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to the team! I went through the same kind of internal debate about investing in my bodybugg, but it has been well worth it. Seeing what my body is really doing as far as calorie burn has been what I needed to help motivate me to keep moving more and watch what I'm eating. Somehow it's hard to justify that cookie at night when I see I'm not going to have much of a calorie deficit for the day. It's also harder to blow off a workout when I see that calorie burn number is going to be way low if I do. I hope you find yours gives you the extra boost you need, too!
Denise (Half Fanatic #1279) - PDT Time Zone
"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
- William Bagshot
Body Bugg & Body Media GoWear Fit Co-Leader
Welcome to the team! I think seeing the results you device provides will help. I know when I see I didn't hit my calories burned target one day, I make up for it the next, or at least try to. It is motivating.
SP starting weight - 285
Longtime SP member, brandy-new BodyMedia Fit Core wearer. Picked it up at Costco last night, after a day-long debate with myself over the cost, and the potential that Iím going to have an allergic reaction to the nickel in the contacts. Ultimately, I decided to go with it, soÖ here I am.
Because of SP, I have a pretty good idea of my calorie intake (and I plan to continue tracking here, rather than with the BMF tracker; Iíll just throw in the daily estimate on their tracker, I think), but thatís changed recently due to my switching over to a mostly gluten-free diet. Itís been a challenge, let me tell you! But Iím working on it. Unfortunately, thereís a real dearth of low-cal/low-fat gluten-free food. Iíve found a couple of products: yesterday I tried a microwavable broccoli & cheddar quiche that wasnít bad; the rest of the time I live on Kettle Cuisineís Chicken with Rice Noodles soup for lunch at the office. Today I decided to have a sandwich with Scharís Deli-Style bread; it is NOT low calorie. 120kCal/slice! Eesh! But sometimesÖ sometimes you just need a SANDWICH. Much like sometimes you just NEED Chinese dumplings, and Iíve recently found a brand that does those, too, so that works out. Also definitely not low-cal, but those arenít an everyday treat, either. These are things that I always took for granted before; now I pine for them, and theyíre a special treat. I have pretty much no cooking experience, so thatís been an issue; itís something else I need to work on.
Anyway, soÖ yeah. Iíve consistently had a problem with being consistent. With tracking food (I drop off at the weekends), with exercising (I do well for a week or two, or even a month or so, and then somethingíll go wrong Ė Iíll get sick, or hurt, or something Ė and Iíll stop), with plain old sticking with it. I started at 205lbs in 2009, lost 35lbs with Jenny Craig, gained most of it back over the course of 2010 and 2011, and was at about 190 when I got back on the wagon in 2011. Iím at 175, now. Iím hoping that BodyMedia Fit will represent the accountability that Iíve been missing since Jenny Craig; itís a lot easier to toe the line when someone (or something!) else is paying attention to what youíre doing. Hopefully this tool will be the thing to get me down to optimal weight for my height, which I havenít been sinceÖ um, possibly ever, actually.
Iím not great about being active on SparkTeams, but I look forward to chatting with you all and seeing just what this little gadget can do for us. :-)