In this post: Does noom work? Weight loss and healthy choices this holiday season
Pumpkin pie, Christmas cookies, turkey with or without gravy, Pillsbury crescent rolls, wine, and more wine. Should I or shouldn’t I? These are the questions that bounce around in my head this holiday season. Live in the moment and gorge on the.most.delicious. cheesy potatoes or perhaps some asparagus?
At the end of the day, I just really want to feel good about myself and my choices, don’t you?
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According to the internet, which is always correct, most people gain anywhere between one and seven pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years. The biggest problem with this weight gain is that we don’t lose it, we just keep compounding it.
Two pounds in 2003, three pounds in 2007, one pound in 2017, and so on. By 2020 we have added a whole lotta excess fat to our bodies!
Does Noom work?
I really don’t want that. I’ve been working too hard to LOSE the weight over the past several months. You may remember that in July I joined #noom. And to date, I have lost almost 17 pounds!
Truthfully I was down the 17 pounds in October and have been floating around there since that time. Up a little, down a little, just living my very real life as best I can.
I just gotta say, historically I am a diet queen! I’ve tried it all. Super-restrictive diets with storefronts and heavy fees, meetings and points and even those crazy HCG drops and pretty much starving myself. And they all work. You will lose weight if you eat less. Crazy, I know!
Noom is different
With Noom, the focus is less on the eat less/move more, and more on the thinking, the thought distortions, triggers, action plans, and reward systems. It’s about the psychological side of eating, exercising and health.
The result is that I am able to go a whole week without tracking my food intake and maintain my weight! Can you believe it? In fact, I’ve gone through Thanksgiving, and a road trip, and some very yummy desserts and even Trivia Night at the pub and kept my weight pretty stable.
I’ve NEVER been able to do this before. NEVER!
And the best part is, I feel in control. I make choices based on my new knowledge. I plan for a piece of pie. I stop eating when I’m satisfied. Shocking, I know. But you can do that! Mind blown, right?
I am confident that this Christmas when Big Jon and I travel to see Favorite Pixie, and we go out to eat, and eat on the fly, and have a few Christmas cocktails, and celebrate with a few desserts that I will be OK.
With Noom, I will make the right choices. I’ve never been so sure and confident. What a great feeling!
And when we return to Alabama after Christmas, I think I’ll start tracking my calories more diligently and walking my friends more often so I can lose the last ten pounds or so. That is my goal and I know I’m going to get there, with Noom.
If you are looking to change your life by changing your eating habits, I highly recommend you give Noom a try.
And, in case you are wondering, I said yes to the pie, no to the gravy, yes to the wine. Always no to the crescent rolls, because – duh, gluten-free, but that is a whole nother story!