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I purchased a year subscription to Noom at 90% off. I also got the meal plan for half off. I hope this is the kick I need to lose weight finally.

During my dress fitting on Friday, the tailor mentioned the dress fits it’s just a little too tight and to lose 3-5 pounds will be plenty for that tightness to smooth out.

So I have until July 17th to lose at least 5 pounds.


I can do this.

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How can I get back on track? I know I can do it because I’ve done it before, but I can’t seem to get back to healthier eating habits. There’s always an excuse. Ugh, what’s wrong with me?

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I realize it’s been a while since I gave a Noom update or even talked about Noom!

My subscription was set to renew on June 1st and I ended up cancelling for several reasons. Noom really helped me develop a better relationship with food overall and the fact that I was able to lose 40lbs following lessons I learned from Noom was a game changer in my journey. I had some of the tools necessary to lose weight but was only ever successful at losing about 10lbs at a time, never much more than that. Noom really taught me that there aren’t “bad foods” just more nutritious foods to reach for that won’t waste my calories for the day. However, where Noom helped me, I also found so many flaws in their system. When you start, you’re paired with a goal specialist who will encourage you one on one and help you. After 3 weeks on the program, you’re placed into a group of people who are on the same track as you, looking at the same lessons and everything. Your goal specialist is only available M-F 8:30-5, your group is available 24/7 since it’s all users all over the place. I felt like the relationship with my goal specialist was very impersonal. I received the exact same check-in message each week and it sometimes took her 24+ hours to respond to me. Some of the lessons ended up being more involved and took more than 10 minutes to complete some days. I started the program mid-September last year and ended up not looking at any of the articles or the app in general after Christmas. Since they charge for a bulk period of time, not monthly, I couldn’t get any money back for the months I didn’t use, so I waited until the last minute to cancel my subscription.

Bottom line here is that Noom was wonderful for the first few months, teaching extremely valuable information about how to look at foods and also scientifically why it’s harder to lose weight when you’ve lost a certain amount already. But after a few months, I understood what I needed to do for my body and I was making healthier choices all around, and not getting mad at myself when I decided to eat some junk food every once in a while. I think Noom has a lot of room for improvement BUT if you’re struggling and feel like you’ve tried everything under the sun and absolutely nothing worked, Noom is a fabulous resource and totally worth the money. I hope they continue to improve the program and possibly create a monthly plan so you aren’t out $150+ in one shot for a subscription x# of months long.

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So apparently I’m supposed to believe that 1200 calories per day is not only healthy but also sustainable because they “calculated” it based on who knows what the fuck really (they don’t have that specific info for every person AND I’ve heard that a lot of people are given a 1200 calorie budget).

If the FIRST option for what you didn’t like about your coach is that they seemed impersonal or robotic, why the fuck don’t y'all do something to improve your “coaches’” responses/actually get living people to be your coaches?? Also, I hate that it wouldn’t let me pick more than one option for those questions.

Basically, fuck Noom and fuck being made to feel like it’s my fault/triggering ED thoughts when I was just trying to lose some weight (gained due to my health issues, meds, life, etc.) in a healthy and sustainable way.

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So I FINALLY got back to work today and I could not be happier ❤️❤️ We aren’t seeing any patients until Saturday but I’m so excited I could cry.

Also; little victory: weighed mysyfor the first time since starting Noom. And I’m down 2 lbs 🎉😬

I know it’s not much but it’s the little victories that keep us moving

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Originally posted by trapstrblog

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So it’s 3:10am and we just got home. I have to work 8am-9pm tomorrow and it’s gonna suck 🙃

Also did not get the grilled nuggets 😓 But the regular nuggets were a yellow food on my Noom log. So at least there’s that.

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Finally on our way home! The drive from Charlotte, NC to upstate NY is about 10 hours long, plus we have to stop in Maryland and Delaware to drop some stuff off. So it’s gonna be a long ride home.

On the plus side, I get to go back to work tomorrow!! I’m so excited 🎉 I work as a scribe in an eye doctors office and I’ve missed it dearly. I’m hoping to get into nursing school in the fall for my LPN. Which will mean less eyeballs, but hopefully I’ll be able to help a lot of people 😊

I’ve don’t a much better job of eating healthier today. There’s a sushi burrito place in Charlotte my sister likes and I can load it with delicious veggies! We do have a Chick-fil-A stop Maryland but maybe I’ll get the grilled nuggets instead of the regular fries ones. I’ll try 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Okay, so I’ve been out of town for a few days helping my sister get her stuff from college. It’s REALLY hard to eat healthy from a hotel room when everything is closed 😩 I’m trying my best and I’m also trying out the Noom app. I’ll keep you guys updated 😬

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