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21Feb

You Can’t Spell Diet Without Die

By Leslie Scarbrough|February 21st, 2021|

They say you can't outrun a bad diet. Whoever "they" are, they are right. Except, I hate the word DIET There's something about that word that screams DEPRIVATION! The mere thought of the word causes my raging sweet tooth to run away, begging for mercy. When I joined Noom in July 2019, I was really excited to see that everything is on the menu (pun intended). But with Noom, I was ready to make a lasting change with my diet. [...]

9Feb

Yes, You Can Think Your Way Into Healthy

By Leslie Scarbrough|February 9th, 2021|

In the beginning... God created Heaven and Earth. He then populated Earth with green and yellow vegetables and lots of sweet and colorful fruits so that man and woman could eat well and live long and healthy lives. Then, Satan decided to exploit those gifts and thus created Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Coca Cola products. And Satan asked,” would you like fries with that?” And they said “Yes! Supersize it!" And they gained 20 pounds. [...]

9Feb

Exercise. Your Favorite Habit To Break- Part II

By Leslie Scarbrough|February 9th, 2021|

Welcome to Part II of your new, healthy lifestyle! Exercise needn't be scary, but if your motivation is still on the fence, then use movement based activity instead. I’m not going to bore you with all the facts about “exercise does this and that and blah blah blah”. We’re all at the point where we KNOW the benefits of exercise and staying active. Let's look at it from a behavioral perspective. For instance: How can you make a small, but significant [...]

9Feb

Exercise-Your Favorite Habit To Break- Part I

By Leslie Scarbrough|February 9th, 2021|

Today we get to talk about everybody’s favorite topic:  EXERCISE!!!  Pause for effect… Stay with me now! If you prefer to hide your head under the covers, then let’s change our wording a bit.  Instead of exercise (cue scary music), let’s call it movement, or motion.  Personally, I like them both so you choose whatever works for you. “But I don’t like to exercise, my back hurts, my knees are bad, I’m too old, I need to get the kids [...]

2Feb

2020 and My Friend, Noom.

By Leslie Scarbrough|February 2nd, 2021|

How many times have you tried to lose weight? Were you successful? And what exactly defines successful weight loss for you? One of the biggest lessons I learned throughout my Noom journey has zero to do with actual weight loss. It really should be called "2019 and My Friend, Noom". That's when I jumped in and started what would be my final "weight loss program". Just like at the start of every new program, I was full of hope that [...]

12Aug

You’re a Grownup- So Make This One Decision for Yourself

By Leslie Scarbrough|August 12th, 2020|

So here's a bit about me: I hate being told what to do. Even as a kid I never listened to anyone. Ever. Just ask my mom. I gained a whole bunch of weight in my late 20’s and have “struggled” to take that weight off. For years, all the things I was doing was counterintuitive to my success. It was an uphill battle within myself, while thinking I was the one in charge. Biggest lesson learned?  I did not [...]

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