So what has been going on with me? Well within the last month I have decided to take control of my body and try to get it under control. I have always struggled with my weight my entire life. I have been participating in Dance Central's Fitness Month and have recently bought a Fitbit. Along with that I have been using My Fitness Pal on my iPhone and the web to map out what I am eating.
I really like My Fitness Pal because of the fact that I am able to track what I am eating and also it has an infra-red scanner that uses the camera on my iPhone to scan the little codes off of the food I am eating at any given meal. Not only this but I am able to find friends, local and also across the nation, who are also using the same program to encourage and encourage me. My friend, Marcia Webb, who is also a writer at our website The Married Gamers, and I are using it to encourage each other to eat better and to keep up our weight loss. It is a great motivator to make sure that your food intake it lower than your exercise output.
I have just really started pushing it hard within the last 2 weeks and have lost 4.1 pounds but I am really proud of those pounds loss. I have quite a ways to go but I have goals along the way and I know that I am going to make them. I am not going to put them out in the world because if I don't make them I don't want to get super depressed but I am going to be updating how I am doing. I will tell you that if you follow me on Twitter, @mrsleftybrown, be prepared to see quite a bit of information about what I am eating and talk about my exercise because I want to have encouragement. The same is can be said about my Facebook page. It is just the way things are going to be this year.
I think that is the way it has to be when a person wants to change the way they are. If they are trying to change they are looking for encouragement and they are going to be talking about it quite a bit. If there are people who don't like it then they can stop following them. This does not mean that I won't be talking about video games and other things as well, because I will be. But there is going to be quite a bit of conversation about diet and exercise as well.