You may or may not have been wondering if there was any follow-up to that post a while back about wanting to lose a few pounds. There is. It turns out it is easier to write, cast, produce, and edit a half hour movie than it is to lose 15 pounds by Thanksgiving. Just because I blogged it does not make it so.
I lost a small amount of weight while in San Francisco (you would have too, marching up those hills) but I gained it back days later. However, there is a new element in my life that is keeping me a little more focused.
Oh, iPhone. I’d be lost without you. It’s hasn’t been two weeks, but what a whirlwind romance it has been.
I downloaded an application called “Lose It!” onto my phone, on a fellow female iPhone user’s suggestion. She knows all the good apps. Anyway. You keep track of what you eat throughout the day by tappa-tappa-tapping it into your phone. This is easy, because naturally, the iPhone is always with me. At all times. Then, assuming you do some sort of exercise, you type in what you did and it tells you how many calories you burned. I’m allowed to have around 1,750 calories a day, which isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I’m not sure how, but this app has kept me motivated enough since last Monday to go to the gym six times in nine days. I will be going back this evening. Okay, so I won’t be losing 15 pounds by Turkey Day, but it turns out you’re only supposed to lose 1-2 pounds a week anyway. Since last Monday, I’ve lost 2 pounds, which sounds like hardly anything, but is encouraging all the same. If I keep it up, I might be able to lose 7-10 pounds by then. We’ll see. I know if I can shed the 10 that crept up on me this summer I’ll be happy.
I did great all last week, and of course the weekend killed everything. But, when I might normally have given up, instead I picked right back up yesterday morning. If this crazy method of motivation continues to work until I reach my goal weight, I’ll be writing a book called “I Lost ___ Pounds With My iPhone.”
But, I get too cocky. The odds are stacked against me, and there’s a very good chance I will seriously regret this post in a few days. Root for me anyway.