I have been overweight since the 4th grade. I am 41. Over the years I have tried different programs and have lost weight. I tried Atkins and lost 30 pounds. I was vegan for 6 months and lost 20.
Each time I gained the weight back.
The problem was that I was limited to what I could eat. I can go without carbs and meat and chocolate for a while but when it comes to forever, forget it.
I think that I have found something that has worked for me. MyFitnessPal is an app for iPhone and Android devices as well as a website. This is how it works: You create an account and enter your statistics (hight, weight, age, sex, level of current activity) and how fast you wan to lose the weight and based on that information MFP tells you how many calories you can have. And for me that is the beauty of the program. I can eat whatever I want as long as I don’t go over my daily allotment.
Know I know that this is nothing new. You want to lose weight, eat less. But MFP is almost like a game. And everyday you want to win. As you enter the food you eat you watch your remaining calories dwindle. Enter some exercise and you “earn” more calories.
At the end of each day, MFP tells you how much you would weigh in 5 weeks and you ate and exercised like today. 5 weeks ago I to a screen shot and wrote that number down.
Today is 5 weeks later, and guess what. I weigh 267 pounds. I’m sold.
According to last night’s log-in I will weigh 254 pounds in 5 weeks. (I had ice cream yesterday so I’m hoping for more!)
Check back in 5 weeks and see.
This is the first post from my iPhone. I hope that this gets me to write more. I guess we’ll see.
Check out Google Earth. (Sorry Mac users, not yet) Using satellite “keyhole” photographs, it lets you look at Earth from outer space and zoom in, anywhere you want. I actually found my house.
Check it out!
Japan’s Sakakibara Machinery Works has unveiled its version of a sit-in walking robot, dubbed Land Walker 2.
The 3.4m, one-tonne robot walks at 1.5km/h. It is operated by four pedals in the cockpit.
A monitor showing the feet area helps the driver watch their step.
Air guns on each side of robot shoot a rubber ball 20-30m. The company sells it for 36 million yen ($43,500).
I got a camera phone so expect pictures.
This is my first blog by cell phone. Pretty cool.
Kevin Rose, formerly of TechTV, has Episode 2 up over at Systm. This one shows how to build your own DVR for about $300!
Check it out.
Any Tech TV fans out there? Kevin Rose has left Attack of the Show (formally The Screensavers) and now is creating segments on his website, systm.org. Kevin has always been known for his Dark Tips, and it looks like that is what his new project is all about. The first episode shows how to capture images from wireless video cameras. I have to find a place in my screenplay for this.
It’s called the Slingbox and, if you love your television, you need one. Simply plug your TV, cable box, or antenna into the Slingbox and you can control your television, cable, Tivo, or DVR. There are no monthly fees but you do need broadband. Riding in the backseat during cross-country road trips will never be the same.
It will be available at BestBuy and CompUSA in July.
Researchers now say that playing video games make people smarter. “It’s not the button pushing that’s important,” says Mitch Wade, an information consultant for firms like Google and Rand Corp., who co-wrote a recent book called “Got Game.” “It’s the problem-solving.”