Saturday, March 05, 2011

Looking back on this blog, I have found that that in the beginning, I had a great spark. I was excited about losing weight. Then came the set backs. Part of the problem was I found I didn't really know what I was doing. I was eating to much and exercising to little. After about 5 months, I decided to try something different and simple....wait for it...simple math.

Burn more than you take in. Seems simple right? It really is. Now, being a complete geek I'm using technology to help. 2 things I find I can't live without:

1) My BodyMedia. It's very much like the bodybugg you see on The Biggest Loser. It goes on your arm and tracks the calories you burn through the day.

2) the MyFitnessPal app on my iPhone. I've tried to three other food trackers and MyFitnessPal is leaps and bounds my favorite.

In the first 5 months, I lost and kept off 10 pounds. Not a tremendous success. In the last month, I have lost 5 pounds. Because I an constantly monitoring my intake/output. 3PM rolls around and I don't feel like hitting the gym? I look at the calorie display and see "oh wow, I really sat around" better my big ass to the treadmill.

I'm not trying to sell anything, and I'm not getting paid to use anything. I am ,however, loving these two tools and can see immediate results and an upswing in my motivation from using them.
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    way to go - a huge part of the process is finding what works for you and using it! you are a real inspiration and I wish you all the success in the world - please keep us posted with your progress and if you find any more cool apps that help you win your battle!
    3320 days ago
    You really ARE learning! Good for you! It takes a long time to break in new habits, too - off hand, I would say "getting it" in your sixth month is pretty darn good, actually. I'm glad you found some gadgets to help you out - my hubby is big on the gadgets, too.... buttons intimidage me, though! :)
    3320 days ago
    Where did you find the body media??? Good for you! I'm glad that you are finally finding your niche!
    3321 days ago
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