10/07/2014 by | 9 Comments
Fitbit Success Stories is a recurring feature on the Fitbit Blog. You’ll read inspirational and personal stories about Fitbit users who have achieved amazing things as a result of their Fitbit tracker, diet, exercise, and sheer ambition.
“It’s time.” That’s what the voice in my head was telling me: that it was time to do something about my weight. It was early 2013 and I was carrying around 286 lbs. on my 5’6” frame—not a healthy place to be as I approached my 50th birthday.
I knew that things had to be different this time around – that whatever changes I made to my life had to be sustainable over the long-term. After all, what would be the point of working really hard to lose weight, only to end up gaining that weight back again?
I started out by keeping a food diary so I could get an accurate handle on the quantities and types of foods I was eating.
About four months into my weight loss journey, I treated myself to a Fitbit Flex with the hope of boosting my physical activity level.
That changed everything for me. read more