Working Mum: App is a weight off my mind
By Tabitha Ronson
Aside from Master A and macaroons, I don't have any real obsessions.
My account manager has a thing for Brad Pitt, photos of him tucked into the corners of pinboards and secretly stuck inside her drawers (cabinet not the frilly kind).
My boss will wear nothing but Alexander McQueen and, as I'm sure I've mentioned on countless occasions, Young Colleague's plethora of obsessions including biking, stuffed toys and, er, meddling in other people's business.
However of late I do believe I have developed my own. My name is Tabitha and I am obsessed with an app. Not just any old app but the app to top all apps.
My Net Diary.
It sounds innocuous but this little app, my friend, is the answer to my excess poundage issue.
Forget Dukan, KE, the Alkaline Diet, and Qsymia, this app has helped me move what I had begun to think was as unmovable as the Easter Island Moai.
I stumbled upon it by accident, led to it after randomly searching for free apps.
It was as if the app fairy, recognising my desperate need for assistance, designed and conjured it up, especially for me.
Imagine having your own wellbeing coach in your pocket, guiding you to take control of your eating habits, providing you with a barcode scanner that breaks down the nutritional value of food items so you know exactly what you're eating; and calculating how much you should be eating based on your level of activity in order to lose a set amount of weight each week.
This is My Net Diary and it is close to my heart.
In just four weeks I have lost a chunk of weight, and according to the app, I will reach my target of losing 25lbs in total by December 4.
I live, breathe, sleep - and eat - this app. I religiously scan foods, key in what I've eaten, and wait for the weight to fall off. And so far it hasn't disappointed.
Don't you just love a "thing" that does exactly what it is designed to do.
Working Mum, never believing a weight-loss plan could be this addictive.