Who’s itching to get out in the garden and start planting flowers? I know I am, and I bet you are, too! Do you feel like your soul starts singing this time of year as the earth comes back to life? Maybe not, if you live in Florida or somewhere south. But for us northerners suffering from cabin fever, we can’t wait to get outside an enjoy the warm breezes and sunshine!
We’ve had a good stretch of weather this week and I’m truly happy for that because I’ve been able to get outside to go for a run or a walk. I prefer outdoor exercise and since I’m still following the Noom program to lose a little weight, exercise becomes even more important.
I promised to give updates on my Noom diet journey – although I prefer to call it a healthy nutrition journey. So far I’m consistently losing one pound a week. I wish it were more than that so I wouldn’t have to be so patient waiting for the extra pounds to drop. But slower weight loss is better and longer-lasting than a rapid weight loss so I’m trying to remain content.
Noom not only gives you recommended daily calories and activities, but it also educates you on a psychological level to understand why you eat the way you do, what triggers you to binge-eat, and how to control it. I’ve learned a lot so far. I always thought weight loss is a simple equation of calories in versus calories out. But it’s more than that. Sleep, hydration, and stress all play a role in the journey.
I’m confident I’m going to reach my weight loss goal by August, and I’m confident I’ll keep the weight off from all that I’m learning on this somewhat challenging journey. I haven’t really felt hungry on the program and my cravings for salty and sweet foods have definitely dwindled.
Okay – enough about diet and exercise. Let’s get on with this week’s Friday Finds!
Have you ever come across vintage corbels in an antique store or at the flea market? Sarah Richardson shares how to decorate with corbels – so if you ever stumble across a pair and wonder what you’d do with them, she’ll help give you ideas!
My friend Amanda at Sincerely Marie Designs recently shared her beautiful living room all dressed for spring. She sure is one talented young lady!
Have you heard of Janne Ford? She’s a very talented English floral photographer and you’ll love the breathtaking spring blooms she photographed. She definitely shares my love of flowers! I’ll be visiting her blog often!
Since starting Noom I’ve learned I should eat pistachios from time to time. Just so happens, I came across this pistachio muffin recipe that looks absolutely amazing and is a treat I can indulge in from time to time. I might just tweak it a bit, however. Stay tuned for that!
Enjoy your weekend, friends! I hope you find some time to get outdoors for a walk, a bit of gardening, or enjoying an iced tea on the porch!!