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MIA-MORSEL Posts: 791
11/15/13 4:48 P

this is food for thought; thank you everyone. emoticon

I plan to continue as I am doing for the time being and when my weight loss slows down then I'll omit casual steps altogether.

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11/11/13 8:10 A

Track it if you want or don't if you don't want to. Personally, I track all my steps. I use a BodyMedia but I do not use it's activity calculation; I delete it if it feeds. I strictly count my intentional exercise.



MYAKAYAH Posts: 7,030
11/11/13 7:02 A

If you don't want to track casual steps then omit them out of your total exercise regimen. I used to omit them but I'm pretty active despite having a desk job career that I just include it all for my FitBit steps~

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11/10/13 5:28 P

I agree w/ not including the steps in my total unless I m actually breakung a sweat.

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11/10/13 4:40 P

You don't have to track steps. I don't. I would only track it if you average 10 000+ per day and your activity level is set to sedentary. Otherwise your calorie range is possibly too high because Spark already accounts for light activity. I don't count steps I take during the day, only when I go for an actual walk/hike for 30 mins+.


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MIA-MORSEL Posts: 791
11/10/13 3:00 P

now that I do in excess of 3000 casual steps on my rest days, surely it is time to omit casual steps from my daily pedometer total? On joining SP I was advised to include ALL steps, not merely workouts.

I'd like to be able to track only those vigorous steps that are part of my workout. I don't want to continue to earn burned calories for casual steps, when I haven't even broken sweat clocking them up.

Please kindly advise.
Mia

Sparkling good wishes to all sparkfriends Mia
wk1 26.08.13 -4lbs BMI 36.6
wk2 02.09 -5lbs BMI 35.8
wk3 09.09 -4lbs BMI 35.2
wk4 16.09 +5 new scales/holiday
wk5 23.09 -6lbs BMI 35.1
wk6 30.09 -2lbs BMI 34.8
wk7 07.10 -2lbs BMI 34.6
wk8 14.10 -4lbs BMI 33.9
wk9 to w15 -2lbs per week BMI 31.78
w16 to w21 -0lbs
w22 20.01 -3lbs BMI 31.47
w23 27.01 -1 BMI 31.17
w24- w25 -2lbs. per week BMI 30.56
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