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I know that the Medifast forum is full of people who take the food and turn them into something else eg some today who doesn't like the chocolate shakes says that they make good brownies but I do not want to pretend this is "cooking" or "real food". I finally quit my gym membership after 4 months. My favorite part of the program was not having choose what to eat for every meal. Nutrisystem Turbo 13 Review. I went to Weight Watchers in , when I finally got that "Aha! It's a great support group.
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He continued his winning streak in the —74 competitions. After the Mr. Olympia contest, Schwarzenegger announced his retirement from professional bodybuilding.
Months before the Mr. Olympia contest, filmmakers George Butler and Robert Fiore persuaded Schwarzenegger to compete, in order to film his training in the bodybuilding documentary called Pumping Iron. Schwarzenegger had only three months to prepare for the competition, after losing significant weight to appear in the film Stay Hungry with Jeff Bridges.
Lou Ferrigno proved not to be a threat, and a lighter-than-usual Schwarzenegger convincingly won the Mr. Schwarzenegger came out of retirement, however, to compete in the Mr. Olympia contest one last time. He kept this plan a secret in the event that a training accident would prevent his entry and cause him to lose face. Schwarzenegger had been hired to provide color commentary for network television when he announced at the eleventh hour that, while he was there, "Why not compete?
Having being declared Mr. Olympia for a seventh time, Schwarzenegger then officially retired from competition. Schwarzenegger has admitted to using performance-enhancing anabolic steroids while they were legal, writing in that "steroids were helpful to me in maintaining muscle size while on a strict diet in preparation for a contest.
I did not use them for muscle growth, but rather for muscle maintenance when cutting up. In , Schwarzenegger sued Dr. Willi Heepe, a German doctor who publicly predicted his early death on the basis of a link between his steroid use and his later heart problems.
Schwarzenegger wanted to move from bodybuilding into acting, finally achieving it when he was chosen to play the role of Hercules in 's Hercules in New York. Credited under the stage name "Arnold Strong", his accent in the film was so thick that his lines were dubbed after production.
Schwarzenegger has discussed his early struggles in developing his acting career: You name it, and they told me I had to change it. Basically, everywhere I turned, I was told that I had no chance. Schwarzenegger drew attention and boosted his profile in the bodybuilding film Pumping Iron ,   elements of which were dramatized; in , he purchased the rights to the film, its outtakes, and associated still photography. Schwarzenegger auditioned for the title role of The Incredible Hulk , but did not win the role because of his height.
Later, Lou Ferrigno got the part of Dr. David Banner's alter ego. In , he starred in a biographical film of the s actress Jayne Mansfield as Mansfield's husband, Mickey Hargitay. Schwarzenegger's breakthrough film was the sword-and-sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian in , which was a box-office hit.
In , he made his first appearance as the eponymous character, and what some would say was his acting career's signature role, in James Cameron 's science fiction thriller film The Terminator. During the s, audiences had an appetite for action films, with both Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone becoming international stars. Twins , a comedy with Danny DeVito , also proved successful. A science fiction script, the film was based on the Philip K.
Kindergarten Cop reunited him with director Ivan Reitman , who directed him in Twins. Schwarzenegger had a brief foray into directing, first with a episode of the TV series Tales from the Crypt , entitled " The Switch ",  and then with the telemovie Christmas in Connecticut.
Schwarzenegger's commercial peak was his return as the title character in 's Terminator 2: Judgment Day , which was the highest-grossing film of His next film, the comedy drama True Lies , was a popular spy film and saw Schwarzenegger reunited with James Cameron.
That same year, the comedy Junior was released, the last of Schwarzenegger's three collaborations with Ivan Reitman and again co-starring Danny DeVito. This was his final film before taking time to recuperate from a back injury. He returned with the supernatural thriller End of Days , later followed by the action films The 6th Day and Collateral Damage , both of which failed to do well at the box office.
In , he made his third appearance as the title character in Terminator 3: Schwarzenegger reportedly said he was flattered, but thought the money would be better spent on social projects and the Special Olympics. His film appearances after becoming Governor of California included a three-second cameo appearance in The Rundown , and the remake of Around the World in 80 Days. He had been rumored to be appearing in Terminator Salvation as the original T; he denied his involvement,  but he ultimately did appear briefly via his image being inserted into the movie from stock footage of the first Terminator movie.
