2 days ago
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
So, there's this app on my iPhone called Lose It! I used it for a while when we were in Raleigh and it really worked. Last week I went to dinner with my mom and Travis and they were telling me how they were following a similar app called "My Fitness Pal" available on andriod phones. Trav has lost something like 27 lbs. following it and I think my mom's lost 4. So, I started it yesterday and I'll keep you informed on my progress.
Basically, it's a calorie counter. You enter your current weight, your goal weight, and how soon you want to reach your goal weight. You can do "I want to lose: 1/2 lb a week, 1 lb a week, 1 1/2 lbs a week, 2 lbs a week." or "I want to maintain my current weight." I started off trying to do the 2 lbs a week but its WAY too little calories/day for me to start out with.
Here's what you do: You LOG what you eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and exercise. You simply "search foods" and usually the nutrition facts are in there. they even have brand names, under the "supermarket foods" tab and also a "restaurant foods" tab.. so i can enter a "chicfila sandwich." if the food isnt in there, you just look at the nutrition label and enter in the calories. You also can "browse exercises" and choose what exercise you did that day. It then adds back the calories you burned off that day. (in other words, you can eat more if you're working out). by the end of the day, your log looks something like this:
Anyway, try it out if you have the iPhone ... or get my fitness pal if you have an andriod :)
in other news, today was the parent meeting for cheerleading. anyone who wants to try out had to have a parent there. we had 50!! that was a great turnout compared to last years 20-something. It went really well! :) i was a lot better at "public speaking" than i thought i'd be. i'll credit that solely to my "how to avoid a shark attack" speech from public speaking ( COMM 250) @ Clemson :)
Also. last night matt went downstairs to feed the dogs and Annie wasn't coming in the dining room. Which is VERY VERY strange bc she is a food monster and she's always hungry and jumping up and down in the room when we're about to feed her. Matt went in and noticed that she looked like a whale. It took him a while to figure it out, but I'd just bought a new big bag of dog food earlier and he put it in the floor instead of up in the chair. Needless to say, my she had chewed a hole in the bottom of the bag and ate to her hearts content. So wonder she didn't blow up and die. she was HUGE!!!!!! she's in BIG trouble bc she's been on a diet and had lost 3 whole lbs (which is like me losing 20) so we were proud of her.. and now it looks like we're back at square one. here is the miserable bean...
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