Near the beginning of our Biggest Loser contest, one of my teammates found a free app for counting exercise and food calories. We quickly all adopted it as our own. It's call Lose It! and it's available as a free iPhone app or as a website: www.loseit.com. We found it very easy to use and it's kept me on track better than the site I was using previously.
One little detail that I have really liked about it is that it awards you "badges." It's kind of like getting a special sticker on your spelling test in the 4th grade. Just a little thing, but I've found it motivating. Especially so when I earned the "Exercise King" badge which means I have exercised at least 3 times a week for 8 weeks. For me, a real live couch potato, that is BIG!
The app and website have been very helpful, but the only reason I've been able to keep doing this has been the support of family and friends. David has been especially wonderful - he's been a great cheerleader and has not once complained about the small changes I've made in dinner. :) Thank you, David!
The best part of this is that I feel GREAT...and clothes shopping is so much more fun!