Noom Review: My Completely Honest Opinion

A couple of months ago, I got an offer from Noom to sign up for their affiliate program. After reading they were a weight loss company, I wasn’t really sure that was something I wanted to promote. There are so many diets and exercise programs out there right now, and I have tried a few of them. None of them really worked for me long term.

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Since I had about 20-25 lbs to lose, I decided to give it a shot. Plus, I would feel much better about making a decision on whether this was a company that I really wanted to partner with. When I was getting started, I was actually pretty skeptical of whether this was really going to work for me. I downloaded the app, and got started with my first day.

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What I didn’t like about Noom

  1. With Noom you are counting calories. I have NEVER counted calories in my life. This seemed really tedious to me.
  2. You weigh yourself every day. I was really afraid that this was not a great idea, because if you don’t see any progress, it might be easy to give up.
  3. Coming from a Keto or High Fat Low Carb mindset, I was pretty disappointed that I had to be careful of eating so much bacon. Bacon is one of my favorite things!

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What I do like about Noom

  1. They don’t throw a bunch of new concepts at you all at once. They take it slow with you and it keeps you from becoming overwhelmed.
  2. Noom is slowly helping you to change your mindset using psychology. They slowly walk you through the subconscious process that controls every action you take. And they provide tips and tricks to overcome thinking that sabotages the process.
  3. They make you count calories. I was not really happy about this part at first, but WOW my eyes have been opened! Some of the crap I was eating had so many calories in them. No wonder I was gaining so much weight!
  4. You can still enjoy a dessert without sabotaging your process. Moderation is key, and making sure you save room in your calorie budget for a dessert. I don’t want to have to totally give up sweets and with this program I don’t have to. Complete deprivation has never worked well for me.
  5. I have lost 13 lbs just in the first 7 weeks. This is solely from watching what I eat, because I haven’t done much exercising yet. (However, moving forward, that is something that they are starting to ask of me. But since they are gradually adding better habits, it isn’t overwhelming!)

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After trying out Noom, I feel that I can confidently recommend trying it out.

The app is easy to use, and the activities that you complete daily don’t take very long. They assign a goal specialist to you who checks in with you once a week to help you identify your goals for the week and provide resources to help you along the way. After the first couple of weeks, you are assigned to a group where you can discuss your progress and talk through the process together. I have found both of these things help add accountability to the program and keep you from feeling that you are alone.

Some of my dislikes have actually turned into likes now. I still don’t love counting calories, but the app makes it very easy to put in your meals. The color code helps you choose your food wisely, and I am no longer eating mindlessly. Most of all, I feel encouraged every day and that makes me excited to continue with the program every day.

If you are tired of trying all the diets and want to make some real lifestyle and attitude changes, I highly suggest giving it a shot! To get started with your 14 day trial for $1 –click here!

Meal Planning Tips and Tricks: A Busy Moms Guide

My biggest pitfall when it comes to meal planning is forgetting to plan according to my schedule that week. I don’t know how many times I have had the best intentions and planned out all these great meals, done my shopping, stayed on budget, but then thrown half the stuff away because I didn’t have time to cook it.

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On Friday, when I am throwing away bad chicken, and I am looking at the price on the package, I feel like a failure.

“Look how much money you wasted”, says the snarky voice in my brain. That snarky voice is my worst enemy and I wind up feeling defeated and frustrated at my inability to handle basic things like cooking.

So, I decided to stop planning to cook every night, and overwhelm myself with  tasks that are completely not feasible.

Here are my top tips for a successful week of meal planning:

1.Look over the next weeks schedule before you ever start meal planning or go grocery shopping.

What nights do you have therapy, gymnastics, ball games? How long will they last?

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2.  Plan ahead for nights you can’t or won’t have time to cook.

Will you be home before 6? Crock pot meal. Will you be home before 7? No? Plan to eat out or bring dinner with you.

3. Budget money for eating out or plan something easy to take along.

During middle school soccer, I ran home before the game and made two frozen pizzas. I cut them up and put them in foil pans. I packed paper plates and napkins. We ate pizza while we watched the soccer game and threw away the trash as we left the game. All I took home was a little leftover pizza.

Grab some pizza at a quick place like Little Caesar’s, or on your way home go to a kids eat free place like O’Charley’s.

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4. If you will be home before 7, prep a crock pot meal the night before (or wake up a little early) and turn it on before you leave the house. There are some great crock pot and instant pot meals at Eat at Home!

