Anyway, I’m going to try to start it up again. My life is so busy, I’m not sure I can post each week, but I think I’ll try to post every other week. So what are the “new me” posts all about? Well, like a lot of people, I need to not only lose weight, but to get into shape. Honestly, I haven’t exercised much since high school, 30 years ago. A few weeks ago, I joined a zumba class and started watching my calorie intake. I’ve also been looking into various websites on nutrition and I thought I’d pass some of those along. I’m not making any claims or supporting any of them, just will pass them along for each of you to make choices on your own.
That being said, one site I found that helps me keep track of my calorie intake is http://www.myfitnesspal.com/. The website also has an iphone app, which is actually how I found it. I looked at the apps for a calorie counter. My Fitness Pal asks you questions and then tells you how many calories you should eat to meet your weight goal. Mine is 1200 calories a day….not much, let me tell you and I know I’ve blown it several days. But overall, I’m eating better and paying attention to what I am eating.
The website sets you up your own page where you plug in your foods each day, as well as any exercising you do (the good news….if you exercise you get extra calories for the day!). It keeps track for you and, as said, you can access it from your iphone (and probably other fancy phones).
My goals are to lose 35 pounds, however long it takes; get more physically fit, and to eat healthier. I don’t plan to give up my meat, bread, rice or potatoes, but I will attempt to cut back on them! Oh, a fried seafood…not giving that up either! However, I won’t eat it all the time either!
Here’s another site to help with the healthy eating, Easy Ways to Stick to Your Diet.
Oh, My Fitness Pal also has a Weight Loss Tickers. I have one posted on the right side there. But I'll post it here, too.
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