Saturday, December 8, 2012

5 things I'm Loving...

1.  Keeping track of the food I eat is a pain for me.  I know it helps me to manage my weight, but finding the calories for every little item all day used to be tedious until I started using My Fitness Pal.  I have the app on my phone and it is so easy to use.  The food database is gigantic and I have been able to find all the food I eat quickly including what I eat out at restaurants.  My favorite feature is the bar code scanner which automatically adds that item to my food diary.  I like this so much better than tracking with Weight Watchers.

2. Fun Theory has the best ideas to change behavior for the better.  You may have seen the clip of the staircase they make into a keyboard to encourage people to take the stairs instead of the escalator.  (If not, that video is there too.) Here is a new one I just came across- The World's Deepest Bin.

Source: via Jane on Pinterest

3. I struggle with finding the right gift for my family and friends to the point that I put it off to the very last minute. This list of 25 items under $25 for the fitness lovers helped me out.  I really liked the bike basket, but it appears other did too - It is sold out. Check it out, maybe you'll find a good idea for someone on your list (or yourself).

4.I plan to get in some reading over the holiday and  found this great list of hard to put down books.  I have read quite a few, but found some to add to my Books to Read list on Goodreads.  I love getting book recommendations and this site is great for that. (If you want to see my book lists, be my friend on Goodreads. My user name is kelleywf)

5.  I just made this Cranberry Orange bread again and have been reminded of how much I like it.  I couldn't stop eating it.  The orange glaze puts it over the top! It's a great way to use up any extra cranberries you have hanging out in your freezer too.