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5. Make your busiest evening a leftovers night or make Friday night a leftovers night.

We all know how done we are on Friday, and that makes it the perfect night to designate as a leftovers night. The kids can choose something they really liked that week and all you have to do it put it in the microwave.

6. Prep your ingredients ahead of time.

If you are cooking a couple of meals that use ground beef, cook it all on Sunday afternoon and either freeze it or refrigerate it. Chop your vegetables and put them in plastic containers. Make two of one meal and freeze one to eat next week or the week after. Assemble your meal ahead of time and put it in the fridge. You can pull it out when you get home and it’s ready to bake.

7. Do yourself a favor and buy some paper plates. I recycle. I know it is kind of wasteful, but it saves so much time in dishwashing. Or you could make it a habit to clean the kitchen as a family after dinner. Many hands make light work!

Planning out your weeks meals according to your schedule can alleviate overspending and take the stress out of your week.

Don’t start your meal planning until you have checked your calendar. Plan some easy, no hassle meals like my One Pan Enchilada Casserole or my  Overloaded Baked Potatoes. It is also fine to eat out during the week. Just plan it and budget for that, so you don’t have to feel guilty. Here is a list of restaurants where kids eat free!

What are some meal planning ideas that you are already using that work for your family?

 

Family Fun in Nashville!

The weather is warming up here in Nashville, and the days are getting longer! It’s the perfect time of year to get out of the house and find some family fun!

Here are my outdoor picks: 

Bicentennial Mall State Park – this is one of my favorite parks here in Nashville. It is quiet, and there is plenty of room to run around. The amphitheatre is great for sitting, playing with toys or a picnic. (Bonus points for the splash pad that is open for the summer)

The park is also right next to the Nashville Farmer’s Market, which is really fun to take the kids too as well. They usually have some vendors there every day and inside there are a bunch of cool places to eat, including crepes and ice cream.

On the other side of the river close to Nissan Stadium is  Cumberland Park. This park has a couple of different play areas (including a splash pad), a climbing wall, and a sand area. There is plenty of room to eat a picnic lunch. Also, if you feel comfortable you can walk your kids down to the river and let them throw some rocks.

Our family has a membership to the Nashville Zoo , so that is always a great option. We have a pass that includes my parents and all the grandchildren, so we can also bring some friends along. Walking the entire zoo can be a little bit much for my kids sometimes, but we often go just to play on the giant playground. It is huge, so be prepared to have to go looking for your kids. But, my kids love, love, love this place.

If your kids are into hiking, take them to Radnor Lake and make an adventure of it. Pack a picnic lunch, and go check out the trails and the lake. There is also an aviary with owls and bald eagles you can hike to. There is a trail map on the website, if you want to plan ahead.

Hanging out at Radnor Lake!

 

Here are my Indoor picks:

The Frist Center is free for anyone under 18. It is $12 for adults and if you are a mom who happens to be a college student, like myself, it is $9. We went last year and it was really cool! Now that the kids area is back open, there is more for the kids to do!

Now, I know it is Spring, and you are probably ready for warm temperatures, but I have to mention Centennial Sportsplex’s Ice Rink. The admission is not bad, and my kids love to go. They do have the skating trainer’s that you can rent for your child. If you are more into swimming, they also have an indoor pool on the other side! There is also the Ford Ice Center in Antioch, and folks on the West side of town can look forward to an ice center and community center opening in September! (I am so excited for this!)

If you are hoping to have some fun downtown, think about taking the kids to the Old Spaghetti Factory or check out Legendairy Milk Shake Bar!

I am sure that there are many more ideas, but I really wanted to include ones that were on the more affordable side. What do you love to do in Nashville? I would love to see your comments here or on Facebook! And if you don’t live in Nashville, you might think about a cheap summer trip!

A quick tip to save money…

Have you ever tried Ibotta or Fetch Rewards? You can earn money by grocery shopping! We often use our reward money for gift cards and date nights. With Ibotta, you can transfer the $ directly to your bank account! Once you earn $20 you are able to use your money!

Download Fetch Rewards here! Then, enter my referral code, M4AQR at the sign-up screen and you’ll get 3,000 Fetch Points ($3.00 in points!) when you complete one receipt. I love Fetch because you get points for every receipt and you don’t have to do anything but upload your receipt and it finds the rewards for you!

