Hi All -
The last time I successfully lost weight (about 40lbs in 2009-2010) my lifestyle was MUCH different. I was living with my parents and was between college and career. I had time to go to the gym, workout at home and successfully calorie count. Now I'm a full time social worker, mother to one (plus two bonus kids) and have a SUPER busy life.
During the first phase of my life that I talked about - the one where I actually lost weight successfully - I was using a BodyMedia fit armband (like the ones on the Biggest Loser, if you're familiar with those), which carries a $6.95/month fee for the software usage. I still have it and it still works, but I couldn't justify the cost of using it on top of what I paid for it ($120). Plus I didn't like wearing it to work because it looked funny and you could even tell I had it on with long sleeves because it put a sort of indented ring around my arm.
My question is, for those of you with some sort of activity tracker, which do you recommend for all-the-time use? And was the cost worth it? Will it help me stick to a plan and motivate me to work out? I know some activity trackers come with motivational software as well. I saw today that Kohl's has the FitBit for $99, plus a $10 gift card, and they have other promotions going on so it would basically take it down to $69. I just don't know if I can justify the money without knowing if it will actually help motivate me to move.
Suggestions? Thoughts? Thanks in advance! :)
EDIT: If you have the Fitbit, do you have the scale that sync's with it? Is it REALLY worth the $130?
Edited by: JELYMEAD1031 at: 6/8/2014 (13:50)
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