Saturday, February 19, 2011

fitbit Week One

If I told you how much I weigh today I would ruin Monday's weigh in. I would also ruin the surprise! I have had an EXCELLENT weight loss week this week. Who am I kidding? I have had AMAZING weight loss this week.

So who gets the credit?, of course. What did you think I'd say? I have stayed on plan. I have been crazy active! I found lots of usable "chat with co-worker" time at work to chat while walking the halls and across the skywalk vs. standing(who am I kidding), um, ... errr.. sitting in cubicles and talking. I was able to take my sedentary office job and use them to find away to get 2 to 2.25 extra miles of walk time in during the day and did it just by utilizing my trips to the bathroom(walking to further facilities) and my breaks to walk the "track" style hallways and skywalk!

What's different? While all the effort was mine, a good deal of the drive came from the use of the fitbit and it's website. It has really driven me to be more active. Seeing a tally of the actual calories I burn in a day vs what I put into my body is an excellent way to stay on track. My calorie intake has been between 1200 to 1500 calories per day (which I keep track of on their website) and by seeing what I burn. It has driven me to be more active EVERYDAY! My average daily calorie burn has been 3000 calories. On a high calorie (1500) day that's a 1500 calorie deficit. That's a projected loss of nearly .5lbs a day!

I am super excited! The difference in ME this week has been crazy good. I have been active, I feel good (despite hubby issues earlier in the week), I have caught myself grinning for no good reason. People at work who LOVE me for being snarky have said "Why are you smiling?" and instead of revealing my secret master plan of monitoring the self-destruction of the manager corps I have had to respond with a chuckle and "I don't know". But I do know. Armed with the information, at this point...I feel like the only thing that can stop me is me. (Which has long been the problem, right?)


  1. Ohhhh, so exciting. Nothing like a gadget to get you going. Glad you are having secret smiles to yourself - they taste the best.

  2. I love your attitude! I think its awesome how you've calculated your calorie burn/ intake like that. Can't wait to see your weigh in numbers!

  3. Wow, Christie, this is amazing! I'm loving this. =) You go, girl! <3