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My social media experiment in Weight Loss

Posted Jul 06 2010 11:00am

The following details my social media experiment to lose weight.

PROBLEM:  I am too fat.

HYPOTHESIS:  I can lose weight via a combination of E-Health home monitoring technology and positive and routine input from my social media communities.

EXPERIMENT DESIGN:  I will use a web enabled scale to automatically populate my weight to the Internet.  Additionally I will elicit support from the Internet via Facebook and Twitter.

VARIABLES:

  • In order to begin a weight loss process, I will change certain food intakes:  No Aspertame, limited high fructose corn syrup, no chocolate, limit daily food intake to 2,600 calories maximum.
  • In order to initiate a healthier metabolism, I will change the way I move:  2x 15 minute walks per day, 20-30 minutes of sustained exercise per day.
  • In order to maintain committed to the weight loss process and keep a positive state of mind, I will interact with multiple people via social media outlets:  via Twitter and Facebook, via HealthTechnica.com updates

(I ask that readers of HealthTechnica.com leave comments of suggestion and support on this page, and interact via Twitter and Facebook).

DATA COLLECTION: Data will be collected and displayed on this page via multiple widgets for all to see.

APPLICATION:  Application will be shared with others for use by individuals that believe they can benefit from a non-tradition weight management method.  Data will be shared openly to anyone looking to apply this concept to an E-Health strategy or Patient Centered Medical Home model.

Any additional questions or information requests can be directed to the comments section of this page.

Thank you for your support!

Shawn R.

@rilescat

DATA:   Baseline started June 28th – July 5th.  Experiment launched July 6, 2010 to conclude December 31, 2010.



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