I am making a commitment to use eTools to track my food this week. I have been using a paper tracker, and now the 12-week journal, since I started WW. It had always cost extra to get eTools so I just went the paper route. When I joined WW I also didn’t have a computer at home or a smart phone.
As technology evolved, or rather I evolved with technology, I considered getting eTools but it was still an extra cost. After all, I was a free LT member so why pay for eTools? A few years ago WW started giving free eTools to LT members who WI at goal each month. I started collecting my free codes and I do use eTools to look up PPV and recipes but never to track.
This week I am going to give it a good commitment and see what I think.
So far, it is just okay. The first day was a little rough. It feels like it takes a while to search the data base, epically if you are looking for a certain name brand product. I find at times it is easier to use the scanner to just scan the product label or to even add it manually using the nutritional information. I also have used the quick add for a few items as well.
Today is my second day. I was able to pre-track some food last night that I planned for lunch so that was nice. I am also eating some of the same foods from yesterday so I was able to add them to my favorites and also use the recently added option. I haven’t broken the system yet!
|This is from Google so not a photo of my actual log-in|
What I like about the 12-week paper tracker is the ability to write down my feelings and thoughts and plan out my week. That doesn’t mean eTools still wouldn’t be a valuable tool but I might have to plan using another method.
I am giving it at least until Saturday. We shall see.
If you have any suggestions, let me know!