“I feel more confident in everyday life.”Article posted in: Success Stories - Women
Samantha Downing’s inspirational weight loss journey has been sprinkled with challenges and even heartache along the way. It all began in January 2015, when Samantha initially lost some weight on Nutrisystem. But after experiencing some difficulties in her personal life, she turned to food for comfort. By the next year, she barely recognized herself in photographs and knew she had to do something to take back control of her health—and her life.
Here is Samantha’s inspirational weight loss story:
Samantha says she can remember thinking “there’s no way that is me,” when she saw herself in a photograph. It was a defining moment. It was almost surreal how much weight had piled on without her even realizing it. She knew that she loved Nutrisystem before—and that it had worked—so in January 2017, she started once again.
Now, 37 pounds lighter*, Samantha says she is full of energy and confidence. In fact, she smiles when she sees herself in photos. And she’s even training for a marathon—something she never could have imagined doing before.
While there are a lot of things she likes about Nutrisystem, Samantha says her favorite aspect is the convenience. Nutrisystem takes the guesswork out of figuring out what to eat and Samantha says it is easy to fit into her busy life.
“Nutrisystem makes food prep so easy,” she says. “I roast veggies every few days and can grab them before leaving for work along with my Nutrisystem foods. It makes the mornings so much easier.”
Samantha says her favorite roasted vegetables are green beans, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and peppers. She also loves salads and will have a salad with low-calorie dressing almost every day.
Though Samantha has faced a lot of hardship, she says that Nutrisystem has restored some joy in her life. Her favorite memory was reaching her first goal weight without any trouble, and then being able to change her goal weight to one she never thought she’d be again!
“I feel more confident in everyday life,” Samantha says. “I am also able to run further and longer than I thought I would ever be able to. It’s the best decision that I have made in a long time. It has completely changed my life.”
Samantha says that she feels confident she is healthier than ever before. She says she has Nutrisystem to thank for that. She recently joined a gym and says that she tells everyone Nutrisystem was the key to her weight loss success, encouraging them that they can do it, too!
*Real Success Story. Weight lost on prior program. Expect to lose an avg 1-2 lbs per week.