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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

MyTrak, part 2

Thanks to the comments from Rita at Fitblogger
and Karen at Waisting Time who confirmed my upset with the ridiculous first week daily caloric limit of 905 as the MyTrak device got used to me. Now it up to 1687, which seems high but I must be eating somewhere in that range of calories, if not more since the scale is not moving down, but up. Hmph.
On the positive side, I've moved from a cute bunny which represents moderately active to a dolphin representing active. I'm hitting green on most days, especially after changed my goal from wanting to lose 20 pounds by the end of August to 10 pounds. But who am I kidding, I only lost 14 pounds in all of last year. I think even the 10 is a far stretch.
So why don't I feel any 'better', why do I have a constant guilt nagging at me that I'm not doing enough excercise wise and why don't I feel that I can change that?
I'm wearing the MyTrak every day plus I'm still wearing my Omron pedometer. Something about seeing the number, the green ring just isn't enough. I guess it's like weighing myself everyday. Old habits die hard.


  1. I'm going to write a long post about mine sometime soon. I'm having fun with it, but I have not really paid enough attention to figure out all the features. Like the animal thing! I forgot about that so need to see what I am. And I am still having some tech glitches; just sent an email today. The food tracking is a hassle but very interesting.

  2. I'm not a nutritionist but I do know that eating too few calories causes the body to go into starvation mode and it holds onto fat as a result.

    I strive to eat between 1500-2200 calories a day and lost over 100 pounds doing so. It's a slow process but it works. I hope you get your gadget figured out! :)

  3. Thank you ladies! Karen, I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on the MyTrak. My brother has a fitbit and he seems to like that. I'm not food journaling right now-and that's likely my problem Lisa. Née to get a better handle on how many calories I'm eating per week as I like to calorie cycle.