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I Think I may be Onto Something

Bear with me, here. I've had the same cell phone for several years. I've glued buttons back on this puppy. I mean, it was kind of a wreck.

So when the hubby found out we could get reasonable upgrades, we each got a Galaxy S Android. I know a lot of people seem to dig the iPhone, but I feared the hit to my Geek Cred, and losing control of my web empire by not being quite geeky enough. ;) (Seriously, I needed the bigger, brighter screen and flexibility of teh Android - iPhones are to locked down with DRM to be useful to me, for reasons I've discussed elsewhere.)

But, anyway. I got an ap that helps me count calorie intake and burn by logging both foods eaten and exercises done. I started just under two weeks ago, and have lost four pounds. Counting calories is tedious, but with this thing I just search teh database for foods I've eaten. If it's not in there, I add it and then it will always be there ready to plug in.

And if I want to eat something but don't have enough calories left for the day, I know I can run for 15 minutes or do push-ups or have wild and wacky adult fun time to earn that dessert.

Everybody wins!

Now, I know I will have issues at some point, because the first ten pounds are supposed to be the easiest, but I feel very good about this, really. I mean, I live in New Orleans, where we are just entering the 'too hot to outside without air-conditioned underpants' portion of the summer, in which it is all too easy to wander around the house grazing for recreation.

But I'm not doing that, because it is more fun to play with my new shiny, or do the half million other things that need doing for my website.

And, really, there is nothing I 'can't' eat if I'm willing to pay for it, so I don't feel deprived. In fact, I feel quite in control of this process and much less like it is something I'm being forced to conform to. Wheeeee!

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narniadear
Aug. 25th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
How did I miss this post? Jeez!

Anyway, this sounds awesome. I hope you're feeling great amidst all the back to school crazy.
asatomuraki
Aug. 25th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
I'm still feeling pretty good, and teh crazy seems to be settling down. The weight loss is slow, but steady. We'll see how it goes, I guess. ;)
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