The graph above is the Google spreadsheet gadget I’m using to display my calorie intake vs burned. After using the device for 7 days straight I can say the device isn’t shabby. It doesn’t really bother me on my arm anymore. Sometimes I do have to move it around because it’s a little warm. After a week of logging my food on The Daily Plate and using the GoWearFit to log my usual activities of driving to work, going to school I was amazed at how many calories I burned just doing my routine.
Calories burned while Driving
Calories burned in Art Class
Minor issues persist:
I’m having issues sometimes with it not recognizing that I’ve got the latest version of Java installed on my computer. I’ve even resorted to using Internet Explorer 7 to access the website/software and sometimes it still thinks it’s not installed. One other issue pertains to logining into the website. Each time I have to login it refreshes to the main page and ask for my login information for a second time. Only then will it actually show me the link for the Activity Manager. Their website offers no real help on this issue other than asking you to email them. It would be a benefit to them and their users to have a self help forum on the website.
Did it help me lose weight?
So the real question is, did I loose any weight with the device? Yes I did. In the past 7 days I’ve lost 1.5 pounds. This was just with logging my food that I normally eat and my normal activities. I think a key factor is the ability to see how many calories you are burning normally,something that is lacking from most diets. You normally need a calorie deficit of 3500 a week to drop just 1 pound. If you took the approach I did of not adding in exercise and managing a 3,500 calorie deficit you could manage to lose 52 lbs in a year!
I do plan to become more active to speed up the weight loss process. Not to mention I’d like to tone up a bit. My goal and methods will be different from many people. But my overall goal remains to get to 175 lbs or less with a BMI of 15% or less.
I plan to keep updating my spreadsheet as I continue to wear the device so you can see my weight loss over a much longer period.