I found a couple of very handy tools for my keeping-track-of-what-I-eat and keeping-track-of-how-far-I-run. The first is a website and app that sync together, called My Fitness Pal. It makes tracking what you’ve eaten so easy. If your food has a bar code on it, you can just scan the bar code with your smart-phone and all the nutrition information will pop up and you can record how much you ate. If there is no bar code, then you just type in a search for the food. It’s usually there or you can add in the information if you have it. Also, you can keep track of your exercise and calories burned. It’s very handy. Be aware: the Android app uses up a lot of memory on your phone because it can’t be transferred to the memory card. For me, it’s worth it.
The other useful thing I found allows you to map your running route so you know how far you went. You can save routes and also plan ahead if you are going to be away from home or just want to mix things up a little. I’m not sure how well this would work in China, and I wish it had trails on the map as well as roads, but it’s certainly worth checking out. I’ve found it very handy and I use it in conjunction with the other website.
I am appreciating these tools because I like winning (as I’ve said in the past) and this regain-my-health-challenge is one I intend to win.
winner-winner, chicken dinner 🙂