100 lb. Club - Post your 'Healthy Living" apps here! (preferably, cheap to free!)




lottie63
01-06-2011, 04:17 PM
So I've been finding a few good apps lately.

Such as:

Waterlogged- I think there is a free option? but it's a subscription service for .99 or 1.99 for 3 months I think? I dunno, I bought it. Sends push notifications to remind you to drink/lets you record your intake.

Pedometer: (it has a pic of a shoe, if you can't find it): Free with option to upgrade to something better I guess? I have the free version. - It tracks steps, distance, speed, average speed, calories and time. It also keeps track of your measurements and weight, you can set desired weight goal as well as desired measurements for your chest, waist and hips. Of course these things never work out perfectly, but it's a great way to motivate I think. I honestly can't imagine myself at goal, so I have no idea what my measurements will be, but I just took many inches off what I am now but kept them in mostly the same range of differences from what they are now, (like a ten inch difference from waist to hips that I have now, etc.)

Allrecipes (from allrecipes.com) Free- This most likely speaks for itself.

Target Weight: Free - Enter height, weight, goal and how long till target and it keeps track for you along with bmi.

True Weight: Free- This might be great for a lot of us! you put in your start weight and you enter your new weight every day, at the end of a week you will see the 'weekly change' and it will show you your true weight re: fluctuations, also can be used monthly and has a calorie thing, which I don't yet understand.

Igoalinformer: Free - Put in your current weight and the date, your goal weight and goal date and it will tell you if it is 'possible' or 'dangerous' and apprx how many cals you need to eat to get to that weight.

WeightTrack: Free- Input starting weight, current weight, goal weight, it tracks how much you have lost in how many days and caluclates daily weight loss averages and average weekly weight loss. Just interesting to see trends. Also has a nifty graph.

Sparkpeople: Free- this is the www.sparkpeople.com app, it's nice, track your cals, fitness and weight.

lbs loss calculator: Free - This calculates the percentage of weight you have lost from start to current.

Your Ideal Weight: Free - This is good once. Put in your height, weight, age, and it tells you your ideal weight recommended by docs (mine is off a few lbs? But it says 118- 159 It's actually 114 - 154 I think?) but the thing that is a little interesting here is that it gives you the ideal weight according to what people with your weight, age and heigh would like to have. Mine is 177 lbs 1 oz.

Okay, those are mine! What are yours?

Anyone else have any good ones?


lottie63
01-06-2011, 07:05 PM
Really? Nothing?

:(

justErin
01-06-2011, 07:08 PM
I have a Couch to 5k app and one from myfitness pal. The C25k was $3 and the MFP was free.

you have a TON though! Wow! Thanks for all the resources. I promise to post more if I find them. :)


GradPhase
01-06-2011, 07:19 PM
I second the C25K app, there are also apps for the 100 push up challenge (and likely the sit up and squat challenges too) I also have the Lose It! app but don't use it.. and Yum Yum for vegan recipes. The C25K is the ONLY app I use, except Facebook. It's fantastic.

lottie63
01-06-2011, 07:37 PM
I'll have to get the c25k when I lose a bit.

justErin
01-06-2011, 07:45 PM
Lottie - I started C25k at 260, and I LOVED it. Over the course of the program (I graduated on Sunday), I lost 25lbs! If you think you can do it, GO FOR IT!!! It's awesome!

lottie63
01-06-2011, 08:02 PM
erin, I have fibromyaglia. I am not entirely sure running is in my future at all, but I definitely don't want to push it with all this extra weight.

EDIT: I also have a tendency to fall. So, am kind of worried about that. :( Will be seeing a doc IF/WHEN I decide to try.

DixC Chix
01-06-2011, 08:24 PM
I have a mobile app for Weight Watchers online - it was free with my online plan.

I have Instant Heart Rate monitor, Stop Watch and Timer, Calorie Counter, Jog Tracker, Pedometer, Restaurant Nutrition, WW Point Calulator, and Weight Control Hypnosis freebie. All free.

I'm still exploring and looking at more free apps.

tytbody
01-06-2011, 08:47 PM
great list Lottie, I may have to get that water one.

I have a free bee of Eight Glass a Day

when you touch one of the glasses it goes down and you can see on your iphone how many you have done for the day. it always starts fresh itself for a new day.

gagirl1
01-06-2011, 11:43 PM
I have the Lose It app (free version.) To make your program you enter your starting weight, goal weight, gender and height, I believe. You then choose how much you want to lose per week up to 2lbs per week and it gives you a daily calorie suggestion. There is also an exercise section where you can enter your exercise from the list they have set or you can enter your own. You can update your weight as often as you like and it tracks it on a graph. Cool app.

Essa415
01-07-2011, 09:42 AM
All the apps mentioned above are all great!

Another AWESOME app is call the Snack App. You tell it what your craving and it will give you 50, 100, and 200 calorie snacks that you can eat. Oh and I believe its free!

I have the Lose It app (free version.) To make your program you enter your starting weight, goal weight, gender and height, I believe. You then choose how much you want to lose per week up to 2lbs per week and it gives you a daily calorie suggestion. There is also an exercise section where you can enter your exercise from the list they have set or you can enter your own. You can update your weight as often as you like and it tracks it on a graph. Cool app.

I LOVE THIS APP!!! I use Lose It every day as my food journal!

peanutt
01-07-2011, 09:46 AM
All the apps mentioned above are all great!

