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Lose it! Free iPhone app for weight loss & maintenance

January 10, 2010

This is my personal food log for Friday, January 8, 2010

I am trying to get back to a healthier me.  I hope to work with restaurants to obtain nutritional information including calorie & fat content to share on this blog.

I discovered a free app for my iPhone last summer called “lose it”.  It is a lifestyle instead of a “diet”.   You input your food & exercise into the app to keep track of your eating & activity patterns.  You choose how you want to implement this in your life; lose a little, a lot or simply maintain.

The app has a large fresh food, prepackaged food & chain restaurant database.  If it doesn’t have what you need, you can create your own custom foods & recipes.  It also has a list of your previous meals & foods to quickly locate your regular items.

As a self proclaimed “foodie”, I like to eat good food & am not willing to do a shake or rice cake diet.  I don’t mind having some lighter, healthier snacks & meals but every day I still want spectacular food.  I just have smaller portions.  This is perfect for me, customizable, easy & free.


I’m back

January 10, 2010

So much to do, so little time.  I am back & plan to regularly post again.  I haven’t stopped eating out or taking photos.  I have done quite a bit of traveling though so it doesn’t quite fit into “Bend” bits.

I just downloaded the iPhone app so I can easily post on the go.

I will be taking a beginning photography class at the end of the month with my new camera.  This should allow me to provide photos that do the food justice.  Photos taken in a dark room on the iPhone don’t come out as well as the ones in a brightly lit room.  We want to be fair all around.



June 29, 2008

My name is Jennifer, my husband is Scott & our daughter is Grace. I am not an expert, simply an average (opinionated) person who has been eating my entire life, just like everyone else. We didn’t eat out much before moving to Bend, there was not much of a selection & eating out was only for special occasions. Now we have plenty of occasions; Sunday, Monday, Tuesday…

There are a few things that we simply need for survival; food, water, oxygen, sleep, friends & family. Sometimes I eat out & feel like I am simply surviving & choking down the food. Other times I have an amazing experience made up of a combination of food quality, service, atmosphere, architecture & company. Instead of emailing everyone I know each time I go out, I will post here.

I have always had very specific cravings & try to follow them. If I don’t eat what I am craving, I typically will eat too much of whatever is in front of me.

Over the years my taste has evolved but there are still a few things I don’t like & will not be ordering; raw onions, cooked carrots or raw green bell peppers (any other color is good though). I have a thing about tomatoes; I am not crazy about tomato juices or sauces but I like a fresh ripe tomato or good bloody mary (spicy & thick enough you can chew) and I love sun dried tomatoes. I have some other food quirks too, I will share those as I think of them.