We often read incredible stories of people achieving incredible weight loss success, and it motivates us to make our own lives better. The story of Erin Banks was so inspiring we had to share it with the world. At 5'4" Erin topped the scales at 230 pounds. She had struggled with her weight for far too long, and the physical drag it had on her daily life was only outmatched by how much her mental health was suffering.
I'm sitting in my dorm room at college, and despite the fact that I'm in college and surrounded by people who have the same interests as me, I don't have any friends. I've been on the heavier side my whole life. I looked and felt awful.
I'm sitting there on Facebook trying to locate some of my friends so I can add them to my new account, when a friend suggestion pops up of "someone you may know." I click on their profile link and to my complete and utter horror it's my ex-husband's girlfriend, who has now been branded as his- "Beautiful New Wife," according to her main photo of them at their wedding, which apparently took place just the day before. It was obvious by the size and extravagance of their wedding that this was planned a long time in advance. We were only divorced for less than a week… you do that math.
At that moment, I felt myself emotionally hit rock bottom. I've never cried so hard in all my life. I called out of work for two days after that. I cried almost constantly the whole time.
Like many people, Erin struggled with knowing exactly where to start. That's why Nutrisystem has worked so hard to make everything simple. They deliver incredible, heat-and-eat meals right to your door so that all you have to do is stick to the program to lose the weight.
With 150+ delicious food options, you'll be shocked by the menu's quality and variety (Erin loves the savory Thick Crust Pizza and the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich). Unlike other programs, you can diet without giving up your favorite foods, which makes staying on the path to weight loss a lot easier.
Their goal is to simplify the complicated dieting process. They provide a 4-week shipment of food from their extensive menu of perfectly portioned meals. This means customers don't have to worry about tracking points like they do on other diets. Instead of attending weekly accountability meetings, they have a team of nutritionists and counselors available when you need them. Their meals contain the right amount of fat, lean protein, fiber, and good carbs. And everything on the menu takes less than five minutes to cook, which means having a healthy breakfast is as easy as grabbing a snack bar or muffin on the way out the door.
You won't have to live in the gym, because
Nutrisystem recommends just a few short exercises per week to keep you on track. They also have a team of counselors on call when you need them to help keep you on track and moving toward your weight loss goal. Erin gave them a try and her results were life changing.
After being on the program for about 2.5 weeks, I woke up and just laid there expecting it to take me the usual 10 minutes to get out of bed. I took a deep breath and noticed something different. My back didn't hurt. Neither did my legs. For the first time in a long time. I immediately walked to my mirror and looked at what I saw. I had, apparently out of nowhere, lost about 12 pounds.* It was noticeable.
After a few more months on the program, the results were absolutely astounding. Erin lost over 100 pounds* and completely changed her life!
When I first started the program, I couldn't do more than walk a half a mile… slowly. Now, I can sprint on the elliptical, I can lift heavy weights, hike, bike, kayak, etc. I couldn't do ANY of those things. I have a better-than-normal life. I look healthy and fit! I have muscle definition and instead of people asking me how I can even do my job or how I got so heavy, people ask me what my workout routine is and if I have any fitness pointers! I feel like a million bucks and when I look in the mirror, I know I'm sexy! I turn heads for the right reasons and EVERYONE deserves that in life!
My name is Erin Banks, I'm 31 years old and I've lost 110 pounds on Nutrisystem.* Looking at my before and after pictures, I can't believe that was me.
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*Real Success Story. Weight lost on prior program. Expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.
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