Sunday, May 20, 2012
I had a BodyBugg for nearly 2 years. It really helped me focus on getting in enough of a calorie burn to take weight off. My only challenge was the horrific customer service the company offered and the cost of the equipment (how many new armbands and digital display did I buy) plus the cost of the monthly subscription.
So, when my BB finally died, I decided not to buy a new one.
That hasn't worked out so well, so I bought a FitBit - it's 1/3 the price with no monthly fee. Granted, it doesn't have all the cool things I liked about the BB, but it has some features I really like.
So, once again, I'm back with a gadget.
Why are they so effective for me? Many reasons:
1. I need to know how many calories I burn, which is really different from the "norm". Years of thyroid disease has seen to that.
2. I like being able to balance how much I eat to how much I'm expending. I mean, if I don't get enough burn, I have to eat less.
I really like my new toy. I like that it adjusts my calorie intake based on my activity level. So, if I want to eat more, I have to move more. Plus, I like being able to measure how active I really am. After nearly a year of knee and ankle injuries (plus tons of steroids) I was not working out at my old intensity levels. The FitBit makes me realize just how off I was.
I'm glad I made the change. Let's see if I can be as effective with this as I was with my last gadget.