|Hello Mr. Damon. (if you read the story about him, you'll love him even more)|
In 3 months, he lost 12 pounds by making some diet and lifestyle changes. He hit the gym and cleaned up his eating because friends and co-workers could now follow his progress (or lack thereof) and even make snarky comments on the internet about it. He found the public broadcast to be the motivation he needed to make changes.
Back in the day, I lost about 15 pounds the old fashioned way: stress and poverty. I moved across the country, was planning a wedding, and was looking for a job all at the same time. So life was a little stressful. We were living on Jordan's grad school "salary" (definitely quotation mark worthy) and my savings until I found a job. So there was no money for extra snacks or dinners out. We didn't have a car- so I walked a lot. A few months later, my clothes were looser (probably too loose- I think I lost close to 20 at first) and I was definitely smaller. The challenge from that point on, was maintenance and finding a way to work healthy habits (such as exercise) into my life.
Although it was definitely a challenge, the maintenance and healthy lifestyle part has definitely gone well, but that initial weight loss part didn't really require too much "effort" on my part. It just sort of happened due to circumstance.
|do you think it has a Facebook account too?|
Obviously it worked for this guy (good on you Jon Wilde) but I can't decide if I'd find it really motivating or if it would make me feel like crap. I kind of think it would work for me- at least for a little while.*
What about you- forgetting that it is $159- would you buy a tweeting scale? Would you fine it helpful or harmful?
*Edited to add:
I'm not thinking of buying said scale nor do I think I need to lose weight (on the contrary- I've lost some muscle mass as of late and would like to put some of it back on). I just wondered if I was in the position to need to lose weight, would I find it helpful or harmful to have my weight broadcast on the internet. It helped the author...who is a man. I kind of wonder if there is a gender divide here. Would more men be likely to find this helpful? In this case is the "shaming" more of a macho thing rather than the intense nastiness that can sometimes go along with body image and weight in the minds of women? Just something I was thinking about.