Monday, February 25, 2013
There's An App For That
After I got married, I gained the 'after marriage five'. Then a year into the marriage when it started to fall apart, I gained a lot more, and near the end when my marriage really started to crumble, I skyrocketed into numbers higher than I ever thought possible. It happened so fast. It must have been the stress combined with food and lack of working out.
Since my divorce, I lost a good twenty, but over the course of a year gained five back. Still, I have a lot more to lose to return to my pre-marriage size.
Recently, on a whim, I decided to search for weight loss apps on my phone. I didn't think I would actually find any, but I was wrong. I found an app that had a bunch of five star ratings, and it was free, so I downloaded it. It's called Lose It, and it calculates how many calories you can eat throughout a day, and it shows your daily calorie consumption.
Although the app is designed to only let you lose two pounds or less per week, I can happily say I've been using it for a week and lost five pounds. I finally found something that works for me, without making me feel like I have to eat like a rabbit.
What about you? What is your best, most effective weight loss technique?