In January , just weeks after leaving office in California, Schwarzenegger announced that he was reading several new scripts for future films, one of them being the World War II action drama With Wings as Eagles , written by Randall Wallace , based on a true story. Schwarzenegger inspired the character and co-developed it with Stan Lee , who would have produced the series. Schwarzenegger would have voiced the Governator. On May 20, , Schwarzenegger's entertainment counsel announced that all movie projects currently in development were being halted: He starred in Sabotage , released in March , and appeared in The Expendables 3 , released in August He starred in the fifth Terminator movie Terminator Genisys in  and would reprise his role as Conan the Barbarian in The Legend of Conan ,   later renamed Conan the Conqueror.
The story of the film was supposed to be set 30 years after the first, with some inspiration from Clint Eastwood 's Unforgiven. In August , his filming of action-comedy Why We're Killing Gunther was temporarily interrupted by bank robbers near filming location in Surrey, British Columbia. On February 6, , Amazon Studios announced they were working with Schwarzenegger to develop a new series entitled Outrider in which he will star and executive produce.
The western-drama set in the Oklahoma Indian Territory in the late s will follow a deputy portrayed by Schwarzenegger who is tasked with apprehending a legendary outlaw in the wilderness but is forced to partner with a ruthless Federal Marshal to make sure justice is properly served. The series will also mark as Schwarzenegger's first major scripted TV role. Schwarzenegger will return in a Terminator movie on July 26, It is another cooperation with Cameron, who directed him previously in Terminator, Terminator 2 and True Lies.
The film is planned as a direct sequel to Terminator 2 and disregards the storyline established with Terminator 3, Terminator Salvation and Terminator Genisys. In the show, he used the phrases "you're terminated" and "get to the choppa," which are quotes from some of his famous roles The Terminator and Predator , respectively , when firing the contestants. In March , following repeated criticisms from Trump, Schwarzenegger announced that he would not return for another season on the show.
Schwarzenegger has been a registered Republican for many years. When he was an actor, his political views were always well known as they contrasted with those of many other prominent Hollywood stars, who are generally considered to be a liberal and Democratic -leaning community. At the Republican National Convention , Schwarzenegger gave a speech and explained he was a Republican because the Democrats of the s sounded too much like Austrian socialists.
I finally arrived here in What a special day it was. I remember I arrived here with empty pockets but full of dreams, full of determination, full of desire. The presidential campaign was in full swing. I remember watching the Nixon — Humphrey presidential race on TV. A friend of mine who spoke German and English translated for me. I heard Humphrey saying things that sounded like socialism, which I had just left. But then I heard Nixon speak. He was talking about free enterprise, getting the government off your back, lowering the taxes and strengthening the military.
Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air. I said to my friend, I said, "What party is he? In , Schwarzenegger appeared in " Stop the Madness ", an anti-drug music video sponsored by the Reagan administration.
He first came to wide public notice as a Republican during the presidential election , accompanying then-Vice President George H. Bush at a campaign rally. Schwarzenegger's first political appointment was as chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports , on which he served from to Bush , who dubbed him " Conan the Republican". Between and , Schwarzenegger was a Red Cross ambassador a ceremonial role fulfilled by celebrities , recording several television and radio public service announcements to donate blood.
In an interview with Talk magazine in late , Schwarzenegger was asked if he thought of running for office. He replied, "I think about it many times. The possibility is there because I feel it inside. Why would I go away from that and jump into something else? Arnold Schwarzenegger is a moderate Republican. Schwarzenegger announced his candidacy in the California recall election for Governor of California on the August 6, , episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
His candidacy immediately became national and international news, with media outlets dubbing him the "Governator" referring to The Terminator movies, see above and " The Running Man " the name of another one of his films , and calling the recall election " Total Recall " yet another movie starring Schwarzenegger.
Schwarzenegger declined to participate in several debates with other recall replacement candidates, and appeared in only one debate on September 24, On October 7, , the recall election resulted in Governor Gray Davis being removed from office with Schwarzenegger was elected Governor of California under the second question on the ballot with In total, Schwarzenegger won the election by about 1.
Under the regulations of the California Constitution , no runoff election was required. Schwarzenegger was entrenched in what he considered to be his mandate in cleaning up gridlock.
Building on a catchphrase from the sketch " Hans and Franz " from Saturday Night Live which partly parodied his bodybuilding career , Schwarzenegger called the Democratic State politicians " girlie men ". Schwarzenegger's early victories included repealing an unpopular increase in the vehicle registration fee as well as preventing driver's licenses being given out to illegal immigrants, but later he began to feel the backlash when powerful state unions began to oppose his various initiatives.
Key among his reckoning with political realities was a special election he called in November , in which four ballot measures he sponsored were defeated. Schwarzenegger accepted personal responsibility for the defeats and vowed to continue to seek consensus for the people of California. Supreme Court later found the public employee unions' use of compulsory fundraising during the campaign had been illegal in Knox v.
