Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pay It Forward

Some of you may have read Chubby McGee’s post on about me sending her my body media calorie counter.

Why would I give away my weight loss tool?

2 big reasons.

Reason 1 – The Body Media and I have exhausted our relationship.  I love the data it provides but there is some limitations about it that I do not like.  I DO NOT want to discourage anyone from using this as a weight loss tool.  It’s just not the right tool for me.  The mechanisms behind the device do not allow it to read my exertion at a kettlebell class correctly.  My arms stay nearly stationary so there it very little movement.  I wish there was a device that would do what the body media (and body bugg) does and measure heart rate.  As far as I know it doesn’t exist.  I also began to dislike wearing it 24/7.  It’s hard to put into words why I choose to no longer use the device.  I won’t get into the other limitations.

Reason 2 – I think Chubby rocks.  She had mentioned a desire to have a device like this.  I love reading her blog and I feel a cyber kinship with her.  Same relative weight, 2 crazy boys, etc.  She has an amazing writing ability (not me) and easily conveys her thoughts with a humorous tone (again not me).  I wish I had her tiny waist. For a month or so I have been looking at the Body Media sitting on my desk, collecting dust and I thought I could do something better with this.  I could make someone else happy who deserves to be so.  Chubby immediately came to mind.

I expect nothing in return.  Consider it like me unexpectedly paying for your drive thru meal (not that you would eat drive thru :-).  Pay it forward in some form is all I ask.


  1. That was very cool of you! Good karma is sure to come your way! And I agree, Chubby rocks!

  2. Yup, that was very nice of you :)

  3. That's so sweet of you to pass it on!

    Thanks for the awesome comment on my blog. I do think 200 is a set point. I remember having a hell of a time breaking through it before. Craziness!!

    I am not interested in HCG, but I might try B12 just because I was a vegan for 17 years and I'm a 'non-meat' eater now.

  4. Big, big, BIG hugs to such a wonderful gal. You've made me so happy. I feel incredibly lucky since I don't think I'll ever have the means to have something this luxurious for myself (and my crazy boys are NOT allowed to get anywhere near this thing either! LOL!).

    I will totally be looking for as many opportunities to pay it forward as I can. I will also do so with you on my mind. ;)

    P.S. Tiny waists, here we come (I'm definitely not there yet, kiddo - LOL!).

  5. I think you rock for doing that!