Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lose It! Week 1ish

It's only been 5 days using the lose it! app but I wanted to check in on it. So far I see positives and negatives.
The positives are that it's really easy to use. It lets me scan barcodes and so far it's found info for everything I scanned. I'm also far more aware of what I'm eating and the reward that exercise brings.
The negatives are that I've gone over my calorie limit every day so far and I can't really tell if I've lost anything yet. My weight fluctuates enough that a two pound loss isn't very obvious because it could just be that I'm less bloated or it's a different time of the day. I also feel like I need to get better about having a daily exercise routine. Even if it's just a walk, going for a walk burns off that latte or piece of banana bread.

I can see that I need to strike a deal with myself. I have the app set to help me lose 2 pounds per week. I either need to really start to limit my calorie intake or I need to adjust my weekly loss goal. Allowing myself a few more calories doubles the time its going to take to reach my goal, but if I'm having a hard time staying under it may just be a reality that I need to come to terms with.

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