I thought about it…for about five seconds. Then I rejected the idea. After a lifetime of poor and inconsistent eating and exercise habits, I’d arrived at age 40 desperately out of shape—a weight that measured (ahem) somewhere in the upper 200s—with some preliminary warning signs that the remainder of my life might be a) unpleasant and b) not all that lengthy if I didn’t turn things around. No shortcuts out of that, I decided. It was time to revamp my entire lifestyle.
Two months later, it looks like I’ve made a good start. I’m exercising more and eating better—and more consistently—than I have in years. And no surprise, my iPhone and iPad have accompanied me closely every step of the way. I’m told that once upon a time people lost weight without the use of iOS devices, but for the life of me I don’t know how. For me, technology has been a crucial aid.