Friday, July 05, 2013
In June of 2012 I use to log in all my foods and exercises on the highly rated food and fitness app called "Calorie Counter" by Fat Secret. I love cell phone apps because they are so convenient, especially because of my hectic lifestyle. However, I stopped using it after I had my diet meltdown last summer.
Calorie Counter App Logo:
When I opened up my email this morning I had a request to "log in" to my old Fat Secret account and record my weight data. After I logged in, I saw my old starting weight of 169.5 lbs and scanned up to my last login in weight of 158.5 lbs. What went right and wrong with my previous plan? I remember in general that I was losing weight slowly but I was over-eating and over-exercising. However, I don’t remember the nitty gritty of it all. On the site I am able to view my old food, exercise, and journal entries from the very first day that I started.
Looking at the app today is a real eye opener because I can really see where things went horribly wrong. I can now comprehend the core of my weight loss issues clear as day, and how it slowly resulted in me quitting my weight loss journey as a whole!
I observed a horribly drastic increase to my carbohydrate and general food intake, along with an equally sickening increase to my physical activity levels. I will never get rid of this log to remind me of the mistakes I made in the past so I never go back. I love my current plan and it only gives me a firmer resolve to stick things through until the end.
My old Fat Secret log! (sorry pic is small on blogs)
This year I currently use the mobile app called “Lose It”. It’s a much simpler interface and is very user friendly.