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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bodybugg....

No this is not a paid advertisement, but i just figured i would update all y'all about the latest weight loss toy i am using. So as you all know i have been working out with a trainer since the end of february. My goal back then was to lose 15 pounds and 7% body fat by the time i graduate from nursing school. Done and done, and then some. Then summer came, i moved, started a new job, went to six weddings, birthdays, vacation in hawaii, pretty much you name it. there was a lot going on that makes it very hard for one to complete be 100% on their diet. Plus i also started working night shift which just reaps havoc on the body. So since graduating i have put on a few pounds, and some body fat. Oh the infamous plateau. Everywhere in health journals and fitness magazines, the plateau is mentioned. and i have been in it for awhile. There were times that i just didn't even care, and that is what i would say to my trainer. its life, oh well.



lucas, my trainer, and i were brainstorming how i could get back on the bandwagon. i get bored very easily so we had to think of something new. i was tired of making goals, and then not reaching them. plus i was really struggling with staying under my calorie goal because i would come home from working and eat like 8 bowls of cereal or something really high in fat (usually something i would not eat normally. i know weird concept, but studies actually show when a person is starving, logic goes out the window and high sugar/high fat foods come in because they are quick energy). anyways, so i'm having this problem. he and i both agree why don't we try this electronic device that 24 hour fitness promotes for its members for weight loss. he thought it might help (plus when you invest money in something, that tends to help too).




Meet the bodybugg


It is probably just a little bit bigger than a nano ipod and you wear it on your arm. it has sensors that measure movement, so like a pedometer, as well as how much you sweat, the heat that is radiating off your skin, and how long it takes for your skin to cool down. i could explain why those are important, but i don't feel like it, so just ask instead.
the contestants on the biggest loser also use the bodybugg, so i guess i'm kind of cool.


see it just hanging out on my arm there, like a bug....(wink, wink. actually one of my coworkers proceeds to slap me on the arm anytime he sees me with it on, you know cause i have a bug on my arm, so funny.)
cool shot
up close and personal.


so i pretty much just wear it 24/7, especially in the beginning. when i sleep i don't usually wear it and sometimes when i go out and be social (let's face it, its kind of dorky).


after two weeks....drum roll please.....i lost 2.5 pounds, and 1% bodyfat. i haven't lost that significantly since i first started training. yay!!!! it has been helpful. i found out that when i work i burn at least 3000 calories/day, which is more than many males (holla!). this is exciting because it means i get to eat more instead of starve myself.


so yeah, that is my success story/progress. i plan to update more about this because i know there are plenty of readers out there who are focusing fitness, and it definitely helps to hear how others are doing in the good and bad times. so i hope this is an encouragement to keep up the hard work, it does pay off. weigh in next week so we will have to see how it goes.

7 comments:

sAMANTHA said...

hEY TIFF.. THATS COOL THAT YOU'RE USINNG THE BODY BUG NOW. tHEY HAVE THOSE AT MY GYM AND THEY USED TO BE A BIG THING LAST YEAR. IT'S SO COOL TO HEAR ABOUT ALL YOUR STORIES/STRUGGLES/SUCCESSES. kEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.. AND MAYBE HOOK UP WITH YOUR TRAINER! ;)

The Lewis and Ruby Blog World said...

Nice one Tiff...Can I tell you what I lost!!! 6 lbs of fat...gained 4 of muscle and lost 3% body fat!.... Not as much as I wanted...but it's a good start! Thanks for the encouragement...I get bored REALLY easy too.

Michaela said...

Hey Tuff.
That sounds cool.
We should havea phone date soon..
We'll talk about goals and stuff.

Cool.

I love you.

JJ said...

Way to go Tiff!

My wife and I have been on "the bugg" for almost a year now. We've already achieved our goals, and now wear them to keep us on track and avoid the "rebound" that many people experience.

Keep up the great work! :)

peteandjenn said...

Great job tiff! Except now I want one.

The Guy and Tiny Asian said...

Hey tiff, you are in trouble for not tell PHil that you were in town. He is so mad.

The Bains said...

You're so cool tiff! Hey, how'd the Halloween party go? Did you like dress up really cool and stuff? Love you!