29 September 2008

The final piece of the puzzle??

Okay, this post encompasses a couple of topics that are all tied together. Let's see if I can make it work.

The new season of the Biggest Loser started 2 weeks ago now - yikes!! Anyway, I recorded it and finally got a chance to watch the 2 episodes over the weekend. I love this show. I think it is so inspirational and it really motivates me to move. I do wonder though about some of these people. Bob surprised one couple at a donut shop. These people are overweight, moaning about how they need to lose weight and get healthy and they are in a donut shop ordering a couple of donuts each?!?!?!? If you want to lose weight that badly, start by getting your butts out of the donut shop. Okay, rant over. In spite of that, I like the show. A. Lot....

One of the tools they use on the show is the Body Bugg. I've been interested in the Body Bugg for about 4 years. A health researcher at UH was involved in developing this and a private gym here was involved in the beta testing. I wanted to get in on the beta testing but at that time the Body Bugg cost $600. A little to rich for my blood. I've met the researcher a number of times for other reasons and he can't talk enough about how great this thing is. He can talk your ear off for hours on what all went in to developing these things. Anyway, this year, for the first time, they covered a little bit of what the Body Bugg can do and it peaked my interest all over again.

I know I've said this before, but over the past few months I've made huge strides in getting my head and my habits where I want them to be. I've got the eating under control, I'm not perfect but I'm so much better than I used to be. I've gotten a real handle on the exercise front. I still have my days of not getting up, but those are getting fewer and fewer. I'm doing good. The one item that I am missing that would make my arsenal complete is how many calories I actually burn in a day. I've used all kinds of estimators and calculators that are available. I've gotten results anywhere from 1400 to 2600 cals per day. 2600 is good if I want to cut calories. But cutting from 1400 a day leaves me a whole lot of nothing. Plus, which is right??? I can't find a physiology lab to do the actual testing, I guess UH has one but I haven't been able to find it. And I'm fairly certain I can't afford it anyway. So what's a girl to do???

Well, here is where I bring it all together. After watching the Biggest Loser I hopped online to see what the Body Bugg was going for now. I found them on sale for $199. I was so excited. Literally the last time I checked they were $600. $199 is a deal..... So I ordered one. It will be here on Wednesday. I'm very, very excited. I think this will be the final piece of the puzzle that I need to really jump start my weight loss. I can't wait to start using it. I'll keep you posted on how it's going.


Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Huh...so what do those little arm bands do? Monitor heart rate, etc.?

Vickie said...

Looks interesting!

angelfish24 said...

I'll be interested to hear of your review of the body bugg. I've always wondered how many cals I was burning too.
Glad things are going well for you.

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