I was able to keep my promise to come back and continue the report on the weight loss journey that I am on with my sister, Cissy and husband, Josh. So, let’s talk about what we are all doing.
As life long weight loss achievers, we came to an agreement that tracking what we eat is the way to go. I mean, I am a crunchy granola vegetarian who is currently at her highest weight ever. Like, even higher than when I ate 20 packs of chicken mcnuggets, two cheese burgers, large fries, and a vanilla shake on the regular. Yes, I know, I just had a baby BUT I am also almost at the weight I was before I was pregnant so this isn’t all necessary weight gain. So, limiting what kinds of foods I eat never seem to work long term. I am a quantity kind of girl.
We decided on using Lose It, a mobile food journaling app. The program asks you some questions about your self to determine your number of calories you should eat in a day. You can set your reasonable goal– .5-2lbs per week. I decided to put my goal as 1lb per week. I started with 2lbs but didn’t give me much room to wiggle in some treats. With 1lb, I know I don’t need all my calories to fuel my body for the day.
Cissy’s favorite part is the app it will calculate when you can expect to get to your goal weight. Even better, after you complete your log for the day, it will calculate how that day effects your long term results. Motivating, right?
Josh likes the streak option after you complete your log for the day. I have to agree that there is something addicting to seeing it flash how many days you have been tracking.
But I honestly like how my Fitbit is integrated with the app. I don’t know if it’s because I have the HR but the calories it gives me back for working out always seem more proportionate that if they were just counting my steps. (More calories for running up to 10k steps vs walking throughout the day to 10k steps).
For the month of May, we have all decided to have the goal to just track. I won’t lie and say that we all are a hundred percent perfect, but I think I can report that for the first time in a long time, we all have kept track for more than 2 days in a row.
Next week I will share with you our May results.
Until next time…
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