I just completed an online chat and a live discussion with a counselor and they confirmed that in approx 2 months we will ALL be on the success program which will include: shakes, breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. I have absolutely NO interest in drinking my calories every morning and there is currently NO choice but to receive these shakes.
For me, Nutrisystem has been a game changer and after many years of poor eating habits and constant dieting this was the first time I have the proper relationship with food and experienced the success of getting my weight under control. I am extremely disappointed that this change is being forced on many of us who have integrated NS into our way of life.
Of course the other component of success for me has been reading the discussion boards which have been and will continue to be a wonderful resource.
Use what you have learned and you can continue with the good habits going forward. When God closes a door many times He opens a window. Fly out the window and capture the stars.
I lost 105 pounds on NutriSystem between Feb 2006 and Sept 2007. By continuing to follow the program in maintenance and ordering every few months, continuously, I have been able to remain UNDER goal for well over 6 years. Check out my page for my NutriSystem story. Good luck on YOUR journey!
Secret to Success: Willpower isn't required, but WANTpower is the key. WANT to be thin and healthy more than anything else in the whole, wide world.
Why make that decision tonight, cablvr, the first day of the rollout?
Aren't you reading the boards - the Mods are saying they'll take our comments about the program/shakes into account. They took away the PM function on the BB once, and after an outcry it came back.
Why don't you just wait til March and see what happens?
You aren't the only one; why are people so quick to toss the program out the window? Even if you don't like the changes and you must go to Success in March, why not try it for a month? Why not exercise a little more flexibility?
Pam I love what you wrote!!
At the moment, I am planning to stay until the change is forced, and I hope I have lost enough weight by then to move on if things don't improve. The reason I chose this program is because it was real food. I wanted to learn how to eat properly - portions, veg & dairy we provide ourselves and a balanced meal we didn't actually have to cook ourselves for convenience. From my point of view, forced protein shakes is more than a step in the wrong direction.
I am also appalled at the way they have completely ignored their current customers. There is no explanation how the new program works, why it is better, what the transition plan is, except for new food teasers like we are infants. Everything is being learned through rumours. Its like they have invested in attracting new people, and really don't care how we are left to fend for ourselves.
I've actually felt a little physical discomfort in the thought of having to say goodbye to NS.... I can't afford a price increase....especially to get 28 servings a month of something I won't eat.
Hopefully they'll keep the Advance menu intact with Success as another choice for new members or members who see the change fitting their lifestyle better.
We're just a small portion of actual NS customers--can you imagine the outcry when all the others find out what they HAVE to swallow?
If we are on 28 day with autoship and get a new shipment will the new shakes be in there or do we have to call to change the plan?
I honestly wouldn't mind the forced change... as long as it didn't come with a price increase! :/
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Mini Goal to get to 168 (1lb less than what I weighed when I gave birth to my son)
Mini Goal to get to 185 lbs (halfway mark)! Met on 10/18/11 YAY and one lb past.
Mini Goal to get under 200lbs met on 7/12/2011 at weight of 198