Sunday, February 17, 2013
I bought myself two presents today. It's that time of year where I have a little bit of extra money to spend on myself. Last year I bought my recumbent bike..which I looove..and this year I pre-ordered a Fitbit Flex www.fitbit.com/flex
and also ordered a Fitbit Aria scale www.fitbit.com/aria
I've been researching trackers like Fitbit for awhile now and was actually set to order a Fitbit One but then saw the Flex available for preorder. I'm a little nervous about ordering the first version of anything but I couldn't resist. Although I hate that wait til Spring - no set release date yet - I love the fact that it is a wristband that you can wear all of the time, including shower/swimming. I do think that I'll have to manually input my bike miles but I'm ok with that. I am excited because I think that having a tracker like this will help to motivate me big time - and I love that I can sync to this site. That actually was one of my deciding factors. I also am excited about being able to track my sleep quality. I have problems sleeping. I actually take an OTC sleeping pill every night otherwise I will lay awake for hours and wake up on and off all night. I do believe that my weight has something to do with it. I do want to stop taking the pill but that's another thing on my active list of things to do. The Flex tracks hours slept, has a silent wake alarm (nice!), and tracks steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled and active minutes.
The Aria scale should arrive on Wednesday. Another motivational tool for me. Plus I think it's really cool.
It's a wi-fit smart scale that tracks weight, body fat % and BMI. I've read all sorts of things about how accurate BMI calculations are on scales like this and it is apparently not the most accurate way to do it. However for me, I really just want to see my progress over time. I do plan to weigh myself in the morning before eating, after a glass of water sans clothes. This is supposed to be the best way to get an accurate reading. Going to try to stick to once a week.
So totally unrelated to Fitbit but something exciting for me is that I have finally broken my diet Coke (caffeine) habit! Yay! I lived for my little kick of caffeine in the morning. I don't drink coffee - I drink Diet Coke! I would definitely drink Diet Coke instead of water. Not good. I'd like to stick to Diet Coke just when I go out occasionally, etc. Maybe I won't have it all. Who knows. All that I know is that I won't go back to having it in the house. I tried cold turkey and boy was I angry. I felt terrible too. It was tough. So I caved. However I also bought some caffeine free diet coke and started that after the diet coke was gone. I think that this helped. Once the caffeine free was gone I just didn't buy anymore. I wanted to. I didn't. Now all that I have to drink at home really is water. I love water with some fresh lemons sliced in - perfect.
So no more smoking. No more caffeine. NOW i need to work on my food issues.
I can do it!