Logging what I eat is what keeps me on track. By doing that, I add up the calories before I eat them and often realize what I thought was going to eat would be too many calories. Then I adjust what I eat to fit my calorie needs.
Otherwise, if I don't keep track of calories, I eat a lot more than I need to eat.
Well, we are at the end of my experimental week. I decided to wear the band while working out but not for anything else. I continued to count calories / log my food. I did lose weight this week.
While I think I could give up the band completely. I don't think I could stop watching calories just yet. That process makes me think twice before eating stuff.
I chose this week because the actual band is cracked. It always seems to crack in the same spot. It tends to pinch me when its cracked. I can make it work still, but its not fun. I have another on order. It should arrive in the next few days.
Elizabeth Starting Weight June 2012- 198 Current Weight 145.4
It hadn't occurred to me to stop using my armband once I reach maintenance. I use my band motivate me to get in steps each day and that won't stop down the line. Just like I'll keep on logging my food intake later on also.
I am in the maintenance phase now (nearing the one-year mark), and I decided to continue using my BodyMedia almost full time for now. I like the feedback I get from it, so I went ahead and prepaid for two years to get the cheapest price on the subscription. It helps me stay on track and keeps me honest as far as how many calories I really burn when working out as well as in daily life, so for me, it's worth it. I may change my mind somewhere down the road, and I'm not as rigid about wearing it as when i was in weight loss mode, but since I rarely wear completely sleeveless tops, it isn't a big deal to have it on most of the time. It's a matter of preference; I'm enough of a numbers addict that I like using it. Good luck with your experiment; we all have to figure out what works best for us!
Denise (Half Fanatic #1279) - PDT Time Zone
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