Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A New Beginning

Sunday started the Weigh-In Challenge on my local mommy board, and I finally signed up to join.  It's based on the Biggest Loser contest system for the most part.  We all pay in to join and the winner get the payout.  Good incentive, right?  I'm not really too concerned about the money aspect, I'm more excited to have other people going through the exact same thing and a sounding board for my highs and lows.

One product that I've lusted after for years finally became mine yesterday!  I ordered a BodyMedia FIT band this weekend and I got it in the mail yesterday.  Charge it up last night and decided to slap it on when I got up in the middle of the night.  It tracks and measures my sleep patterns, calorie intake, calories burned, steps walked, etc.

I read a LOT of reviews before I took the plunge.  I didn't want to purchase something that wasn't accurate or up to date.  The reviews, for the most part were positive.  It guides you by telling you (based on how much weight you'd like to lose) how many calories you need to burn each day, and if you're hitting that goal.  You can also enter the foods you eat so the tracker can analyze that too.  I'll try to update on how it's working out for me.  You do have to pay a subscription fee to use the activity manager (6.95/month), but I found plenty of 12 month subscriptions on eBay for $30.00 or less, which is what I did.  If you're interested in getting one of these products, let me know.  I ended up getting mine for $40 off and free 2 day shipping!

I've been really sick for the past few days, which has stalled my workout plan at the YMCA.  Yesterday I was finally starting to feel better, but woke up at 2am with horrid sinus pain/cluster headache.  Mix that with a toddler who woke up at 6 and I'm not feeling 100% today.  Oh well.  I'm eating well and drinking a TON of water, so hopefully that'll help me out in the long run.

What are your goals this week?


  1. I hope your feeling better today and I can't wait to hear if you liked the tracker! Good job on the water! Remember, each day's goal this week is 64 oz! :)