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Old 05-21-2011, 03:53 PM   #461
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Its an app for the iphone called "Lose it!". And its free! I think there's a website too, that you can upload the information I put in the phone to the website, but I never used it. I know the app is free, but I never visited the website. As far as I know, there's no "program" to pay or sign up for. I just use it as a tool on my phone because its always with me and I can enter information from anywhere.

It has been my right arm in my weight loss journey this past year. It adjusts the daily calorie goal as your weight goes down. Whenever you enter a new weight, it will make a slight adjustment to your calorie goal. For example, when I started at 157 pounds, it gave me a daily calorie goal of 1900 or so and now, at 125 pounds, my daily calorie goal is 1600. Once you reach your goal weight, it re-adjusts your calorie goal to "maintenance level" , once I get to 122 pounds, it says my calorie daily level should be 1800 to maintain that weight. It takes your age and height into account when you set it up for the first time. Then you can enter how fast you want to lose weight. I have mine set at 1/2 pound per week, but you can set it for more. That setting also plays a part in the calorie suggestion is gives you.

My favorite part is that it allows you to view a whole week at a time so you can see if your over or above your calorie goal for the week as a whole. This is great for me because I allow myself one "cheat" day a week, so if I go over one day, I can "make up" for it on other days of the week or by adding extra exercise. In addition, you can enter your daily exercise and it will calculate those calories and take that amount of calories off what you've eaten for the day or the week, so you can eat that much more wihtout going over (good for my cheat day).

Overall, its been the best tool for me. Of course, its only as good as the information you put into it.
Thank you very much for the information. I will definitely check it out.
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:05 PM   #462
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I checked out the "lost it" web site & got myself sighned up. Now I am on 2 sites for double the support & motivation. Check out sparkpeople.com sometime it is a great website too.
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:11 PM   #463
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^ thanks, I'll check it out!
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:30 PM   #464
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Weekends are my toughest time to stay on track for eating healthy, anyone else out there have the same problem? I did a little better this weekend but still went over my recomended calorie intake. I got 40 mn. on the elliptical today. Weigh in day is 6-2-11.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:49 AM   #465
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Weekends are my toughest time to stay on track for eating healthy, anyone else out there have the same problem? I did a little better this weekend but still went over my recomended calorie intake. I got 40 mn. on the elliptical today. Weigh in day is 6-2-11.

I am ok on the weekend.

Snacking at night has always been my problem.

Maybe if you reduce your daily intake by 50 to 100 calories then you could bank the extra 250 to 500 calories for a guilt free weekend snack. Just a thought.

The main thing is to stick with it
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:36 PM   #466
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The app I use on my phone is "livestrong". It's free and had a lot of calorie information for restaurant food, as well as generic (like potatoes, or pork chops). It has a section for figuring out how many calories you burn doing various exercises, and automatically offsets those calories from your goal.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:33 PM   #467
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The app I use on my phone is "livestrong". It's free and had a lot of calorie information for restaurant food, as well as generic (like potatoes, or pork chops). It has a section for figuring out how many calories you burn doing various exercises, and automatically offsets those calories from your goal.
I will defintely check it out. Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:31 PM   #468
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I am ok on the weekend.

Snacking at night has always been my problem.

Maybe if you reduce your daily intake by 50 to 100 calories then you could bank the extra 250 to 500 calories for a guilt free weekend snack. Just a thought.

The main thing is to stick with it

night snacking my problem too aunt bea. i am trying to eat dinner later . that seems to help some. i think it is boredom that makes us do it. if there are no goodies, i will just make some. how bout you?
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:44 PM   #469
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night snacking my problem too aunt bea. i am trying to eat dinner later . that seems to help some. i think it is boredom that makes us do it. if there are no goodies, i will just make some. how bout you?

I try to tough it out but, if I get to the point where I need a snack then it is usually a bowl of cereal or a glass of milk and some crackers.

The house is pretty much empty at this point so the temptation is not too great. Also I do better at this time of year. My worst time is from November thru April. Now that is all behind me, literally
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I try to tough it out but, if I get to the point where I need a snack then it is usually a bowl of cereal or a glass of milk and some crackers.

The house is pretty much empty at this point so the temptation is not too great. Also I do better at this time of year. My worst time is from November thru April. Now that is all behind me, literally



and she knows what the word "literally" means.
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