Gift # 14: ‘Tis the Season

In this lovely season of gifting, parties, light, love and activity is also the season of eating.caloriecount

My next gift is a free online tool that helps you track your food intake and your exercise output. I’ve found that for me, losing weight is about tracking my food intake. The exercise part is easy for me but ‘tracking that ‘one cookie’ or ‘small nibble’ or second helping of … is what slips by me. will help you as you set your goals, track your food, visit with others in the community, and learn about yourself.  For me, I use it – it works, I am focused and then I forget or get lazy. Each time I return I fall in love all over again with the simplicity of the tool and how it keeps me on target.

If you decide to join and want a buddy, send me an email and so we can connect! – (

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Intenet Goodie #12: Shape Up

Here in Colorado, the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and it’s time to shed the dark heavy clothes and show those arms, legs and shoulders. However, for some of us (ahem …) the body is not quite ready to be seen.

A wonderful website that offers motivation, stories and inspiration is Calorie Count. Like other sites, this place is a community of people who offer advice, suggestions, complements and help. Your input and experience is welcomed.

Bike riding for fitnessThis  free service is a calorie tracker, offers fitness programs and meal plans – it’s similar to that piece of paper you created (then lost) with all of your health and fitness goals jotted down.

If walking is your way to fitness, offers something fun and unique for walkers, runners, cyclists and hikers. This website enables you to track details of your activity.  The free tools help you meet others with the same interests and goals. You learn and share … you ready?

If you’re not sure what steps to take, be sure to visit The Fit Cast to listen to a wide range of podcasts about nutrition, fitness, strength training and related topics.

There are many wonderful websites that offer fitness help – which do you use? Let me know and I’ll check them out.


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