How Technology Helped Me Lose 20 Pounds
I've lost 20 pounds since December (thanks for noticing) and technology played a major part in my weight loss, along with good old-fashion self-motivation/discipline. Most of my life I've been in pretty good shape but always slightly above the weight I'd like to be. I always said I wouldn't let myself pass 200 pounds. Then my twins were born...
Just ran 13.1 miles
Weighed about 212 pounds
|MyFitnessPal - Free Calorie Counter|
MyFitnessPal is a website and an app (Android and IOS) that makes it very simple to track what you eat. When I started putting in everything I was eating, I realized how much some of the foods I was eating were causing me to gain weight and stopped eating some things that were very high in calories and started exercising more to earn more calories on the days I knew I would eat more.
|April 2013 Tampa airport 5k run time 24:54
(I weigh about 195 here)
My exercise of choice is also a reason I'm dropping the weight quickly. I run. I love to run and often run 3-5 miles pushing 40-pound twins. Three miles burns about 500 calories for me and that is usually about 27 minutes of running. That gives me a lot of room to meet my daily calorie goals. As they say, you have to limit your calorie intake and exercise to see the best results. And it is working for me and MyFitnessPal helps me focus on both but allows me to eat junk if I want and see the trade off.
- Decide your weight goal (something reasonable, you can always beat it and adjust lower like I am doing)
- Change your password to that goal
- Get on MyFitnessPal
- Get friends to join and encourage you.
- Exercise and eat less
P.S. If you need some size 38 pants and shorts, I have a few, barely worn!