For the fourth month of my happiness project, I am going to focus on health and wellness. Like most people at this time of year, I have made a resolution to get in better shape. Other than the wish to become healthier, I also have a cruise coming up and I'd like to be in good shape so I can be comfortable wearing a bathing suit at the pool.
In order to get my health on track, I've decided to use an app that will allow me to track my calories. The app is called My Fitness Pal. You start out by entering your current weight, your goal weight, and how many pounds per week you would like to lose (either 1 lb., 1.5 lbs., or 2 lbs. per week). At that point the app calculates the amount of calories you should eat per day.
Using the app on my phone is fairly easy. At every meal I add the foods I've eaten and it tells me how many more calories I have left for the day. Once the day is done, it tells me how much I would weigh in 5 weeks if I keep eating the same total of calories as that current day. It's gratifying to see how your hard work will pay off down the road if you've eaten well for the day. It's also good to see how your weight loss will slow down if you haven't stayed within your allotted calories for the day.
Over the last week, the app has helped me get a good idea of how much food I should be eating each day. Even though I've been given a fair amount of calories a day, it's been difficult at first to stay within my allotment. I've been trying to choose healthier foods, but I still feel hungry most of the time. I'm hoping that my stomach will shrink a little bit so that I can start feeling fuller and for longer.
I will check in next week and let you know how I am progressing.
My name is Beth and I live in Denver. I am a single lady in my 30's and wanted to start sharing my awesome and amazing life through a blog.