret until it was built, but my curious 4 year old discovered me building it and she couldn’t wait for it to be done.  As soon as she heard those magic words, “it’s done” she was immediately off to her room to play.  She loved including one of her little dinos and guiding the new buddies through an imaginative adventure.  That’s why I love LEGO and often buy new sets for my children, they create hours of fun getting bodies moving.  That’s a nice refresher from the era we live in when thumbs move more than bodies do.

There’s no better LEGO set to give to your little one for Valentine’s day than the Cupid Dog.  He’s ready to strike your child with the arrow of imagination.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

 

 

Eli’s Mini Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake Hearts #Review and #Giveaway

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If you haven’t tried Eli’s Cheesecake yet…you’ve been missing some of the best tasting cheesecake around.  Eli’s slow bakes their cheesecakes in small batches for the best possible flavors and texture.

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With Valentine’s day just around the corner, I fell in love with the idea of trying the Mini Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake Hearts.  SO much better than a simple box of chocolates.

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The Belgian chocolate cheesecake hearts come in a box of 12, so there’s plenty to share with someone special.  They’re heart-shaped cheesecakes made with deep, rich Belgian chocolate, topped with a gianduia topping – a crunchy layer of chocolate and hazelnuts – dusted with imported cocoa.  If you can’t tell by the description…yeah…they are AMAZING!

As you all know, I am on the Nutrisystem program right now, so I was a little worried about spoiling all of my hard work.  I was pretty surprised when I read the calorie information.  The calories are still reasonable enough that I was able to split a heart in half and have that in replace of my Nutrisystem dessert.  I was able to stay in the allowable calorie range and it was so nice to indulge in a rich, delicious plate of heaven.

GIVEAWAY!!!

One lucky winner will receive their very own box of Eli’s Mini Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake Hearts.  Giveaway will begin 02/02/16 at midnight EST and will end 02/07/16 midnight EST. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. All giveaway entries will be validated. Winners are randomly selected.  Click the link below to enter:

Enter the Eli’s Cheesecake Giveaway Here!!

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***