I told some of you a few days ago that I began a trek to lose sixty pounds by the end of the year.
After seeing pictures of myself at the heaviest I’ve ever been this New Year’s, I realized that a steady 7 pound gain a year over the last ten years has not been gentle on my figure or health at all.
I am contributing the biggest motivating mindset change right now to this android app called My Fitness Pal.
It works just like a pen and paper would if you were counting calories, but it makes it quicker, easier and eliminates math.
I won’t lie and say it is easy or that I don’t think about ditching it and going back to my comfort foods. But change isn’t easy.
This isn’t a diet, or a punishment or anything else. It is simply keeping track of food for the caloric energy value it contains. That’s what makes it different. I am able to keep myself accountable with my intake and output.
You can make your food and exercise diary public or private, allowing for accountability from friends (if you are honest) you are welcome to help keep me accountable and I will do the same for you if you choose to use myfitnesspal.com
My profile is here: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/whatisinthebag
And the android app is free in the marketplace.
I’m only weighing myself once a week, so even if it is only one pound a week I loose I wont be distraught by fluctuating weight.
I realize this might sound like I’m trying to sell you something, but I’m not. I’m simply motivated to be healthier and this is working for me. It makes eating more like a game, where I have a number of points I can spend every day, and in order to be comfortable the entire day I need to choose healthier options.
I can still eat cheeseburgers, french fries and chocolate but they cost a lot more than fruits and vegetables, but sometimes you just need a cheeseburger or some pizza.
If you do decide to to use the app, or the website, please let me know.