Noom Journey – Week 4

This past week wasn’t easy for me, but I also didn’t feel guilty when I didn’t eat the way I should have. My sister and BIL came into town and I did treat myself quite a bit. From the amazing Mexican food we had on Thursday night (I did forgo the margaritas, so I was proud of myself), all the way to the pizza on Friday night, and frozen custard for lunch on Saturday. I didn’t make the best choices, but I did enjoy them being here and did limit myself on certain things. No sodas, only water.

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As you can see from my weight graph, there have been a lot of ups and downs, but notice the steady decrease. I try not to pay attention to those ups and do appreciate the downs.  I haven’t gotten past 166, but I am going to step it up this week and work on only doing 2 desserts the whole week.

I was also added to my group during week 3 and that has been helpful. Seeing others struggling with the same things I am and seeing how they are working on them has helped me in a HUGE way. Excited about the next 3 months and where they will take me! Thanks Noom!!

Why Noom?

 

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I admit, I was lucky and never struggled with weight when I was young. I honestly thought I’d be skinny forever, but then kids came and metabolism changed. Over the years I’ve tried different diets and programs, including Weight Watchers (multiple times), Beach Body, Nutrisystem, Keto, and the list goes on. They were never sustainable for me as it was a lifestyle that I didn’t want to continue for the rest of my life! I wanted my pizza, I wanted carbs, I wanted sweets (specifically, cupcakes)! I chose Noom because I wanted something to change my habits. I wanted to make a change that could agree with my cravings, but also get me eating better 80% of the time. I wanted something that was different from everything out there.

Noom helps you make behavorial changes rather than just telling you what you CAN’T eat! Knowing that I can eat whatever I want (in moderation), makes me crave it less! Does that make sense? It’s so crazy when you know you can’t have something, you want it even more. But, when you know you can have it, you tell yourself you don’t really need it.

Just like any other weight loss program, you log your food and weigh yourself every morning. You will have your ups and downs in weight, but the most important thing is to keep going! Don’t quit just because you gained a pound or two or because you gorged on pizza the day before, today is a new day to make great choices.

I also love the mini-articles you read on a daily basis and the little quizzes they give you. It’s a super fun app, and if you are a techie person, you will love it!

Have you thought about trying out Noom?

Back to School Habits

Untitled design (21)It’s time again for the kids to go back to school. Mine have already gone back and things are going smoothly so far. Here are some helpful habits for back to school time for your kids and for you!

Night Routine

Start the back to school routine BEFORE school actually starts. The girls started school on a Thursday, so we started the back to school bed time on Monday. They got into the routine of shower, brush teeth, get clothes ready, get backpack ready, and then bedtime for reading then sleep. They were ready for the back to school night because they had been preparing the whole week.

Morning Routine

The morning routine is almost more important that the night. The biggest thing to do in the morning is BREAKFAST! Make sure they have a good breakfast before they leave for the day. My 8 year old tends to have Carnation Instant breakfast as she is a very picky eater, so she doesn’t get all of the nutrients she needs. These drinks always give her a great start. My 13 year old is a bit different and will sometimes eat breakfast at home and sometimes have it at school.

After School Routine

My kids know that when they come home, the first thing that needs to be done is homework! They each have their “homework space” in the house where they concentrate best. They will usually have a snack with their homework, so that makes the process a little easier. I diffuse oils a lot during school time to keep the families immunity up and I’m usually diffusing On Guard by DoTerra starting around lunch time and throughout the rest of the day and evening to help keep our immunities strong and bugs at bay. Also, has a nice scent to it. Once homework is done, backpacks get put in their designated spot and the girls have their computer time. We are a high-tech family, so each girl has their own computer. Others will probably think that our girls have too much screen time, and everyone has their own opinion, but they are usually quiet and not fighting, and I’m totally okay with that. 🙂

I’d love to hear your back to school habits for your family! Always ready to hear great ideas!

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