Publisher: Takayoshi Kurachi (Awaresoft)
Marketplaces: iTunes (Japan, USA, etc)
Compatible: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
Overall rating: 3.00/5.00
I have been hanging on to this app for a little while now. I have several methods of tracking my weight and what I consume, but the cutest, and by far the most simple, is a tracker that I found on iTunes Japan while perusing around. (It’s available on the US iTunes market as well) It’s called Simple Weight. Boy, it’s simple too.
The idea behind this application is that you simply track your weight from day to day, with a goal of seeing an over all loss by the end of a week, month or whatever you’re trying to set a goal for. You don’t track your calories, you just keep an eye on the scale. Which for some people, works really well. It allows them to judge what they are that day (or the day before if you weigh in the mornings like I do) that may have lead to a lose or gain on that log.
The application has a beautiful wood theme that you can change. It takes into account your height, age and BMI as well. The calculation input prompts you as soon as you log in so you can’t even try to forget to log your weight for the day. ;37
Seeing your weight displayed in Days, Weeks, and Months allows you to see what your progress looks like on a sliding graph. It really paints a picture about how your weight fluctuates naturally and when you have gains or significant losses. Which I think is something that is important not only to weight loss, but to learning how your body works for yourself. ;12
Mini notes or journals that can be shared among your social feeds are also small contributors to keeping yourself focused and on track with such a simple application. It records how you feel that day which is a huge deciding factor in most weight loss. Too many times, we will over eat, feel guilty and not want to track it. With a rating system for the way you went about your diet and exercise, you feel less like of a sloth/glutton and you’ll probably track it more. Not everyone likes seeing what they ate from day to day and posting it for all to see. It’s tedious to others. This is a happy medium, if you ask me. You can put what you ate, or you can rate it and skip it. ;126
Over all, this app has been one of the cornerstones to my weight loss journey. I track as often as I can, and I’ve started to recognize patterns in my weight plateaus, gains and losses. This is going to help me, and it’s also going to help my health care provider during visits in a visual way. Maintaining a weight history with your physician is a good idea so he can monitor that you are staying healthy! Having such a convenient app will make this much easier!