 

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Organize Your Kitchen in 5 Days Challenge

I have been working for these last few weeks on a FREE challenge! Together, we will be getting our kitchens organized in 5 days! I am so excited to be offering a free printable Kitchen Inventory that will help you keep up with the foods that you have on hand, so you can save money on groceries and plan your meals around what you already have!

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How often do you go to the store and buy something that you already have two of? Or have no idea that you are out of ketchup or mustard? After the 5 day challenge, everything will be written down and you will know exactly what you have!

Do YOU need to get organized?

Are you tired of not knowing what you have in your freezer, refrigerator or pantry? Join now and get your kitchen organized!

Click here to sign up!

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Are you looking for some easy, kid friendly recipes to make this week? Check out my Recipe Index!

 

Five Things – My Weekly Round Up of What I am Excited About This Week!

Five Things – My Weekly Round Up of What I am Excited About This Week!

Last month, I told you that I was brainstorming and planning some new features for my blog this year. On the first Friday in February, I rolled out my First Friday Series and now I am rolling out my Five Things series! This will be a weekly feature, where I tell you about 5 things that I am excited about and want to share with you!

This week in “Five Things”, I have some really awesome deals to tell you about!

Free Challenge!

I will start with a challenge I just finished from Money Saving Mom, 5 Days to A Better Morning Challenge. I don’t know about you, but I really struggle to get going in the morning and I wanted to get a better routine down. Mornings were frustrating and I was rushing the kids out of the house every morning. In this challenge, Crystal shares practical ways to make your mornings better. If you struggle in the morning too, I highly suggest signing up! Did I mention that it’s FREE? So, what do you have to lose? 

 

Target Furniture Sale

Did you know that you can order directly from your Target app and pick up your order without having to go inside? I love shopping at Target, but often wind up buying things I don’t need! Go online this week to find 25% off  home furnishings and the clearance furniture is an extra 10% off the sale price!

 

Ibotta Can Now Be Linked to your Kroger Card!

Have you ever used Ibotta? It is an app where you upload your receipts and earn cash back for things like groceries, online shopping, and even dining out! Once you have $20 in your account you can cash it out or use it for a gift card. This is a great way to save up for a date night!

You can also now link it with your Kroger Plus Card. With the new link to your Kroger account you don’t even have to take a picture of those receipts anymore. Just make sure you have your deals all loaded up when you go to the store!

Eat at Home

I discovered a new meal planning service in the last week called, Eat At Home. After listening to Crystal Paine’s podcast interview with the founder of Eat at Home, I was really impressed with her! She really gets it and understands how crazy weeknights are. If you want to take a listen go here.

I was impressed by the price, $14 per month or $31 for 3 months! For that price you get all four of their meal plan types for one price and there are many resources on the website. You can even check out a sample of the recipes before you buy!

 

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you need to get one!

I am going to have more and more recipes coming using the Instant Pot. It is so convenient and I am using it several times a week. If you have a busy schedule, you really need to do yourself a favor and get one of these today!

That is this weeks Five Things, I hope you were able to find something you needed! What deals are you most interested in? Let me know how I can best serve YOU, dear reader!

This Weeks Book Review – Remember God

I am so excited to tell you about this weeks book review! The first time I had ever heard of Annie Downs, was sometime after I started attending Crosspoint Church, here in Nashville. We had begun attending the Bellevue campus, and for the first time in a while, I felt like we might have actually found a church home. We had struggled for several years to find a place, and even without a lead pastor, Crosspoint felt like a place I could feel good about attending.

It had been a long time since I felt that way!

One Sunday, during our season without a pastor, Annie was preaching and I wondered how I hadn’t heard of her before!? (Also, I was pretty thrilled that there was a woman preaching at my church!!) She had this great message and so of course, I had to check out her books and podcast! What I found is that her books and messages really speak to me. There are things that Annie has in her professional life that I want for myself, and there are things that I have in my personal life that she writes about wanting in her life.

So, when I saw on her Instagram story that she had a new book available for pre-order, Remember God, I was excited to go and get it! But what I was super excited about was the free audio version that came with it. If you have read any of my book reviews, you know I love audio books. I feel guilty if I sit down to read a book, but if I can listen to a book and fold laundry? Perfect!

Yesterday was the first day I had off in a while, so it was a great day to listen to an audio book while I cleaned the house. What I didn’t know is that I would be done with the book in a day, I would tear up while cleaning the bathroom sink, and again while I folded the laundry.

By the end of this book I felt UNDONE, in a good way!

