Nutrisystem: Week 12 Update

It’s always been my nature to take care of other people better than I take care of myself. While I pride myself on selflessness, unfortunately it doesn’t leave much left for me at the end of the day. I can’t remember where I read it, but there’s a great quote somewhere that reminds me that I have to take care of myself first—just like if I were traveling by plane and there was a drop in cabin pressure. When the oxygen mask falls out from overhead, you have to put yours on first, before you attempt to help someone else with theirs.

I feel like, with Nutrisystem, I’m finally putting myself first. And for the first time, I’m able to quell the voices that have been stuck in my head of all the people who called me cruel things, and all the people who treated me like a second-class citizen because they were so judgemental of my obesity. I don’t mean to negate my weight loss to date, but I can’t even express to you in words how AMAZING it feels to free myself from that negativity a little more every day. YES!!! Being on Nutrisystem has given me the strength to get to this point.

In the past week, I’ve lost an additional 4.5 pounds, for a total weight loss of 28 pounds in 12 weeks. I’m really working it to get the maximum out of each day! And even better, I’m finally taking care of myself.

See last week’s Nutrisystem update here.

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Disclosure: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem has provided me with complimentary meals in exchange for my honest thoughts on the Nutrisystem plan. The opinions expressed in my posts are strictly my own. No other compensation is being given.
  • jbrobeck

    Holy cow girl, you’re on fire! I don’t know how you are dropping so much every week, but keep it up! I just hit 20lbs this morning! *does happy dance*

  • Amber

    Congratulations, Jessika! Keep up the amazing work :) We’re doing it!

  • Amber

    Thank you SO much! Everyone’s encouragement is keeping me going :)

  • Lindsay

    What an awesome week!!! I am so excited for you!

  • BlushAnd Barbells

    You’re doing great! Congratulations!

  • Amber

    Thank you :) I apppreciate your encouragement!

  • Amber

    Thank you! It feels really good :)

  • Kristen / Glambunctious

    YAY! Good for you, Amber! Screw those idiots who chose to see you as anything other than the caring, nurturing GEM that you are! I’ve never even met you and I can tell you’re a giving caretaker – just from online interactions. You’re a doll and I’m so glad you’re getting to a point where you can forget some of the negativity you’ve been on the receiving end of. Go you!! Love the oxygen mask analogy – so true.

  • Amber

    Thank you, Kristen! Thank means SO much to me! xoxo

  • Gloria Yang

    So so so so so happy because YOU’RE happy and feeling great! YOU GO GLEN COCO!

  • Gloria Yang

    Kristen – I’ve had the opportunity to meet Amber in person on a few occasions and you’re spot on. She is exactly how you imagine her to be. I adore her to death!

  • Amber

    Aww! Gloria! xoxo

  • Amber

    Hahaha! Thanks for your support, doll! xo