|yep, I totally look like this when snapping foodie photos!|
I also bought myself a little gift this week, in honor of my new eating/fitness plan: a Fitbit. In case you haven't heard of these little gadgets, it's a fancy-schmancy monitor that tracks your daily activity. More advanced than a pedometer, it even has the capability to monitor and assess your quality of sleep! (Since that requires wearing an arm band to bed, I don't think I'll be taking advantage of that option. Chip agrees). The best part: Fitbit has teamed up with Sparkpeople, which allows the syncing of nutrition & activity at both sites! How cool is that? Now, let me warn you: this thing isn't cheap. I paid about $90.00 for it, but considering how much I was spending on WW;s monthly membership & their Activelink subscription, this is a bargain!
I love that it's so small, can be worn discreetly attached to my bra, a plus for me since I was forever dropping/breaking/losing those bulky pedometers. And unlike other similar gadgets, I enjoy being able to see my progress. With the push of a button, the total daily steps are displayed, prompting me to either pat myself on the back or, more likely, get up and move my buns!
So, here goes. Today is the first day of consistently monitoring what I eat as well as how much I burn. Wish me luck!