this post on another blog. "Hmm," I thought, "I've been considering trying one of those since B:ggest Loser introduced them many seasons ago." I just filed it away in the back of my mind again and didn't think about it again for a few weeks. Then, I stepped on the scale - and it was back-up, again. I knew I'd fallen off from Paleo lately and my workouts were less consistent. And then, I stumbled across a 20% coupon code through the website. It seemed like a good time to splurge. I knew I needed something to help me focus - to help motivate me. So, I bit the bullet and ordered one.
My BodyMedia Fit came on Monday. I've been wearing it for almost 2 days. The feedback is interesting. For one, I'm not getting enough sleep -- barely 6.5 hours a night with 4:30 wake-ups for CrossFit. Another is that even on days I 'thought' I was hitting a 500 calorie deficit (for 1 pound per week), I probably wasn't. My current "plan" through their website calls for 15 minutes of vigorous workout daily. I actually have to work really hard to get that. Because, even after CrossFit this morning, I was 5 minutes short. (I can only attribute that to the unit only calculates when you're actually doing the vigorous activity and all the rests/etc are not counted. I had hit my "Moderate Activity Goal" with no problem, bu the "Vigorous" was short. I pounded out 5 minutes on the treadmill after CrossFit this morning.
I can see where this could get obsessive. I got the unit that has Bluetooth capabilities, so I can get (almost) up to date information from my phone anytime. I know it's not doing the work for me - it's simply spitting out numbers to give me feedback. But, I'm a numbers kindof girl. Hey, I'm married to a CPA and work in wealth management, right?
Either way, I don't like having to put the bad foods in the food tracker. I don't like to see the read out "You're on a weight gain trend." I like seeing where my deficit is for the day. I like seeing how long I was lying down versus actually sleeping. I feel motivated to eat better and get my workouts done. I think, at this point, that's what is important. Overall, I am impressed and happy with my purchase.
The six pounds I'm down since Monday's not bad either.