Both Cheryl and Tony have mentioned My Fitness Pal as a web application for losing weight. To be honest, it seems like the kind of perfectly nice website that you could take home to your mother. I use Loseit.com which is smokin’ hot. It is, without question, one of the most gorgeous and user friendly websites I have ever seen. If it were a man, I would marry him.
The best part is that everyone else trying to lose weight supports you no matter what happens. When you spend days bingeing on cheesecake and Cocoa Pebbles and gain four pounds….ahem….they remind you that tomorrow is a new day and that the important thing is to be patient with yourself. It’s like Facebook in that people share their everyday lives, their dreams, and their goals, but because you are all working towards the same purpose there is much more camaraderie and focus.
It transforms calorie counting from something on par with cleaning the bathroom with a toothbrush to an interactive fantasy game land where calories are numbers to be played with and you’re helped by a host of amazing people whom you’ve never met in person. It’s like playing World of Warcraft except that at the end you look amazing. I cannot recommend this app enough.
P.S. I would love to be your friend if you join.