I’m a BIG gadgets person, so naturally I decided to obtain some gadgets to help me with my weight loss journey. Now, I’m not saying that these gadgets are necessary for proper weight loss, because that’s just dumb. But what I am saying is that these gadgets have made my life easier considering the massive [pun intended] undertaking my weight loss journey will be!
So now, my reviews!!
Weight Watchers App
So yeah, I started weight watchers last Tuesday. Here’s the thing, South Beach was fine, and I loss some weight with it. But I think for me personally, I need something more structured. I’m actually doing a mixture of both programs.
I love having a points budget and the possibility of gaining points for activity. With my trainer [and my doctor] saying that I’m not eating enough, I think this will work for me. Anyway, the app itself is easy to use and you can add your own food and add them to your favorites. So far I’m liking it!
I needed a new scale so when I made an investment into a new one, I picked up this wifi scale that uploads my weight and automatically logs my progress on an app that’s on my phone. The app can be password protected from those I don’t want knowing just how hefty I am.
It measures body fat and tracks my BMI which is helpful. There are other add ins that can be added like blood pressure and heart rate but tracking the first three have been great for me so far. This isn’t a device that I would say chuck out your current scale for, but if you were in my shoes and needed a new one this one definitely should be considered.
I LOVE the updated app and the website updates. You can set goals, track progress, participate in public challenges, challenge your friends, and get cheers for milestones as they are completed!! Makes me sooo happy and excited 🙂
And that’s just the part after your run, during your run, a nice lady’s voice motivates you and let’s you know your progress on your current run… Lets just say those last few meters of my 5ks become a lot more motivating when she tells me I only have 100m left lol.
You can add playlists and add a “Power Song” to push as a panic button when you feel yourself slowing down and you need the extra motivation. All in all, great app for walking/jogging/running.
Again, any good running shoes will work, but I caught these on sale and the reason why I went for these was because after I had tried a million shoes on at the shoe store, these gave me plenty of ankle support and they were comfy. They also have the Nike+ Sensor in them, which started my entire love affair with the Nike+ Program.
The SportsWatch helps me because it tracks my jogs and my heart rate when I’m jogging. With my health issues, I really aim to stay within my target heart rate and honestly at my size it doesn’t require a lot of effort from my part. I’m a bit geeky so using this gadget to stay in my target zone has made my jogs fun for me.
There you have it, a look into the gadgets I use to help me lose weight!