Losing weight electronically?
Losing weight has gone high tech. The options are endless but let me give you an idea of how technology has become a part of my weight loss:
- Bathroom scale. No longer just the spring activated scale, they weight you out to the tenth of a pound, can store your weight reading and provide other readings such as your Body Mass Index.
- Weight Watchers online – No more meetings (unless that is what you need to stay on track and network with other weight loss warriors). I can track my food and exercise via my smart phone and know instantly how many “points” I have left for the day.
- Bar code scanner for Weight Watchers. Now I can scan a bar code on a food item and get my number of “points” instantly. No searching for the item and I can get much more accurate measurements.
- Nike Fuel Band – Measures your everyday activity and turns it into “Nikefuel”. Tracks steps and calories burned also.
- Treadmill – Working on a certain speed level and distance. It also measures steps, calories burned and pace.
- Elliptical – Same deal. I can crank up the resistance to burn more calories.
- Lighten up has also given us the ability to use Vitabot to track our calories, set goals, measure our vitamin and mineral intake and to help plan meals.
- Last but not least….. the numbers I get from the doctor to determine if my health is improving and by how much. I am looking to have my blood pressure down, cholesterol in line, weight down and blood sugar in the normal range…
With all this technology, how can I fail?