Last summer I was about 175 lbs and I should be about 155. I already had a bike and a treadmill so I purchased a bowflex too. I also began to eat a lot better and drink a lot more water. By Halloween I was down to about 157 lbs and felt better. I began hearing compliments from friends and family about my weight loss which is awesome, especially from those people who didn't even know I began a healthier lifestyle. I kept a pedometer on and did my best to get 10,000 daily steps, sometimes I got up to 13,000!
An unexpected surgery on election day sidelined me for a few months and the holidays sidelined my healthier eating. :hihi: I gained a little weight back but not as much as I thought I would have. I was about 164 last week.
The past few days I have gotten back into my better routine and have gone for several 2.5 miles walks in the neighborhood. I'm already done to about 161 and dropping. I use two things to keep track of my activity. A pedometer and an app called mapmyfitness on my phone. The pedometer motivates me to get at least 10,000 daily steps. The mapmyfitness app is great because it keeps track of your routes. If you do the same route again then you can compare the two. I find it a great way to stay motivated!
Anyway, I wanted to see if you guys were interested in having some kind of informal contest. We could all post our daily number of steps in a thread and try to motivate everyone. This is the pedometer I use.
It works really well and all I do is slip it in my pocket.