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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Another Secret...

It's Wednesday! Oh you know that...hhhmmmm. Let's try another secret then...FatSecret! This is a website (new to me if not actually new LOL!) that I found because of my totally disastrous weekend. What? Oh yes. I managed to not stress eat, mostly cause I was flipping out. I bricked my Blackberry Storm. It was a useless, overpriced paperweight for 24 hours this weekend.

I was trying to fix my memory leak problem when I wiped the entire OS off the phone (following instructions mind you). That was when I realized I had no copy to hand of the current (or any) OS for it. Nothing. I use an aircard at home for internet access and it was giving me fits trying to download the OS from the web. So, I had to go to the office download the OS and then finally on Sunday I got it up and running again. The sheer terror of those 24 hours was...okay I might be overstating things a bit, but I was not a happy tech geek.

Once it was fixed, I started adding back some of my lost apps which took me to Blackberry's App World. That is where I discovered FatSecret. They have an app! I was like hhhmmm...what's this? I looked and immediately had to have it. Just look:

Well. After getting all excited, making DH roll his eyes at my spectacular display of geek-ness, I went to their actual website. It's a nice looking site so I signed up and now my phone app and my site are synchronized. Oh yeah...it makes the tech geek in me all warm and fuzzy. So here are some screen shots of the site:


Well, It has a great list of foods already in the database, and adding stuff is easy too! I also love that it has a great list of chain restaurant's menus, so as I sat in Chili's last night and decided what to eat I could record it right there in my food journal and it already had everything I needed! If you want to give it a try click here for the website and here for all of the mobile apps/plug-ins. They even have plug-ins for Google, Facebook, and Firefox. Love these guys!

Update: I am holding strong at 195...not much exercising last week due to my right arm being all jacked up with repetitive strain injury again. I have a Dr.s appointment Friday so will hopefully get moving again soon.

I was also very bad last week...I had cake. But look at it...it was so cute! It was made by Christopher Garren.


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6 comments:

Trish on April 21, 2010 at 8:32 AM said...

Oh lordy food porn...that cake looks so goooood!!

That website looks great, i will check it out!

notsopleasantlyplump on April 21, 2010 at 8:36 AM said...

I have a HUGE fear that I'm going to turn my phone into a iBrick. When I'm updating it, I make sure all my shit is plugged in & I'm actually using a wifi that doesn't kick me off (we bounce off our neighbors - they're ok with it, but sometimes it's an iffy connection) and I watch it like a friggin hawk until it's finished. I can't afford to replace my phone, and it's my lifeline.

I love sites like that!! When I first started going to 24 Hour Fitness & signed up with Jose he had me on MyApex.com, but after 30 days you have to pay for it (and I wasn't about to do that!) so I looked up others... MyFitnessPal.com is a lot like FatSecret, but I think yours looks a bit easier. I'm gonna see if they have it in an iPhone app! Thanks for sharing!! :)

- MamaKitty

dyockman on April 21, 2010 at 8:50 AM said...

MamaKitty, they do! Just follow the link I gave at the end of the post.

Trish, it tasted as good aas it looked. IT was SO rich. I can't even tell you. Yummy. :)

robin on April 21, 2010 at 9:28 AM said...

Oooh, I love your posts!!! A new website to try is teh awesome. Thanks.

And that cake.....seriously? Did you at least save me a piece?!

Pearl on April 21, 2010 at 9:28 AM said...

OMG more cakelicious temptation! Please stop LOL

About the app...I really hope it's an app for the iPhone too, am about to search for it in the appstore as I too have My FitnessPal but I like the look of this better.

Good luck with the arm sweetie!

Hugs,
Pearl

Tiffany @ KindleVixen on April 22, 2010 at 10:15 PM said...

oh i have an account at fatsecret! I always forget about it :)

 

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