Welcome To My Weight Loss Journey!
Hi, it’s Donna here and boy do I have a story for you about my journey through weight loss! After years of dieting through some truly dedicated and (not so dedicated) attempts at weight loss, I finally reached a goal weight I’ve been striving for, for decades! I feel better, both physically and emotionally, than I have at any other time in my life! I have lost 50 pounds, several dress sizes and tons of self-doubt! Here is a snippet of how I did just that!
Weight Loss Through The Decades
I’ve been on weight loss programs off and on for about 3 decades now. I had always done Weight Watchers in the past which bye and large, is an excellent program. As I mentioned, I have had quite a bit of success with it, but sometimes when I joined my heart just wasn’t really into it. Through this time period, I did have some times when I came really close to goal weight but never quite made it. I always felt something was missing, but I just couldn’t put my finger on it.
A New Direction
In July 2018, the thought came to me again as it had many times before. It’s time to get at it and restart my weight loss journey. After some online searching, I stumbled across a program called Noom. It looked like they had great concepts, and with a 2-week trial, I decided it was worth a try. Noom is strictly an online program. I tracked my food and exercise on the Noom app on my phone. I never felt alone in the program as I had an online community with fellow “Noomers” who were on the same path as I was to lose weight. There is also a Noom Coach who works online with this community as a resource, gives ideas and moderates to keep the group going. For a more personal approach, there is also a Goal Specialist who is assigned to you when joining, and I would talk to her a couple of times per week via text. Also, there are daily lessons provided through the app which for me were pivotal to my success and taught me things I never knew!!
How It Changed Me…
I learned so much, not only about food and exercise in the program but also about how stress and emotional eating were so ingrained in my psyche! With all that nastiness going on in my head, it was hard for me to have the confidence and courage to challenge myself. I took the steps that Noom teaches though, and got rid of the weight FOR GOOD! Another important lesson, I learned is that when I reached my goal, it didn’t mean that it was all over. Instead, it opened a new door for me-for new opportunities in my life. By putting into practice the things I have learned at Noom, I feel I can accomplish so much and I’m going after it! I am making myself a priority and because of that, I am able to help others when needed. I CAN DO ANYTHING I PUT MY MIND TO!
It Goes Beyond Weight Loss
Beyond weight loss, there are other changes I have made in my life which have made me better and actually enhanced my weight loss journey. Becoming more “in tune” with what “makes me tick” caused me to increase my self-awareness, and ultimately to help me make decisions with what is (and isn’t) in my best interest. Embracing productivity to help me focus and have time for the important things. Lastly, just to live simply. Live without physical and mental clutter to give me the clarity and focus to live to my best possible “me”. These areas changed my life in very positive ways and are very important for me moving forward.
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