Technology, Goals, and a Giveaway!

With so many overweight people in the US, it’s no surprise that so many people are trying to lose weight.

With technology infused into so much of our lives, it makes sense that people looking to lose weight would turn to technology to help.

There are a lot of weight loss apps out there! As with apps for anything, there are some that are great and some not so much. Different features built into different apps to cater to different people. Some app-only, some app + website, some website-only.

One is looking for your input!

SlimKicker has turned healthy living into a game. It is a calorie counting site that turns your diet and fitness goals into a level-up game with points and rewards. You rack up points by tracking calories and completing challenges. You upload a picture of a reward, and we’ll remind you to reward yourself with what you posted as you reach a certain number of points. They also have an iPhone app for tracking your calories.

To enter the giveaway raffle, leave a comment with your suggestion for a fun, creative, diet or fitness challenge, such as “No soda for a week.” Keep your idea short — one to two sentences.

The fine folks at SlimKicker will choose the idea they like the best and will give the winner this kitchen scale.

Giveaway closes at midnight PDT on Monday, August 13. GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!

Let’s hear what you’ve got!

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Do mini workouts while watching TV such as doing burpees or pushups when there are commercial breaks.

  2. No snacking after dinner for 7 straight days!! That would be a super challenge for me!

  3. Posted by Livivua C on 11 August 2012 at 18:15

    How about a fruit and vegetable diet only. No meat, bread, dairy or other foods!

  4. Posted by Laurie B on 12 August 2012 at 12:51

    Set the housework to music. Dance and grrove while doing the dishes. Throw dirty laundry into the hamper by shooting “hoops,” and toss clean socks and underwear into drawers the same way. 🙂

  5. Posted by Jennifer K on 12 August 2012 at 13:00

    If you need a goal each day, wear a pedometer and don’t stop moving until you reach your goal (or go over it). I find this to be a tremendous help for motivating me – I need something pushing me – regardless of how great or small!

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