I love how in this book, Annie gets really honest about disappointment, and how it relates to our relationship with God. I am in a season right now, that I am asking God a lot of questions. Why am I where I am? Why am I not where I thought I would be? What have I done wrong? Am I being punished? Do you even care? Do I matter to you? These are not easy questions, and they don’t always feel safe to ask God. But if God is who he says he is, doesn’t he know all of this before we even ask?

To listen to a book, written by someone who seems to really have her spiritual life together, and hear that she struggles with the same things that I do: It was so comforting. It was emotional, and it spoke to me in ways that I didn’t even know that I needed to be spoken to.

Remember God is a book that you need to read!

I don’t want to spoil the book for you, but what I know now, is that God is always kind. Even and especially when it really doesn’t feel like it.

You can preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christian Audio, or Target.

Four Weeks to A More Productive Life

Do you feel like you are not living up to your full potential? Do you have so many things you want to accomplish but don’t even know where to start? Are you overwhelmed by all that you have to do? If so, you need to check out the course I am taking right now. Four Weeks to A More Productive Life, by Crystal Paine of Money SavingMom, will give you actionable steps to increase your productivity in ways that work for your life.

Stop Feeling So Frazzled All the Time!

In this course, you’ll get the tools and cheerleading you need to: Stop the excuses and get up and change your life — one baby step at a time. Get hands-on help to know what you need to do over a 4-week period to start doing less and getting more done. AND have time, energy, and breathing room to invest your time and life into the people you love and the things you are passionate about.

When you sign up you get: Lifetime access to the course. Weekly lessons with tips, strategies, and encouragement to go along with the coaching video! Also, there will be hands on projects to practically apply what you are learning!

The price of this course is AMAZING!

The great news is that through midnight tonight you can get this course for only $7. I promise you it will be worth your time, but there is a 7 – day tuition back guarantee! If you enroll and decide it’s not for you, let them know within 7 days for a full refund. No questions asked!

So what do you have to lose? If you decide to take the course, let me know and we can help keep each other accountable on my Facebook page!

Four Weeks to A More Productive Life

 

 

 

This Weeks Book Review

When Caleb was a baby, I had been working full time for many years. So, you can understand how antsy I would get while sitting there and breastfeeding. I had sworn off soap operas after I had Maya, because I would  become obsessed with watching them. So, I had little to do except sit there. (this was before I had a smartphone, iPad, etc) Every week, I had started taking Maya to the library story time, and one day I decided to get myself a book. So I randomly selected a book by JD Robb, called” Survivor In Death.”

From the first page of the book, I was absolutely hooked into this book. It was so, so good. And that was when I rediscovered my love for reading books. I also discovered that this was book # 20 in the series, so I went back and read every single In Death book. Needless to say, I was never bored while breastfeeding again! 

This weeks book…

But I am actually not here today to talk to you about that series (although it is awesome, and you should definitely check it out). I am here to tell you about a book that I read last week ” Girl, Wash Your Face“. I had seen it in the store, but I wasn’t really sure what it was about. Then, another blogger who had just finished reading it was telling me that I had to read it. So, as soon as my Audible credit for August was ready, I bought the audio book. 

This book was so good, that I went back and listened to some of the chapters already. The author, Rachel Hollis, does such a great job articulating the lies we tell ourselves all the time. She gets deeply personal, and you can actually hear the passion in her words as she reads the book. This book has really gotten me thinking about so much in my life, and has really convicted me to make some changes in my life.

Chapter 2 is a Game Changer

 It is entitled, “The Lie, I’ll Start Tomorrow”. In this chapter, Rachel talks about breaking promises to yourself. It can be something as small as hitting the snooze button when you decided to wake up early the night before. Or deciding you are going to exercise 3 times a week and never doing it. She points out that by breaking promises to yourself, you train your brain that you are not to be believed. It gets easier and easier to not do the thing you told yourself you would do. 

This really blew my mind, because I am the worst about really wanting to do something, but never quite getting around to it. I didn’t realize that it was having such a profound effect on my life, my ambitions, my dreams, etc, until she pointed it out in this way. It’s only been a week since I finished this book, but I have gotten up with my alarm every day this week. It’s a small change, but keeping this small promise to myself is a really good start. 

