I‘ve been trying to lose some weight since I moved to Florida in April and I finally hit my first goal. I started at a whopping 277 and set a target on 230, which I reached today! 47 pounds shed!
The trick for me was to exercise regularly. I began tracking activity with Runkeeper, first walking and then running/walking intervals. I ran my first 5K on June 14, and have done 2 more since.
In addition to losing the weight, I also ran a personal best pace time yesterday!
I’ve now established a second weight loss goal of getting down to 199 lbs. If I’m dedicated it should happen between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I feel good!
I’m also tracking calories using the iPhone and web app LoseIt. I tried myfitnesspal which is now owned by Under Armour, but found it more cumbersome and slow to enter nutrition information.
Even though the graphic above shows my progress using myfitnesspal, I don’t ever actually log in or use it to track anything. It receives automatic weight updates from my Fitbit Aria scale which tracks my weight daily, and automatically generates the cool progress graphics.
Another great benefit of all this activity is that my Withings Blood Pressure monitor has confirmed that my BP has been dropping steadily.