Those of you who have followed my blog for a time, know that from time to time I write about struggles with my weight. I’m here to tell you I’m trying something else. NOOM. You’ve seen the adds on TV or heard on radio. It’s an app on your phone.
You get a coach and a group and a group coach. You get lovely little nudges to remind you to log your meals—a big part of the program. And it’s all on your phone. Very handy. Every day you weigh, you log your meals, and you read the articles on psychology. And then practice the techniques they teach you. All based on science. It’s all written very cleverly and almost tongue in cheek as they make fun of their nerdiness. I smile often.
Considerably less expensive than Nutrisystem that you know I’ve tried in the past. Great weight loss, very tasty but packaged food, and when I went back to eating real food, I gained back almost all of the 28 lbs I’d lost. ☹
I’m into the middle of my third week and had really lost a few pounds before getting into this program. At this point, I seem to be 14 lbs lighter. I was surprised when I stepped on the scale Wednesday morning to see this. You might wonder how that would be possible when I’ve already told you part of the program is to weigh every day, which I have faithfully done. You also know, I do weird things with numbers sometime.
And so, somehow over the last week, in my head I’ve transposed numbers in my head. Not on the app. I’ve written the number correctly there, thankfully. But this morning, when I stepped on the scale, I thought oh, wow, I’ve lost 14 pounds! How did that happen? Nice surprise. I had noticed pants were more comfortable and shirts looked a bit better.
While I want to look better, I primarily want to be healthier with lower blood pressure and blood sugar. Doctor appointment in November, and I think she’ll be pleased with my progress. (Of course, we’re still walking Charley to help get my 10 K steps, and I’m doing Pilates.)
NOOM isn’t so much a diet, but a life-style change. I’m wrapping my head around the fact that I cannot eat pizza as often as I like and be healthy. I can eat it occasionally, but not weekly. Someone else may be able to do that, but I can’t. And I like that it’s not that there are things I can never have. I can have anything I want. I just need to plan for the extra calories and cut back before hand. When I was doing the Whole 30, I skipped cake and wine on my birthday. 😦 Now, I’ll just plan ahead for that extravagance.
So. what are you doing for your health? We’re going into the holiday eating season beginning with Halloween candy in just a few weeks. I hope you have a plan.
What’s your favorite food? What are three foods you cannot live without?