Service Employees International Union, Local Schwarzenegger, against the advice of fellow Republican strategists, appointed a Democrat, Susan Kennedy, as his Chief of Staff. He gradually moved towards a more politically moderate position, determined to build a winning legacy with only a short time to go until the next gubernatorial election.
Schwarzenegger ran for re-election against Democrat Phil Angelides , the California State Treasurer , in the elections , held on November 7, Despite a poor year nationally for the Republican party, Schwarzenegger won re-election with I would say center-left".
Some speculated that Schwarzenegger might run for the United States Senate in , as his governorship would be term-limited by that time. Such rumors turned out to be false. Wendy Leigh, who wrote an unofficial biography on Schwarzenegger, claims he plotted his political rise from an early age using the movie business and bodybuilding as the means to escape a depressing home.
You get together with them and you hear about policy, about reaching out to help people. I was exposed to the idea of being a public servant and Eunice and Sargent Shriver became my heroes. Kennedy , and mother-in-law to Schwarzenegger; Sargent Shriver is husband to Eunice and father-in-law to Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger cannot run for president as he is not a natural-born citizen of the United States. Being Austrian and thus European, he was able to win the European Voice campaigner of the year award for taking action against climate change with the California Global Warming Solutions Act of and plans to introduce an emissions trading scheme with other US states and possibly with the EU.
Schwarzenegger's endorsement in the Republican primary of the U. Giuliani dropped out of the presidential race on January 30, , largely because of a poor showing in Florida, and endorsed McCain.
The following day, he endorsed McCain, joking, "It's Rudy's fault! Schwarzenegger's endorsement was thought to be a boost for Senator McCain's campaign; both spoke about their concerns for the environment and economy.
In its April report, Progressive ethics watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Schwarzenegger one of 11 "worst governors" in the United States because of various ethics issues throughout Schwarzenegger's term as governor. Governor Schwarzenegger played a significant role in opposing Proposition 66 , a proposed amendment of the Californian Three Strikes Law , in November This amendment would have required the third felony to be either violent or serious to mandate a years-to-life sentence.
In the last week before the ballot, Schwarzenegger launched an intensive campaign  against Proposition They learned about it in a call from a reporter. The Santos family, along with the San Diego district attorney, sued to stop the commutation, claiming that it violated Marsy's Law.
In September , Sacramento County superior court judge Lloyd Connelly stated, "Based on the evidentiary records before this court involving this case, there was an abuse of discretion This was a distasteful commutation. It was repugnant to the bulk of the citizenry of this state.
During his initial campaign for governor, allegations of sexual and personal misconduct were raised against Schwarzenegger, dubbed "Gropegate". Three of the women claimed he had grabbed their breasts, a fourth said he placed his hand under her skirt on her buttock. A fifth woman claimed Schwarzenegger tried to take off her bathing suit in a hotel elevator, and the last said he pulled her onto his lap and asked her about a sex act. Schwarzenegger admitted that he has "behaved badly sometimes" and apologized, but also stated that "a lot of [what] you see in the stories is not true".
This came after an interview in adult magazine Oui from surfaced, in which Schwarzenegger discussed attending sexual orgies and using substances such as marijuana. Olympia in the documentary film Pumping Iron. My drug was pumping iron, trust me. British television personality Anna Richardson settled a libel lawsuit in August against Schwarzenegger, his top aide, Sean Walsh, and his publicist, Sheryl Main. Schwarzenegger became a naturalized U. His request was granted, and he retained his Austrian citizenship.
Pilz argued that Schwarzenegger caused damage to Austria's reputation in the international community because Austria abolished the death penalty in Pilz based his argument on Article 33 of the Austrian Citizenship Act, which states: Schwarzenegger explained his actions by pointing out that his only duty as Governor of California with respect to the death penalty was to correct an error by the justice system by pardon or clemency if such an error had occurred. On September 27, , Schwarzenegger signed the Global Warming Solutions Act of , creating the nation's first cap on greenhouse gas emissions.
The law set new regulations on the amount of emissions utilities, refineries, and manufacturing plants are allowed to release into the atmosphere. Schwarzenegger also signed a second global warming bill that prohibits large utilities and corporations in California from making long-term contracts with suppliers who do not meet the state's greenhouse gas emission standards. The two bills are part of a plan to reduce California's emissions by 25 percent to s levels by In , Schwarzenegger issued an executive order calling to reduce greenhouse gases to 80 percent below levels by Schwarzenegger signed another executive order on October 17, , allowing California to work with the Northeast's Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
They plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by issuing a limited amount of carbon credits to each power plant in participating states. Any power plants that exceed emissions for the number of carbon credits will have to purchase more credits to cover the difference. The plan took effect in Schwarzenegger has adapted one of his Hummers to run on hydrogen and another to run on biofuels.
