I meant to post this back on December 5th as that would be 10 full weeks of Omada. So, anyway…
After 10 weeks I am down 10 lbs. I posted a 5 week update and I was down 6-7 lbs so I am averaging about a pound per week. Is the program the cause? Hmmmm not really. It has put a focus on my weight with the daily weigh-in each morning, but am I eating better? No. I’ve said this before, I know how to lose weight. Eat less calories. You don’t even have to exercise either. I track my calories through Lose It! and I know when I’ve eaten waaay too much.
That said, the Omada program has provided some interesting lessons that have got me thinking about things and how to handle situations and why I eat when I eat, etc. So there is that. It’s more of a mind conditioning program than a calorie counting, lose weight program. It definitely has given me things to think about when it comes to motivation, stress, sleep and the latest lesson about Brightening your Outlook. Those have been helpful.
But I’ve not adopted any new eating habits. Cooking and grocery shopping and planning is just not my (our) life style. We usually decide what we are eating the day of. What’s for dinner? I don’t know, what do you want? I don’t know, what did we have yesterday? Not that. And so it goes every evening.
And my coach has reminded me that eating healthy foods will improve my energy allowing for exercising, etc. I’ll try.
It will get easier, at least it has for me. “mind conditioning” is the real trick. It’s been 3 months or more for me now, and I am 1 pound from my first weight goal (as set by Omada), which is 7% of my starting weight. I haven’t blogged about what all I am doing yet, but I will. ❤️🦋🌀