Friday, February 15, 2013

There has to be a better way than the scale!

It's a long sad tale of frustration and woe.

I'm sure you are familiar with it -- try to cut calories, eat healthy foods, workout. Wake up in the morning, step on the scale and one of two things can happen. Either you are doing a little jig because your weight has gone down. Or your weight has gone up and it ruins your mood. You are surly, frustrated and don't understand why you gained weight yesterday when you did everything right.

Now, I have what is commonly called PCOS but it's proper name is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. And to put a fine point on it -- it sucks. My body doesn't work the same as other people's bodies do. If I eat a cookie I know that I will gain 2+ pounds when I step on the scale in the morning. It doesn't matter how good the rest of my day was, I know I will gain weight. I'll get into PCOS more later, but for now recognize it really influences how I think about myself and how I feel when I step off the scale each and every day.

I've been thinking and searching for about two years to try and decide how to better deal with my health. I really feel like I've found something I can throw all that excess weight behind -- a product called FitBit.

Here's a picture from their website:

It's just a bitty little thing(smaller than your thumb) that you can wear to track all of the things I care about -- personal activity and calories burned. It shows the number of steps taken, stairs climbed, miles walked and even logs your sleep to see how your overall day has gone. As you work harder, walk more and keep moving you earn calories for your daily allotment. So, you know exactly how much you can eat to continue your weight loss -- all without doing any calculations on your own.

They have a metric (a way to measure) everything! It's a beauty.

I wear it inside my bra -- it has a wire clip that is nice and snug so I don't worry about it falling out. It tracks my every move all day long. I love it! I can't deny I look a little crazy reaching into my bra to look and see how far I have gone, so I may move it to a pocket. But I love knowing how active I am throughout the day.

It motivates me to move! I know how much effort I put into keeping myself healthy each and every day. This blog is going to be a journal of my journey with the Fitbit -- I don't have a success story, YET! My story is just beginning!

This little bitty thing has empowered me to change my health my very own way. I love it!

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