Friday, April 3, 2009

The Go Wear Fit rocks!

I'd been hearing so much about these and the Body Buggs, so I made the decision last night to go get one today. If you don't know what the Go Wear Fit is, its an armband that has sensors in it that analyze different things to figure out how many calories you burn in a day, you wear it all day and it tracks it all. Go here for more info on it:

I did end up splurging and getting the additional wristband which shows you real-time what the calories are so you don't have to wait to upload it. It shows my cals burned so far today, plus steps taken, minutes of moderate and vigorous activity, and of course, what time it is...

I can not rave enough about this! I've only had it a few hours, but its awesome! I can't wait to get into a regular routine wearing it. I definitely do feel it on my arm, but between that and the wristband, I have plenty of visible and physical reminders of how I need to up my activity level. (Now it would be nice if it were to send a mild electrical shock every now and then to make sure I get moving...LOL or not...)

Needless to say, I'm excited!

My food intake today has just been "ok" but I'm good on cals. And right now thats what I'm really focusing on. Sure, I could work on getting more protein to make my body more efficient, but right now, with as much as I am struggling, its best to keep it simple. Input in, output out. lol Reminds me of a song we used to sing at church camp when I was a kid. "Input, output, what goes in is what comes out, input, output, that is what its all about. Input, output, your mind is a computer whose input, output daily you must choose. Let the Bible be your primary feed, its got all the data you need, talk to Jesus, all the time, thats the way that you can stay onnnnn lineeeeeeee" Rinse, repeat, rinse, Don't ask me how I remember all that...

Ok on to food...breakfast this morning was a PBJ on whole grain bread. No midmorning snack as I was too excited to go get this Go Wear Fit. Lunch was two chicken crispy tacos from Taco Bell (chicken, lettuce and cheese) and an unsweet tea with sweet n low. I also had Kosher Dill chips once I got back to work. My afternoon snack was an applesauce cup. Dinner this evening is a CFA kids meal with some ketchup, and an ice dream cone for dessert to end my day at 1581 calories.

Output today was a 30 min walk at the mall this evening, then a 15 min bike ride, and then I was still 40 cals under my 1000 cal deficit I need to burn 2 lbs a week, so I did 10 minutes of fast dancing with my headphones on and it JUMPED. So I'm ending the day at 2674 cals burned. An almost 1100 calorie deficit. That number will probably go up a few more before bed, but its close enough.


gradtchr2 said...

WAHOOOOOOOO for another go wear fit person!!!!!!! I love mine granted this is only day 4 with it but I am totally seeing a difference in what I am doing and how I am doing it. I want to reach my goals!!!! I'm excited for you to have this and can't wait to see how we both do. :)

Brandie said...

YEAH! I absolutely love this thing! Reading your blog mostly inspired me to dive in and get it, the numbers game of counting cals works so well for me that I think this is gonna rock for me as well.

Good luck and do keep updating your blog! We are reading it!