So I've been trying to lose weight since the beginning of January...I've been super awesome at the gym and trying really hard to eat well but something isn't adding up. I haven't really lost any weight (I think my scale is broken, for reals). We have a "health coach" at work provided to us by our super fabulous health plan. She's super nice and has one of those fancy biometric scales. According to that thing I lost 7 pounds in 10 days (not so sure I trust that scale either...).
When I originally went to her freaking out about the amount of time I'd been putting in at the gym and my attempts at foodage control she thought maybe I was under eating and my body was reacting by holding on tight to my fat reserves. She suggested that I download an iPhone app where you can easily track your food and exercise and it tells you how many calories you can eat in a day. You can always jump back and forth between the app and their website so I can track everything while I'm at work with no phone!
I've been using it for a few weeks and while it can be a pain to log everything it has made me more aware of what I eat and how many calories I burn when I work out (although I don't fully trust their calculations of calories burned). I've had some issues getting the calories under control but I'm still working on it.
The app also is a social network so you can friend people you know and be accountable to someone because they know when you eat too much or don't work out, blah blah. I'm friends with the health coach so I can pretend she's paying attention to what I eat and will call me out if I eat too much...
Sunday morning I awoke to a friend invite from some random guy. It felt awkward but I accepted in case I actually knew the guy...and then minutes after I accepted I got a message from him...yup...he was just trying to hit on me. Is this really what the internet has come to these days? We don't have enough dating sites, we have to use fitness and calorie counting websites to meet potential significant others?
At first I had to give the guy credit for being creative (although slightly creepy). That is until I clicked on his profile and saw that I can see everything he eats...which means...he can see everything I eat. And, I'm sorry, but that's where I have to draw the line. I mean, most couples don't spend ever waking moment together. There are plenty of opportunities to sneak a hidden moment of pleasure without your sig other knowing and potentially making you feel guilty. Knowing every detail about what your sig other eats is like farting on a first date. YOU JUST DON'T DO IT!! You have to keep the mystery alive for at least a few months!
What do you think about this? Hitting on girls on a fitness app, creative or creepy?