Inching Toward Nirvana (or Something) (or, I’m Losing Weight. On Purpose.)

Weight hasn’t traditionally been an issue for me. I weighed the same when I was 35 as I did when I was 17. But I’m not 17 anymore (or even 35), and the sedentary remote computer jobs I’ve had for the past few years have taken a toll on my body.

My partner and I still walk most days. We have the advantage of quiet roads and beautiful scenery to keep us going, but the summers are rough since it gets, you know, kind of hot in the desert.

Long story short, in December, my partner and I started using Noom, which is a weight loss app. I’ve been skeptical of things like Noom, but I have to say it’s pretty cool. It’s focused on psychological motivation (in addition to many other things), and it’s been very effective for us. The weight has been coming off consistently.

One of the cool things Noom does is connect to other devices and apps, so we also started wearing Fitbits to make it easier to track our daily steps.

Now, if I was skeptical of weight loss apps, I was doubly suspicious of things like Fitbit. “Who would want to wear a damn monitor all the time? For what?” Well, now I know the “for what,” and I’m on board the Fitbit train. It’s good to be a skeptic with an open mind. 😉

I know the Fitbit and the many other wearables that do similar things are old news to most people, but as the NBC network used to say about their reruns, “If you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you.” I’m impressed by everything it can do and track.

Aaannnd, that’s about it. Thank you for your kind indulgence.

day 37


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