Sunday – Week 3 Day 7
Well its Sunday again Its been another 7 days and according to my records I weigh slightly more than last week, but only by 0.2kg’s so not much. Thankfully yesterdays 80kg looks like it was only a blip.
Having taken yesterday to ‘state my intentions’ for the week I thought tonight could be something different. Its often come up why I keep this blog and why its so important to me to post each day.
This site is may not be the most exciting blog recently but there will be more technology related content soon, but for now my focus has been here, my own weight loss and building a healthier self.
This goal has lead to allot of changes in the site. First of all I have put allot of time and effort into my Drupal Fitbit module, which is responsible for pulling all my records directly from Fitbit and displaying the information I want. Second is the fact I can now post content from email. All I do now is email the site and Drupal will post to my blog, including any images I attach.
While these are good side affects they are not the reason I started this project. I have been trying to lose weight since June and as you can see from TrendWeight the first few months were easy. My weight plummeted from 83kg’s to 76kg. An amazing change, but it wasn’t sustainable as the graph shows. Since August I had all but stalled. For three months there is very little change. Then, October 14th it all went wrong.
My weight started creeping up again. As far as I could tell I wasn’t doing anything different, but I was. I had gotten complacent. My exercise had stopped and I was eating junk again because its there. So I needed a change and blogging was the way I’ve taken it.
My intention with this blog is to add a level of accountability to my self if no one else. I aim to post each night and probably spend more time on my own health page than all my other visitors combined. I’ve also made use of the power in my Android phone to combine Tasker and Zooper to give me a live progress bar through the day. You can see in the screenshot I’ve attached from my home screen, just to the left “November” are three red lines. There is actually four and the goal is for each line to have disappeared by the end of the each day. It doesn’t always work but seeing it each time I look at my phone has provided a surprising level of motivation and I use all this information to summaries my achievements and short comings each day. I never want a change in the trend to catch me unaware like before.
I don’t know if anyone else follows along with me, but I hope if you are