Tried It Tuesday: LOSE IT! App

Today I'm linking up with Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper for a little Tried it Tuesday!
I haven't really tried anything new this week in my classroom.  If you read my Sunday post, you know that I'm in the last week before assessments, so we are staying low and steady on the course.  I wanted to share with you an app that I started to use to track my exercise and eating habits.  It's called LOSE IT.  
I have totally been lazy this winter.  Our days have been so cold and snowy that I have basically stopped exercising and I can totally feel it right now.  This app allows me to set a goal for weight loss and how many pounds I would like to lose per week.  Then I add in all the food that I eat during the day and it keeps track of the calories.  
I like that I can scan a food item as well.  So if I can't find it in the food search I just scan the item's barcode and it tells me the count.  I did that for the yogurt  I had for breakfast since it is a store brand.
I also like that it tells me my meal calories.  I always try to eat more at lunch time, and math geek that I am, I also like circle graphs!

When you sign up for an account (which is free) it will link the information from your app to the computer automatically so you can keep track of your info.

Now me being a competitive person,... sometimes... well basically with myself,... I like that there is a little box that tells me if I am over or under calories.  I like to keep in the green which means it is always under.  It keeps me in check too.  For example, I KNOW I want a little ice cream tonight after dinner.  It motivated me to walk/run a little extra on the treadmill so that I would stay in the green. Little things my friends, little things!
I've been using the app for a few days now and it has motivated me to run/walk at least two miles every day.  
I'd love to hear what you have tried and what has helped you stay healthy!  Drop me a line and let's keep each other motivated!


  1. Fitness apps are awesome! I have been using MyFitnessPal (when I remember to log what I eat). They can be incredibly motivating if you use them correctly. I hope it all goes well for you! :)

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  2. I downloaded Lose It, have I used it? Nope! I guess in order for it to work you have to use it huh?

  3. What a great app, Michele! I am competitive too and that would be motivating for me to "stay in the green". My group exercise classes are the only reason I stay active. I just can't motivate myself to do it alone and admire anyone who can!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  4. I've been using MyFitnessPal since January 1 and have lost 22 lbs. so far. I love the app. Keep going!!

  5. That sounds like a great app! I like the circle graph too! I think a visual like that may keep me on track-I'm off to check it out! (Of course, I just finished a bowl of ice cream!)Thanks for the tip!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  6. Last January, I began using MyFitnessPal and lost 16 pounds. I stopped using it and gained 6 back. This might be the plug I need to start back on the program. Good luck!!

  7. I have never heard of this app. It sounds very similar to the Weight Watchers app. I did really well with that for about 2 months and then I got lazy saying I would fill in my stuff later and later never came. I need to get back on track! Thanks for sharing! XO
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  8. I noticed a couple of other people have commented on using the MyFitnessPal app....which is what I use. It is a great app and sounds really similar. Fitness apps are pretty awesome. :)

    Mind Sparks

  9. I love this app! I've been using it for probably a year and half now, and it's the ONLY way I seem to be able to hold myself accountable - crazy how much you can eat when you're not actively thinking about what's in your food! Glad you like the app, too!

    Sprinkles for the Teacher


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