He has also installed solar panels to heat his home. In , Schwarzenegger founded the R20 Regions of Climate Action to develop a sustainable, low carbon economy.
The Equal Opportunity to Govern Amendment in was widely accredited as the "Amend for Arnold" bill, which would have removed language from the U. Constitution prohibiting his run, having been born in Austria.
In , the "Amend for Arnold" campaign was launched, featuring a website and TV advertising promotion. In October , the New York Post reported that Schwarzenegger was exploring a future run for president. The former California governor would face a constitutional hurdle; Article II, Section I, Clause V nominally prevents individuals who are not natural-born citizens of the United States from assuming the office. He has reportedly been lobbying legislators about a possible constitutional change , or filing a legal challenge to the provision.
Columbia University law professor Michael Dorf observed that Schwarzenegger's possible lawsuit could ultimately win him the right to run for the office, noting, "The law is very clear, but it's not percent clear that the courts would enforce that law rather than leave it to the political process.
Schwarzenegger has had a highly successful business career. His financial independence came from his success as a budding entrepreneur with a series of lucrative business ventures and investments. In , Schwarzenegger and fellow bodybuilder Franco Columbu started a bricklaying business.
The business flourished thanks to the pair's marketing savvy and an increased demand following the San Fernando earthquake. Schwarzenegger transferred profits from the mail-order business and his bodybuilding-competition winnings into his first real estate investment venture: He would later go on to invest in a number of real estate holding companies.
Schwarzenegger was a founding celebrity investor in the Planet Hollywood chain of international theme restaurants modeled after the Hard Rock Cafe along with Bruce Willis , Sylvester Stallone and Demi Moore. Schwarzenegger severed his financial ties with the business in early He also invested in a shopping mall in Columbus, Ohio. He has talked about some of those who have helped him over the years in business: I even learned a thing or two from Planet Hollywood, such as when to get out!
It is a festival that hosts thousands of international health and fitness professionals which has also expanded into a three-day expo. He also owns a movie production company called Oak Productions, Inc. Schatzi literally means "little treasure," colloquial for "honey" or "darling" in German.
In , he sold his restaurant. If I need it again, I'll try the vegetarian meals as I hear they're just as tasty and easy to prepare as the Basic Plan. I gave the Basic Plan 4 stars because one shipment of food I received was missing two snack bars. Be sure to count your food when you get it to ensure everything is there. Easy As Pie 5 out of 5 stars. I just started Nutrisystem about a week ago and I absolutely love it!
I am a very picky eater, so I thought the food was going to be questionable, but it is surprisingly good. I really like that I don't need to count calories or spend a lot of time preparing meals. I have been pretty good about completing the daily logs online exercise, meals, water, etc. They help me keep on track. One of the things I think is absolutely great about Nutrisystem is the literature they provide with your 1st order.
I received a restaurant guide used it twice already and a menu book that includes approved foods you can use to supplement your menu at the grocery store.
I am doing the 5 day flex plan, but am contemplating upgrading to the full 7-day program as it really is a no brainer and I am concerned about having the liberty to choose my own meals on the weekends that has proven to be very dangerous! The program is really simple to follow and my carb, sugar and salt cravings are gone.
Today my wife came home with a cookie for my son she bought at Starbucks. It looked so good, so I decided to have the NS chocolate chip cookie for my dessert and it was very satisfying. I love this program! I have been on Nutrisystem for 6 months and I have lost just over 35 lbs.
I also joined a local gym and have a personal trainer which of course helps. My goal is to look as good as the day I graduated from High School when I go to my 50th class reunion in By the way, I already think I look better than the day I graduated!
I know, wishful thinking, right? I've been on it for over a year and only lost 45 pounds. My support group keeps telling me to stick with it longer, claiming that if you stick with the plan you will lose all the weight you want. I've read on the NS support forums that 45 pounds is great, but I had hoped that I woul dhave lost pounds by now.
Maybe I'll need to start excercising afterall. When I started the program I did not know if I would stick with it. Diets can be hard to stick with sometimes. However, the Nutrisystem plan is not hard to stick with. The plan is laid out so simply that anyone can follow it. The Nutrisystem plan comes with a money back guarantee. If a person joins the program and does not like it he can receive his money back. The plan is so easy to follow. I have lost 22 pounds on the program while eating things like chocolate cake.