Another AWESOME app is call the Snack App. You tell it what your craving and it will give you 50, 100, and 200 calorie snacks that you can eat. Oh and I believe its free!



I LOVE THIS APP!!! I use Lose It every day as my food journal!

The Snack App looks great! I just downloaded it to try out. Thanks for the recommendation!

tytbody
01-07-2011, 12:22 PM
one thing I don't like about a lot of the programs is where is the spot for a home exerciser who does not do pull ups, push ups, stomach crunches on machines? treadmill. they have the same things that people do in a gym.What about the rest of the exerciseres.

oh ya, we get to write ours down in our pretty journals and move on.. I put colored dots on my calander to keep track or just so I can see that I did something yesterday.

timkerbelle
01-07-2011, 07:40 PM
I feel like I'm plugging this all over 3FC lol. I really do love it though. The MFP app mentioned previously (myfitness pal). Comes for iPhone and Android, with Blackberry on the way. Free and fab :p (No, I don't work for them lol)

tytbody
01-07-2011, 07:52 PM
Lottie, can that waterlogged thing be changed to only drink the amount you want?

I want to drink but I don't need a gallon per day. Can I change the total?

lottie63
01-07-2011, 10:29 PM
one thing I don't like about a lot of the programs is where is the spot for a home exerciser who does not do pull ups, push ups, stomach crunches on machines? treadmill. they have the same things that people do in a gym.What about the rest of the exerciseres.

oh ya, we get to write ours down in our pretty journals and move on.. I put colored dots on my calander to keep track or just so I can see that I did something yesterday.

Spark has a spot for just about any exercise you can think of.

lottie63
01-07-2011, 10:30 PM
Lottie, can that waterlogged thing be changed to only drink the amount you want?

I want to drink but I don't need a gallon per day. Can I change the total?

On waterlogged? yeah. I think there is a little "I" in the right corner or something.

BunnyD
01-07-2011, 11:40 PM
This is such a great list of apps! I think all the technology is going to make the difference for me this time. The interaction and the constant reminders will be such an important part of the process. Thanks for starting this thread. I have a list of apps to look for tomorrow. Good luck to you all!

lottie63
01-08-2011, 12:17 AM
yw, and welcome! I think you're new :)

BunnyD
01-08-2011, 12:23 AM
Thanks! I am very new. I'm ready to make real changes in my life and take control of my body and my weight. I'm really excited to get involved on the site and meet people reaching the same goals!

Meg
01-08-2011, 05:29 PM
Fitday came out with a free iPhone app a few weeks ago. I just downloaded it today and it seems to sync up with the online version. I had planned out my meals on my computer earlier this morning and it was all there on my phone. My Custom Food and Recent Foods lists were both there too, and that's mainly what I use every day. :)

PinkHoodie
01-09-2011, 12:02 AM
The one I have just gotten for my Droid that I am really liking is called Libra weight tracker. You can enter in a value everyday, it shows you what your trend for weight loss is, and based on that when you will reach your goal. Has a widget and when you open it opens a graph. And its free! :)

tytbody
01-09-2011, 12:17 AM
dietsnaps

someone just pointed this one out to me.

CutieCourt
01-09-2011, 03:58 AM
These are apps that I have on the iphone 4. I had an iphone 3 and upgraded. The only difference is on the 4, it comes with the nike+ program like the ipod touch. Anywho!

OMG! I love Loseit! You can have friends on there and they can comment on your losses and you earn badges when you do different things like log for 2 weeks, make friends or whatever. Its like its own little social network. I love it because i can TRACK EVERYTHING and dont have to be connected to the internet! I can Add food that are not currently programmed in, and recipes. I can also track exercise, water, and it even gives me a time that i should be goal if i successfully lose. It also calculates your calories based on your personal info. Height/Sex. It has exercises programmed in that are accurate with your personal info (weight/sex/height), so its customized for YOU. You can also track your weight too. Its great and FREE!!! I have been super successful with it.

C25K - (2.99) the brown app on the iphone. I love the program. I have lost 14 pounds since starting it and I will graduate in 3 weeks. I know you mentioned that you dont see jogging in the future. You can use it with fast walking also. When youre suppose to jog, just speed walk:)

Nike+ - (FREE ON IPHONE 4) I can track all of my workouts, it tells me my distance, pace, calories burned and it is all calibrated with my walk, height and weight. I believe it to be very accurate.

Heart Rate - FREE. You put your finger over the camera and after 10 seconds it gives you an accurate number. Its REALLY COOL!

Fast Food- FREE. Gives you a list of resturants and the calories in the food there. its really helpful for me whenever I am eating fast food on the run and dont want to blow my calories.

Ideal Weight - FREE (someone already mentioned this one but it is great) It gives more perspective of what a goal number should look like. Wouldnt we all like to be 120? Well, this shows you what most people weigh that is your age and height and stuff, helped me pick a reasonable goal.

Hundred Pushups - (1.99), it goes through weekly training like C25K, which should work you up to eventually do 100 pushups. I just got this app tonight, but have heard great things about it from friends!

This thread is great! I am going to look up some of those apps that i dont have yet!

tytbody
01-09-2011, 05:17 PM
Gotta Try that HEART RATE one. I definately want that so I don't have to purchase a monitor.

I'd love Fast food it it gave the Nutritional Info also.... or one for other Reastuarants that aren't considered *fast food*