So far I like it....However, I can already see some of the problems with my current activity and calorie intake.
When I got the thing I was at 221 pounds. Woo hoo for me - That's the lowest I've been at Christmas time for years!!!
Good news right?
So I get everything set up in their system and I wear it the first day. It's kind of neat because it tells you if you need to get more exercise in or if you've had too many calories etc. When we finally got it figured out, I realized that I needed to get in 7000 more steps for the day and it was 10pm at night!! So hubby and I got our clothes on and went for a walk....a 4 mile walk. That day we got my needed steps in and then some!!!
For the rest of the weekend I just wore the Bugg and did my normal exercise and food intake. The Bugg records the exercise and movement, but you have to enter your food into the system. It was just too crazy with Christmas and stuff that I did not get the food part done.
Monday came and that's the day I hurt my back....So no exercise for the rest of the week. Just "normal" food intake or so I thought!
Today I do the big weigh in and dun dun donnnnneeeee!!!!
Up 5.4 pounds!
Just looking at the activity portion of the Bugg I can see that I was down almost half of the steps/activity necessary to at least maintain my current weight. Then obviously I had additional calories that contributed to this weight gain. If I could have at least moved more I would have been a little better off! Sadly I can see why this weight gain happened.
Before looking at the results of the Bugg, I would have thought I did pretty well. Obviously I have a little amnesia problem, because I did not do well at all. I think that's a lot of my problem. I "think" I do well and obviously I'm wrong....In looking back I thought I had moved enough to at least maintain my weight. Oh and I "remember" that I did not have big meals....I ate small portions. But the reality is, I did not move enough and yeah I probably had small portions but just too dang many of them!!
I have been wondering why my weight loss results this past 4 months weren't going as well as I would have liked. I mean I've exercised like a fool and counting my calories...but the stupid scale just does not move.
Here's a little information from the Bugg that I found interesting and thought might explain why I'm not getting the results I want. They say...
"If you're consistently in a calorie deficit, you're losing weight and/or body fat. The problem is you're only looking at your results based on the calories you've logged and research shows that people generally underestimate their calories intake by 20 to 40% (That's almost a quarter to half of one's total calories)."
That is most likely my problem folks!!
So here's the deal.....In order for me to lose this weight and reach my fitness goals.....I need to....
- Be honest with what I'm actually putting in my mouth ~ EVERYTHING. (My goal is to use this Bodybugg to it's fullest and frequently check to see if I am accurately entering the calories information into the system)
- Move this body everyday and hit the exercise/activity goals set on the system.
- Drink all my water
- NO MORE AMNESIA!!!
This is my life...I want to make things happen. I want to JUST DO IT and get to my goal.
Bottom line is....I NEED TO KEEP FOCUSED AND DO THE WORK!!!!
Are you with me??
Keep focused...no really...Just do it!!!