For a couple of weeks now I have been using my fitness pal. It's a free app and it tracks calories. I cannot tell you how much I am loving this app. To start I entered in all the required information like weight, height, level of activity and what my goal was and it told me how many calories per day I should be eating to meet that goal. The app comes with a scanner so you can easily scan a barcode and track your calories that way. I love this feature. Even more impressive, I have yet to scan an item that hasn't shown up in the food list. My experience with the WW's app was the exact opposite. Many times the upc was not in the system and I would be forced to figure out the points using the calculator.
I love just dealing with the calories instead of converting those calories to points. Now with just a quick look at the nutrition information I can decide whether the item is something I'm willing to indulge in. The app also tracks how much sugar, sodium, fat, carbs and protein you're getting. That's been a really eye-opening experience. Prior to this I would argue that my diet is fairly low in sodium and that I eat a lot of carbs and I would have been wrong on both counts. It's been a really eye opening experience in what I am eating in a way that WW never was.
Another feature I love... well two features..... first, that what I do on my phone syncs with my online account so I can easily track on my phone or online. Which ever is easiest on that day.. And second, when I press the button to complete my day the app tells me..... if every day was like today you would weigh xxxlbs in five weeks. That is a huge motivator! Love it!
So it's been good, I'm happy I made the switch.
As of this week I am down 25lbs and half way to my goal of 50lbs.
Most of my pants are too big, including these, which were my smallest pants. It's a good issue to have, kinda. If only I had my own Mr. Grey to replenish the ole wardrobe. Also in real life that shirt makes my rack look very impressive... just thought you should know.