Monday, March 25, 2013

Losin' It!

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:  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 badge I am currently most proud of is the 25 Pound Club badge.  Since January 4, I have lost just over 25 pounds!

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!


Jocelyn said...

I'm not sure I can top Anonymous' comment 'cause that's some profound stuff, but I'll try:


How'd I do?

What both Anonymous and I are trying to say is that you should be dang proud of yourself and that the exercise habit will be the most important one in the long-term, so it's awesome you're cultivating it!

MOM said...

I totally missed this post on your blog while I was in no cell/computer land but want to congratulate you again on your achievement and 25 lb. loss!!! You look great and I'm glad that you are feeling good both physically & mentally!! To say that I am proud is an understatement!! Love, MOM