Unlike Medifast, the food is delicious. If you are thinking of trying the plan but are afraid that you will not like the food please stop worrying. The Nutrisystem plan comes with a great menu with foods on the menu that are very delicious. I have lost 32 pounds and finally feel like I may make my goal of losing I wasn't thrilled with the food when I started, but now that I can choose the foods that I really like it is much better.
I love the pizzas loaded with red pepper or onions and pineapple. We've had out of town company and been to many family gatherings, where I used to overeat.
I find that when I have my own food that I like and because I am rarely hunger now, that the temptation to cheat is just not there. I also love most of the desserts, but who doesn't: Five years ago I lost 62 lbs on NS, but over the years I gained back 38 lbs.
Now I am back on the system and intend to stay until I reach my goal weight. My co-worker is using Jenny Craig but it was just to cost prohibitive for me. I've tried her meals and honestly didn't think they were as tasty as Nutrisystems are. Just 65 Pounds Left To Go 4 out of 5 stars. I am on my 10th day on Nutrisystem and I absolutely love it!
The food is great and a lot better tasting than Jenny Craig. I have lost 8 pounds so far and am really excited. I have 65 more to go to reach my goal weight. The website is full of good information and tons of motivation which I need and love!!
Anyone can do this diet. At 32 years old, I had surpassed pounds and went on a diet with Slimfast Shakes and low fat dinners that I made. I was single at the time and had the time to prepare my own meals and exercise vigorously for about an hour 5 days a week.
Needless to say, I did lose 40 lbs in 3 months, but it was hard work and I was always hungry. I'm now 40 years old now and after several failed starts I decided to give Nutrisystem a go. Being married with 2 children, my time is much more limited now.
Nutrisystem is perfect for this reason as I don't have to count calories — it's all done online for me. The meals are reasonably good and you can pretty much choose the meals you want. The first month I went with the default menu and selected the meals I liked best for the second and third month.
I'm following the menu strictly and my caloric intake is around calories a day. All in all, I have been on the diet for 42 days and I have lost 23 lbs and 3 inches off my waist! This program is well worth it!
I needed to go on a diet. I had gained 25 pounds over the last year and I could not fit into any of my clothes. I did not want to go buy a whole new wardrobe when I already had a perfectly good one. With Nutrisystem I have access to a website that allows me to track my weight loss progress.
I enjoy logging onto the website and seeing how far I have come. I also get support from the website. I enjoy almost all of the foods Nutrisystem has to offer. They all taste pretty good. The best part of Nutrisystem is that I have lost weight with a program that is extremely easy to follow.
I liked many aspects of the diet; however, I thought the food portions were too small. Maybe I'm too used to supersizing everything? The Nutrisystem plan does work though. When I was using the plan I lost about fifteen pounds. The plan was also very easy to follow. I did not have to weigh out food. I did not have to count calories.
I did not have to figure out which foods to eat to lose weight. I just had to follow the instructions that came with the plan and eat the food that the plan provided me with. When I joined the Nutrisystem plan I also received 24 hour access to the Nutrisystem web site where I could chat with someone for support daily if I needed to.
Haven't used it, but its nice to know its there for me. The food was just as tasty as pre-cooked frozen meals you buy in the grocery store.
I enjoyed many of the foods that Nutrisystem offers. The desserts and snacks were delicious. The dinners are done very nicely with foods that are very tasteful and full of flavor. The breakfasts were good I especially liked the pancakes. The lunches were also good. The thing I did not like about Nutrisystem was that the portions of foods they provided were too small. The program is extremely easy to use. Any man can join the program and expect to lose weight easily.
I joined the plan and Nutrisystem sent me dieting tools, instructions on how to use the plan and great tasting foods. I also have access to Nutrisystems website. The website includes chat rooms, blogs, and group discussions about dieting. The website is a great place for me to go to receive support. I have not felt this energetic in awhile.
I now have the energy to get through the day without feeling so tired. I even have enough energy to work out. Without the Nutrisystem plan I would still be overweight, unhealthy and unhappy. Without Nutrisystem I would still be eating unhealthy and gaining weight instead of losing weight. I joined Nutrisystem two and a half months ago. When I first started the program it was an adjustment I had to get used to. I was used to overeating all of the time. With Nutrisystem the food portions are designed to be just right so a person gets the nutrition he needs and still loses weight.
I had to get used to eating the right sized portion instead of overeating. Once I adjusted to eating differently the plan started to really work. The plan is easy to follow and comes with instructions on how to do so.