Monday, April 25, 2011

Will you be my friend?

I started logging my food with LoseIt! today.There is a social feature that allows you to encourage your LoseIt! friends and see their progress.  If you use this iPhone/iTouch app and would like to friend me, my username is toledolefty (just like on this blog) at gmail dot com. I would love to have more people to cheer me on and to offer support in return.  From the LoseIt! FAQ:

What is shared with my friends?

  • The amount of weight (in pounds) that you've lost to date.
  • The number of pounds your're aiming to lose.
  • Your weekly calorie budget and each day's calories relative to that budget.
  • Your exercises, times, and calories burned (excluding sexual activity).
  • Recent activities such as weighing in with weight change.
  • The foods you have eaten in the most recent meal.
  • Favorite foods and favorite exercies
*We do not display your actual weight by default
Note: I have never logged sexual activity as exercise. Think of the dozens of calories that I might be missing out on! Still, no.

I'm actually friends with one of the hosts of "Balanced Living Weekly" on LoseIt! and it's interesting to see his posts. Other than him, none of my other LoseIt! friends are actively logging.

So far so good for me today. I have had breakfast, lunch, and a snack and I still have about 600 calories in the bank for dinner.  Knowing I was logging today got me outside for a run even though it was rainy. 

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good switch from WW points for you. I have tried online logging (even with my iPod Touch), and I never keep it up because it's too much of a hassle. I do better with old fashioned pen & paper. But that online friend thing sounds cool. And knowing what your ratios are will hopefully help, too. Keep at it!

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  2. I've just started using Loseit (after seeing it here!) and added you as a friend, hope that's ok!

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