I'm on my second day of relying only on My Fitness Pal. I have a couple of friends that are using this as a way to track their intake, plus one of my readers tracks her food there. If you are also using My Fitness Pal- Feel free to friend me. I am emilythegood there :)
Some things I really like about My Fitness Pal-
*The mobile app. SOOOO much stronger than the very terrible Droid version of the Weight Watchers app
*The dashboard. I love being able to see what my friends are up to at a glance. I also love that it lets my friends know when I haven't been on for a while and encourages them to send me encouragement.
*It also provides a forum for me to encourage my friends and family.
*It lets me decide which nutrients I think are important to track. I'm taking a run at reducing my sugar. I don't have any sugar problems, per se, but I feel like even for fruit sugars, I probably eat far more than is reasonable.
*no huge pile of bonus calories that I feel obligated to burn through
Some things I am on the fence about-
*No meetings. I am hoping that the dashboard feature kind of acts like a meeting but we will see.
*I kind of think the recipe section sucks.
That's really it. I am feeling good(ish) I'm counting my calories, taking it day by day. I am still fighting this chest cold, but I think I am going to resume my run training as I really want to run a good portion of Color Me Rad. I can't wait to write reviews of that event.
This coming weekend, I have no events, but on Saturday, 10/6 I am doing the Des Moines Get Your Rear In Gear event. This is a really important event for me, because my sister in law lives in central Iowa and is a Stage IV Colon Cancer Survivor.
On 10/13, I have Color Me Rad. On 10/14 I have the Autism walk. My collection of events this year is largely walks. This is by design because I am not in run shape, but I need to get into run shape, because my high school friend, Cherie, said she wants to run a half marathon with me. I have A LOT of training to get there, but I think I can.
I just want to keep making the small changes in my lifestyle to enable me to be the me I deserve to be. I know I can, little by little.
But give me a nudge if you think I'm not, ok?