Do you want to lose 10, 30, 50 or more pounds? Have you recently reached your weight loss goal but want to maintain it? Are you willing to dedicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle? Then this blog is for you!

I have lost 118 pounds and have maintained the weight loss for two years. One of the things I have learned during the weight loss process is that it is much easier to reach and maintain your goal weight if you surround yourself with like-minded individuals to support you in the process (whether they be in person or online).

I also have learned that learning as much as possible about healthy living gives you the knowledge and expertise needed to lose weight the “right” way. So this blog includes regular posts, a book list, website list, TV list, video list and book and website of the month. In addition, there is a recipe of the month and product review section. Visitors to Weight Loss Aficionado can just enjoy the site for informational purposes or can comment on posts, ask questions, share resources, their triumphs and pitfalls during the weight loss process.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Check Out the Run Keeper App!

As I discussed on my March 2nd post, my updated exercise routine includes running. This seems to be the only activity that really challenges my body at this point. I am now able to run for18 minutes straight (6 mph). My goal is to run 30 minutes straight by the end of May.

I found a great new free app that tracks your running. It is called Run Keeper. It allows you to track each run (distance, duration, pace, speed, heart rate, climb and calories burned). It also allows you to track your goals and your running routes, keep a digital diary of your running and research races in your area.

In 2011 PC World listed it as one of the top 49 Apps available for your phone. Here is the description from the PC World website: Run smarter: The RunKeeper app employs your smartphone's GPS radio to track the distance, time, pace, route, and elevation of your jogs. You can then sync your data to the RunKeeper Website and later view a history of your activity. The Pro version (for iPhone only) includes timing for interval training and audio cues, and it integrates with your music playlists. Free basic version, $10 premium version; Android, iPhone

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