I’d really like to lose some weight – not a whole lot, but enough to make a difference in how I feel and look. I know this is the worst time of year to do it, but there’s never a good time, so why not start now? The sooner I reach my goal weight, the happier I’ll be.
I have been toying with the idea of joining Weight Watchers Online. I don’t have time to attend meetings, let alone exercise, but I know that simply eating fewer calories will make a huge difference. I even asked around to see how hard it is to learn to follow their points system and the verdict was, not that hard and eventually it will become second nature.
But I can’t help feeling that it’s silly to pay $60 for three months for a target calorie (points) maximum and a place to track my daily, weekly and monthly progress.
On the other hand, I’ve failed completely at tracking my calorie intake on my own with a notebook. For one thing, I don’t want to tote the notebook around everywhere I go. But by the time I remember to enter what I ate, I can’t remember. It’s also way too easy to conveniently “forget” when I eat more than I think I should have, especially because I’m usually entering it all at once instead of throughout the day. If I did that, I could see my calorie count soaring and it would be easier to remind myself to eat something lighter.
So I’ve been thinking for the last week or so that I should find an online calculator where I could keep track of my eating, but haven’t gotten around to searching yet. Fortunately, I subscribe to many wonderful blogs, and NCN wrote yesterday about Fitday and how he’s using it to do exactly what I was thinking of doing. I love that it’s completely free.
I now have no excuses. I’ve signed up for Fitday and will start tracking my calories tomorrow! When I lose my first 10 pounds, I’m taking the $60 I would have spent on Weight Watchers and buying some new clothes 😀