I got my first cell phone when I was 24 and just got on the smart phone bandwagon about three years ago. There are many days that I lament or even fear our social dependence on technology, but I have to admit that it can indeed be used for good. Take this blog or Fitbit for example. Both are helping me to set and reach goals that have a positive impact on my life. Today I have discovered "Lose It". Today it is bright, shiny, and new. Give it a few weeks and I will weigh in on my feelings after I've stopped squealing like unicorn with a doughnut.
Speaking of doughnuts, this app is a weight loss aid. I did pay for the premium version which was $29.99 for the year (I've spent more on sushi). Anyway, the things I love about it in the 14 minutes that I've had it: I can scan bar codes for food and there is a beta program that lets you take a picture of what you're eating; It gives me a detailed breakdown of how many calories I have left for lunch dinner and snacks based on what I have consumed; It connects to Fitbit and factors my steps in to my calorie goals; It shows the nutrients I have consumed (or not consumed) from my food.
There are a lot of other bells and whistles, but I'll figure that out as I go. They say that recording what you eat is really beneficial to not only weight loss, but also understanding the psychological reasons that we eat. I didn't hit this weight (254 pounds) eating carrots and protein powder. At the very least, I have taken two positive steps (oh that's also a pun cause I'm using Fitbit!). I am tracking my food and my daily steps. Time to do the funky sea cow (that's the new dance I'm making up right now).
Creating my own sunshine 🌞