The real truth of the matter is that I lost 25 lbs with my iPhone. Yep - it even does that.
More specifically, I have an app that counts calories. I am amazed that the secret to the success (for me anyway) is counting calories. I have heard about counting calories for a long long time but never done it.
How about you? What has worked for you over the years?
Back about 10 years ago Pam and I found some success with the Adkins diet. I think I lost 17 lbs then. But it was very stringent and not without controversy. And I love some carbs now and then.
Then in the summer we went to see our good friends Steve and Theressa in Sioux Falls. They have made dramatic changes in their weight, losing a combed 100 lbs. They look great! And are going for more. When I asked how them did it ~ she indicated she tracked the food she ate on an iPhone app.
The app is from LoseIt.com The online account synchs with your iPhone. I mostly use my iPhone.
Here is what it looks like on the iPhone app:
The success has changed my thinking about food. I don't want to get over-full any more. I like feeling a little lean. I also was surprised how I didn't have a large amount of craving going on. I was more interested every day in seeing if I could lose another pound, then another etc.
One thing I wish I had done at the beginning was buy scales. We have not had any until recently. I didn't start weighing in until I had already lost over 10 lbs.
So I wanted to share it with those of you out there who have thought about it and never really counted calories before. It works.
In our RV lifestyle, it is a lot easier to put the pounds on rather than take them off with exercise and fresh air. I thought it would be easier to do.
A word of caution: though I my current daily calorie budget is 2194 calories, there have been days that I have gone over. The key for me is not to get discouraged and not to cheat on my counting! The scales don't lie. And counting the calories tells a pretty good story.
Another thing: I am very aware of is that weight lost does not mean fitness. I can be where I want to be weight-wise and be very out of shape. So I have to get in walks, runs and some time in the gym when we are near one. I can also be in relatively good shape with lots of exercise and still be over my goal weight. I spent a lot of time over the years there...
That is it for today on the Roadrunner Chronicles. We'd love to hear your story so please share it. Thanks for joining us today. Until next time...