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Apr. 3rd, 2008 | 02:31 pm

I need to lose weight, and a really effective tool for weight loss is a good program of self-monitoring.

If you live in the US, they'll tell you you should weigh yourself "regularly" and keep a food log.

The problem is that manually keeping track of that is a pain, and so people rapidly stop doing it, even if they've got a doctor standing over them telling them to do it.

I think the solution to this is better automated tools to make this process of self-monitoring beyond trivial.

This lead me to discover the Tanita BC-500 a body fat/scale that logs its measurements to a usb stick. (Of course it's one of those only-in-japan products I keep wanting).

Not to mention people still looking at me strangely when I mutter about bar or rfid coded food packaging and storage containers, so you can have an accurate accounting of how many calories you've eaten in a day without actually having to do anything.

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from: caged_ape
date: Apr. 4th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)

There's nothing easy about losing weight. But the process (and the years to follow) will be much easier if you start learning about calories in and calories out.
Feel free to contact me, Diane. I'm going thru this BIG time.

Good Luck!


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from: bolowolf
date: Apr. 4th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)

I know I'm working on losing weight, and the keeping track of calories and a food log is one of the very last things I want to do in this world. If I had a good automated system to use on my Palm, I probably would.

I've found that taking a multivitamin helps me. Drinking lots of water. Exercise.

Do you know of any good programs for the Palm?

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no, YOUR mom

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from: theinfamousmom
date: Apr. 4th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)

Yes, Diabetes Pilot does a dandy job. You do have to enter stuff yourself but you can memorize foods that you eat often to make the data entry easier.

It's not just for diabetics. :)

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