Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Weighing In Wednesday

Let's talk weight. First things first, I realize that I am not overweight. I have felt uncomfortable in my skin for quite some time and want to get to a "happy weight" where I feel confident. This morning when I stepped on the scale I weighed 127 lbs (I'm 5'2). My highest weight over the past year was 135 lbs. My "happy weight" is around 115 lbs. Being only 5'2  extra weight is very noticeable on my frame. Any change of 2-3 pounds and my pants start fitting a little snug.  Here is a recent gym picture to keep me accountable.

Alright, let's talk motivation. Sometimes a little extra motivation goes a long way when trying to lose weight. When I feel like I'm getting into a funk or need an extra push, I try to find a new to me fitness app or workout plan to change up my gym routine. These are two of my favorites.

Diet Bet is an online game in which for a small bet you can win money for losing weight. I like that the game promotes healthy weight loss with a goal of 4% of your weight in 4 weeks. You can join a popular game or set up your own game with friends. Whoever meets their 4% goal splits the pot!

Pact is an app which tracks your gym attendance, food tracking as well as veggie intake. The rewards are based on the number of days committed to complete the pact- you get money for each day you complete. On the flip side, when you don't meet your goals you have to pay a small fee as well.

Have you tried these apps? What do you think?

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  1. I haven't tried any of those apps, but I know what you mean about apps keeping us accountable! I got a fitbit about a month ago, and I love that it keeps me motivated to keep moving, drink enough water and make better choices in what I eat with a full understanding of my activity level for the day. I'm still trying to (healthily) work my way back up to the weight you're working towards (don't throw things at me, I got really sick last year and lost a scary amount of weight). We can aim for the goal together! (Putting healthy weight on is harder than it looks, I promise). Also? Your gym outfit is too cute!

  2. I did sign up for, but it really didn't motivate me. Sometimes things like that have the opposite impact on me. Blogging keeps me motivated an accountable. Good luck with your goals! It really is about you getting where you feel best at :)

  3. Pact wouldn't really work for me since I don't workout in a gym. I just finished my first DietBet and just barely hit my 4% LOL

  4. oh wow, so i dont think id do very well with Pact but it is a challenge to keep up since you pay a fee! that's kind of cool. i agree, you are not over weight but i can tell you that ive felt the same way at times. i am 5'2" as well, and even a 5-10 lb gain is very noticeable on my/our frames. i hope you keep up, you're doing great!


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