Re: Which app?
Posted by Mike on 8/9/2020, 2:33 am, in reply to "Which app?"
Hi Yvonne, |
I use two apps. The first is Renpho. The graphs posted come from the 2nd app below. Renpho app interfaces with my Renpho blue-tooth scale I purchased on Amazon. I purchased the one that is rechargeable via the same connection I use to recharge my android phone. I'm sure both these apps are available at the Apple store too. Renpho scale will re-calibrate itself if you step on it for a couple seconds then let go. Then I step on it, it measures my weight and sends my weight along with that day's biometric data to my phone. Very simple. Very fast.
This is the Renpho bluetooth scale I purchased on Amazon in August 2018. I've never had a single problem with it. The developer updates the google play app all the time with new features. Since it is two years old take a look around Renpho scales that might be better by now. This one does have 4,150 ratings with 4.5 stars.
After that is done I open my 2nd app. It is called "Monitor Your Weight". Again, I use android and the google play store but I'd bet it is on apple store too. The developer is pretty smart, updates it all the time and it can store multiple profiles and can backup all your stored data to the cloud so you never can lose it. This is the app I use to post my weight loss graphs. You do have to enter your weight manually after weighing in with Renpho but it takes seconds to enter your current weight. It's a pretty amazing app with all sorts of stats.
Now on to the current testing of maintaining and trying to determine what puts on weight after you hit your goal. I decided to gamble no more on this test than 10 pounds gained in order to see if it would stabilize quickly or if it kept going up and up.
I started the test last Sunday evening. For the entire 6 day experiment I did everything I was doing as before to drop from 260 or so down to 209.8. That means I kept up the huge water intake daily (1.5 gallons water or so) and the SS. Identical. The ONLY thing I added to the experiment was one small dinner for those 6 days. I ended the test Saturday morning around 5AM or so. I'm up all hours so I do not have that daily dinner at 6pm burned into my noggin. Sometimes it was 10PM, sometimes 3AM. So, sun, mon, tues, wed, evening I allowed myself exactly 8 oz of sirloin done in my airfryer. Don't hate me, I know I didn't sear it. But I like my steaks, chicken and pork in my airfryer. They are yummy once you know the right minutes/temp to cook them at then flip over to do other side.
So, 1st 4 days, 8 oz per day. Total 32 oz. Lets say 500 calories for 8 oz. 2000 calories over first 4 days
Final two days. As a test, I upped portions to exactly 16 oz per day.
So, 2 days x 1000 calories per day = 2000 calories in 2 days.
4,000 calories over 6 days. Average 666 calories per day added.
I started Sun morning 209.8. I ended sat morning 3am. Saturday weight measured in afternoon after waking up.
Saturday after noon weight after just 6 days of testing. 219.2.
So, in just 6 days, eating a very tiny portion of sirloin, then 2 larger portions last 2 days I gained 9.4 pounds in 6 days. 1.56 pounds per day of weight put on.
To me, this was a bit shocking and a real eye opener. To be honest I don't think that small amount of sirloin over 6 days could add 9 pounds of fat to my body. Honestly I think it is mainly water retention. I feel a bit more bloated and my feet have gotten a tad bigger. As of 5AM Sat afternoon I am now back on my normal schedule. Nothing for dinner, just what I have always done to lose weight from that 260 mark. It will be interesting to see how fast this water blows off and how fast I go back to 209.8 and then finally down to 185 or so. I might do 175 then ease back in gently with soups and salads rather than heavy meat. Somehow I think that meat is helping my body retain water. Here's the chart showing you the 9.4 pound gain during the test. Will update again soon.
The dates you see on the chart represent the 4th,5th,6th,7th and 8th (219.2). 209.8 was the 2nd of August.