I could go on for days…

Listen, I could go on and on and on about this book and the profound wisdom that Rachel has shared in it. But then, I might ruin the book for you, so I will just say: YOU NEED TO GET THIS BOOK! If you can’t afford to buy it, go to the library, and you can actually get the audiobook from the library. You can also find it on Amazon here: “Girl, Wash Your Face“.

This post contains affiliate links, read my disclosure policy here.

 

Want to Start a Blog?

Have you ever thought about starting a blog?

When I first started blogging in 2012, It was really just a way to connect with my friends and family after moving away. It quickly turned into something that I loved and I got a lot of response from my friends about what I was writing. I knew then that people were making money blogging, but I really didn’t fully understand how.
For years now, I have blogged on and off, but this year I decided to get serious about turning my blog into a business. One of the best things about starting a blogging business is that there is not a lot of overhead. Usually you can get your site started with a fairly minimal investment.

This last year, I started a completely new blog, and moved to a new host. I did a little research and decided to go with Siteground this time around. I was really nervous about moving all of my content over from Blogger, but they did everything. If I had a question, it was quickly answered, and they had my blog completely transferred and up and running in no time at all.

Of course that was just the first step! I had so much more to learn, and still do. Thankfully there are many successful bloggers out there that are willing to share their knowledge with you. I recently took a blogging class with Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom, and her insight was invaluable. Her class completely changed my outlook on blogging, and has helped me to begin to be better organized. Also, the encouragement from other bloggers about all of the unpaid hard work upfront has been very encouraging to me.

Blogging is not easy, but it is yours, it belongs to you and no one else. That is what keeps me coming back and showing up, even after I try something that hasn’t worked or just kind of flopped. That and knowing that it is possible to make a good income from your blog.

With that being said, I want to tell you about a bundle that expires tonight. I wasn’t going to post about it, because I have so much going on right now, but I think the content in this bundle is an awesome way to help you start a successful blog. I am really excited to share all that is in the bundle with you! There is so much in there it is almost overwhelming, but you can start slow and go through the information as you have time.

I can tell you it is worth having the knowledge that these bloggers provide, it could save you a lot of time and frustration. If I had known these things a long time ago, I might not have felt so lost and discouraged. So if a blog is a dream of yours, read on for more information.

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If this is a secret dream of yours like it was for me, what are you waiting for??

Pantry Boy

This week has been extra busy and fun for me. I was able to get a really cool deal to share with my blog readers. Pantry Boy agreed to send me a their weekly meals and let me try them out for free, so I could share it with you. So let me start by saying that this is the first time I have ever used a fresh meal delivery service.

First, I went to their site www.pantryboy.com and chose a meal plan. There are 3 to choose from Carnivore, Omnivore, and Vegetarian. Carnivore is $62.34 per week for 2, Omnivore is $58.14 per week for 2 and Vegetarian is $53.94 per week for 2. Now, if you need meals for 4, you would double those prices. For that you get 3 fresh, fully prepped, ready to cook meals delivered to your door.

I will say that some of the salad options have been a little different this week, but the food has been really good. The Garlic Lemon Chicken and Mashed Potatoes was so delicious, and it took me about 30 minutes to make that. Most of the time was spent letting the potatoes boil, but the mashing part was so easy. The only thing we didn’t love was the celery in the salad, but I don’t like celery unless it is cooked, so I wasn’t too disappointed. (Side note: The kids really liked this meal)

The next meal was Baked Harissa Chicken. I looked it up and harissa is a Moroccan “condiment”, that is used there like ketchup, mustard, and mayo here. This dish used chicken thighs that were also premarinated, red potatoes, and a Morroccan salad mix. I thought it was all delicious, but my husband wasn’t a huge fan of the salad. (Side note : Kids liked all but the salad.)

Tonight we are having Slow Cooker Coconut Beef Stew. It has been cooking all day and smells absolutely delicious! I taste tested it and I think it is really good. I was honestly a little worried about the coconut part, because the taste can be a little strong, but there is a good bit of other flavor mixed in. The meat was really tender and the potatoes had so much flavor. We mixed the rice pilaf in with the stew and it was really good. I would not have personally paired those things together, so I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was.

All in all, I have really liked Pantry Boy. The meals have been easy, convenient, and delicious. I don’t know that I would do this every week, but I love it for busy days and nights. My son with Autism didn’t try any of the food that I made, but that is normal no matter what I make. My daughter, Kate did try and like most of what they sent, so for me that makes it a success.

 

Check it out here : www.pantryboy.com

If you try it out, let me know in the comments how you liked it!

 

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