The only fitness device I currently use is a wireless scale.
I have used all the iterations of wrist bands and clip on step counters known to the fitness universe, however.
They never seem to last with me. The only step counter I have now is within the health app on my phone. I just got tired of jewelry. Most amazingly, I did not even buy the Apple watch and I am an Apple girl from 1985. And, believe me, I've bought their gizmos when I didn't need them. For some reason, I just said, “Nah..” I know I won't wear it beyond 6 months.
Now, I read this article where folks without fitness trackers might be more successful in the long run with weight loss.
Yep. Here's the article. Hey, I'm just the messenger. If it makes sense to you, fine. If not, fine.
The only thing I think is plausible with respect to me in this article is that if I do accomplish 10K steps a day, I do find myself congratulating myself and feeling as if I have some room to spare in the points department. This slap on the back is counter to the simple facts that with each year I maintain my weight, I'll have to adjust my consumption downward, not upward, even with the same steps.
Again, it's just one of the truths I have accepted theoretically but tested numerous times saying, “Oh, no, that doesn't apply to me.”
It does apply. And, with each year, I have to adjust the calories in and calories out by either consuming less or walking more.
I'm at an age where a daily 26 marathon run is simply not possible so I have concluded I simply have to eat less.
It won't kill me. But, the ‘I can eat anything folks if I keep doing exercise' are in for a rude surprise when they are 71.
Driving to the store seems like Heartbreak Hill on some days.