I trust my running app, most of the time. If I set out for a three-miler, and come home with only 2.8 on the screen, I’ll jog around the block to finish the job. But even a smartphone can be dumb sometimes: like when MapMyRun grabbed a data point on the other side of the river my friend was running along.
For lunch on Tuesday of last week, I had a vegetable stir-fry mixed with curry ground beef and a side of rice (all topped with Sriracha, of course). I could recall this meal from a week ago because I track my food every day. Not only does it keep me on top of my goals, but now I have records to look through when things go from “under control” to “oh sh*t”.
You probably think that selfies have a special place in the burning pits of Mordor, but don’t be down on them. They’re actually a very useful weight loss tool for measuring progress, and for keeping you motivated.
Sometimes I think that it’d be interesting to see a “before” picture, but I’m reminded of the number of times I had to go clothes shopping because of how much I’d lost. I’m not photogenic, so I don’t care to see myself anyway.