I am lumping all summer into this one update. We were here, there and everywhere, and September always feels like a fresh start!
I’m back to walking in the evenings, which is great. I am better about making sure I meet my water goals, and mostly watching what I eat. I went outside my comfort zone and bought a swim suit that shows way more of my chest than I would normally allow. I have returned to meal planning, which means fewer last minute, less nutritional meals for me and my family.
Big disappointment this morning when I logged into FitBit to log my measurements:
They did away with the option of logging body measurements on their site (along with 1.5 years of my data) without adequately warning their customers.
A simple note on the log page to let customers know would have allowed me to note the measurements, but they informed people in their online community instead — I don’t know about you, but I rarely check that stuff unless I’m having a problem. I’m pretty upset about this, especially as they DID NOT do away with the BMI tracker.
Body measurements are a much better motivational tool than BMI tracking, and much more useful in gauging fitness.
I hope the outcry from others will bring it back, but I am not going to hold my breath. I had been planning to upgrade to the Charge HR and maybe the Aria scale, but my brand loyalty was rooted in being able to track all my data in one place, so…
This is my end of summer (months 3 & 4) summary:
Weight: 160lbs (-9lbs)
Going into the next month:
I want to add some arm and upper body work with weights, and continue getting out for 3-4 good long walks each week. School starts for the older three next week, so some of my walks can happen during the day with the added weight of a 6mos old baby on my back. I will keep up the menu planning and involve my boys in meal prep more regularly than I do now.
50lbs down, another 20-25lbs to go!