I started using Noom in January 2013 and I successfully lost 70lbs in the first 7 months, but then I hit a plateau, as you can see in my weight graph. I tried to maintain my weight, which was 194lbs, but I had a hard time. The holidays came and I had gained about 20lbs. I have been saying 15lbs because I seem to get to 208 to 210lbs and stay there, but occasionally it will go up to 213 or 214.
My New Year’s Resolution again was to get down to 150 which is my ultimate goal weight. I said 57lbs, that was because when I made the new goal, I was 207lbs. People are always telling me that 150 is too thin, but they don’t realize is that when I was 150lbs before I gained all this weight, I could still pinch an inch or so, so 150lbs wasn’t that thin for me. I could probably get down to 140, but I won’t go that far. If I get down to 160 and I’m happy, then I will stay there, but I would really love to get down to 150.
I don’t have the same willpower that I had a year ago, but I am working on that. I just can’t seem to recall what I did exactly. I mean, I remember that I cut out bread, which I have decided to do again, I cut out sweets, which I have had a difficult time with because it is shoved in my face at every turn. I am trying to control my willpower. I cut out soda and other high calorie drinks. I don’t really drink soda too often and when I do it’s usually diet coke, but I even cut that out of my diet. Let’s see, I cut out all high calorie snacks last year, but I don’t seem to be following, but I’m trying. Okay, enough is enough! No more crap food! No See’s candy, no pudding snack packs, no cheese nips or pretzels!
I have gone down a few pounds though. I weighed myself today at 205lbs so I know I am going to succeed if I try. I’ve been eating a bowl of mixed cereals (rice chex, honey nut Cheerios and bran flakes) with a sliced banana and vanilla flavored light almond milk for breakfast. I bought some Progreso light soup which is 70, 80 and 100 calories per serving, and that seems to be filling. For dinner I’m eating the Weight Watchers Smart Ones frozen dinners. I tend to be more hungry at night than I do in the morning for some odd reason, but I’m trying to keep my snacking down. I will eat some fruit or veggies if I do snack. We bought a bag of red apples at Dollar General for $1.95. You can’t beat that price.
Anyway, I am trying at least. The Noom app will ask me to weigh myself every few days, so I’ve been doing that and my weight has pretty much stayed the same, 208, but now it’s 205 so I look forward to what I will be the next time it asks. Last year I only weighed myself on Fridays, but this year I will weigh in when it asks me to.
I’m rambling lol. I just wanted an excuse to blog because I haven’t been blogging lately. Anyway, tootles!