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Getting my Healthy back with Noom

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I received compensation for participating in this 30 Day Challenge and my work on this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

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Let me let you in on a secret, this is going to be a LONG post.

I’m excited to announce that I am taking part in a 30 Day Challenge with Noom Coach!  The best part?  You can get 30 Days FREE trial for Pro too by signing up!  Noom is available on Android and it is an app that helps to change the way you eat, move, and think.  Noom combines guidance and motivation to provide a weight loss coach right in your pocket!

Why do I need this?

Well, my size has gone up over the last few years.  I honestly hate to admit this but it has.  I know many of you are probably thinking, “well…you do have a food blog, so you probably eat a lot.”  Honestly, I don’t.  Of course, there are some things that I can’t resist, like cookies.  That is why I haven’t posted many cookie recipes lately, I really can eat my weight in cookies.

The majority of desserts that I make, I do my best to make them when we can take them somewhere.  Then, the majority of dinners and other items are relatively healthy.

The problem?

A few things, shortly after I started blogging, I found out I am hypoglycemic.  I have not yet figured out how to really control this.  It basically means that my blood sugar bottoms out.  It causes some scares a lot for me, so I usually keep protein bars on me at all times.  The biggest issue I have with this is that I haven’t really figured out what to eat to avoid causing the drops.  When a drop happens I suddenly feel like if I don’t eat a lot to get my blood sugar up then I’m going to pass out.  So, I eat something but it’s usually between meals and then I end up eating dinner or something and have taken in more calories than I really need.

I have found that I really need to change the way I’m eating and boost my protein at breakfast.  It’s obvious my little oatmeal is not cutting it for me, then do protein filled snacks and basically eat before my blood sugar gets a chance to drop.

I say all this to say that trying to find the balance of this issue along with having very little time to exercise has caused me to go from my target weight of 130-135 lbs and a size 6-8 to 156 lbs and a size 10-12, for my barely 5’2″ frame.  I’m not happy to admit this either.

Noom Coach

When I was pregnant with my son I gained around 25 lbs, my final weight when I was 9 months pregnant with my son was 156lbs.  I lost virtually all of it shortly after having him.

Then, when I got pregnant with my daughter my starting weight was 156 lbs.

Now, that is just completely depressing, friends.  The most I have ever weighed in my life at that time was that weight.  I was hoping to shed some of it before getting pregnant but that didn’t go as planned.  So, when I was full term with my daughter that was the most I had ever weighed…ever.  I don’t want that to be my norm!

Now, I did loose all my pregnancy weight, so I am now back to that 156lbs.

My goal is to loose 20-25 lbs.  I do not want to loose this for looks or clothing sizes, I want to loose it for me to be healthy again.  I used to workout 5 days a week and eat right ALL the time.  I felt good, I wasn’t so tired, and I didn’t feel exhausted just thinking about walking down the street and back.

I want to give my kids and family 100%, that means that I have to give myself 110%.

So, I am taking this challenge with Noom and although I know that I may be slow at loosing this weight, which I’m okay with.  I do not want to do crash dieting, I want a lifestyle change….I’m all in.

Next week, I’ll be sharing about my first week using Noom and how it’s going.  I’ll keep posting all throughout the next 30 days to keep myself in check and let you know what I think.

Stay tuned!

Healthier days are ahead for me…I can feel it.

I received compensation for participating in this 30 Day Challenge and my work on this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

 

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5 Responses to “Getting my Healthy back with Noom”

  1. connieposted July 22, 2014 at 2:49 am

    So sorry you are having blood sugar issues! It is something I have dealt with since I was about 7 so I can relate. One thing that was an ah-ha moment for me was the effect that starches have on me. I would be careful about eating sugar and snack on nuts for protein but I would still almost pass out in the shower every morning until I figured out that pasta, bread, and even oatmeal will do it to me. -and the quantity matters! If I had a huge portion of pasta the night before, the next morning I would feel horrible. If I had a small bit of oatmeal with some walnuts or with a couple of eggs I would be fine, but if I had a large bowl- nothing could save me. 🙂 40 years later, I rarely have problems with it because I’ve learned what sets me off, but if I do, the thing that brings me the fastest relief is to drink a V8. I have no explanation for this but chomping on turkey or nuts to try and even things out took forever and didn’t make me feel much better but a V8 gets in there quick and rounds up that extra insulin without causing another spike… I hope this helps you and I’d be happy to chat with you if wanted. 🙂 Good luck with the new program!

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    • Kristyreplied July 22nd, 2014 at 7:29 am

      I’m an oatmeal junky, I love having a bowl every morning. I think the problem for me is that is all I have. I need to add eggs or something in too so that it keeps my blood sugar stable. I’ll have to remember that too with bread/pasta and the starches. I’m going to try the V8 that’s much healthier than eating lots of food just to get that going to pass out feeling to go away!! Thank you for the tips!!

  2. Taterbugposted July 22, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    If you’re looking to get protein in at breakfast without having to make eggs all the time, protein smoothies could be an option. I throw some frozen fruit, protein powder (ISO Sensation 93 cookies-and-cream whey powder is my absolute favorite!), Greek yogurt, cocoa powder and milk in my blender cup, and then I can gulp it down while I’m chasing the baby around. 🙂 I think I once calculated that my 14-oz blender cup of smoothie contained 49 grams of protein. I started drinking about half of it and sticking the other half in the fridge for a snack later, since it fills me up so much!

    I’m really interested in seeing how Noom works for you; I’ve also got around 20 pounds of baby-weight to lose. Will look forward to reading your future posts! 🙂

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    • Kristyreplied July 22nd, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      Great idea! I’ve actually been researching protein powder too and trying some out to see if that helps too!

  3. Franciscaposted January 5, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Hey there, hope your efforts are paying out! Just liked to know, i also would want to join the 30 challenge (if i still can ahah) and i’ve downloaded the app, but i don’t get the free trial… maybe it’s because the 30 day have passed, either way i still would like some information about it! Keep up your work 🙂

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