It's all about baby steps right now while I ready myself for some lifestyle changes. When I start getting into the healthy eating/losing weight mode I always feel like I need a new scale. Don't ask me why, maybe it's because the one I have has usually sat for quite some time since I stepped on it last so I don't feel it's good at it's job any longer. Maybe it's because with all the new advancements in technology I just want an excuse to get a cooler one that does more. I don't know really. So I head to Amazon.com, you know... where all great shopping can easily be done:-) I do some searching and there are oh so many awesome scales but I have a budget that I must adhere to so most of those are out of the question, dang it! So I have to put in some limits and see what cool stuff I can find at a little cheaper price. Low and behold I find the Omron Full Body Sensor Body Fat and Body Composition Monitor:
Well then I think, hey I need to be able to take measurements too! Now I hate that part cause I never feel like a tape measure and me are accurrate. Am I using the same amount of tightness each time or giving myself more or less credit by the amount I use time after time? So I do a little searching and find this nifty tool:
The MyoTape Body Tape Measure. Again, you can click on the picture there to read all about it and the reviews on it but it sounds awesome. With a push of the button it measures with the same amount of tightness each time so that your measurements are more accurrate. This little baby is under $6 so once again I say SOLD!
My tools came in the mail on Saturday, Amazon is so quick! Prior to getting those tools however I did also purchase a kit to aid in my start off to a healthy new me. This I've had for a couple weeks now but have yet to start it because I've been waiting for the right frame of mind. I'm getting there:-)
You can click on that picture too if you want to read more about it. This is the 24 Day Challenge from Advocare. I purchased it through a lady that I work with, who also uses their products and thinks that they are very helpful when trying to balkanize. They are a bit pricey but hey, it's pricey to eat like I have in the past also... LOL! This is to kick start things and maybe give me the energy to stick with it. The kit I purchased through her is a little different cause she caters it more towards keeping muscle and losing fat but you'll get the gist from the one pictured above.
So I have my tools, what am I waiting for right?? I mean, I even bought new pants to wear when I do some extra walking outside with the dogs, got some comfy tennis shoes, the iPod is filled up with tunes... etc. I'm waiting to get rid of a few stressers in my life. If I don't I fear I will fail so in the meantime I am at least eating less so that when I do my first official weigh in it will be at least a little less than it was a few weeks ago when I did the "just curious" one:-)