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Noom Update #14

After I wrote my last post, my weight bounced up another pound. Then I jumped back into my usual routines post New Years and BOOM! I am now at my lowest Noom weight with an additional 0.7 pounds lost bringing my total Noom loss to 24 pounds.

I looked down at the scale and simultaneously thought “WTF is going on with my body” and “HOORAY!”

My measurements are unchanged, but I wasn’t expecting any changes there. For context, my weight went up as much as 5.7 pounds from my new low weight during the holidays. That’s crazy, right?

One weight loss coach, Corinne Crabtree, once said she gives herself a 10-pound window to fluctuate. I was astonished at that. She made the case that our bodies can really shift a lot and she knows that 10 pounds means she has gone beyond a normal fluctuation.

One thing I have realized, as I went through the holiday season, is that giving myself grace worked. When I let go of the negative thoughts and just rolled with the holidays, it was much easier to restart. I didn’t think about quitting for good. I just told myself that I had been at this for six months and the holidays were a short break from my regularly scheduled programming.

There was one major change during this hiatus. This is going to be a TMI moment, but what else is new with me. 😉😂 I rarely hold back on this blog, so brace yourself.

My poop. For some reason from Thanksgiving week until the end of December, my poops changed dramatically. There wasn’t as much plus color, etc. had changed. Suffice it to say, it was noteworthy and I think there is a direct correlation.

However, my poop situation showed me that my regular menu of mostly plant-based meals and little to no alcohol works for me. Since I cook the majority of my meals, I can control the sodium and fats. This all makes a big difference. I am back to walking and even hit the gym this week for my strength training.

I participate in the Noom group coaching, read some of the articles and always, always, always log my meals. Even when I don’t want to. Even when I cringe at the calories consumed. I just take a deep breath and remember that I can always get back on track.

Yes, yes, it is the beginning of the year so all my good intentions are humming along, but these are actual lifestyle habits that I enjoy and easily incorporate into my daily routine. The experts say you have to get to the point where it is simply your usual routine. This is why extreme elimination diets can’t stand the test of time (at least for me).

It’s a great start to the new year. I just need to keep my foot on the gas…

Published by birdiehope

A smart, funny quasi-introvert who loves a festival.

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