I am one of those people who needs a gimmick to help me lose weight. A motivator like Weight Watchers, a new diet book, a cute little food journal, a trainer or a contest.
I am officially in a Biggest Loser competition with a group at church and it has really helped me get focused. We get weighed in every Sunday after church. Last Sunday was my 2nd weigh in and I lost 9.5 pounds! I know, I know. Most of that is water weight and I am bracing myself for good but not as good numbers this Sunday.
My fun gimmick other than the contest to keep me focused comes courtesy of my iphone which I want to marry.
The first app that I love is called Lose it!
Succeed at weight loss with Lose It! Set goals and establish a daily calorie budget that enables you to meet them. Stay on track each day by recording your food and exercise and staying within your budget.
Enter food and exercise easily using a searchable database. Quickly re-enter foods and meals you’ve had in the past. Lose It! together with friends for additional support and motivation. Setup motivators to help keep you on track. Use detailed online reports to track your progress.
Lose It! is the most complete and streamlined weight loss application for the iPhone.
This app is great because when you put in your weight, it tells you how many calories you can eat for the day and as you log your meals it subtracts the calories from your calorie bank. When you log your exercise, it adds calories to your bank. It also can send you a weekly report to your email. I know that I eat much more mindfully when I need to record it!
Best thing about it? IT'S FREE!
I'll be posting some more great apps in the coming weeks. So check back! I'll also post on my weight loss. The competition ends in 11 weeks, so I am going to need some support!