Saturday, March 5, 2011

Great Week

I have had a great week!  I finished one full week (3 workouts) at Curves.  By my third workout, I felt so energized.  It gave me the push to do other things, so I even went walking later that day!  I love being more active, I certainly couldn't have done this 50 lbs ago, at least not in the shape I was in. 

I ordered a Fitbit earlier this week and it came in today.  So far, I love it.  I can put it in my pocket and it tracks my movements.  It has the same sort of technology as a Wii.  It will track steps, distance, exercise intensity and even sleep.  Out of the box, it took about 15 minutes to get a full charge and it says that it can go 3-5 days before it needs another charge.  So far it seems to be pretty accurate and I love that it can not only track my steps, but also distance and most of all intensity!  I'm going to wear it to bed tonight (it comes with a wristband) to see how well I sleep.  If you look on the right column of this blog, you'll find a link to my Fitbit profile.  You can see my activity level for the day and even what food I am eating.  I have to manually list the food, but it even tells me how many calories I've burned.  Very nice! 

I have no real update weight wise.  I've lost a little bit, but I'm waiting until Monday to get an official unofficial weight check.  I'll also do measurements at that time as well.  Oh, one thing I have noticed, it seems like the swelling is going down in my stomach because I've been able to eat a bit more.  Not a lot, just a couple more bites.  Protein shakes are also going down much easier now.  I've also been adding some lemon to my water and it's a great change.  I've found that I don't want a lot of sweet stuff now, so I don't even add sugar to it... it's like lemonade without the sweet. 


  1. Ooooh, I have thought of getting the FitBit, please post an update in a month or so about what you like/dislike about it. Have you tried True Lemon? It's like a little powdered packet that you add to water and it tastes like you are adding a bit of fresh lemon (NO sweet...yay!)

  2. How interesting! I haven't heard of this before. I've looked at the Body Bugg online, but haven't checked into it much. I have wondered if it would make me challenge myself more, since I am a total activity slacker. :)

    Please do update how you like it! I played around on your Fitbit page, it looks so interesting! And more than a little Big Brother-ish, haha.

  3. I think that looks so interesting! I started to research it since I read your post... and now I'm sold! I totally want one. Hub is going to get it for my birthday. I think it will help greatly with making me try to move more....

    Do you always wear it on your belt loop?
    I read a lot of people lose them that way... have you tried it on your bra? I think I like that option...

    Did you order from the website?

    How do you like it so far?

  4. I've had True Lemon before but can't find it now! I'll keep looking. Our Walmart did have a True Orange, but I really wanted the lemon. I will definitely update about the fitbit. So far, I love it! I mostly wear it in my pocket. Today, I had no pockets so I did wear it clipped to my bra. I ordered it straight from and it took about 4 days to come in. So far, I love it! Maybe a little too much.