Burned 2474 calories
It's basically a little device on an armband that has these sensors, I am not even going to attempt to understand what they do, it's some combo of movement, how hot you are, your heart rate, anyway it calculates how many calories you are burning throughout the day. Then you go plug it into your computer, input your food and it gives you all these charts and graphs of how you did throughout the day.
My yesterday - I have my targets set at 1500 calories to eat and 2500 to burn
but all I really care about is getting the right deficit!
It just really takes the guesswork out - which is this really great thing for my OCD. It holds me completely accountable and I find myself plugging it in several times a day at work and at home (the program is web based) to see how good or bad I'm doing and adjust for it the rest of my day. You can also track times and steps and other stuff:
The highlighted part shows that in my lunch break I burned almost 200 calories - yay!
I don't usually count steps but I just love graphs so I felt like including it.
So that's pretty much what you hear me yammering on about. It's awesome, although I'm not sure it would be AS awesome if you don't love keeping track of things as much as I do. And you definitely only get out what you put in!
I feel like I'm rambling on and on but I'm still going to talk just a bit more. I know I'm just growing into this blog and realizing what it's like to write and hopefully help someone out the way the ones I read are helping me so much - but I have to say that in the past week and a half I feel so different about losing weight. When I started my job and started losing those 30 pounds last year...it was was nice. But not like this. It was a chore, I was annoyed about doing it and it was just a lot for me. Now it seems easy, amazing and fabulous and I feel like I owe it to every single person reading this - whether you know me in real life or not. You guys have kept a smile on my face (even bigger than the one from stepping on the scale this morning and seeing another half pound gone since Monday!) and I am REALLY grateful to all of you. Now go be happy the rest of the day knowing that you personally have made someone else's life better!!