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Started by Daelynn, Jul 07, 2011 1:25 PM
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    Daelynn

    Novice

  • Posts: 16
  • Joined: Oct 2010
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Current Weight: 211 lbs
  • BMI: 36.2
Posted July 7, 2011 - 1:25 PM

#1
I know there are a lot of weight loss tracker/food trackers out there. Is there one that you suggest I use? The more tools I have the better!

Thanks!




    Cindy C

    Lapband Goddess

  • Posts: 1,596
  • Joined: Oct 2008
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: MI
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Zubin Bhesania
  • Surgery Date: Jun 2008
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Starting Weight: 324
  • Weight Lost: 141
  • Current Weight: 183
  • Goal Weight: 162
  • BMI: 27
Posted July 7, 2011 - 1:31 PM

#2
I use my lapband journey on Allergan's lapband.com website.


    SkinnyCL

    Intermediate Member

  • Posts: 23
  • Joined: Jul 2011
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: CA
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgery Date: Jul 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 10 inches
  • Starting Weight: 248 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 8 lbs
  • Current Weight: 240 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 130 lbs
  • BMI: 34.4
Posted July 7, 2011 - 2:01 PM

#3
I have an iPhone and theres this app that I love because for me it's motivational! I'm able to track my weightloss and there are a few other features it's called "my band fill" I think it was something like $3.00 in the app store and I'm very happy with it!


    TheBandedPeach

    Expert Member

  • Posts: 165
  • Joined: Jun 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: IL
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Frederick Tiesenga
  • Surgery Date: Mar 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Starting Weight: 340
  • Weight Lost: 22
  • Current Weight: 318
  • Goal Weight: 150
  • BMI: 54.6
Posted July 8, 2011 - 2:53 AM

#4
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE myfitnesspal.com!

It's soooo easy and simple to use and does all the calculating and math for you! It's tracks everything!

<a href="http://www.myfitness...ss-ticker"><img border="0" src="http://tickers.myfit...36/9096236.png" /></a><p style="text-align:center;width:420px;"><small>Created by MyFitnessPal - <a href="http://www.myfitness....com">Nutrition Facts</a> For Foods</small></p>


    GreatBodyMiami

    Newbie

  • Posts: 8
  • Joined: Jul 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
Posted July 8, 2011 - 3:56 AM

#5
Aloha Daelynn,

www.myfitnesspal.com has a neat weight loss tracker. For a food tracker http://www.teambeach...ringRepId=85197 has a various tools...meal planner. personalized meal plan, meal plan wizard, balanced slim down plan, low-carb express plan, power vegetarian plan, active lifestyle plan, and food substitution plan. It's pretty well rounded.

~Brenda


    Melissannde

    Bariatric Master

  • Posts: 1,118
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  • Gender: Female
  • Location: TX
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Hugh Babineau
  • Surgery Date: Mar 2009
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Starting Weight: 385
  • Weight Lost: 208
  • Current Weight: 177
  • Goal Weight: 165
  • BMI: 29.5
Posted July 8, 2011 - 7:47 AM

#6
I like www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate for a food journal. It will also track your weight loss if you want.. and measurements.

It's the most complete I've found in 2 years of living the banded life. It does have a smartphone app, not free, but only a small charge 1.99 maybe? Not sure as I still have a stupid phone.

For a free phone app, check out the one from fatsecret.com.. it's pretty good I hear from friends who use it.

Don't trust the exercise estimates from online sites or from machines (such as treadmills, bikes, ellipticals).. they are highly overly optimistic. Much better to get a HR monitor with a chest strap, which is still not perfect, but closer to what you're really expending.

If not sure which one to buy, consumer reports did a quick evaluation of several models of HR Monitors a few months back. The report might still be available online.


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