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Yeah, FITDAY!
Have I yet mentioned how much I love fitday.com?

OK, this thing is amazing. gefiltebitch turned me on to it not long ago, and I'm totally hooked.

It's a free online service you can use to track your calories, weight and activities.

Seriously, it's SO nifty that I'm making mine public in the hope that you'll check it out.

http://fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJournals.html?Owner=LdySaphyre

It's a little weird, putting the food I eat on display, but it's really not that different than when I kept a food journal on here. Just more accurate.

I don't expect this sort of thing to appeal to everyone on my FL, but I'm sure there are at least a few people who will find it intriguing.

This is so freaking cool. My inner data freak is orgasming :)

Another super cool neat thingy? Dietfacts.com, which has nutritional labels for a great variety of prepackaged and restaurant foods, integrates with fitday-- juck clicky-click, and it enters all your info :)

For those of you just joining us, I'm losing a bit of weight by dropping my daily calories. Nothing crazy, no deprivation, just fewer calories. (I gained nearly 40 pounds when I moved to Florida!) I'll be working more exercise into my program later this week. (Just thought I'd getcha up to speed there.) ;)

I'm feeling all kinds of: bouncy fitday!
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mactavish From: mactavish Date: March 20th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I keep saying I'm going to join fitday just to track food better for allergies/digestive stuff, but despite my having had an account for two or three years now, I really resist using it.
wolffepsyche From: wolffepsyche Date: March 20th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I moved from fitday to Sparkpeople a while back, since it's a bit easier to find things in their food database. But yeah, fitday is love.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 20th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC) (permalink)

So you Sparkle?

I checked out that SparkPeople thing... Pretty cool but not enough stuff for when I'm eating at restaurants. DietFacts has all that. Now if only SparkPeople had an interface with DietFacts... or if Fitday made suggestions and meal plans like SparkPeople...
wolffepsyche From: wolffepsyche Date: March 20th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Re: So you Sparkle?

Not so much anymore. I used it for a while, but now that I've got a pretty good idea of how much food I should be eating I don't keep track. I sometimes still log in to keep a record of my weight.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 20th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC) (permalink)

I AGREE!

FitDay with DietFacts is a combination that totally ROCKS!!!
echo_off From: echo_off Date: March 20th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Nice stuff, but... how the heck do you put in your salad? There are like 12 bajillion things in there. I mix a salad for lunch sometimes (like today) with lettuce, brocolli, cheddar, red and green peppers, a few jalapeno slices and a little bit of ranch dressing... have you been custom-creating your own stuff when you can't find exactly what you've had?
ldy From: ldy Date: March 20th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I do a lot of customizing. If I'm adding say cheese to a salad, I'll add it separately. You can add a variety of raw veggies as well. It's really pretty easy!

I got one of those little kitchen scales-- it makes adding things like veggies a lot easier.
mauracelt From: mauracelt Date: March 20th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Nearly 40 pounds?!?! Now I understand! So, tell me oh, saphyirific lady, why Did you move down there? For the great food or for something more worth your time? Something wonderful, I hope.

Good luck with the few calories, I know how hard this is, trust me. When I was diagnosed with the diabetes, it was so hard! No this, no that, until I stabilized. Now it's only microscopic amounts of all the good things we love to eat. *sigh*
innerly From: innerly Date: March 20th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC) (permalink)
i stared using fitday when you told me about it, loving it so far
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